July 13, 2018 at 1:04 pm
We had an absolutely fantastic day out at Harlow Carr yesterday. The weather was perfect, not too hot and not too cold! We did lots of hunting for mini-beasts. We swept our nets over the top of the long grass and then we put the caught mini-beasts in to a magnifying pot. We found moths, grasshoppers and lots more. We then went pond dipping and the children and adults were amazed at what we caught – baby newts, adult newt, water boatman’s, ramshorn and pond snails and phantom midge larva. After all our detective work we had a picnic lunch followed by lots of physical activity. Thank you to all our parent helpers, you were fantastic!
July 12, 2018 at 3:09 pm
This week the children have had lots of positive experiences. all the children had the opportunity to join in both the flat running race and the egg and spoon race during our Sport’s day on Wednesday.
In the afternoon the children played with lots of PE equipment and had fun making up their own games with the hoops. Then they cooled down with an ice pop.
On Thursday the children went to visit their new classroom and spend some time getting to know Miss Bray. They all know Miss Bray well as she has been visiting our classroom over the last few weeks.
They all had lots to talk about when they came back!
Have a lovely weekend, from all in RF.
July 7, 2018 at 7:49 am
We’ve had another busy week and the heat hasn’t been slowing us down.
We have been learning about what happens at the seaside as many children have been to the seaside recently. We have been developing the children’s language by thinking about descriptions for the seaside, thinking about what we can see, hear and smell. The children looked at some pictures of our class bear, JoJo on the beach and she had sent the children postcards. The children then had a go at writing their own postcards.
In maths, we have been practising counting in 10s. We have used equipment to show the value of the 10s and have been counting alongside Numicon 10 pieces to help the children understand what happens when you keep adding tens.
We have also been looking at months of the year and days of the week as the children have been playing with the new calendars and diaries in the classroom.
Yesterday, we had our class ‘Dojo time’. This is a short amount of time on a Friday when the children get to have a treat for positive behaviours throughout the week. This week, the children wanted to go to the park. Next week, the children will be writing a recount of what they did at the park.
July 6, 2018 at 12:58 pm
We have had another busy and hot week in Nursery. The children seem to be coping well in the high temperatures. Please can we remind you that the children really need to be wearing hats when playing outside. We are regularly prompting the children to drink water and milk throughout the day.
The children have shown interest in taking photos and videos using the iPad’s. We have shown them how to make sure they include everyone’s head/body in the picture. They may have even taken a few selfies! The children took turns and shared the iPad’s every 5 minutes.
I bought some fresh peas this week and the children were keen to learn how to pod them. I challenged them to work out where I had bought them and they recognised the Co-op brand. We talked about having our 5 a day, the fact they were grown in England (British flag) and the farm assured picture. The children enjoyed collecting the peas and finding the biggest and smallest pea.
Here’s our week in pictures…
We have also learnt about using egg shells in the garden. Egg shells can keep snails and slugs away as they are sharp. This will stop our plants from being eaten.
Sports day – Wednesday 11th July
We have explained to the children about what will happen on Wednesday. At 9.10am there will be a parade of each class around the playground. Nursery are team England and we will be known as ‘Kane’s Kings’ (fingers crossed there still in the World Cup next week!). Those children who have chosen to have made their own crown to wear. We will then head to the field where Nursery and reception classes will do 2 races before Year 1 and 2 children join us. Sports day should conclude by 10.30. If your child doesn’t come to Nursery on a Wednesday morning, then please feel free to bring them to Sports Day although they must sit with you and wait to be called over to race.
We have revised the letters s, a, t, i, p, o, g, d, m, n. We have learnt c, k, ck, finding out they have the same sound but look different. We talked about ck being found at the end of words like tick, tock.
We have been practising positional language and using our friends and puppets to show our understanding of – under, next to, on top of, behind and in front of. We have continued counting up to 20 and back from 10. Lots of children have also chosen to order numbers to 10 or 20. The children have had fun creating their own patterns.
We are looking forward to the first of our trips to Harlow Carr next Thursday. Please remember we are aiming to leave for the trip at 8.30am due to the Yorkshire Show traffic in and around Harrogate. The children will need to be wearing sun cream and a hat. They will also need a packed lunch in a disposable bag. Information packs for volunteers are being distributed this week and next.
For those children staying at school there will be the opportunity for them to play in either Reception class.
Have a super weekend. Hopefully England will win! See you next week.
The Nursery team
July 6, 2018 at 10:35 am
This week the children have again been very busy even in the heat! Some children have been to visit the farm which always proves very popular. The children collected some strawberries and raspberries.
Other children were really feeling the heat and wanted to make ice lollies for everyone.
We have also had a Spanish disco party. The children were practising their dance moves for their holidays.
The children have done lots of reading this week and in Maths we have been practising addition using a new method. We used large hoops and put objects in both and then in the connecting hoop we worked out the answer. The children also had experience of working out missing numbers. There was one hoop with objects in and the children had to work out how many objects they needed to make the total. They also practised this individually.
Finally in PE today the children have been practising their Sport’s Day races. Sport’s day is next Wednesday and parents are invited to watch Reception in the morning.
Have a lovely weekend from all the staff in RF.
June 29, 2018 at 7:15 am
Well it’s been a hot week in Nursery so it was very fortuitous that someone wanted a pool party! We have also been learning the letter sound o, creating repeating patterns, counting, playing games, writing stories, building, ordering numbers, finding out about some animals and lots more!!
I think the highlight of the week for most of the children was our pool party. The children created signs letting everyone know the date and time. We wrote a list of all the things we needed and a letter was sent home. Before the party started we asked the children to think of some rules…
The children did well using their words to tell their friends if there was something they didn’t like. After ALL getting very wet we got dressed and enjoyed an ice lolly or ice cream.
In phonics this week we have learnt the phoneme O. The children found an octopus, orange and oval.
In maths this week we have been learning about repeating patterns. The children used coloured bricks and other objects to make repeating patterns. They then had to complete a bead pattern on the interactive whiteboard. We continue to practise counting forwards and backwards and counting the beats of a drum.
On Wednesday morning we were very lucky to meet some interesting animals that were brought in by Mrs Puddiphatt’s son Jacob. The children were able to listen about each animal as well as touch them all. There was a corn snake, leopard gecko, chameleon and royal python
The rest of the week looked like this…
Don’t forget the camp over is tomorrow, we look forward to seeing many of you there. If not enjoy the sunshine and we will see you next week.
The Nursery Team