This Week’s Learning- w/c 13th November

We started the week retelling the story ‘A Squash and a Squeeze‘ and drawing pictures from it.  The children thoroughly enjoyed our book of the week ‘The Very Helpful Hedgehog’, which led to a variety of hedgehog crafts and  learning facts about hedgehogs. In our key groups we went outside for Physical Development and practised taking turns to run in and around cones, splash in ‘puddles’ and make firework shapes. We  have also been busy working together in the builders yard; making loud and quiet noises outside; completing jigsaw puzzles and enjoying  sharing our Magic Moments and Bear diaries. This week has also been Anti-Bullying Week.  We read ‘Stick and Stone’ by Beth Ferry, which taught us about being a good friend.

Retelling ‘A Squash and a Squeeze’.
Painting hedgehogs with forks
Playdough hedgehogs
Completing a puzzle
Working together to build an obstacle course
Pretending to be fireworks
Bending our knees to jump in ‘puddles’
Remembering that good friends ‘stick’ together and friendship ‘rocks’!

Messages for parents


Christmas Cards:

Today (Friday 17th November) is the last day to make an order online.

Maths Day:

Friday 24th November– children are invited to wear a Maths t-shirt. We will be sharing these on Friday so please encourage your child to talk about why  they have chosen their t-shirt.

Please click on the link below for more information.

Maths Day

Open Classrooms:

Fireflies: Thursday 14th December 3:30 – 3:50pm

Busy Beetles: Tuesday 19th December 3:30 – 5:50pm



Next week’s Learning- 13th November 2017

Next week activities include: role-playing in the home corner and encouraging the children to write lists/messages;  completing a range of puzzles independently and with our friends; making hedgehogs from playdough and a range of  craft materials; and playing a range of parachute games in the Studio.  Our story of the week will be ‘The Very Helpful Hedgehog‘ by Rosie Wellesley.

This Week’s Learning

We have had another busy and exciting week in Nursery. The children thoroughly enjoyed splattering paint and sprinkling glitter onto black paper to make firework paintings. Many of them shared their experiences having seen fireworks at home. The children were very good at slicing their own fruit at snack time and discussing the importance of washing hands. We had our first P.E lesson in the hall and they clearly enjoyed the large space for moving in different ways. Sammy Squirrel popped into Nursery and the children had to help him find his nuts, using positional language for example: under, inside, next to.

A few highlights:

Firework Paintings

Helping Sammy Squirrel

Moving in different ways