The nursery operates two sessions – one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
The staff in nursery are Louise Wood, Jenny Elia and Claire Mornington. (In 2017-18 the staff in nursery will remain the same.)
Please read our Nursery newsletter Autumn 2016
Over the last few weeks, the nursery children have been reading a variety of witch stories and taking part in witch themed activities. They made their own spells in our potion lab, made magic wands and played in spider infested slime! The children also listened to the story ‘Room on the Broom’ by Julia Donaldson. The next day a broom appeared in the classroom followed by a witch’s hat, a cauldron and then a bow. The children talked about where the objects may have come from and why they were there. They drew story pictures which we displayed in our new book areas. Finally, a letter arrived from the witch asking whether anyone had seen her broom and could they somehow let her know if they know where it is. The children came up with ideas such as to call the witch on her phone and to leave signs for the witch to put outside the nursery.
Our Y6 Digital Leaders have been going round the school to find out what the children are doing. Here are their reports:
- Nursery have been making Mother’s Day cards and making their own book corner they have also brought in their pictures of their family and talking about them. They were playing with Play doh and making their own models. In maths they have been playing a maths game.
- This week in nursery they have been reading the story ‘Owl Babies.’ They were asked to bring in a picture of their family and talk about it.
- This week in nursery they have been painting sharks in the dark. They have also been painting sharks in the park. They have as well been making telescopes.
- “It is very fun painting sharks!” They said.
- This week in Nursery they have been reading shark in the dark and shark in the park and they have been singing a shark song. They have also been going around school trying to find sharks.
In nursery this term, the children spent a week celebrating Diwali. They took part in a variety of Diwali activities such as making Rangoli patterns, creating firework paintings, making and decorating their own diva pots and recreating the story of Rama and Sita using puppets and dolls. Some parents bought in special food eaten during Diwali and we also had staff members, parents and grandparents come in and talk to the children about what they do during the Hindu celebration. Children were able to look at and talk about various objects bought in by our guest speakers. One of our parents even came into the nursery to do some henna designs on the children’s hands. At the end of the week, the children listened to some Diwali music while we lit our Diva lamps.
We have been very busy learning this term.