Nursery – Mrs Terrell

(We are the Very Hungry Caterpillars!)

We explore and learn through play all through the day! Alongside our experiences at home and with our families, nursery is the beginning of a life long learning journey, and what an exciting place to start! 

Please look at our nursery blogs to find out more.

 
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THE HUNGRY CATERPILLARS AND SHINING STARS ENJOYED SCIENCE WEEK!

 

 

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The Hungry Caterpillars Loved World Book Day!

Lots of interesting characters arrived at Nursery for World Book Day, such as Little Red Riding Hood, the Highway Rat, the Gruffalo, Medusa, Hermione Granger, a unicorn, a knight, a T Rex, Goldilocks , Wally and Peter Rabbit!

At carpet time we sang the traditional nursery rhyme, ‘Humpty Dumpty’ and thought about answers to challenging questions, such as ‘What was Humpty Dumpty doing on the wall?’ One thoughtful answer was, ‘He was running on top of the wall, then he got tired and sat down!’

A letter was delivered to nursery from Humpty Dumpty himself! (Please see photograph.) We discussed Humpty’s question and decided that he should ‘stop being so clumsy!’

This led us to looking at the book, ‘After the Fall’ by Dan Santat. The story is about Humpty Dumpty, an avid bird watcher who loves to be high up on the city wall. But after his fall, Humpty is terrified of heights and can no longer do his favourite things. He finally pulls together the courage to climb back up the wall. We were all surprised by the end of the story. (No spoilers here!)

Afterwards, we enjoyed colouring in Humpty, cutting him up and sticking him back together with glue and plasters!  In the afternoon we joined the rest of the school in the hall to admire everyone’s costumes. Well done to Winter Bell (Medusa) for winning the prize for the best costume in Nursery.

Thank you to parents, carers, Mr Evans and Class 4 for joining us in Nursery for a shared reading session at the end of the day. It was lovely to see everyone enjoying reading together.

World Book Day was a ‘cracking’ success in Nursery!

 

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Please Mr Panda

In Nursery our focus has been on having good manners. We listened to a story called ‘Please Mr Panda’ and talked about how important it is to remember to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you.’ In this story Mr Panda is giving away doughnuts, but not everyone gets one. Can you guess why not? Afterwards, we used paper plates to make doughnuts in our creative area to put in our ‘Please Mr Panda’ story sack. We also printed repeating patterns using paint and big hair doughnuts!

As a special treat at the end of the week the Hungry Caterpillars had a doughnut at snack time. They were enormous, so we decided to cut them in half. This led us to a mathematical discussion about cutting circles in half and counting out the correct number of semi circles for snack time. We must say a huge ‘THANK YOU’ to ‘Dunkin’ Doughnuts’ in Birdwell for generously giving us the delicious doughnuts without charge and Mrs Kay for kindly organising everything.

We also talked about having a balance between eating yummy food, like doughnuts, as a treat, and doing exercise. Miss Kelly came to lead the children in an exercise session. It was really good fun and we are looking forward to our weekly exercise sessions. Thank you Miss Kelly!

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Science week…

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Science Week Letter 2019

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Tankersley Building Site

This week in Nursery our role play area became a building site! The children have been planning and designing their own buildings, and then using bricks and tools to build with. The results are fantastic.

Builders have constructed a new house for Mrs Terrell with two swimming pools, a cinema and a trampoline . The cost? Only £10! What a bargain!

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 Nursery Rhyme Time

This week in Nursery the focus has been on nursery rhymes. We have been singing old favourite rhymes and learning some new ones in our singing sessions. Our ‘Nursery Rhyme Time’ show  returned this week. The children (and teachers!) stepped up onto our stage  to perform their favourite rhyme and earn a special sticker.

It was a great show with super performances from the Hungry Caterpillars.

Well done super stars!

 

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