Author Archives: Miss A. O'Connor

Forest School in Nursery

Forest School in Nursery

Forest school is an initiative well known in the UK and is one form of outdoor learning, centered around ‘learning by doing’ to nurture children’s curiosity. During these difficult times, innovative outdoor learning activities have been invaluable to us. Enabling an environment whereby the children felt safe, emotionally and mentally happy was very important. We thought it would be a fun idea for the children to paint their teachers through long lengths of cling film. It meant that the children still felt emotionally attached to us, without actual physical touch. They had the best time and talked about it at home with their parents. We also searched for things that we were grateful for. We discovered one beautiful poppy had emerged amongst the other blue flowers. This was a very special find. It taught us that positive things in life can be found if you look hard enough. We look forward to more exciting times, hot chocolate and magical moments during the winter months.

Squirrel Topic in Nursery

We are extremely lucky to have such a beautiful view from our ‘Early Years’ classroom windows. This week the children have been very excited to make some new friends. We have three resident squirrels who have been coming out to play. We placed some peanuts around the outdoor area and eagerly awaited their arrival. We…Read More

Science in Nursery

Science in Nursery

In Nursery, we love to carry out science experiments and find out why or how things happen? We decided to find out how the rain falls from the clouds? We used shaving foam to create a cloud on top of the water. We then dropped food colouring into the cloud. As the cloud filled up,…Read More

A warm welcome back to Nursery

A warm welcome back to Nursery

A very warm welcome back to Nursery. What a wonderful feeling it was opening the door to those excited smiling faces again.. We have missed you so much! The children have returned to school so happy and confident. The new children literally skipped in the door and made Miss O’Connor very proud indeed. An absolute…Read More

Nursery Home Learning – 13.7.20

Nursery Home Learning – 13.7.20

Hello everyone, I hope you have all had a great week! One of my favourite events of the year is Nursery ‘Sports Day.’ Seeing the parents proud faces, as their little one has amazing fun taking part in races. Children’s self-confidence and self-esteem never fails to amaze me at such a young age. This week…Read More

Nursery Home Learning (29.6.20)

Nursery Home Learning (29.6.20)

Hello everyone. I hope you have all had a lovely week in the sun! We have had lots of fun at school. The Reception children had a wonderful time outdoors exploring various forms of water play. It reminded me of all the fabulous activities and learning opportunities that water gives us. Here are a few…Read More

Nursery Home Learning – 22.6.20

Nursery Home Learning – 22.6.20

Hi Nursery, How are you all doing? The weather hasn’t been so good this week. I have received some lovely photos of you all continuing to do wonderful activities at home. I especially love that you are planting things. I bet if you planted something when you left Nursery, it is growing really big now.…Read More

Nursery Home Learning (15.6.20)

Nursery Home Learning (15.6.20)

Hi Nursery, I hope you have all had a super week! I have had a fun week at school teaching some of the Reception children. They are taking good care of our Nursery and are having lots of fun! Due to the rainy weather, I thought it would be nice to cheer ourselves up and…Read More