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Nursery topic: ‘Beaches and Boats’

Nursery topic: ‘Beaches and Boats’

There is only one thing to do in the summer term! Visit the beach! And ‘buoy’ did we have fun doing it! We began by creating beautiful collage pictures using sand. We added our favourite sea creatures and talked about the texture of sand. We turned our home corner into a lovely gift shop and enjoyed dressing up in the flippers. The sun began to shine, so we tickled our toes in very cold water. Oh what fun we had!

In RE we talked about how friends look after and do things for one another. Rainbow was a good friend and and gave each fish one of his scales. We learned that Jesus had friends and we can be friends with Jesus.

Our story linked to the beach was ‘The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch.’ We had great fun with this. We coloured in lighthouses, played with masks and made sandwiches. We even made mustard sandwiches. Luckily the seagulls did not manage to steel them.

 

To add a historical element to our learning we talked about ship building in Wallsend. We watched a video of the’Royal Yacht Britannia’ being launched by the Queen. It was very exciting. We built our own ship and named it ‘Buttercup.’ We launched it and listened to ‘Rule Britannia.’


Here’s hoping we get to visit lots of beaches during our summer holidays! Who knows what you might see or find?

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Famous Landmarks in Nursery

Famous Landmarks in Nursery

What an incredible half term we have had travelling the world looking at ‘Famous Landmarks.’ The children engaged with their learning in a fully immersive way. Famous landmarks enabled us to look at the world around us, as well 3D structures, height and size. We began by collecting logs at ‘Forest School’ and working together…Read More

Easter in Nursery

We had a wonderful time leading up to Easter in Nursery. We introduced Lent as a time when Christians think about growing in love. We explored the ways children can grow in love: e.g. sharing and helping. We sang a beautiful hymn for our parents and posted it on seesaw! They loved it. FullSizeRender The…Read More

Welcome back to Nursery

How lovely it has been to have our Nursery family back together again. We have celebrated by engaging in lots of exciting learning opportunities. The ‘Querks’ arrived in a green treasure chest. Mother Querk laid five beautiful big eggs. They were lovely pastel shades with different speckles of colour splashed all over them, just like…Read More

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…Read More

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

Welcome to Nursery!

Welcome to Nursery!

Welcome to St. Columba’s RC Primary School. We are delighted that you and your child will be joining us in September. Under normal circumstances, we would be writing to invite you to a number of events and meetings across the summer term. However, due to the current guidelines, this is not possible at this present…Read More