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Nursery

Nursery

Have a look at all we have been doing in Nursery.

For more pictures please see the main class page archive link.

Nursery 2018 -2019 please see above

Ducklings - Sculpture Project

Ducklings - World Cup Penalty Shoot Out

To celebrate the World Cup we had our very own penalty shootout with year 3. We were excellent at scoring goals!

We had a brilliant Sports Day, we were all super at joining in with our races and tried our very best. We loved the egg and spoon race, jumping over the hurdles, collecting the beanbags in our baskets and running as fast as we could! We also enjoyed cheering on our friends too. We had so much fun and we were all winners with a medal and an ice pop treat at the end!

Ducklings - Sports with Mr Dooley

We have really enjoyed doing sports with Mr Dooley, our favourite game is a running game called ‘Beans!’ We have been working on our co-ordination and finding a space. We have also enjoyed exploring different equipment such as footballs, rugby balls, hula-hoops and beanbags.

Ducklings - Sports Relief

We had a brilliant Sports Day, we were all super at joining in with our races and tried our very best. We loved the egg and spoon race, jumping over the hurdles, collecting the beanbags in our baskets and running as fast as we could! We also enjoyed cheering on our friends too. We had so much fun and we were all winners with a medal and an ice pop treat at the end!

Mr Dennison came back to visit us to do some planting with us. We have enjoyed planting potatoes and sunflowers with him. We have loved watching them grow and looking after them. It was quite magical when we dug up our potato plants and found that the potatoes had magically grown underground! We carefully washed our potatoes and Mrs Agar cooked them for us, they were the most delicious potatoes we have ever tasted – yummy!

Ducklings - Library Bus

This year we have really enjoyed the library bus visiting school and sharing stories with the older children.

Ducklings - Maypole Day

We celebrated Mayday with our annual Maypole performance with Reception. We did really well for our Mummies and Daddies despite the scorching sunshine. Thank-you to everybody who came to watch us!

Ducklings - Pirate Day

We loved dressing up as pirates, finding treasure, making bandanas and skull and cross bone hats and learning pirate songs. Our favourite part was a pirate workshop from the Theatre Royal where we pretended to be real pirates with them.

Ducklings - World Book Day

We celebrated World Book Day by coming in dressed as our favourite book characters and bringing in some of our favourite books! We enjoyed talking about our favourite stories and characters as well as listening to some of our favourite stories too. We were also very lucky as Miss Wheeler came down from Year 1 to read to us. She read us a story all about a Blue Balloon that we had to blow up as we went – we loved it!

Ducklings - Forest Wedding

To celebrate the Royal Wedding we had our own wedding in the woods with Reception. We enjoyed pretending to be different members of the Royal family.

We love learning from nature and exploring the environment around us on our weekly forest walks. We learn through our senses by talking about the things that we can see, hear, feel and smell as we go! We enjoy collecting items to talk about and look at how the trees and plants grow to build on our understanding of the world around us. This year we have loved building dens, climbing trees, making clay faces on the trees, going on scavenger hunts, playing parachute with Reception and many more exciting activities – take a look!

Ducklings - Yoga

We were very lucky to have a yoga workshop. It was really fun and very relaxing! We enjoyed pretending to be different things at the seaside.

“I like being the dolphin!” Tilly explained.

Ducklings - Fire Engine Visit!

We were very lucky to have a fire engine and real firefighters come to visit us at school. We were able to talk to the fireman about what they do, learn how then fire hose works and we even got to have a go in the cab of the engine at look at the firemen’s jackets and torches. It was so interesting and luckily because it was raining so much the firemen didn’t have any fires to put out! 🚒

Ducklings - Trying out Boxing

We were lucky enough to have a sports session on Boxing where were taught some basic skills and played some fun games too. We learnt how to move from one foot to another and moved towards and backwards. We also practised how to hold out arms and how to punch them in front of us whilst count them and saying “1-2!”. Then we practised how to duck. We played a game to practise these skills where we had to take it in turns to move forward from one foot to another, then punch out our arms and collect a quoit to take back to our team. It was lots of fun learning these new skills but we were quite worn out when we had finished!

Ducklings - World Book Day

We celebrated World Book Day by coming in dressed as our favourite book characters and bringing in some of our favourite books! We enjoyed talking about our favourite stories and characters as well as listening to some of our favourite stories too. We were also very lucky as Miss Wheeler came down from Year 1 to read to us. She read us a story all about a Blue Balloon that we had to blow up as we went – we loved it!

Ducklings - Fun in the snow

We wrapped up warm and had so much fun experiencing the snowy weather. We absolutely loved catching snowflakes, making snow angels, building snowballs and snowmen, sledging down our little hill and making footprints as we walked. It really was quite magical if a bit chilly!

Ducklings - Chinese Dance Workshop

To Celebrate Chinese New Year we had a very special dance workshop. We got learnt to move around like all the different animals of the Chinese zodiac. We also got use some special Chinese fans and parasols. We practising swaying, twirling and moving around with them to music – it was so much fun!

Lucy said “I love spinning the pretty umbrellas round”.

Ducklings - WellComm with Year 6

In Nursery we are very fortunate to have some year 6 helpers come down and play different games with us to help support our language development. Year 6 have lots of really fun ways to teach us new words and we love making new friends with the big children too.

“The big children my friends!” says Sivani.

Ducklings - Santa's visit!

This Christmas we were very lucky as we had a special visitor – Santa himself! We all got a chance to go up into Santa’s sleigh and have a chat. We even got a present too! It was such an exciting day for us all.

The children all exclaimed “Santa’s here!!!” when they saw his sleigh arrive in the playground!

We have been learning about penguins. We learnt that lots of penguins live in Antarctica and that they are birds that can't fly. We have enjoyed dressing up as penguins and pretending to waddle and swim like them. We also enjoyed making models, collages and painting pictures of penguins.

“I love penguins ‘cos they slide on their tummies!” Elijah told everybody.

Ducklings - Planting Trees

We had a special delivery of baby trees at school, with the help of Year 3, we all worked together to carefully plant them in different spots. We can’t wait to look after them and watch them grow to hopefully make our woods even bigger!

“They’re going to get bigger and bigger and bigger!” Callum is really excited about our new trees!

Ducklings - Remembrance Day

For Remembrance Day, we learnt why it is important to remember and about the Poppy story. We watched a video from the perspective of a family of rabbits and it showed all the beautiful poppies growing. We learnt that we wear poppies to remember all the people that were hurt or lost and that the poppies were the first flower to grow again when peace was restored. We made our poppies with playdough and paint. Then we all made our own poppies with tissue paper and went outside and put them in our own special field so we had lots and lots of poppies too.

Amelia explained “We wear poppies to remember the solider”.

Ducklings - Making Pumpkin Soup.

In Autumn we went on a forest walk and explored the story Pumpkin Soup and then we learnt how to make our own pumpkin soup. We had to scoop out the pumpkin, add herbs, stock and a little salt (but not too much!) and then mix it all together. We really enjoyed working together to help mash up the pieces in our soup before cooking it and tasting it. It was yummy!

Ducklings - Fireworks!

We have learnt about staying safe around fireworks and enjoyed making different firework pictures. We tried rolling marbles around a tray as well as printing with cut up cardboard tubes to make pretty firework patterns and then, of course, we added glitter!

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