I would like to welcome you all to our Nursery class page. In the Nursery the children will be taught by Mrs Patel and supported by Miss Miller.
We have been very busy in Nursery over the last two weeks settling in our new starters and our returning children.
This half term our topic is Superheroes. The children are very excited and have already been busy pretending to be Superheroes in their role play. One of the books we will be reading is Super Daisy and the Peril of Planet Pea, so next week will be a very green week in the Nursery.
Thank you for all your support.
We have decided to take the children into the hall for PE once a week. This will take place every Thursday afternoon and Friday morning, so please make sure the children are wearing sensible shoes e.g. trainers or plimsols. In PE we will be practicing gross motor skills such as balancing, moving in different ways and jumping using different apparatus.
Wednesday is our Forest School day and we will be taking the children into the Forest School in the morning and afternoon for 30-60 minutes. It can get very wet and muddy in the Forest School so please ensure that children are dressed in clothes that you don't mind them getting dirty in. We have welly boots and waterproof coats and trousers in the Nursery for children to wear, but please feel free to bring their own if you wish.
I would like to welcome our new starters to Griffin Park Nursery this Spring Term. They have settled really well and are enjoying everything that Nursery has to offer.
This term we will be focusing on Traditional Tales and in these first two weeks the children have been learning about Goldilocks and the Three Bears. They have been busy playing with dry oats, tasting porridge and acting out the story and making their own story booklets. We will also be learning about Little Red Riding Hood, The Gingerbread Man and the Three Little Pigs.
Please keep checking our class page for updates on what our Nursery children have been up to.
Nursery hosted their first Stay and Play for parents and carers today. The children loved playing with their parents and showed them what they liked to do in Nursery. We cannot wait to have our next Stay and Play next week!
Nursery parents joined us again for Stay and Play this week. Our theme was playdough. Some of our parents learned and helped to make home made playdough just like we use in Nursery. It was lots of fun and much easier than they expected. Here is the recipe:
Mix together in a bowl:
2 cups plain flour
1 cup salt
2 cups boiling water
2 tbsp oil
2 tbsp cream of tartar
Food colouring/poster paint
Stir with a wooden spoon and then knead with your hands
This week our Stay and Play focussed on Maths activities. The parents and children used out Number rhyme packs to act out the rhymes, they painted shapes, played with the peg numbers and used the construction waffles to make cubes. What a fantastic Stay and Play!
On Friday our quail eggs arrived in Foundation Stage. The children have been very careful to look with their eyes to see if any of our baby quails are ready to hatch. We can't wait to see them!
This morning when Mrs Patel came into Nursery, one of our quails had hatched. It was running around the incubator, trying to wake up his siblings.
The Nursery children had a fantastic Sports Day. They took part in 5 different races:
I would also like to thank the parents who got involved in the races too. The children loved seeing their adults racing each other.
Well done Nursery!