Category Archives: Nursery

Our Nursery Philosophy

As we reach the end of a very busy half term, we reflect on the giant steps that have been made by the Nursery children in such a short space of time! We have a very strong philosophy in Nursery with specific outcomes and it is fair to say they have all been reached with fun, vigour and excitement!

  

  

 

So have a wonderful half term holiday Nursery! Go out and collect conkers, splash in puddles, dance in the rain and most importantly have quality time with your families!

  

  

 

 

 

 

Eggshell STEM experiment in Nursery

How strong is an eggshell? Eggs seem pretty fragile. We went ahead and dropped one, it broke really easily. An eggshell is actually quite strong, but just how strong? We tried a couple of ways to test out our eggshell strength experiment. We used books and we used water. We also compared eggs with 2…Read More

Care packages for new Nursery parents/carers

Following six glorious weeks in the sunshine we welcomed Mrs Walton (TA) into Nursery! It is a very exciting time for Nursery, meeting new children, meeting new parents and establishing routines. Saying goodbye to your little ones on their first day of Nursery can be a real tearjerker. ‘First day of Nursery’ packs were put…Read More

‘Loose parts’ play in Nursery

The children have wasted no time in exploring the exciting activities on offer this week! The creative table was an instant hit with ‘loose parts’ play. Loose parts possess infinite play possibilities. Children can carry, combine, redesign, line up, take apart and put loose parts back together in almost endless ways. These objects invite conversations…Read More

Teddy Bears Picnic with Nursery and Year 5

Buddy systems help to promote friendship and support between older and younger peers. The benefits of a buddy system are twofold – the older children learn to take on responsibility, while the younger children know that they have a special friend they can confidently turn to for support. The Year 5 children joined with the…Read More

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

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