Thank you so much to all the parent helpers that came on the trip to Knowsley Safari Park! Without you, we wouldn't have been able to go, so it is very much appreciated that you took the time to come with us.
We had a lovely day and the children really enjoyed seeing all the animals and taking part in the 'senses on safari' workshop that allowed them to explore sights, sounds and smells of the safari as well as touching ostrich feathers and snake skins. The children (and adults!) weren't too impressed by the smells though!
We are now in the last term of Nursery for most of the class before they move up to reception. This term we will be concentrating on our phonics in the morning as the children arrive, so you may hear the children making different voice sounds or animal noises or singing rhyming songs as we explore these as part of our phonics lesson. We will be working on oral blending and segmenting to help the children to hear the sounds within words, which will help when they are then learning to write and spell words in reception.
We started the summer term learning about the story of St George and the dragon and enjoyed role playing this story together, before then moving on to our main topic of the half term.
Our topic for the first half of the summer term is 'Minibeasts' and our role play area has been transformed to a 'Bug House' where we have role play masks for the children to pretend to be different bugs. We have been on a minibeast hunt together and found lots of different creepy crawlies over in the nature and nuture nook. We really are very lucky to have such a lovely area to learn in!
Mrs Davies has also bought some caterpillars using our snack money - the children will be able to watch these grow and explore the life cycle of the butterfly right inside the classroom. Thanks so much for your support in providing snack money each week, because as well as providing your child with a snack each day, we are able to provide exciting resources for the children.
Our Spring Walk
We had a lovely morning exploring our school 'Nature and Nuture Nook' looking for signs of spring. We had talked about spring together on the carpet and the children came up with ideas of what we might see. The children suggested that we might see flowers, birds, leaves and squirrels so we kept our eyes peeled while we walked around. We saw lots of buds on the trees and saw some lovely flowers, but we didn't see any squirrels!
We had a lovely visit from fire-fighters from Bootle fire station this morning (11/03/19). They let us all squirt water from the hose before lifting us up so we could sit inside the fire engine! It was lots of fun and a great introduction to our new 'People who help us' topic!
We've had a lovely morning celebrating World Book Day today - Thursday 7th March.
At carpet time we all stood up in turn and showed our friends what we came dressed up as. We went into the hall with the Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children to listen to an author read us part of a story he had written. The author was called Daniel Riding and he read us some of his book about a naughty cat and some of his book about a magical unicorn!
Back in class we then coloured a book mark which Mrs Davies then laminated for us to make it special.
We’ve had a lovely few weeks exploring our winter topic, looking at the books ‘Say Hello to the snowy animals’ and ‘Jack Frost’. The children have enjoyed playing in our role play igloo, painting wintery pictures, making snowflakes, exploring ice, both outside and in the water tray and counting buttons for snowmen as part of our maths work.
We all really enjoyed our trip to the library to listen to a story with Michael. As we have been looking at the story of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, Michael read us the story 'Beware of the Bears' by Alan McDonald.
We then sang some songs and had lots of fun looking at all the books available in the library.
Autumn 1st Half Term
We have had a lovely start to the school year, meeting all our new friends. We are all beginning to settle in to Nursery well.
We have been learning all about 'ourselves' and are beginning to focus on Autumn. We have been singing lots of Nursery Rhymes together and we have been learning to make the sign of the cross together and learning our morning prayer.
We all really enjoyed our walk to the Meadows to go to the library. We had lots of fun spotting signs of Autumn on the way! Michael from the library read us a lovely story called 'Yawn', which made us all yawn while we were listening, even the grown ups!
Michael then sang some nursery rhymes with us, we enjoyed rowing our boats and learning a new verse to 'incy wincy spider'!
We will hopefully be making regular trips to the library to make use of such a fabulous resource on our doorstep!