Category Archives: Nursery

Reception & Nursery learn about Baptism

Reception & Nursery learn about Baptism

Our topic in Religious Education is ‘Belonging’ and in Reception and Nursery we having been talking and finding out about Baptism.

The children enjoyed joining together and acting out a Baptism in the school hall.

We discussed the signs and symbols of Baptism.

The children decided the baby’s name was George.

We choose some parents and godparents for baby George.

We had a priest to baptise the baby.

When the water was poured over baby George’s head we all said together “George, I baptise you, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

Some of the children have enjoyed bringing in pictures of their own Baptism to share in class.

‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ in Nursery

Nursery have had a fun filled activity week focussing on the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. The children used their lovely big voices to join in with the repeated refrains. They also drew their own depictions of the story and made a ‘narrow gloomy cave’ with Mrs Walton! We cannot wait to explore…Read More

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…Read More

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