Class Blog for Nursery

January 2024 

It was a cold return to nursery after the Christmas break and we started learning all about Winter. We explored the world, discussing animals that live in colder climates and used these creatures in our small world play. We also used these in our play dough to make footprints. We explored colour mixing whilst using pipettes to paint snowflakes. We also learnt about the Northern Lights and made our own Northern Light pictures using printing and pastels. One of our focus stories this month was Owl Babies and we learnt lots about owls and used the story to compare sizes, making comparisons between the three babies - Sarah, Percy and Bill. We completed some great observational drawings and paintings of Owls too. At the end of the month it was the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch so we made some seed bird feeders to send home and help encourage birds into our gardens. We were very fortunate to be given some brand new puddle suits , kindly funded by the Friends of Delaware and Gunnislake which are keeping us nice and dry during our outside play.

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December 2023 

We started the festive season with the arrival of a Christmas tree which we all helped decorate. We then made a start on our designs for the Winter Wonderland DT Exhibition. Nursery  made some festive mobiles by decorating card and clay baubles which we then threaded and tied to sticks we collected outside. We experimented with different paint effects to make our Christmas cards by printing with pine branches.
We had an opportunity to practise our numeral and quantity matching by decorating Christmas trees with pompoms. In the last week we enjoyed some festive games such as 'Pin the Nose on Rudolph' and made reindeer food to take home. We also gave a great performance of 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer' using Makaton signs.

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November 2023 

We’ve had a busy and fun-filled November with lots of celebrations and events to enjoy. We started the month with our Diwali celebrations and used multi-sensory activities to help our understanding. We used small parts and 2D shapes to make rangoli patterns and used pipecleaners for threading. At snack time we tried some new foods and played with our ‘Spice Station’  smelling fragrant spices.

We remembered our fallen heroes for Remembrance Day and decorated poppies with rose petals and leaves.

Next up was Anti-bullying  week and we discussed what makes a good friend and how we can be kind. This was quickly followed by Children in Need where we made our own Pudsey ears, Pudsey Bears with playdough and used tweezers to post pompoms through Pudsey’s bandana.

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October 2023 

We continued to learn about Autumn and the children were invited to collect natural items from out and about at home and share them with the class. One of our story focuses was 'We're Going on a Leaf Hunt' which we enjoyed recreating outdoors. We created lots of Autumn inspired artwork and also took part in 'Big me Day'. It was great to see lifeguards, vets, doctors, superheroes and princesses!
We learnt all about Harvest festival with lots of sensory and creative activities and celebrated Halloween with a Witch's Kitchen Role pla

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September 2023 

We returned for the Autumn term and checked on our sunflowers which had grown very tall over the Summer. Our first topic was 'All About Me'  and we spent time getting to know our new friends.
We then learnt about the seasons and introduced Autumn  finding out what we already know. One of our story focuses was 'The Gruffalo' and we went on a 'Gruffalo hunt' in the woodland area. We also loved role playing in our seasonal farm shop, taking turns being shop keeper and customer

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We are open for all of our pupils. Nursery, Reception, Y1, Y2, Y3 and Y4 will be taught at the Delaware base. Y5 and Y6 will be taught at the Gunnislake base.

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