April 29, 2016 at 2:42 pm
This week in reception we have been learning about weighing. The children have had lots of experience weighing different objects in class. They have used objects to make the scales balance and found things which may be heavier or lighter than others. On Thursday they put their skills to work when they made buns ensuring they weighed the ingredients accurately so that the buns were a success (which they were!). The children also had lots of fun balancing themselves on our homemade see-saw both inside and outside. They were very accurate in their predictions when they were asked what would happen to each side of the see-saw.
On Monday and Tuesday afternoons the classes visited our farm. The weather was unseasonably cold but the children had great fun feeding the chickens, weeding the beds in the poly tunnel and planting seeds. The seed are now in our classrooms for the children to watch their development.
Have a look at the photos to see all the fun we have had!
April 29, 2016 at 8:23 am
Next week the Nursery children will be exploring the outdoor environment around school. We will be looking at the work of the artist Andy Goldsworthy. He creates pictures and sculptures using natural objects.
We really need to add to our collection of natural objects. So over the bank holiday weekend can you collect as many natural objects as you can, things like different coloured leaves, twigs, daisies, dandelions.
Thank you for your support. Have a great bank holiday weekend and we look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday.
The Nursery Team
April 28, 2016 at 7:20 am
Nursery children had a super time on the farm. They navigated there way there by following a map. They then met the chickens and learnt that the red part of the chicken’s head is called a comb and they live in a chicken coop and eat corn. We also planted broad bean seeds and did a little work on the farm! We found out what a wind turbine is.
We even managed to keep going in the snow!!!
April 25, 2016 at 8:24 am
This week the book we are reading is ‘The Little Red Hen’.
We will be making our own bread and retelling the story using animals and stick puppets. On Wednesday we will be visiting the Farfield Farm to plant our own seeds, explore the outdoors and see the chickens! In the box modelling area children can make models of a farm, hen or any other farm animal from the story. In the play dough area we will be encouraging the children to make loaves of bread. Our funky finger challenge is using tweezers to balance glass beads on to golf tees!
Please make sure your child brings some wellington boots to school ready for our outing to the farm on Tuesday.
Stay and Count
Don’t forget Stay and Count starts on Wednesday this week – 8.45-9.15 or 12.30-1pm. There will be lots of fun number activities and games to play with your child.
Have a great week, wrap up warm!
The Nursery Team
April 22, 2016 at 2:20 pm
Nursery children have been so busy this week. They have packed a rucksack, travelled to their campsite over the hills past lots of animals. When they finally arrived they set up their tents, got sleeping bags out, cooked some food and had a sleep! In outdoor play we made our own tents using blankets and plastic sheets. We have also listened to lots of stories about camping and being in the woods. Before the holidays some children were keen to make robots so we have had a busy robot station, the children were challenged to make a moving robot!
Wednesday 27th April
All the children will be visiting the school farm, so please make sure they bring their wellington boots to school this day.
Please can you save any boxes you have finished with and bring them in to school. We don’t accept washing powder boxes or containers and toilet rolls.
Have a great weekend.
The Nursery Team
April 20, 2016 at 10:06 am
Welcome back, we hope you have had a great 2 weeks. This term is going to be an exciting one!
This week in Nursery the children have a lot to look forward to. Before the holidays the children shared their ideas of what they would like for new role play areas we chose – a train and a camp site. This week we are busy creating both areas. The children will be painting the scenery for the woods, making some salt dough foods to take into our campsite and creating a train!
Some children also shared an interest in ‘robots’ so the challenge this week is to make a moving robot! On the funky finger table the children are testing their fine motor skills by wrapping thread around a stick, it may sound easy but it takes a lot of hand-eye co-ordination and concentration!
All parents/carers should have been informed of their child’s next school. If you have secured a place at Farsley Farfield please don’t forget to accept your place. This can be done by seeing Diane Walton or a member of the Nursery team.
Stay and Count
Don’t forget next Wednesday sees the start of Stay and Count. The times are the same 8.45-9.15 and 12.30-1pm. There will be lots of fun mathematical activities to do with your child.
An exciting week of camping and creative fun ahead! Photos to follow.
The Nursery Team.
April 18, 2016 at 3:54 pm
Welcome back! Don’t forget Nursery are holding their parents evening this Tuesday (19th) and Wednesday (20th). We still have appointments available on both evenings. Please speak to a member of staff for an appointment.
Parents evening will take place in the north building. Please come to the main entrance.
We look forward to seeing you.
The Nursery Team
April 17, 2016 at 5:53 pm
A huge welcome back to school everybody! We can’t believe we are in to Summer term already. I’m sure the children are more than ready to come back to school.
As the weather will (hopefully) be getting warmer, we will start to teach some PE lessons outside. Please can you ensure your child has their PE kit every Friday which includes a pair of pumps or trainers. You may also like to include a pair of jogging bottoms and a jumper for outdoor PE too.
Our new topic is ‘Growing’. We asked the children what they would like to learn about and they came up with lots of ideas including how fish grow. Subsequently, this week we will be learning about the life cycle of a clown fish, as well as looking at other sea creatures and reading stories.
On Monday, we will be introducing the topic and playing with the children in the new ‘underwater’ area in RH’s classroom. The children will also be making signs and fish for our new role play area.
On Tuesday, we will be reading the story ‘The Rainbow Fish’ by Marcus Pfister. The book is about a fish who learns to make friends by sharing his most prized possessions.
If you click on the book cover it will send you to a version of the story from YouTube.
We are using the book to help encourage and model to the children how important it is to share and play nicely with their friends. In order to praise the children for good sharing, they will be given a rainbow fish sticker. Please encourage the children to share at home too!
Looking forward to a week of underwater fun!
The Reception Team