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Welcome to the Nursery Page!

Miss Clegg and the Nursery staff are looking forward to lots of exciting learning ahead and to welcoming new friends who will be joining us in the Summer Term.

We will be finding out about our new friends and helping them to settle in well and become familiar with each other and our classroom and routines. We will also be preparing our older children for their transition to Reception classes with more focussed activities particularly phonics and handwriting.  We are excited to introduce them to their new learning environments such as the classrooms, gym, dinner hall and swimming pool during short visits.  To find out about our learning focus for this term, please see our current Learning Journey.

 

Morning Session is 8.45-11.45

Afternoon Session 12.15-3.15

Please ensure your child has spare clothes in school (including underwear) should they need to be changed.

 

All parents and carers are invited to join us for our weekly 

Stay and Play sessions on Tuesdays:         

Morning 8.45-9.30 am      Afternoon 2.30-3.15 pm

 

 

Please click here to see a parent's guide to the Early Years Curriculum

We have begun our Summer Term learning topic of Food and the children in Nursery are enjoying serving yummy treats in our Ice-Cream Parlour role play.  We will be making vegetable soup with help from our adults to support our learning.  Our latest story is 'The Enormous Turnip' and we are getting really good at re-telling it and making our own story maps.  

 

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @Nurserystannes to see the great work happening every day!

 

We have been so busy during Spring term learning all about Animals! The children in Nursery are really enjoying our Talk4Writing activities which support our understanding of stories and helps us to become storytellers too! So far, we have learned the following stories and enjoyed lots of activities linked to these. 

Dear Zoo - we learned all about pets, zoo animals and size.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear - we learned about sequencing stories, colours and

Goldilocks and the 3 Bears - we made porridge & pancakes, explored different tastes and learned about good and bad choices.

Now that Spring is truly in the air we have been learning about new life and growing!

We planted cress seeds, discovered some mystery eggs from which a baby T-Rex hatched!

We have also enjoyed an amazing visit to Farmer Ted's to learn about baby farm animals and our hen's eggs finally hatched!  We have been taking care of 8 baby chicks.

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CHRISTMAS JOY

The children in Nursery enjoyed preparing for Christmas and learning the Nativity story which we helped our Reception friends to perform for our parents and carers.  All of the children were wonderful and sang and danced beautifully.

We celebrated with games, parties and had a surprise visit from a very special friend.  

We hope you enjoy looking at the photographs.     

CHRISTMAS 2016

CHRISTMAS 2016 1 Small world nativity
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CHRISTMAS 2016 3 Our Advent wreath we made!
CHRISTMAS 2016 4 Miss Mawson read the Nativity story.
CHRISTMAS 2016 5 Exploring the Nativity story.
CHRISTMAS 2016 6 AM Nursery act out the Nativity with our puppets
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CHRISTMAS 2016 8 Our Christmas lists!
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CHRISTMAS 2016 13 Surprise!
CHRISTMAS 2016 14 Father Christmas enjoyed our singing!
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We were joined by our parents and carers and enjoyed a fantastic visit to Calderstones' park.  Our old friend Richie the Ranger guided our visit and helped us to find signs of Autumn.  We looked at the seeds of different trees including sycamore, oak and horse chestnut.  We found pine cones that the squirrels had nibbled on and little pears and berries which will be food for some of the creatures living in the park.

We visited the playground demonstrating our physical skills.  Finally, we gave thanks for the wonders of nature and the sun which shone all afternoon!  

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Settling In

Settling In 1 Super sitting!
Settling In 2 Enjoying snacktime
Settling In 3 Ready to listen and learn
Settling In 4 What a lovely line
Settling In 5 Working together on a building project
Settling In 6 Turn taking and sharing toys
Settling In 7 Sensory fun
Settling In 8 Choosing materials to use
Settling In 9 Developing balance and managing risks
Settling In 10 Playing alongside each other and sharing resources
We have all been getting used to our new classroom and the rules and routines which help to organise our space and keep everyone safe and happy. Well done to our new children who have settled very well and also to our established children who have been welcoming and kind to their new, younger friends.  You will see from our photographs how wonderful it is that we are learning how to sit and focus on the carpet, tidy up, line up, sit and chat whilst sharing food, choose which activities and materials we want, share and take turns with equipment and toys.  These early skills are so important for all children to master so they become confident and independent learners.  
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