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Nursery News 20.7.15

Friday 17th July 2015

What a great week we have had in the nursery. Thank you to everyone who came and supported our Big Toddle on Tuesday, the children had a great time and I will let you know how much money we have raise once I have finished counting it all! Thank you again for your generosity. Also well done to all the children for their Sing along on Thursday, they all did so well and you can see just how much their confidence has grown.

 

Some parent haves asked for a copy of my reflection from the children’s sing along, so here it is:

Nursery Reflection

This Sing-along marks the ending of your nursery year and it is a time to think back over all the things you have done, learnt and felt.

 

Probably at the beginning of nursery you felt a little bit nervous about starting nursery and all the new things you would be doing.

 

Now the year is nearly finished you can look back and see how much you’ve grown, and think about all the things you can do now, that you couldn’t do before.

 

And when those feelings of nervousness and excitement start again about moving up to your Reception classes, you can assure yourself that although it’s going to be a little bit different, it’s going to be great again.

 

Monday 20th July 2015- Last day at Nursery:

On the children’s last day at Nursery children will taking part in lots of fun team games outside (weather permitting!)

 

Big Toddle:

All sponsorship money to Nursery by Monday 20th July. Thank you

 

Lost Property:

Please claim all your lost property items by Monday 20th July. Thank you

 

Reading:

Please return all nursery reading books. Thank you

 

Thank you all for your support and commitment towards nursery and your child’s learning. We will miss your children very much and wish them all the best in their new Reception classes.

 

Best Wishes

 

Jen, Catherine, Linzi, Mandy, Jane and Sally xxxxxx

Nursery News 13.7.15

 

Friday 10th July 2015

What a lovely week it’s been. Children have enjoyed visiting their new classes and decorating yummy cupcake for our Cake Sale.

 

Monday 13th July 2015

This week the children will be continuing to explore our ‘Pirate’ topic and practising for their Summer Sing along on Thursday.

 

Pirate rhyme:

When I was one I sucked my thumb

When I was one I sucked my thumb

The day I went to sea

I jumped aboard a pirate ship

And the captain said to me…

We’re going this way, that way

Forwards and backwards

Over the Irish Sea

We’re going this way, that way

Forwards and backwards

That’s the life for me

When I was two I buckled my shoe...

When I was three I bashed my knee...

When I was four I knocked on the door...

When I was five I learned to dive...

 

Big Toddle:

On Tuesday children will be taking part in a sponsored walk around the local area, ifor Barnado's. Thank you to everyone who has offered to accompany us on our walk. Ducklings walk will take place at 10.15-11.00 and Chicks 2.15-3.00. The walk will start and finish at the Nursery. After their walk, children will be rewarded with an ice lolly back at the Nursery. Please remember to dress up as a pirate!!!

 

Summer sing along:

Please join us for our Nursery Summer sing along on Thursday 16th July.

Ducklings: 11am

Chicks: 2.30pm

 

PE:

No PE on Tuesday due to Big Toddle.

 

Reading:

On Thursday please return all nursery reading books.

Thank you

 

Have a good week,

 

Jen - (Nursery Teacher) Catherine, Linzi, Mandy, Jane and Sally

Nursery News 6.7.15

 

Friday 3th July 2015

What a very busy week! We hope all children wherever they are going next year enjoyed their class swap event on Tuesday. All the children returned to the nursery really happy and excited about starting reception in their new classes. It’s going to be really sad when we have to say goodbye to them in a couple of weeks. cool

 

Monday 6th July 2015

This week the children will be pretending to be pirates, arrrgh! They will have the opportunity to read a selection of pirate stories, dress up as pirates, imagine and recreate pirate stories using the small world pirate ship and make treasure maps using tea bags, paint and quills.                       

 

Reading: A selection of pirate stories, including 'Pirates Love Underpants'

 

Maths: Counting, ordering and recognising numbers 1-10 and beyond. Using positional language, forwards, backwards, behind, in front, next to etc...

 

Pirate rhyme:

When I was one I sucked my thumb

When I was one I sucked my thumb

The day I went to sea

I jumped aboard a pirate ship

And the captain said to me…

We’re going this way, that way

Forwards and backwards

Over the Irish Sea

We’re going this way, that way

Forwards and backwards

That’s the life for me

When I was two I buckled my shoe...

When I was three I bashed my knee...

When I was four I knocked on the door...

When I was five I learned to dive...

PE:

No PE on Tuesday due to visit to new Reception classes.

 

Transitioning-Tuesday 7th  July /Wednesday 8th July

Children will be once again spending time in their new Reception classes with their new teachers.

 

Cake Sale

In order to raise money for the Friends of Earlswood, children will be decorating homemade cakes to sell after their Nursery sessions on Wednesday 8th July. This cake sale will take place in the nursery playground from 11.15am/3.15pm.

Reading: On Thursday you are welcome to take home a book from nursery. Please remember to return your book on the following Thursday. If you require a levelled reading book then please ask a member of the team.

 

Big Toddle:

We are going to hold a Barnardo’s Big Toddle, a short sponsored walk in fancy dress to raise money for Barnardo’s work with under 5s. Our Big Toddle will be on the 14th July at 10.15-11.00 (Ducklings) 2.15-3.00 (Chicks) if you cannot attend please let a member of the nursery staff know.  

 

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to talk to one of our nursery team.

 

Have a good week,

 

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Mandy, Jane and Sally

Nursery News 29.6.15

 

Friday 26th June 2015

This week in the nursery the children have continued to enjoy our dinosaur theme. They have enjoyed being Palaeontologists digging and finding dinosaur fossils in the sand. They have also loved making their own fossils and dino prints in sand, clay, play dough and mud! Most of all the children have loved learning our new ‘Dinosaur Dinosaur’ nursery rhyme, I am sure you may have heard a little rendition at home.

 

Monday 22nd June 2015

Next week we are continuing our Dinosaur theme with a skeleton twist. We will be reading the Funny Bones story; ‘Dinosaur Dream’ and Harry and the Dinosaurs at the Museum. Children will have the opportunity to look closely at dinosaur skeletons and make their own dinosaur skeleton. We will also be examining the size of dinosaurs compared to us.        

 

Reading: ‘Harry and the Dinosaurs at the Museum’, Funny Bones ‘Dinosaur Dream'

 

Maths: Counting, ordering and recognising numbers 1-10 and beyond. Comparing sizes and using the vocabulary of size e.g. big, small, tall, wide, little, large.

 

Rhymes:

 

5 Dinosaurs

(to the tune of "5 Elephants Went Out to Play")

One dinosaur went out to play,
On a bright and sunny day.
He had such enormous fun,
That he called another dinosaur to come.
THUMP! THUMP! THUMP!

Two dinosaurs went out to play,
On a bright and sunny day.
They had such enormous fun,
That they called another dinosaur to come.
THUMP! THUMP! THUMP!

Three dinosaurs...

Four dinosaurs...

Five dinosaurs...

 

                                            Dinosaur dinosaur

(to the tune of “Teddy bear teddy bear”)

Dinosaur dinosaur,

Turn around

Dinosaur dinosaur,

Stomp the ground.

Dinosaur dinosaur,

Show your claws.

Dinosaur dinosaur,

Snap your jaws.

Dinosaur dinosaur,

Turn around.

Dinosaur dinosaur,

Sit back down.

 

PE:

No PE on Tuesday due to ‘Class Swap’.

 

Reading:

On Thursday you are welcome to take home a book from nursery. Please remember to return your book on the following Thursday. If you require a levelled reading book then please ask a member of the team.

 

Class Swap:

On Tuesday 30th June children will have a chance to meet their new teachers and visit the classroom during their session.

 

Big Toddle:

We are going to hold a Barnardo’s Big Toddle, a short sponsored walk in fancy dress to raise money for Barnardo’s work with under 5s. Our Big Toddle will be on the 14th July at 10.15-11.00 (Ducklings) 2.15-3.00 (Chicks) and will consist of a short walk around the local area starting and finishing at the Nursery. We encourage all parents/carers to attend and accompany your child on their walk. Please can you let a member of staff know as soon as possible if you are unable to accompany your child on the walk. Sponsorship packs will be coming to you next week. This year it is a pirate theme so we’ll be doing some pirate activities and children can come to nursery that day dressed as pirates! Normal nursery drop off and pick up times apply on this day.

 

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to talk to one of our nursery team.

 

Have a good week,

 

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Mandy, Jane and Sally

Nursery News 19.6.15

 

Friday 19th June 2015

This week the children have loved our dinosaur topic. Children have especially enjoyed finding out and making their own dinosaur fossils.

In addition children have also enjoyed learning about Ramadan and have been encouraged to take part in Ramadan activities.  

 

Monday 22nd June 2015

This week we are continuing to follow the children’s interests in dinosaurs.

 

Reading: ‘Harry and the Dinosaurs’ series of books.

 

Maths: Children will be practising their counting e.g. ‘How many dinosaurs has Harry got in his bucket?’ Practising estimating e.g. ‘How many dinosaurs can you fit in your bucket?’ And practising ‘one more than’ using the rhyme ‘5 Dinosaurs’:

 

5 Dinosaurs

(to the tune of "5 Elephants Went Out to Play")

One dinosaur went out to play,
On a bright and sunny day.
He had such enormous fun,
That he called another dinosaur to come.
THUMP! THUMP! THUMP!

Two dinosaurs went out to play,
On a bright and sunny day.
They had such enormous fun,
That they called another dinosaur to come.
THUMP! THUMP! THUMP!

Three dinosaurs...

Four dinosaurs...

Five dinosaurs...

 

Understanding the world/Mark making/Exploring and using media and materials/Being imaginative: Children will have the opportunity to; make and dig for fossils, make dinosaurs from clay, and create dinosaur footprints; using clay, sand and mud.

 

Nursery rhyme:

Dinosaur dinosaur

(to the tune of “Teddy bear teddy bear”)

Dinosaur dinosaur,

Turn around

Dinosaur dinosaur,

Stomp the ground.

Dinosaur dinosaur,

Show your claws.

Dinosaur dinosaur,

Snap your jaws.

Dinosaur dinosaur,

Turn around.

Dinosaur dinosaur,

Sit back down.

 

Reading: On Thursday you are welcome to take home a book from nursery. Please remember to return your book on the following Thursday. If you require a levelled reading book then please ask a member of the team.

 

Parent’s Consultation evening: Please remember to book your slot for parents evening if you haven’t already done so. The online booking system closes at 11pm on Monday 22nd June. If you have any problems with the booking system please inform the infant school office.

 

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Nursery Team.

 

Have a good week,

 

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Mandy, Jane and Sally

Nursery News 15.6.15

 

Friday 12th June 2015

This week the children have really enjoyed reading the stories from the underpants series. They have especially enjoyed; ‘Aliens love Underpants’. The children have loved dressing up in the different sized pants and pretending to be aliens.

 

Nursery Sports Morning

Well done to all the children who took part in their very first ‘Sports Day’! All the children were really brave and had a go at all the activities. Thank you also to all the parents and carers for your support.

 

Monday 15th June 2015

Carrying on from our underpants theme we will be reading the story; ‘Dinosaurs Love Underpants’. We will also be learning about dinosaurs and digging for fossils.

 

Reading: ‘Dinosaurs Love Underpants’

 

Maths: Children will be ordering and sorting pants by size, colour and pattern.

 

Creative: Children will be making dinosaur prints with salt dough.

 

Nursery rhyme:

Dinosaur dinosaur

(to the tune of “Teddy bear teddy bear”)

Dinosaur dinosaur,

Turn around

Dinosaur dinosaur,

Stomp the ground.

Dinosaur dinosaur,

Show your claws.

Dinosaur dinosaur,

Snap your jaws.

Dinosaur dinosaur,

Turn around.

Dinosaur dinosaur,

Sit back down.

 

Number rhyme:

5 Dinosaurs

(to the tune of "5 Elephants Went Out to Play")

One dinosaur went out to play,
On a bright and sunny day.
He had such enormous fun,
That he called another dinosaur to come.
THUMP! THUMP! THUMP!

Two dinosaurs went out to play,
On a bright and sunny day.
They had such enormous fun,
That they called another dinosaur to come.
THUMP! THUMP! THUMP!

Three dinosaurs...

Four dinosaurs...

Five dinosaurs...

 

Class photos

Class photos will be taking place on Monday 15th June  (Ducklings) and Tuesday 16th June (Chicks). PE will instead take place on Thursday.

 

Ramadan day

On Wednesday 17th June nursery children will be taking part in Ramadan day. Children will be learning about Ramadan and taking part in Ramadan activities during their session. In order to extend the children's understanding of Ramadan we would like to encourage Muslim parents and carers to come into nursery and talk to the children about this special month. If you are interested please speak to any member of the nursery team.

 

Chatterboxes

This week chatterboxes will be given out on Monday.

 

Reading

On Thursday you are welcome to take home a book from nursery. Please remember to return your book on the following Thursday. If you require a levelled reading book then please ask a member of the team.

 

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Nursery Team.

 

Have a good week,

 

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Mandy, Jane and Sally

Nursery News 5.6.15

 

Friday 5th June 2015

This week the children have enjoyed our space topic. Children have loved dressing up and pretending to be space men and women. Some have even made their own rockets to take them to the moon.

 

Monday 8th June 2015

Next week we will be continuing to extend children’s interest in all things space. In particular we will be exploring aliens; what they look like? Where they live? And what they eat? To support this we will be reading the hilarious story; ‘Aliens Love Underpants’, which the children will adore. Next week’s big event will be our Nursery and Reception Sports Morning on Thursday 11th June, please see details below.

 

Reading: ‘Alien’s Love Underpants’

 

Maths: Continuing to practise counting forwards and backwards. Children will be making a pant washing line and sorting pants e.g. by size, colour etc...

 

Science: Children will be exploring and experimenting with different materials.

 

Construction: Construct rockets, space ships, space buggies.

 

Creative: Children will have the chance to make; space ships, alien masks and junk model aliens.

 

Rocket Poem:

Rockets

Rockets shoot off into space,

Hurry up, it’s quite a race!

Rockets make a big loud boom,

Heading up towards the moon!

Counting down before we go,

10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1,0

 

Number rhyme:

10 Little Men in a Flying Saucer

Five little men in a flying saucer
Flew round the earth one day
They looked left and right
But they didn’t like the sight
So one man flew away.

 

Four little men in a flying saucer
Flew round the earth one day
They looked left and right
But they didn’t like the sight
So one man flew away.

 

Three little men in a flying saucer
Flew round the earth one day
They looked left and right
But they didn’t like the sight
So one man flew away.

 

Two little men in a flying saucer
Flew round the earth one day
They looked left and right
But they didn’t like the sight
So one man flew away.

 

One little men in a flying saucer
Flew round the earth one day
They looked left and right
But they didn’t like the sight
So one man flew away.

 

Nursery and Reception Sports Morning

Please come along to our Nursery Sports Morning on Thursday 11th June. Children (both Chicks and Ducklings will need to be dropped off at the Nursery between 9-9.15. All parents and carers will then need to walk to the St John’s Road Gate, this will open at 9.30.  At around 9.45-11 children will take part in a variety of sports and games. At 11.30 you will be given back your child so you can share a picnic lunch in the school grounds. Once you have finished your lunch you and your child will be signed out of the nursery and are free to go. All children must be promptly picked up from the Nursery by 12.30.  On the day children will need to bring; a named water bottle, a lunch in a named lunch bag or a picnic provided by parent/carers, a sunhat and sun cream (if applicable). Please note there will be no afternoon nursery.

 

Nursery’s very own Friday Feeling!

As part of the Friday Feeling, children will have a chance to sing rhymes and songs of their choice. 

 

Reading: On Thursday you are welcome to take home a book from nursery. Please remember to return your book on the following Thursday. If you require a levelled reading book then please ask a member of the team.

 

If you have any queries especially about Nursery Sports Morning, please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Nursery Team.

 

Have a good week,

 

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Mandy, Jane and Sally

Nursery News 1.6.15

 

Friday 22nd May 2015

This week the children have loved the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’, they have retold the story in their own words, made their own counting caterpillars, talked about and looked at pictures of cocoons and talked about symmetry when making beautiful butterflies.

 

Monday 25th-Friday 29th May- Half term

 

Next half term our topic will be; ‘Let’s imagine’.

 

Monday 1st June 2015

On the first week back children will imagine they are astronauts blasting off into space. We will talk about rockets, watch clips of shuttle launches and make our own junk model rockets. We will be reading the story; ‘Whatever Next’ and making a story sack so the children can retell the story themselves.

 

Reading: ‘Whatever Next’

 

Maths: Make rocket number lines and count backwards 10-0 blast off!

 

World: Find out and discuss shuttle launches. Watch and comment on a science experiment.

 

Construction: Make rockets from wooden blocks and other construction kits.

 

Creative: Make planets and stars using textured paint and a range of materials and tools.

 

PE: Planet hopping, children will go on a space adventure hopping from planet to planet, negotiating spaces and avoiding obstacles.

 

Rocket Poem:

Rockets

Rockets shoot off into space,

Hurry up, it’s quite a race!

Rockets make a big loud boom,

Heading up towards the moon!

Counting down before we go,

10

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

0


 Nursery’s very own Friday Feeling!

As part of the Friday Feeling, children will have a chance to sing rhymes and songs of their choice. 

 

Reading: On Thursday you are welcome to take home a book from nursery. Please remember to return your book on the following Thursday. If you require a levelled reading book then please ask a member of the team.

 

Junk modelling: Please could you bring in kitchen rolls and bottles to help us build rockets.  

 

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Nursery Team.

 

Have a fun and restful half term,

 

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Mandy, Jane and Sally

Nursery News 18.5.15

 

Friday 15th May 2015

What a lovely week we have had. This week the children have really enjoyed role playing the story Jack and the Beanstalk. Children have measured giant hands and feet and compared them.

 

Monday 18th  May 2015

This week our learning will be based on the popular story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. Children will have the opportunity to take part in different creative activities for example making their own caterpillars and butterflies. They will also be learning about the life cycle of a butterfly and practising their counting skills.

 

Reading: ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’

 

Maths: Making and counting caterpillars. Learning the days of the week.

 

Creative/Maths: Making caterpillars from common 2D shapes. Painting butterflies by folding the paper and learning about symmetry.

 

Mark Making outside: Drawing caterpillars outside, printing with balls and paint.

 

PE: Re-enacting the life cycle of a butterfly.

 

Nursery Rhyme:

Tiny Caterpillar
Tune: She'll Be Coming 'Round The Mountain

There's a tiny caterpillar on a leaf, wiggle, wiggle!
There's a tiny caterpillar on a leaf, wiggle, wiggle!
There's a tiny caterpillar, a tiny caterpillar
There's a tiny caterpillar on a leaf, wiggle, wiggle!

Additional Verses:

There's a hungry caterpillar on a leaf, munch, munch!
There's a shiny chrysalis on a leaf, shh, shh!
There's a lovely butterfly flying high, flutter, flutter!

 

Nursery’s very own Friday Feeling!

As part of the Friday Feeling, children will have a chance to sing rhymes and songs of their choice. 

 

Reading: On Thursday you are welcome to take home a book from Nursery. We also have some basic level 1 reading books if you are interested, please just ask a member of staff.  Thank you.

 

Junk modelling: Please could you bring in any cardboard boxes. Thank you.

 

If you have any queries or questions please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Nursery Team.

 

Have a good week!

 

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Mandy, Jane and Sally

Nursery News 11.5.15

 

Friday 8st May 2015

What a quick week. This week the children have been enjoying listening to and acting out the traditional tale ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. Children have also started to plant their own beans and make beanstalks.

 

Monday 11th May 2015

Next week we will be continuing our theme of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. The children have loved listening to the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and have especially enjoyed learning about the giant and his enormous size. Next week we will be reading some stories and poems about giants, using the language of size e.g. big and small, tall and short and estimating and measuring different sizes e.g. footprints and handprints.

 

Reading: 'Jack and the Beanstalk', 'The Smartest Giant in Town'

Poem: 'The Giant’s Accident'

 

Phonics: We will be practising our listening skills, by going on a listening walk in and outside the nursery.

 

Writing: Assigning meaning to our marks, children will be drawing how a bean grows into a beanstalk.

 

Maths: Using the language of size, e.g. big, small, tall and short. Comparing different sizes and estimating the size or amount of objects.

 

Role play: ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, The Giants’ Castle and beanstalk

 

Creative: Drawing castles using black paper and chalk

 

Outside: Children will be continuing to plant their own beans and making a beanstalk and castle.

 

PE: ‘The Giants Dance’

 

Nursery Rhyme:

I’m a Little Beanstalk

I’m a little bean small and round,

Bury me deep in the ground,

Sprinkle on some water,

Some sunshine too,

Watch me grow as tall as you!

 

Nursery’s very own Friday Feeling!

As part of the Friday Feeling, children will have a chance to sing rhymes and songs of their choice. 

 

Reading: On Thursday you are welcome to take home a book from Nursery. Please remember to return your book on the following Thursday. Thank you.

 

Junk modelling: Please could you bring in any cardboard boxes you may have so the children can use them for their junk modelling. Thank you.

 

If you have any queries or questions please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Nursery Team.

 

Have a good week!

 

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Mandy, Jane and Sally

Nursery News 5.5.15

 

Thursday 7th May: Polling Day- NURSERY CLOSED

 

Friday 1st May 2015

What a lovely week we have had in the nursery. The children have enjoyed reading the story ‘The Little Red Hen’ and pretending to make bread in the sensory tray. They have also met the school chickens Scarlett and Betty. Please see our photos on the Nursery Photo Album.

 

Tuesday 5th May 2015

This week in the nursery our learning will based on the traditional tale; ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. This story is about a boy named Jack who is sold magic beans; the magic beans grow into an enormous beanstalk. Jack climbs up the beanstalk and discovers a castle. 

 

Phonics: Children will be continuing to practise recognising objects that share the same initial sound e.g. cow, cat

 

Maths: Measuring beanstalks. Compare lengths and think about what we could use to measure them e.g. ruler, bricks etc...

 

Role play: Giant's castle and beanstalk

 

Sensory tray: Beans

 

Outside: Children will be planting their own beans and making their own castle in the clouds! 

 

Nursery Rhyme:

I’m a Little Beanstalk

I’m a little bean small and round,

Bury me deep in the ground,

Sprinkle on some water,

Some sunshine too,

Watch me grow as tall as you.
 

Nursery’s very own Friday Feeling!

As part of the Friday Feeling, children will have a chance to sing rhymes and songs of their choice. 

 

Reading: On Thursday you are welcome to take home a book from Nursery. Please remember to return your book on the following Thursday. Thank you.

 

Junk modelling: Please could you bring in any cardboard boxes you have so the children can use them for their junk modelling. Thank you.

 

If you have any queries or questions please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Nursery Team.

 

Have a good week!

 

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Mandy, Jane and Sally

 

 

 

 

Nursery News 27.4.15

 

Friday 24th April 2015

Wow, what a fantastic but tiring week! The children and adults all really enjoyed their trip to Ladyland Farm and the weather was glorious. Thank you to all the parents that volunteered and offered to help, we much appreciated your time and energy! To see photos from the trip; please see The Nursery Photo Album on the School website.

 

Monday 27th April 2015

This week in the nursery our learning will based on the traditional tale; ‘The Little Red Hen’. This story is about a Little Red Hen who makes some bread, she asks for help from the other animals, but they don’t give her any help! Activities will be based around the story, growing and ingredients needed to make bread.

 

Phonics: Initial sounds; children are practising recognising and matching the sounds at the beginning of words.

 

Maths: Practising using mathematical language; one more, one less.

 

Role play: Farm Shop; selling cakes, breads, jams, marmalades and chutneys.

 

Sensory tray: Children will pretend to be Little Red Hen and make the bread.

 

PE: Movement. Life cycle of a plant

 

Outside: Planting seeds and sorting seeds

 

Nursery Rhyme:

Old Macdonald had a Farm

Old MACDONALD had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had a cow
E-I-E-I-O
With a moo moo here
And a moo moo there
Here a moo, there a moo
Everywhere a moo moo
Old MacDonald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O

Old MACDONALD had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had a pig
E-I-E-I-O
With a oink oink here
And a oink oink there
Here a oink, there a oink
Everywhere a oink oink
Old MacDonald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O

Old MACDONALD had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had a duck
E-I-E-I-O
With a quack quack here
And a quack quack there
Here a quack, there a quack
Everywhere a quack quack
Old MacDonald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O

Old MACDONALD had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had a horse
E-I-E-I-O
With a neigh neigh here
And a neigh neigh there
Here a neigh, there a neigh
Everywhere a neigh neigh
Old MacDonald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O

Old MACDONALD had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had a lamb
E-I-E-I-O
With a baa baa here
And a baa baa there
Here a baa, there a baa
Everywhere a baa baa
Old MacDonald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O

Old MACDONALD had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had some chickens
E-I-E-I-O
With a cluck cluck here
And a cluck cluck there
Here a cluck, there a cluck
Everywhere a cluck cluck
With a baa baa here
And a baa baa there
Here a baa, there a baa
Everywhere a baa baa
With a neigh neigh here
And a neigh neigh there
Here a neigh, there a neigh
Everywhere a neigh neigh
With a quack quack here
And a quack quack there
Here a quack, there a quack
Everywhere a quack quack
With a oink oink here
And a oink oink there
Here a oink, there a oink
Everywhere a oink oink
With a moo moo here
And a moo moo there
Here a moo, there a moo
Everywhere a moo moo

Old MacDonald had a farm
E-I-E-I-OOOOOOO.........

 

Big Red Tractor

Bouncing up and down

On the big red tractor

Bouncing up and down

On the big red tractor

Bouncing up and down

On the big red tractor

Bringing in the hay, hey!

 

Nursery’s very own Friday Feeling!

As part of the Friday Feeling, children will have a chance to sing rhymes and songs of their choice. 

 

Reading: On Thursday you are welcome to take home a book from Nursery. Please remember to return your book on the following Thursday. Thank you.

 

Junk modelling: Please could you bring in any cardboard boxes you may have so the children can use them for their junk modelling. Thank you.

 

If you have any queries or questions please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Nursery Team.

 

Have a good week!

 

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Mandy, Jane and Sally

Nursery News 20.4.15

 

 

Friday 17th April 2015

What a glorious first week back; the weather has really encouraged all of the children to venture outside and play in the nursery garden. This week the children have been learning about growing through our story and song ‘The Tiny Little Seed’. The children have learnt what plants need to grow; water and sunlight. The children have also been doing some planting.

 

Monday 20th April 2015

It has finally arrived, the Nursery farm trip to Ladyland Farm in Horley. Children’s learning this week will be based on the rhyme ‘Old Macdonald had a Farm’.

 

On Tuesday 21st April Ducklings will be visiting Ladyland Farm all day therefore there is no Nursery for Chicks on the 21st April.

 

On Wednesday 22nd April Chicks will be visiting Ladyland Farm all day therefore there is no Nursery for Ducklings on the 22nd April.

 

We will be travelling to Ladyland Farm by coach.

 

Please note drop off and picks up times. Ducklings and Chicks on their selected days will need to be dropped off at Nursery between 8.30-8.55 am and can be picked up from Nursery between 3.15-3.30 pm.

 

Your child will need to bring:-           

a water bottle

a packed lunch in a lunchbag

a backpack

a waterproof coat

 

If necessary:

suncream applied before Nursery

a sunhat

hats, gloves and scarves

 

All children need to be in practical outdoor clothing suitable for visiting a farm and wear comfortable shoes.

 

Medication such as epipens and inhalers that are already held by the Nursery will be taken on the trip.  However, if your child will require any other prescribed medication on the day please speak to Jen.

 

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask a member of the nursery team.

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Mandy, Jane and Sally

Nursery News 27/3-14/4

 

 

Friday 27th March 2015

This term has gone so quickly! Thank you to everyone who came along to the Spring Sing-Alongs this week; I think you will agree that the children sang so well and have all grown in confidence, bring on our end of year performance on the stage!!!

 

Next half term- Summer 1:

Next half term the children’s learning will be based on the topic of ‘Growing’. We have chosen ‘growing’ as our theme as the children have been very interested in plants, digging and especially watering! Next half term the children will have the opportunity to plant vegetables and flowers in our Nursery garden and help tend to them. We will be reading stories about seeds and growing such as; ‘The Tiny Seed’, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and ‘Harvey The Gardener’. Later on in the half term, we will be visiting Ladyland Farm on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd April. If you would like to volunteer as a helper on the trips, please speak to a member of the Nursery team.

 

Help with gardening/paving slabs

Next half term we would like to develop the outside area in the Nursery. We have acquired 4 trough planters for planting and would like the children to plant vegetables in these and eventually harvest and eat their produce. Any advice about plants, vegetables would be much appreciated. We would like to put these troughs down the side of the Nursery, however to do this we would need some paving slabs. If you have any paving slabs going spare, please let us know. If you can’t deliver them to Nursery our Caretaker has kindly offered to pick them up in the local area.

 

Happy Easter from everyone at Earlswood Nursery, see you all on Tuesday 14th April.

 

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Mandy, Jane and Sally

Nursery News WB 23/3/15

 

 

Friday 20th March 2015

Another busy week in the Nursery! This week the children have really enjoyed our Spring and Easter theme; they have especially enjoyed making their yummy Rice Krispie Cakes as part of their Easter treat. You can see them making their treats if you visit the Nursery Photo Album.   

 

WB Monday 23th March 2015

 

Nursery Spring Sing-along

Please come along to our Spring Sing-along in the Nursery on Wednesday 25th March at 11.00am (Ducklings) and 2.30pm (Chicks). You may collect your child after the performance. We look forward to seeing you all and hope you enjoy their lovely singing.

 

Nursery Break up

Please note Nursery break up on Friday 27th March at NORMAL times. If you choose not to attend your session we will not mark your child as absent.

 

On our final week before Easter, children’s learning will be continued to be based on our ‘Spring and Easter’ theme. This week the children will take part in Easter Craft activities; for example they will get the chance to make their own bunny ears.

 

Phonics: Alliteration and rhyming

 

Rhyme of the Week:

Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny’s running, running, running,

The Easter Bunny’s running;

He’s looking for Easter eggs.

 

Now his whiskers are twitching, twitching, twitching,

Now his whiskers are twitching;

He’s looking for Easter eggs.

 

Now his ears are listening, listening, listening,

Now his ears are listening;

He’s looking for Easter eggs.

 

The Easter Bunny’s munching, munching, munching,

The Easter Bunny’s munching,

He’s eating his Easter Eggs.

 

PE- Doing the Animal Bop

Final week of the Animal Bop!

 

Friday Feeling!

As part of the Friday Feeling, children will have a chance to sing rhymes and songs of their choice. 

 

Reading

On Thursday please can we have all books back so we can change them over Easter for some brand new ones!

 

If you have any queries or questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Nursery Team.

 

Have a good final week!

 

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Mandy, Jane and Sally

Nursery News WB 16/3/15

 

 

Friday 13th March 2015

Where has the time gone? What a great week. The children have loved our visiting pets on Wednesday. Sally brought in her gorgeous rabbits and Catherine brought in her noisy and very messy ducks. All the children were fascinated with our visitors and most enjoyed watching them waddle or hop around in their runs; (Please see pictures in the Nursery Album). During group time children had a chance to hold and cuddle the very fluffy rabbits. 

 

 

WB Monday 16th March 2015

This week children’s learning will be based on the theme Spring and Easter. Children will have the chance to visit our farm shop role play and learn about different fruits and vegetables. In the sensory tray children will have the chance to explore where some vegetables grow.

 

Phonics: Alliteration

 

Reading: Easter and Spring themed stories and books

 

Role play: ‘The Earlswood Farm Shop’

 

Maths: Positional language

 

Rhyme of the Week:

The Farmer plants the seeds

The farmer plants the seeds
The Farmer plants the seeds
Hey, Ho and Cheery O
The farmer plants the seeds.

(Use the following verses.)
The sun begins to shine
The rain begins to fall
The plants begin to grow

 

PE- Doing the Animal Bop

This week the children will continue to explore and move like animals.

 

RE day-

Children will learn about Christian customs and traditions associated with Easter.

 

Friday Feeling!

As part of the Friday Feeling, children will have a chance to sing rhymes and songs of their choice. 

 

Reading

On Thursday you are welcome to take home a book from Nursery. Please remember to return your book on the following Thursday. Thank you.

 

If you have any queries or questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Nursery Team.

 

Have a good week,

 

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Mandy, Jane and Sally

Nursery News WB 9/3/15

 

 

Friday 6th March 2015

This week the children have really liked listening to the story; Tiddler the story telling fish by Julia Donaldson. On Monday Year 3 came down to the Nursery and read Tiddler to the children and a range of Julia Donaldson books. The children all sat very quietly and listened attentively to the Year 3 readers. On Wednesday morning the Ducklings were lucky enough to take part in a story telling session at the Children’s Centre. On Friday Chicks will have the opportunity to take part in a story telling session run by a volunteer parent, who will be sharing his own stories with the children.

 

 

WB Monday 9th March 2015

As the children were so enthusiastic about the story of ‘Tiddler’ we want to build on this interest and learn about animals that live in rock pools through the story ‘Sharing a Shell’ by Julia Donaldson.

 

Phonics: Rhyming words.

 

Reading: ‘Sharing a Shell’ by Julia Donaldson.

 

Role play: Children will the chance to build and play in a rock pool

 

Number: Recite and recognise numbers to 10 and beyond. Learn that anything can be counted jumps, claps and even hops.

 

Rhyme of the Week:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Once I Caught a Fish Alive

One, two, three, four, five,

Once I caught a fish alive,

Six, seven, eight, nine, ten,

Then I let it go again.

Why did you let it go?

Because it bit my finger so.

Which finger did it bite?

This little finger on the right.

One, two, three, four, five,

Once I caught a crab alive,

Six, seven, eight, nine, ten,

Then I let it go again.

Why did you let it go?

Because it bit my finger so.

Which finger did it bite?

This little finger on the right.

One, two, three, four, five,

Once I caught an eel alive,

Six, seven, eight, nine, ten,

Then I let it go again.

Why did you let it go?

Because it bit my finger so.

Which finger did it bite?

This little finger on the right

 

Wednesday visiting pets

On Wednesday we are hoping to have some pets visit us at the Nursery in order to help the children learn about living things and how we care and look after them. If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Nursery team.

 

PE- Doing the Animal Bop

This week the children will continue to explore and move like animals.

 

Friday Feeling!

As part of the Friday Feeling, children will have a chance to sing rhymes and songs of their choice. 

 

Reading

On Thursday you are welcome to take home a book from Nursery. Please remember to return your book on the following Thursday. Thank you.

 

If you have any queries or questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Nursery Team.

 

Have a good week,

 

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Mandy, Jane and Sally

 

Book Week

 

Monday 2nd March- Friday 6th March

 

Dates for your diary:

23.2.15 – Bring books into school for Book Swap Shop.

2.2.15-5.3.15 – Bring Book Shelfie Selfie photographs into school.

11.3.15-16.3.15 – Book Fair

 

Book Swap Shop

Bought a book and finished it? Don't know what to do with it? If you've read it, swap it!

To help us share good books at Earlswood, we will be setting up a ‘Book Swap Shop’ during Book Week. If you have a book at home that you have enjoyed and would like to swap with another good book, please bring it into school week beginning 23rd February. Please ensure the books you donate are in a good condition so that they can be enjoyed again.

 

‘Book Shelfie Selfie’ Competition!

Have you ever had a weird look when reading a book? No? Then what you need is a crazy place to read! To help us celebrate reading during Book Week, we are inviting all children and staff to enter our competition ‘Book Shelfie Selfie!’ We would like everyone to get involved and have some fun by taking a picture of themselves reading in an unusual place! On Friday 6th March, World Book Day, the entries will be judged by Mrs Tidy, and prizes will be awarded to children and staff with the most unusual photograph! Please bring your photographs into school between Monday 2nd March and Thursday 5th March.

 

Book Fair

‘Travelling Books’ will be returning to the Federation on Wednesday 11th March. The Book Fair was a huge success in October and we raised hundreds of pounds worth of book vouchers for the school. There will be a large selection of books suitable for children aged 4-11 years old, at great prices, so please come and have a look at the Junior School on 11th, 12th, 13thand 16th March before and after school. Your child will receive a book token during Book Week that can be used at the book fair or taken to your local bookseller and can be exchanged for one of ten books.

 

We are really looking forward to Book Week and we can’t wait to see your photographs! If you have any questions, please just speak to your class teacher.

27.2.15 Children enjoyed holding the School Guinea Pigs and learning about how to look after them

Nursery News WB 2/3/15

 

 

Friday 27 February 2015

Welcome back after half term, we all hope you had a restful week. This week the children have been learning about different animals and how to care for living things. On Wednesday children got the chance to hold 2 of our School’s guinea pigs. The children learnt all about what they eat, where they live and how to look after them. All the children had a go at holding or stroking them.  

 

 

What’s going on in the Nursery this week?

 

2/3/15

 

Book Week!!!!

This week the children’s learning will be based upon the brilliant Tiddler the story – telling fish by Julia Donaldson.

 

Phonics: This week we will be continuing to learn to recognise words that rhyme.

 

Reading: Tiddler the story- telling fish.

 

Role play: Children will continue to role play Vet’s and learning about how to care for living things.

 

Number: Children will be continuing to explore money and encounter number problems. E.g. If the dog brush is 2p and the cat bowl 1p; how much money would you have to give me?

 

Rhyme of the Week:

Five Little Fishes
(For this finger play first make swimming motions with both hands then hold up one hand and wiggle a different finger as each line is said.)

Five little fishes swimming in a pool
This one said, "The pool is cool."
This one said, "The pool is deep."
This one said, "I'd like to sleep."
This one said, "I'll float and dip."
This one said, "I see a ship."
The fishing boat comes.
The line goes splash.
All the little fishes swim away in a flash!

 

PE- Doing the Animal Bop

This week the children will continue to explore and move like animals.

 

Friday Feeling!

As part of the Friday Feeling, children will have a chance to sing rhymes and songs of their choice. 

 

Reading

On Thursday you are welcome to take home a book from Nursery. Please remember to return your book on the following Thursday. Thank you.

 

If you have any queries or questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Nursery Team.

 

Have a good week,

 

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Mandy, Jane and Sally

Our visitor Matthew the Nurse

Kelly and her keyboard

Nursery News WB 23/2/15

 

 

Friday 13th February 2015

What a busy week! This week the children have been lucky enough to learn about and celebrate Chinese New Year and Pancake Day. On Thursday the children adored making their own pancakes and singing our pancake song. Also the children were lucky enough to have 2 two final visitors to the nursery explaining to them what they do. We have meet Kelly who is a Musician and Matthew who is a Children’s Nurse. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered their time, the children have really benefited from your visits and it has been a great talking point.

 

What’s going on in the Nursery this week?

23/2/15

 

This half term we are learning through the topic; where does it come from? For the next 2 weeks we are going to be learning about different animals, where they are from and what they need.

 

Phonics: We are continuing to recognise rhyming words.

 

Reading: Children will be able to explore fiction and nonfiction books and leaflets about different animals.

 

Role play: Children will be able to look after the sick animals in the vet’s.

 

Creative play: Children will have the chance to create animal masks.

 

Number: Children will have the chance to explore money and encounter number problems. E.g. If the dog brush is 2p and the cat bowl 1p; how much money would you have to give me? Children will have the chance to practice recognising numbers 1-5 through our number rhyme ‘5 Little Ducks’.

 

Shape: Children will continue to be able to make arrangements with shape using the 3D shapes.

 

Rhyme of the Week:

FIVE little ducks went swimming one day

Over the hill and far away.

Mother duck said QUACK QUACK QUACK QUACK

And only FOUR little ducks came back!

FOUR little ducks went swimming one day

Over the hill and far away.

Mother duck said QUACK QUACK QUACK QUACK

And only THREE little ducks came back!

THREE little ducks went swimming one day

Over the hill and far away.

Mother duck said QUACK QUACK QUACK QUACK

And only TWO little ducks came back!

TWO little ducks went swimming one day

Over the hill and far away.

Mother duck said QUACK QUACK QUACK QUACK

And only ONE little duck came back!

ONE little duck went swimming one day

Over the hill and far away.

Mother duck said QUACK QUACK QUACK QUACK

And all her FIVE little ducks came back!

 

PE-CHANGE OF DAY

PE will now be on a Tuesday. Children will be continuing to explore moving to different musical instruments and sounds.

 

Nursery’s very own Friday Feeling!

As part of the Friday Feeling, children will have a chance to sing rhymes and songs of their choice. 

 

Reading: On Thursday you are welcome to take home a book from Nursery. Please remember to return your book on the following Thursday. Thank you.

 

If you have any queries or questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Nursery Team.

 

Enjoy your week off!

 

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Mandy, Jane and Sally

Our visitor Emily the Artist

Nursery News Week Ending 6/1/15

 

 

Friday 6th February 2015

This week the children have been lucky enough to have two visitors to the Nursery, talking to them about what they do. We meet Sara a Swimming Teacher and Emily an Artist. Thank you both for your time. The children enjoyed playing with the swimming toys  and they also loved making logos  on the Ipad with Emily.

 

What’s going on in the Nursery this week?

9/2/15

 

This week we have one final visitor to the Nursery. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time and effort to talk to the children, they have really enjoyed and learnt a lot from your visits.

Next week we will be finding out about Pancake Day and Chinese New Year. Both these events are happening during half term.

On Thursday children will be making pancakes. If you do not want your child to participate please let us know. If your child is allergic to any of these ingredients please inform a member of the team.

 

Pancake ingredients

Plain flour

Eggs

Water

Butter/ Oil

Salt

Orange or lemon juice as a topping

 

Phonics: We will be continuing to learn about rhyming. We will be playing rhyming bingo.

 

Role play: Children will be role playing in the Doctors Surgery.

 

Number: Children will have a chance to represent a number using sand and pasta.

 

Shape/Space and Measure: Children will be weighing out pretend ingredients to make pancakes

 

Creative: Children will be making Chinese Lanterns and dragons.

 

Rhymes:

Chinese New Year- Dragon Dance –To the tune of London Bridge is falling down

See the dragons dance and prance, dance and prance, dance and prance.

See the dragons dance and prance on Chinese New Year's Day.

See the dragons hop, hop, hop, hop, hop, hop, hop, hop, hop.
See the dragons hop, hop, hop on Chinese New Year's Day.

See the dragons shake their tails, shake their tails, shake their tails.
See the dragons shake their tails on Chinese New Year's Day.

See the dragons turn around, turn around, turn around.
See the dragons turn around on Chinese New Year's Day.

See the dragons go to sleep, go to sleep, go to sleep.
See the dragons go to sleep on Chinese New Year's Day.

 

 

Pancake

Mix a pancake,

Stir a pancake,

Pop it in the pan,

Fry the pancake,

Toss the pancake,

Catch it if you can

 

 

PE-CHANGE OF DAY

Children will be learning a dragon dance in PE.

 

Nursery’s very own Friday Feeling!

As part of the Friday Feeling, children will have a chance to sing rhymes and songs of their choice. 

 

Reading: On Thursday you are welcome to take home a book from Nursery. Please remember to return your book on the following Thursday. Thank you.

 

Junk modelling: Please could you bring in any cardboard boxes you may have so the children can use them for their junk modelling. Thank you.

 

Lost property: Please collect any lost property before the end of this half term.

 

If you have any queries or questions please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Nursery Team.

 

Have a good final week!

 

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Luce, Mandy, Sally and Jane

Our visitor Sara Swimming Teacher

Our Visitor Rachel

Our Visitor Rachel 1
Our Visitor Rachel 2
Our Visitor Rachel 3

Nursery News WB 2/2/15

 

 

Friday 30 January 2015

This week the children have really enjoyed role playing emergencies in and out of the Nursery; “999, 999, 999 an Emergency!”

 

What’s going on in the Nursery this week?

2/2/15

 

What do you do?

After Jamie the Paramedic’s visit to Nursery last week, children are really interested in playing doctors, so next week children will have the chance to learn about what happens at the Doctors Surgery. Children will have a chance to play in the Doctors Surgery role play. During circle time children will discuss their experiences of the doctors and we will also be thinking about how to look after someone if they are sick or hurt.  

 

Phonics: We will be continuing to learn about rhyming. We will be playing rhyming bingo and making rhyming silly soup!

 

Reading: Children will continue to explore fiction and non-fiction texts about different jobs.

 

Role play: Children will be playing in the Doctors Surgery.

 

Number: Children will continue  counting using their fingers and identifying the numerals 1-10.

 

Shape/Space and Measure: Children will have the chance to explore length and weight, weighing and measuring babies in the Doctors Surgery.

 

Number rhyme:

 

Five Little Monkeys

Five little monkeys [Hold up five fingers.]
jumping on the bed. [Jump up and down.]
One fell off [Hold up one finger and then roll your hand down towards the floor.]
and bumped his head. [Tap your head with your fist.]
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said, [Put your pinky to your mouth and thumb to your ear like a telephone.]
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!" [Put one hand on your hip and wag your index finger.]

Four little monkeys [Hold up four fingers.]
jumping on the bed.
One fell off
and bumped his head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"

Three little monkeys [Hold up three fingers.]
jumping on the bed.
One fell off
and bumped her head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"

Two little monkeys [Hold up two fingers.]
jumping on the bed.
One fell off
and bumped his head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"

One little monkey [Hold up one finger.]
jumping on the bed.
She fell off
and bumped her head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"

 

Nursery Rhyme

 

Miss Polly had a Dolly

Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick.
So she phoned for the doctor to be quick, quick, quick.
The doctor came with his bag and his hat
And he knocked at the door with a rat-a-tat-tat.
He looked at the dolly and he shook his head
And he said “Miss Polly, put her straight to bed!”
He wrote on a paper for a pill, pill, pill
“I’ll be back in the morning yes I will, will, will.”

 

PE-CHANGE OF DAY

PE will now be on a Tuesday. Children will be continuing exploring moving to different musical instruments and sounds.

 

Nursery’s very own Friday Feeling!

As part of the Friday Feeling, children will have a chance to sing rhymes and songs of their choice. 

 

Reading: On Thursday you are welcome to take home a book from Nursery. Please remember to return your book on the following Thursday. Thank you.

 

Junk modelling: Please could you bring in any cardboard boxes you may have so the children can use them for their junk modelling. Thank you.

 

If you have any queries or questions please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Nursery Team.

 

Have a good week!

 

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Luce, Mandy and Sally

Nursery News WB 26/1/15

 

 

Friday 23rd January 2015

This week the children have been lucky enough to have many more visitors explaining to them what they do. We have meet Miss Eddington our Infant Headteacher, Jamie the Paramedic and Mr Waters our Caretaker. Please see our pictures below!

 

What’s going on in the Nursery this week?

26/1/15

 

What do you do?

This week we will be continuing to look at the book ‘Emergency’, by Margaret Mayo and Alex Ayliffe. We will be continuing to learn about what fire-fighters do by reading a selection of fiction and non- fiction books. We will continue to talk about how to stay safe in the Nursery, e.g. what to do when you hear a fire bell.  We will be talking about nursery routines that help keep us safe and remind ourselves how to use Nursery equipment safely.

 

Phonics: Using the book ‘Emergency’ we will be continuing to learn about words that rhyme.

 

Reading: Children will continue to explore fiction and non-fiction texts about different jobs.

 

Role play: Children will be role playing in the fire station.

 

Creative play: Children will be making their own fire pictures using a range of materials. Children will be able to make a fire truck out of junk modelling.

 

Number: Children will continue practising counting to 10 and beyond and number recognition

 

Shape: Children will continue to be able to make arrangements with shape using the 3D shapes.

 

Number rhyme:

 

Five Little Firemen

Five little firemen standing in a row,
1 2 3 4 5 lets go.
Jump on the engine with a SHOUT,
As quick as a wink the fire is out.

Four little firemen standing in a row,
1 2 3 4 shhh lets go.
Jump on the engine with a Shout
As quick as a wink the fire is out.

Three little firemen standing in a row,
1 2 3 shhh shhh lets go.
Jump on the engine with a Shout
As quick as a wink the fire is out.

Two little firemen standing in a row,
1 2 shhh shhh shhh lets go.
Jump on the engine with a Shout
As quick as a wink the fire is out.

One little firemen standing in a row,
1 shhh shhh shhh shhh lets go.
Jump on the engine with a Shout
As quick as a wink the fire is out.

Choose five children to be the firemen.
Shout the SHOUTand fingers to lips to whisper shhh

 

Song

 

The Firefighter’s Song

 

I am a firefighter,

I wear a yellow hat,

And when the bell rings you can tell,

There’s a fire to put out.

So down the pole I slide so fast,

And off in the engine I go,

Racing through the traffic with my siren blowing so …

Nee-naw, nee-naw, nee-naw, nee-naw,

Now unwind the hose,

Nee-naw, nee-naw, nee-naw, nee-naw,

Up the ladders we go,

Nee-naw, nee-naw, nee-naw, nee-naw,

Spray the water on,

Rescue all the people,

Until the fire’s gone!

 

 

PE-CHANGE OF DAY

PE will now be on a Tuesday. Children will be exploring moving to different musical instruments and sounds.

 

Nursery’s very own Friday Feeling!

As part of the Friday Feeling, children will have a chance to sing rhymes and songs of their choice.  

 

Reading: On Thursday you are welcome to take home a book from Nursery. Please remember to return your book on the following Thursday. Thank you.

 

Junk modelling: Please could you bring in any cardboard boxes you may have so the children can use them for their junk modelling. Thank you.

 

If you have any queries or questions please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Nursery Team.

 

Have a good week!

 

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Luce, Mandy and Sally

23/1 What do you do? Visitors to the Nursery

Nursery News WB 19/1/15

 

 

Friday 16th January 2015

This week the children have loved our visitors. On Monday, Becky and Tina from the Infant office came down to tell us about what they do and how they help children when they are sick. Then on Thursday we were lucky enough to have PC Dave and his friends come down to the Nursery to tell us what they do. We learnt that the Police are friendly and help people. We also learnt that we should call 999 but only in an emergency. Please take a look at some of our photos.

 

What’s going on in the Nursery this week?

19/1/15

 

What do you do?

This week we are looking at the book ‘Emergency’, by Margaret Mayo and Alex Ayliffe. This book is all about people who help us in an emergency and keep us safe. This week we are going to continue to talk about how to stay safe. We will be finding out about what firefighters do. We will also be talking about how to be safe in the Nursery, e.g. what to do when you hear a fire bell.  We will be talking about nursery routines that help keep us safe and remind ourselves how to use Nursery equipment safely.

 

Phonics: Using the book ‘Emergency’ we will be looking at words that rhyme.

 

Reading: Children will continue to explore fiction and non-fiction texts.

 

Role play: Children will be role playing in the fire station.

 

Creative play: Children will get messy using their hands to colour mix yellow and red to make orange and make fire patterns on paper using a range of tools.

 

Number: Children will have a chance to practise counting to 10 and counting objects accurately using a firefighter's ladder. 

 

Shape: Children will continue to make arrangements with shape using the wooden blocks and 3D shapes.

 

Number rhyme:

 

Five Little Firemen

Five little firemen standing in a row,
1 2 3 4 5 lets go.
Jump on the engine with a SHOUT,
As quick as a wink the fire is out.

Four little firemen standing in a row,
1 2 3 4 shhh lets go.
Jump on the engine with a Shout
As quick as a wink the fire is out.

Three little firemen standing in a row,
1 2 3 shhh shhh lets go.
Jump on the engine with a Shout
As quick as a wink the fire is out.

Two little firemen standing in a row,
1 2 shhh shhh shhh lets go.
Jump on the engine with a Shout
As quick as a wink the fire is out.

One little firemen standing in a row,
1 shhh shhh shhh shhh lets go.
Jump on the engine with a Shout
As quick as a wink the fire is out.

Choose five children to be the firemen.
Shout the SHOUTand fingers to lips to whisper shhh

 

Song

 

The Firefighter’s Song

 

I am a firefighter,

I wear a yellow hat,

And when the bell rings you can tell,

There’s a fire to put out.

So down the pole I slide so fast,

And off in the engine I go,

Racing through the traffic with my siren blowing so …

Nee-naw, nee-naw, nee-naw, nee-naw,

Now unwind the hose,

Nee-naw, nee-naw, nee-naw, nee-naw,

Up the ladders we go,

Nee-naw, nee-naw, nee-naw, nee-naw,

Spray the water on,

Rescue all the people,

Until the fire’s gone!

 

PE-CHANGE OF DAY

PE will now be on a Tuesday. Children will be exploring moving to different musical instruments and sounds.

 

Reading: On Thursday you are welcome to take home a book from Nursery. Please remember to return your book on the following Thursday. Thank you.

 

Junk modelling: Please could you bring in any cardboard boxes you may have so the children can use them for their junk modelling. Thank you.

 

If you have any queries or questions please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Nursery Team.

 

Have a good week!

 

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Luce, Mandy, Sally and Jane

Police visit to the Nursery

Police visit to the Nursery 1
Police visit to the Nursery 2
Police visit to the Nursery 3

Nursery News WB 12/1/15

 

 

Friday 9th January 2015

We hope you have had a good first week back in the nursery. This week the children have settled back into the Nursery routine extremely well. At nursery, children have enjoyed our topic of the police; they have enjoyed role playing police scenarios in the role play areas.

 

What’s going on in the Nursery this week?

12/1/15

 

What do you do?

This week children will be having two visitors to the Nursery. Becky who works in the office, will be coming down to the nursery to tell the children about her role in the school. Also on Thursday PC Martin will be visiting the nursery with his police car and telling the children all about what role he plays in keeping us safe.

 

We need you!

Thank you to those parents who have volunteered to come into the nursery to talk to the children about your jobs. I will be approaching you this week to arrange some dates and times. If you would like to come into nursery and tell the children about your job, please don’t hesitate to ask one of the nursery team, we would like as many visitors as possible.

 

Role play/Writing:

Children will be continuing to role play different police scenarios in the police station role plays. Children have access to a variety of writing opportunties and will be encourage to assign meaning to their marks.

 

Phonics:

Children will be learning to distinguish between sounds and to remember patterns of sound.

 

Messy tray:

Children will be experimenting with dried and cooked pasta using our hands and a range of tools.

 

Creative play/Painting:

In line with our police theme; children will be fingerprinting.

 

Outdoor tuff spot:

Children will have the chance to explore wet sand and use different vehicles to mark make in the sand.

 

Number/Shape Space and Measure:

Children will have a chance to explore different shapes and make pictures and patterns with them.

 

Number rhyme:

5 Fast Police Cars

 

5 fast police cars parked in a row

Ready for the robbers who are lying low.

Quick! Pick up your helmet and off you go

Now there’s 4 police cars parked in a row.

 

4 fast police cars parked in a row

Ready for the robbers who are lying low.

Quick! Pick up your telephone and off you go

Now there’s 3 fast police cars parked in a row.

 

3 fast police cars parked in a row

Ready for the robbers who are lying low.

Quick! Pick up your radio and off you go

Now there’s 2 fast police cars parked in a row.

 

2 fast police cars parked in a row

Ready for the robbers who are lying low.

Quick! Pick up your handcuffs and off you go

Now there’s 1 fast police car parked in a row.

 

1 fast police car parked in a row

Ready for the robbers who are lying low.

Quick! Pick up your notebook and off you go

Now there’s 0 fast police cars parked in a row.

 

Applications

Just a reminder, the closing date for Reception applications for September 2015 entry is 15 January 2015.

 

PE

PE will continue this Wednesday. Children will be practising hopping. (Please remember that no earrings are to be worn and long hair should be tied back. Please dress your child suitably for active play. Thank you.)

 

Reading

On Thursday you are welcome to take home a book from Nursery. Please remember to return your book on the following Thursday. Thank you.

 

Junk modelling

Please could you bring in any cardboard boxes you may have so the children can use them for their junk modelling. Thank you.

 

If you have any queries or questions please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Nursery Team.

 

Have a good week!

 

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Luce, Mandy and Sally

Nursery News WB 5/1/15

 

 

Monday 5th January 2015

 

Welcome back, we hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year!

 

What do you do?

This term our learning is going to be based on the topic ‘What do you do?’

For the next few weeks children will be finding out about different roles people have in our school and in our local community; for example the office staff and caretaker will be visiting the children to tell them about what they do to look after the children and care for our school. Furthermore, PC Martin will be visiting the children next week to talk about his role and he will also be bringing a patrol car for the children to explore!

 

We need you!

If you would like to come into the Nursery and talk to the children about what you do, please just ask one of the team, and we will try and find a convenient time and date for you.

 

Role plays/Literacy:

Children will have to chance to role play being police men and women the police station role play. Children will be able to make their own police badges and practice mark making using varies media.

 

Messy tray:

Children will have the opportunity to experiment with dry sand, for example by make marks using trucks and car wheels and by pouring and scooping using a variety of spoons and containers.

 

Creative play:

Children will have the chance to make police cars from junk modeling.

 

Painting:

Children will be learning how to colour mix!

 

Water tray:

Children can experiment with capacity using different sized measuring cylinders.

 

Outdoor tuff spot:

Children will have the chance to make their own roads using chalk and different vehicles.

 

Number/Shape Space and Measure:

Children will have the chance to practice their sorting and counting skills with our sorting keys.

 

 

Applications

Just a reminder, the closing date for Reception applications for September 2015 entry is 15 January 2015.

 

PE

PE will continue this Wednesday. Children will be thinking about moving rhythmically to music. (Please remember that no earrings are to be worn and long hair should be tied back. Please dress your child suitably for active play. Thank you.)

 

Reading

On Thursday you are welcome to take home a book from Nursery. Please remember to return your book on the following Thursday. Thank you.

 

 

If you have any queries or questions please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Nursery Team.

 

Have a good first week back!

 

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Luce, Mandy and Sally

Nursery News

 

Friday 19th December 2014

 

Christmas sing-along

Thank you to everyone who came to the Christmas sing-along on Thursday, we had an amazing turnout. The children were brilliantly behaved and worked so hard learning all the songs and rhymes. You can see just how far your children have come since September.

 

Christmas gifts and cards

We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone for your cards and gifts; we are very lucky teachers! I think we have enough chocolate to last us til Easter!

 

Reading books

Thank you for returning all the Nursery reading books.

 

Next term:

 

What do you do?

Next term our learning is going to be based on the topic ‘What do you do?’ We would like children to find about what jobs people do in their community. If you would like to come into the Nursery and talk to the children about what you do, please just ask one of the team, and we will try and find a convenient time and date for you.

 

Reminders:

 

Applications

Just a reminder, the closing date for Reception applications for September 2015 entry is 15 January 2015.

 

Back to school

Children start back at nursery on Tuesday 6th  January 2015.

 

Have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy new year!

 

See you in 2015!

 

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Luce, Mandy and Sally

Nursery News WB 15/12/14

 

Friday 12th December 2014

Welcome to the end of another busy week in Nursery. This week the children have really enjoyed drawing and making snowman out of different materials.

 

Monday 15th December 2014

I can’t believe this is the last week of the term, this term has flown by. On these final 4 days until we break up for Christmas, we will be doing a variety of Christmas themed activities for example; we will be making Christmas themed fruit kebabs, reading and talking about the Nativity story, retelling the Nativity story using the small world toys and Apple Cottage will be turning into a stable! Yes, you heard correctly!

 

Nursery Break up and Christmas singing

Thursday 18th December will be the last day of Nursery
Please come along to our Christmas singing on this day at:

11am (Ducklings)

2.30pm (Chicks)

Children may leave with their parent/carer after their performance.

 

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!

Plastic bags

Please could you bring in a plastic bag on Wednesday for your child’s Christmas making day crafts. Thank you

 

What do you do?

Next term our learning is going to be based on the topic ‘What do you do?’ We would like children to find about what jobs people do in their community. If you would like to come into the Nursery and talk to the children about what you do, please just ask one of the team, and we will try and find a convenient time and date for you.

 

Applications

Just a reminder, the closing date for Reception applications for September 2015 entry is 15 January 2015.

 

PE

PE will continue this Wednesday. Children will be thinking about moving rhythmically to music. (Please remember that no earrings are to be worn and long hair should be tied back. Please dress your child suitably for active play. Thank you.)

 

Reading

Please can you return all nursery books by Thursday 18th December. Thank you.

 

Nursery clothes

Please can you return all borrowed nursery clothes. Thank you

 

Have a festive final week!

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Luce, Mandy and Sally

Nursery News WB 8/12/14

 

Friday 5th December 2014

We hope you all enjoyed Christmas Making Day, thank you for your support. All the children made Christmas crafts which they will bring home during the last week of term. 

 

The Gingerbread Man

Children have loved listening to and re-enacting the story of the gingerbread man. We were forever hearing from the children; ‘please can you read the story again’ or ‘Run, run as fast as you can! You can't catch me. I'm the Gingerbread Man!’

 

What do you do?

Next term our learning is going to be based on the topic ‘What do you do?’ We would like children to find about what jobs/roles people do in their community. If you would like to come into the Nursery and talk to the children about what you do, please just ask one of the team, and we will try and find a convenient time and date for you.

 

Monday 8th December 2014

 

This week our learning is based on the poem we have been learning; 5 Little Snowmen. Next week chilldren will be taking part in a variety of snowman related activities, for example in the sensory tray children will be able to make their own snowman. Children will be making snowman out of playdoh.  Children will be investigating ice and why it melts in the water tray.

 

5 Little Snowman

Five little snowmen all made of snow,

Five little snowmen standing in a row.

Out came the sun and stayed all day

and one little snowman melted away.

 

Four little snowmen all made of snow,

Four little snowmen standing in a row.

Out came the sun and stayed all day

and one little snowman melted away.

 

Three little snowmen all made of snow,

Three little snowmen standing in a row.

Out came the sun and stayed all day

and one little snowman melted away.

 

Two little snowmen all made of snow,

Two little snowmen standing in a row.

Out came the sun and stayed all day

and one little snowman melted away.

 

One little snowmen all made of snow,

one little snowmen standing in a row.

Out came the sun and stayed all day

and one little snowman melted away.

 

Zero little snowmen all made of snow,

zero little snowmen standing in a row.

Down came the snow that fell all day...

and five little snowmen came back to play.

 

PE

PE will continue this Wednesday. Children will be thinking about moving rhythmically to music.

 

Please remember that no earrings are to be worn and long hair should be tied back. Please dress your child suitably for active play. Thank you.

 

Reading

We hope you are enjoying your book you have taken home from the Nursery. Just a reminder books are to be returned on the following Thursday before or after your session.

 

Parent Presents 

For those who have brought in £1.50 for parents presents; Children should be choosing and wrapping their presents on Tuesday or Friday this week. 

 

Nursery Christmas sing along

We would like to invite you along to our Nursery Christmas sing along on Thursday 18th December at 11am (Ducklings) and 14.30 (Chicks). This is an informal performance of Christmas songs and rhymes your children have been learning.

 

Reminders:

  • Please remember to name all your child’s belongings.
  • Please return any nursery clothes you have borrowed.
  • Please arrange a parent consultation with us, if you haven’t already had one.

 

If you have any queries or questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of the team.

 

Have a good week,

 

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Luce, Mandy and Sally

Nursery News WB 1/12/14

Friday 28th November 2014

This week the children have really enjoyed dressing up and role playing birthday parties.

 

Parent Consultations

If you haven’t had a chance to come and discuss how your child has settled at nursery this term, please ask one of the nursery team and we will arrange a convenient date and time for you. 

 

Loved ones photos 

Please keep bringing in your photos of your child’s loved ones. If you haven’t got a paper copy you are welcome to email me using my school email address: j.billings@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk . We would like to keep the ‘Our Loved Ones’ display board up for the year and use it as a talking point with your children.

Also please feel free to bring or email photos of any special events your child has experienced as these are great taking points.

 

Monday 24th November 2014

 

Christmas Making Morning and Afternoon

This Monday it is Christmas Making Morning and Afternoon at the Nursery. Parents/ Carers and siblings are welcome to join us in making some lovely Christmas crafts; including magical reindeer food and pretend Christmas puddings.

 

Timings:

Ducklings: 9-11 you can pick up your child from 11.

Chicks: 1-3 you can pick up your child from 3.

 

If you would like to come to our Christmas Making please use the St John’s Road entrance and you will be escorted down to the nursery.

Nursery session hours will run as normal but you may pick up your child early when they have finished their making.

 

This week in the nursery Christmas has officially arrived. Children will have the opportunity to enjoy planning for Christmas writing, making a Christmas list and designing and making toys in Santa’s Workshop.

 

Rhymes/Songs to try at home:

Away in a Manger

Away in a manger,
No crib for his bed
The little Lord Jesus
Laid down His sweet head
The stars in the bright sky

Looked down where He lay
The little Lord Jesus
Asleep on the hay.

Christmas Day

(Sung to the tune of Row Row Row Your Boat)

Christmas day is coming soon,

Santa’s on his way!

Bringing toys for girls and boys,

On his magic sleigh!

 

The Gingerbread Man

This week children will be listening to and joining in with the story the Gingerbread Man. Apple Cottage will become the Gingerbread Cottage. In the messy tray children will have the chance to explore the texture and smell of gingerbread spices. On the play dough table children will be able to make their own gingerbread people. Children will also be able to act out the story to others using the Gingerbread puppets and puppet show.

 

Maths

This week we will be focusing on recognising numbers 1-10 and beyond.

 

Speaking

This week children will be encouraged to explore and comment on different textures. For example in the messy tray we will be having dried gingerbread man mix. Also children will take part in a feely bag activity.

 

PE

PE will continue this Wednesday. Children will be continuing to be encouraged to move in different ways, we will do this by acting out the Gingerbread Man Story.

 

Please remember that no earrings are to be worn and long hair should be tied back. Please dress your child suitably for active play. Thank you.

 

Reading

We hope you are enjoying your book you have taken home from the Nursery. Just a reminder books are to be returned on the following Thursday, this is to be done after a session.

 

Reminders:

Please remember to name all your child’s belongings.

Please return any nursery clothes you have borrowed.

If you have any queries or questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of the team.

 

Have a good week,

 

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Luce, Mandy and Sally

Welcome to Nursery

Friday 21st November 2014

Eddie Bear’s 4th Birthday Party

On Thursday, the children and Eddie Bear celebrated Eddie Bear’s 4th Birthday. The children loved making their sandwiches for the teddy bears picnic and were in fits of laughter and wonder watching Gordon the Magician perform his brilliant tricks. 

Parent Consultation Evening

Thank you to everyone who arranged a Parent consultation meeting with us, it was brilliant sharing with you how well your children have settled into nursery and their next steps in development. If you haven’t had a chance to meet with us yet, please don’t hesitate to ask one of the nursery team and we will arrange a date a time convenient for you.

Loved ones photographs

Please keep bringing in your photos of your child’s loved ones. If you haven’t got a paper copy you are welcome to email us using my school email address: j.billings@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk  if you haven’t got a printed copy. We would like to keep the ‘Our Loved Ones’ display board up for the year and use it as a talking point with your children.

Also please feel free to bring or email photos of any special events your child has experienced as these are great taking points.

Monday 24th November 2014

Welcome to another exciting week in the Nursery. This week we will be continuing our birthday theme. Children will be continuing to use their experiences of parties and we will be playing a range of party games, e.g. pass the parcel.

 

Rhymes to try at home:

 

Jelly on a plate

Jelly on a plate

Jelly on a plate

Wibble wobble wibble wobble

 Jelly on a plate

 

Sweeties in a jar

Sweeties in a jar

Shake then up

Shake then up

Sweeties in a jar

 

Candles on a cake

Candles on a cake

Blow then out

Blow them out

Candles on a cake

 

Five currant buns

FIVE currant buns in a baker‛s shop

Round and fat with a cherry on top

Along came a boy, with a penny one day

Bought a currant bun and took it away.

 

FOUR currant buns in a baker‛s shop

Round and fat with a cherry on top

Along came a girl, with a penny one day

Bought a currant bun and took it away.

 

THREE currant buns in a baker‛s shop

Round and fat with a cherry on top

Along came a boy, with a penny one day

Bought a currant bun and took it away.

 

TWO currant buns in a baker‛s shop

Round and fat with a cherry on top

Along came a girl, with a penny one day

Bought a currant bun and took it away.

 

ONE currant bun in a baker‛s shop

Round and fat with a cherry on top

Along came a boy, with a penny one day

Bought a currant bun and took it away.

 

 

Role plays

Inside the supermarket is transforming into a party shop.  The yellow table in the quiet room will become another place for the children to use to celebrate birthday parties.

 

Maths

This week we will be focusing on the rhyme 5 Currant Buns in a Baker’s shop. Children will be able to role play the rhyme using our mini bakery. 

 

Literacy

Children will have an opportunity to write thank you cards to Gordon for coming to our party.

 

PE

PE will continue this Wednesday. Children will be continuing to learn party games.

 

Please remember that no earrings are to be worn and long hair should be tied back. Please dress your child suitably for active play. Thank you.

 

Reading

We hope you are enjoying the book you have taken home from the Nursery. Just a reminder, books are to be returned on the following Thursday, this is to be done after a session.

 

Reminders:

 

Wednesday: Bike it Breakfast- If you cycle to school you can enjoy a FREE breakfast in the Infant Hall. Make sure you return you slip to us so we know how many to cater for.

 

Friday: Parent present donations.

 

If you have any queries or questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Nursery Team.

 

Have a good week,

 

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Luce, Mandy and Sally

smileyWelcome to Nurserysmiley

Friday 14th November 2014

 

Fireworks

This week the children have enjoyed exploring the sound, colour, shape and movement of fireworks. They especially enjoyed moving like fireworks and throwing crepe paper fireworks in their PE session.

 

Children in Need

Thank you for your support. I hope the children enjoyed dressing up as a hero of their choice. 

 

Loved ones 

Please keep bringing in your photos of your child’s loved ones. You are welcome to email us using my school email address: j.billings@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk  if you haven’t got a printed copy. We would like to keep the ‘Our Loved Ones’ display board up for the year and use it as a talking point with your children.

Also please feel free to bring in or email photos of any special events your child has experienced as these are great taking points.

 

Monday 17th November 2014

Next week will be a very exciting week in the Nursery. On Thursday it will be Eddie Bear’s 4th Birthday. The children will be celebrating Eddie's birthday. We will be having a special visitor to entertain the children on this special day. Children will also be having a Teddy Bears Picnic with Eddie Bear. Children will have the opportunity to make and eat cheese spread or honey sandwiches and nibble on some crunchy vegetables. If you would not like you child to take part in the picnic or are concerned about any food items, please speak to a member of the team.

 

Rhymes to try at home:

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to you,

Happy birthday to you,

Happy birthday dear Eddie Bear

Happy birthday to you.

 

4 Candles

4 candles on my birthday cake,

Green, blue, yellow, and red

We strike a match, light them up

And then we blow them out

Puff puff puff puff

 

3 candles on my birthday cake,

Green, blue, and yellow  

We strike a match, light them up

And then we blow them out

Puff puff puff

 

2 candles on my birthday cake,

Green and blue

We strike a match, light them up

And then we blow them out

Puff puff

 

1 candle on my birthday cake,

Green

We strike a match, light it up

And then we blow it out

Puff  

 

Role plays

Children will have a play house in Apple Cottage so they can role play baking cakes and celebrating birthdays.

 

Maths

This week we will be focusing on counting, making sure we say one number name for each item we count. We will be putting candles on cakes to count. 

 

Literacy

Children will have an opportunity to write lists of things we need for Eddie Bear's birthday party.  Children will also have opportunities to write birthday cards and invitations.

 

PE

PE will continue on Wednesday. Children will be learning birthday games e.g musical statues.

 

Please remember that no earrings are to be worn and long hair should be tied back. Please dress your child suitably for active play. Thank you.

 

Reading

We hope you are enjoying your book you have taken home from the Nursery. Just a reminder books are to be returned on the following Thursday, this is to be done after a session.

 

Key Workers

All children have an assigned Key Worker. If you are unsure of whom your child’s Key Worker is, please look at the Key Worker board in the conservatory or ask a member of staff.

 

Parent Consultation Evenings

Parent Consultation Evenings will be on the 18th and 20th November. This is a chance to talk to your child’s key worker. Please book a slot online with your child’s Key worker.

 

If you have any queries or questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Nursery Team.

 

Have a good weekend, 

 

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Luce, Mandy and Sally

smileyWelcome to Nurserysmiley

Friday 7th November 2014

Incy Wincy Spider

This week the children have really enjoyed our Incy Wincy Spider themed activities. Children have loved making spiders with the playdoh, retelling the rhyme using props and making our own Incy Wincy Spider inspired painting and crafts. Children have also enjoyed exploring the number 8.

Bonfire Night and Fireworks

Later on in the week we began to talk about Bonfire Night and fireworks. Children told us all about their experiences of fireworks, “I hear them when I am in bed!” said one child. In PE children learnt a firework action rhyme and we practised moving like fireworks. Children have also been making firework pictures using straws, paint and glitter. Today we even made a bonfire indoors and pretended to set off some fireworks; we then listened to firework music and talked about the sounds of the fireworks.

 

Thank you to everyone who has brought in a picture of your child’s loved one so far; the children have really enjoyed sharing their photos and it’s been a great talking point. If you haven’t yet brought in a photo please do; you are welcome to email us using my school email address: j.billings@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk  if you haven’t got a printed copy. We would like to keep the ‘Our Loved Ones’ display board up for the year and use it as a talking point with your children.

 

Monday 10th November 2014

Welcome to another busy week in the Nursery. Children have really enjoyed talking and learning about fireworks so this week the children will be continuing to explore the sound, movement, shapes and colours of fireworks.

 

Rhymes to try at home:

Fireworks

(Sung to the tune-The wheels on the bus)

The rockets in the sky go swish swish bang

swish swish bang

swish swish bang

The rockets in the sky go swish swish bang

On bonfire night.

 

The Catherine wheels spin round and round

round and round

round and round

The Catherine wheels spin round and round

On bonfire night.

 

The jumping jacks go jump bang jump

jump bang jump

jump bang jump

The jumping jacks go jump bang jump

On bonfire night.

 

The sparklers in our hands go sparkle sparkle sparkle

sparkle sparkle sparkle

sparkle sparkle sparkle

The sparklers in our hands go sparkle sparkle sparkle

On bonfire night.

 

The bonfire`s flames dance up and down

up and down

up and down

The bonfire`s flames dance up and down

On bonfire night.

 

Fireworks

(Sung to the tune of 10 green bottles)

10 little fireworks standing in a row
10 little fireworks standing in a row
When one little firework decides it's time to go
There'll be 9 little fireworks standing in a row...

 

Role plays

The children have loved the supermarket role play inside so this will continue. The sweet shop has been a huge success so will be continuing for another week; the children have really enjoyed sorting the sweets into shapes and colours.

 

Maths

This week we will be focusing on shapes of fireworks.

 

Literacy

Children will have a chance to trace and practise letter patterns based on fireworks.

 

PE

PE will continue this Wednesday. Children will be continuing to experiment and move like fireworks.

 

Please remember that no earrings are to be worn and long hair should be tied back. Please dress your child suitably for active play. Thank you.

 

Reading

We hope you are enjoying your book you have taken home from the Nursery. Just a reminder books are to be returned on the following Thursday, this is to be done after a session.

 

Key Workers

All children have an assigned key worker. If you are unsure of whom your child’s key worker is, please look at the 'Key Worker' board in the conservatory or ask a member of staff.

 

Parent Consultation Evenings

Parent Consultation Evenings will be on the 18th and 20th November. This is a chance to talk to your child’s key worker. Letter/ Email will be out soon to tell you how to book a slot to see your child’s key worker.

 

If you have any queries or questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Nursery Team.

 

Have a good week,

 

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Luce, Mandy and Sally

Welcome to Nursery

 

Friday 24th October 2014

This week the children have enjoyed learning about the Hindu Festival of Diwali. We were lucky to have 3 parent visitors who taught us all about Diwali. The visitors were very impressed with the children’s listening skills and the children were all given a special treat for their good listening. Also children enjoyed making salt dough candle holders and their own symmetrical Rangoli patterns.

Thank you to everyone who has brought in a picture of your child’s loved ones; the children have really enjoyed sharing their photos and it’s been a great talking point. If you haven’t yet brought in a photo please do; you are welcome to email us using my school email address: j.billings@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk  if you haven’t got a printed copy. We would like to keep the ‘Our Loved Ones’ display board up for the year and use it as a talking point with your children.

 

Monday 3rd November 2014

We hope you had a relaxed and enjoyable half term break.

Our learning for this half term will be Celebrations

 

On Monday and Tuesday the children’s learning will be based on the popular nursery rhyme ‘Incy Wincy Spider’. There will be spiders crawling all over the nursery! Children will have the opportunity to make spiders from play dough and paper plates, re-enact the rhyme in the water tray and practise counting and recognising the number 8.

On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday the learning will be based on Bonfire night and fireworks. Children will have the chance to move like a firework, learn new rhymes and make firework pictures and crafts.

 

Rhymes:

Incy Wincy Spider

Incy Wincy spider climbed up the spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sunshine and dried up all the rain
And Incy Wincy spider climbed up the spout again

 

Fireworks

(Sung to the tune-The wheels on the bus)

The rockets in the sky go swish swish bang

swish swish bang

swish swish bang

The rockets in the sky go swish swish bang

On bonfire night.

 

The Catherine wheels spin round and round

round and round

round and round

The Catherine wheels spin round and round

On bonfire night.

 

The jumping jacks go jump bang jump

jump bang jump

jump bang jump

The jumping jacks go jump bang jump

On bonfire night.

 

The sparklers in our hands go sparkle sparkle sparkle

sparkle sparkle sparkle

sparkle sparkle sparkle

The sparklers in our hands go sparkle sparkle sparkle

On bonfire night.

 

The bonfire`s flames dance up and down

up and down

up and down

The bonfire`s flames dance up and down

On bonfire night.

 

All of the children are very very tired

very very tired

very very tired

All of the children are very very tired

On bonfire night.

 

Role play

The children have 2 new role play areas; a supermarket inside and a sweetshop outside.

 

Number

We will be practising counting to 8. We will also be learning a new rhyme;

 

10 little fireworks standing in a row
10 little fireworks standing in a row
When one little firework decides it's time to go
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, blast off
There'll be 9 little fireworks standing in a row...

(To the tune of 10 green bottles)

 

Literacy

Children will be learning new rhymes and filling in the gaps to known rhymes.

 

PE

PE will continue this Wednesday. Children will move like fireworks using our firework action rhyme!

 

Please remember that no earrings are to be worn and long hair should be tied back. Please dress your child suitably for active play. Thank you.

 

Reading

We hope you are enjoying your book you have taken home from the Nursery. Just a reminder books are to be returned on the following Thursday, this is to be done after a session.

 

Key Workers

All children have an assigned Key Worker, if you are unsure of who your child’s Key Worker is please let us know.

 

If you have any queries or questions please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Nursery Team.

 

Have a good week,

 

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Luce, Mandy and Sally

Welcome to Nursery

Friday 17th October

This week the Ducklings had a special visitor, a mother and baby. Thank you so much Bethany’s mum for being so accommodating even with a very new baby! The children were all really excited to meet the baby and they were so calm and gentle. The children learnt all about what a baby does and how to care for a baby. Following on from this, in circle time we have been thinking about what we can do now compared to when we were babies, this has really helped build the children’s self confidence and awareness.

 

This week the children have been lucky enough to go up to the big school to watch classes perform their harvest assemblies. The children really enjoyed watching the performances and were a brilliant audience.

 

Thank you to everyone who has brought in a picture of your child’s loved one; the children have really enjoyed sharing their photos and it’s been a great talking point. If you haven’t yet brought in a photo please do; you are welcome to email us using my school email address: j.billings@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk  if you haven’t got a printed copy. We would like to keep the ‘Our Loved Ones’ display board up for the year and use it as a talking point with your children.

 

Monday 20th October

This first half term has flown by and what a busy half term it has been. The children have settled extremely well in our Nursery and are happy, excited and eager to learn.

This week in the Nursery we will be learning about Diwali. Diwali is a Hindu festival, which is taking place on Thursday 23rd October. We would love a speaker to talk to the children about this festival, if you would like to volunteer please let us know. During the week children will have an opportunity to make and decorate a salt dough candle holder.

 

Furthermore children are continuing explore the topic of ‘Ourselves’. We are continuing to look at the different parts of our bodies e.g. this week we are going to be drawing and cutting around our hands and then decorating them.

What else is happening in Nursery this week?

Learning new rhymes- Have a go at practising them with your child at home.

Ten in the Bed

There were ten in the bed and the little one said,

'Roll over, roll over!'

So they all rolled over and one fell out

Continues 9-2

Last verse:

There was one in the bed and the little one said,

'Good night!'

 

ME

I have 10 little fingers and 10 little toes
hold up ten fingers

Two little arms and one little nose
raise arms and then point to nose

One little mouth and two little ears
point to mouth and ears

Two little eyes for smiles and tears
everyone smile

One little head and two little feet
shake head and feet

One little chin; that's ME, complete!
hold up arms

 

Role play

The children have loved the baby clinic so this will be staying for another week.

 

Number

We will be continuing to encourage children to use number language and practising our counting.

 

Literacy

Children will be continuing to develop their listening skills. Children will be listening, distinguishing and naming sounds they hear in and around their environment.

 

PE

PE will continue this Wednesday. Children will be continuing to practise moving confidently in different ways e.g. slithering, hopping, jumping etc...

 

Please remember that no earrings are to be worn and long hair should be tied back. Please dress your child suitably for active play. Thank you.

 

Reading

We hope you are enjoying the book you have taken home from the Nursery. Just a reminder books are to be returned on the following Thursday, this is to be done after a session.

 

Key Workers

All children have an assigned Key Worker, if you are unsure who your child’s Key Worker is, please let us know.

 

If you have any queries or questions please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Nursery Team.

 

Have a good last week,

 

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Luce, Mandy and Sally

Welcome to Nursery

 

Friday 10th October

This week the children had a special visitor, a mother and baby. The children were all really excited to meet the baby and they were so calm and gentle with her. The children learnt all about what a baby does and how to care for a baby. Now the children can’t wait to play in our baby clinic.

 

Thank you to everyone who has brought in a picture of your child’s loved one; the children have really enjoyed sharing their photos and it’s been a great talking point. If you haven’t yet brought in a photo please do; you are welcome to email us using my school email address: j.billings@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk  if you haven’t got a printed copy. We would like to keep the ‘Our Loved Ones’ display board up for the year and use it as a talking point with your children.

 

Monday 13th October

This week in the Nursery we are going to continue to explore the topic of ‘Ourselves’. We are continuing to look at the different parts of our bodies e.g. head, leg, and arm and how we have changed since we were a baby. We are also going to continue to learn the nursery routines.

 

What else is happing in the nursery this week?

 

Learning new rhymes- Have a go at practising them with your child at home.

'Head Shoulders Knees and Toes'

 

'ME'

I have 10 little fingers and 10 little toes
hold up ten fingers

Two little arms and one little nose
raise arms and then point to nose

One little mouth and two little ears
point to mouth and ears

Two little eyes for smiles and tears
everyone smile

One little head and two little feet
shake head and feet

One little chin; that's ME, complete!
hold up arms

 

Role play

Apple cottage had transformed into a baby clinic.

 

Number

We will be encouraging the children to use number language and practising our counting.

 

Literacy

Children will be continuing to develop their listening skills. Children will be exploring the sounds of instruments and how they can be used to make animals sounds.

 

PE

PE will continue this Wednesday. Children this term will be practising moving confidently in different ways e.g. slithering, hopping, jumping etc...

 

Please remember that no earrings are to be worn and long hair should be tied back. Please dress your child suitably for active play.

 

Reading

We hope you are enjoying your book you have taken home from the Nursery. Just a reminder books are to be returned on the following Thursday, this is to be done after a session.

 

Wet Weather Gear

Please could you provide your child with waterproof trousers for wet weather conditions; this is so they can still enjoy the outside area and jump in lots of puddles!

 

If you have any queries or questions please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Nursery Team.

 

Have a good week,

 

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Luce, Mandy and Sally

Welcome to Nursery

 

Friday 3rd October 

This week the children have really enjoyed our post office role play; they have been busy writing postcards and delivering parcels around the Nursery.

 

Thank you for bringing in pictures of your child’s loved ones; the children have enjoyed sharing their photos and it’s been a great talking point. If you have not brought a photo in please do; you are welcome to email us using my school email address: j.billings@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk

We would like to keep the ‘Our Loved Ones’ display board up for the year and use it as a talking point with your children.

 

Monday 6th October

Next week in the Nursery we are going to begin to explore the topic ‘Ourselves’.

We will look at different parts of our bodies e.g. head, leg, and arm. 

We will talk about changes that have happened to us since we were babies. 

 

Any Volunteers?

We would like to kick start this topic with a visit from a mother/father and baby. If you have a baby and would like to volunteer, please let us know.

 

Number

We will be continuing to recall number names in order to 10 and beyond.

 

Literacy

We will continue to develop our listening skills and awareness of sounds in the environment.

 

PE

PE will continue this Wednesday. We will be practising our jumping and hopping. Please remember that no earrings are to be worn and long hair should be tied back. Please dress your child suitably for active play.

 

Reading

We hope you are enjoying your book you have taken home from the Nursery. Just a reminder, books are to be returned on the following Thursday, this is to be done after a session.

 

Book Fair

‘Travelling Books’ are returning to the Infant School on Wednesday 8th October. The Book Fair was a huge success last year and we raised over £500 worth of book vouchers for the school. There will be a large selection of books suitable for children aged 4-11 years old, at great prices, so please come and have a look on 8th, 9th and 10th October before and after school.

Alice Young and Helen Pull – Infant Literacy Leaders

 

If you have any queries or questions please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Nursery Team.

 

Have a good week,

 

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Luce and Sally.

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Friday 25th September

This week the children have continued to settle in well. All the children seem to be growing in confidence and exploring more of what our nursery has to offer. We started PE on Wednesday and the children loved going to the ‘Big School’ and using the school hall. This week during our group times we have begun talking about our loved ones. Children have enjoyed sharing their pictures and talking about home. Thank you to those who have already brought in a photo. Keep them coming!

 

Week Beginning: Monday 29th September

This week in the Nursery the children are going to continue to explore the topic of ‘Our Loved Ones’. Please can you bring in a picture of their loved ones (please write your child's name on the back of the photo so it can be returned). If you haven't got a printed copy of a picture, you are welcome to email us using the school email address: j.billings@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk and we will put the picture on the Interactive Whiteboard for the children to see. Thank you if you have already brought in a picture; the children have loved talking about them and sharing them with others.

 

Circle Time

During circle time we will be taking about our families and friends.

 

Number

We will be continuing to recall number names in order to 10 and beyond.

 

Literacy

Children will be continuing to develop their listening skills and awareness of sounds in their environment.

 

PE

Children really enjoyed visiting the ‘big school’ last Wednesday. Children were impeccably behaved and enjoyed their PE session. PE will continue this Wednesday. Please remember that no earrings are to be worn and long hair should be tied back. Please dress your child suitably for active play.

 

Reading

We hope you are enjoying your book you have taken home from the Nursery. Just a reminder books are to be returned on the following Thursday, this is to be done after a session.

 

If you have any queries or questions please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Nursery Team.

 

Have a good week,

 

Jen - Nursery Teacher

Catherine, Linzi, Luce and Sally.

Welcome to Nursery

 

Well done to all the children for settling into Nursery so well.

 

Monday 22 September 

Week 1 

During this half term we will be exploring the topic; 'Our Loved Ones'. In order to start this topic we would like children to bring in a picture of their loved ones. (Please write your child's name on the back of the photo so it can be returned). If you haven't got a printed copy of a picture, you are welcome to email us using the school email address: j.billings@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk and we will put the picture on the Interactive Whiteboard for the children to see.

 

PE

This Wednesday we are beginning PE, please dress your child for active play.

 

Reading

On Thursday children will be given a bookmark and book to share and enjoy at home. The book is to be returned the following Thursday, when you will have the opportunity to choose a new book to take home.

 

If you have any questions, please just ask one of the Nursery Team.

 

Jen Nursery Teacher

Luce

Linzi

Catherine

Welcome to Nursery!

 

This week the Nursery finally opens its doors!

 

Start times and dates

All children in the Nursery will start at their own set time either on Monday 15th September, Tuesday 16th September or Wednesday 17th September. If you are unsure about these dates or timings, please don’t hesitate to contact the Infant School Office. On your set day and time please make your way to the Infant School Office on St John's Road and a member of the Nursery team will meet you there and take you down to the Nursery.

 

Attendance and Punctuality

We expect your child to attend all sessions on time in the Nursery, please contact the Nursery if your child is unable to attend a session.

 

Timings

Ducklings-am

Start time: Children can arrive from 8.30 until 8.55am

End time: Children can be collected from 11.15 until 11.30

Lunchtime Club: from 11.30 until 12.30 (Please contact the Infant school Office if you are interested in this service)

Lunchtime Club begins on Monday 15th September at 11.30, for those children who are signed up.

Chicks-pm

Start time: Children can arrive from 12.30 until 12.55

End time: Children can be collected from 3.15 until 3.30

Also there is an Afterschool Club available. (Please contact the Infant School Office if you are interested in this service)

 

Reminder about uniform in the Nursery

There is no set uniform for Nursery. Children should come dressed for active and messy play. Ideally, children should wear jogging bottoms with practical shoes. We expect all children to bring a named waterproof coat and wellie boots as the children will go outside in all weathers. You may purchase an Earlswood sweatshirt or cardigan for your child from the School Office if you wish.

 

Reading

Every Thursday we invite children and parents to choose a book to share at home.

 

PE

PE sessions will take place every Wednesday. Please make sure you child is dressed appropriately for active play.

 

What your child will need to bring to Nursery:

  • Named water bottle
  • Named spare clothes- Just in case!
  • Named Wellies- These can stay at Nursery
  • Named waterproof coat
  • Packed lunch if your child is attending lunch club

 

Milk

In order for your child to have milk in the Nursery we need you to register your child with Cool Milk at www.coolmilk.com (There is also a paper copy you can use in your packs).

 

Please contact us if you have any queries.

 

What are we doing in the Nursery this week?

 

This week in the Nursery we will be exploring the topic of ourselves and our loved ones.

 

We look forward to meeting you all very soon.

 

Jen, Catherine, Luce, Linzi and Sally

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