Author Archives: Miss A. O'Connor

Year 2 at Forest School: Session 2

Year 2 were super excited to be going back to ‘Forest School’ this week! They independently got dressed in record time and were ready to go! This week’s session was based on ‘camouflage.’ The children put camouflage paint on their faces and made camouflage hats. Tree identification books helped Year 2 to identify a holly bush and a crab apple tree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

After all that hard work it was time for a nice cool drink of water and another chapter of the ‘Enchanted Wood.’ I wonder if our forest area has a faraway tree? We shall keep that for next week’s session!

A new term in Nursery

Nursery were very pleased to start a new term with glorious sunshine. The outdoor area was in full bloom and the children painted observational drawings of daffodils.         The termly topic is ‘Traditional Stories.’ The home corner was turned into the ‘Three Bears Cottage’ and the children explored the story sack full…Read More

Year 2 at Forest School

Following on from the success of Year 1 ‘Forest School’ sessions it was Year 2’s turn to become explorers and hit the outdoors. The previous week the children were given the ‘Forest School’ rules and they were ready to go. They began the session as always with a team building game. They used their senses…Read More

Nursery ‘Stay and Play’

Nursery had an amazing ‘Stay and Play’ session! These popular sessions are well supported by parents/carers and family members. It is an opportunity to participate in planned activities, to develop friendships and to provide a safe and supportive environment for the children.          The children showed their family member around the nursery and made…Read More

Art Studio in Nursery

It is very important that Early Years practitioners continually evaluate the areas of learning in their setting. Children should have the opportunity to access the areas independently and creatively. It was recognised that the creative area in Nursery was well resourced and inviting, however the layout was not working as efficiently as it could. Miss…Read More

African topic in Nursery

This half term the Nursery topic is ‘Africa’. It is a topic close to Miss O’Connor’s heart following her visit to Rwanda a few years ago.     The children have been discussing African animals, looking at colours and patterns as well as creating the warmth and happiness of Africa through music and dance.  …Read More

Writing in Nursery

Writing has been a big focus in Nursery this half term! Before children are able to form letters, they need to learn how to make marks. These marks can be with their finger or pictures they have drawn or painted. They are working out how writing works, how to hold their pencil, what pressure to…Read More

Happy Christmas from Nursery

December has been a magical month in Nursery. The children learned about the first Christmas and how people celebrate Jesus’ birthday each year. They role played the Nativity in the home corner and made an Advent wreath to take home. As always Nursery put on their amazing Nativity Play. This years performance was called ‘A…Read More

Building Walls in Nursery

Nursery had a wonderful time this week building walls using wooden blocks and shaving foam. They donned safety hats and used trowels to add the ‘mortar’ to their bricks.   The children used spirit levels to check that their walls were straight and level.       We definitely have some prospective architects in Nursery!…Read More