Monthly Archives: February 2018

Speaking & Listening Competition

As part of the speaking and listening competition, we will be asking you to devlier a presentation to your class about something you do or know about that you think will interest the other children.

Each presentation should be no longer than 3 minutes. You may use props and pictures but not a computer.

We will be starting the presentations on Friday (2nd) afternoon.

Please come and speak to us if you have any questions.

Miss Broughton

Social Skills

We spend much of our time promoting social skills with the children. In turn this improves all aspects of their learning.

Here are some of the advantages:

The children are encouraged to try and share new activities.

Together the children share ideas whilst chatting.

They mimic, try to succeed, create mess then tidy up together.

This week everyone made jam sandwiches before eating together.

Our birthday boy chose to make pizza with his friends.

Our favourite time is snack time. This is when we encourage the children to chat with us and their friends. We recall recent events, share their news and views, thoughts and ideas.

Speech is greatly improved during session times. Mrs Lane and I love to speak and listen to your children.

We often put their ideas and wishes into practice. One of the children asked for a doctors set and the others agreed so here it is…

Our dolls have been well cared for, using our new doctors set.

The children can use and improve their social skills in groups or when playing alone, during role play.

Role play for our young, acting doctor.

The children wrote in their Valentine cards, which they made last week.

We read ‘Marvin Gets Mad’ this week. It is a story about a sheep who couldn’t reach an apple. The children enjoyed the shouting and stamping of feet that it involved.

Our songs of the week were ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ and ‘Five Current Buns’.

We hope that you have a wonderful week off!

Mrs Gibson

Teddy Bears Picnic

This half term we have been reading books all about bears and we have finished our topic by having a teddy bears picnic.

Our teddies joined us at Nursery.

Introducing our teddies to Nursery life

Getting ready for our games

We had some yummy food at carpet time with our teddies, then we played some fun games in the hall.

Sleeping teddies

Mrs Smith

New Equipment

We have had some new equipment delivered and we love it!

We have some new outdoor construction toys, where we can build different shapes, paths and vehicles.  These help develop teamwork, communication skills and problem solving.

We have a new balance bike which we love.  This helps us to improve our balance, coordination and confidence.

We have some new small construction inside, where we can make different figures and models and they connect using magnets.  This equipment helps to develop our problem solving, social skills, fine motor skills and imagination.

Mrs Smith

Nursery make pancakes

Nursery joined in to celebrate pancake day.

We mixed the batter and the teachers had to cook the pancakes for us.  They even managed to toss the pancakes high in the air! We stood from the kitchen door, watching and smelling the pancakes.

Waiting for the pancakes to cook

Once they had cooled, they were ready to eat.

We chose different toppings to put on our pancakes.  They were delicious and some of us even went back for seconds and thirds!

Mrs Smith