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Nursery

Welcome to our Nursery page, we like to be called Ladybirds!

 Morning session is 8.45am - 11.45am. Afternoon session is 12.15pm to 3.15pm

Please click here for an application form for Nursery.

Diary Dates:

26th February - First day of term 4

7th March - World Book Day

15th March - Nursery Closed for Parent Meetings

4th April -Nursery closed for home visits

5th April - TD Day - School closed for Easter

 

On Mondays we go to the forest for Muddy Mondays - If you have some wellies please bring them in.

On Wednesdays you can stay and play for half an hour after you drop your child off to see what they are learning.

On Thursdays we will be going to the school hall for our weekly PE session. 


Oaktree Ladybirds @OLadybirds

18 Mar Looking at our lovely Magnolia tree in the story garden. https://t.co/ioYkwvShm5

18 Dec 2018 Another lovely day at Kidz About. Here we are all waiting for our lunch. https://t.co/EvNCLnUkdN

18 Dec 2018 Bellies full. Off we go again. 😀

17 Dec 2018 https://t.co/yjl5PHjh85

17 Dec 2018 We are all having a lovely time at Kidz About.

Term 1

Week 1:

Our teachers came to visit us at home to talk to our families and learn all about us. On Friday some of us came back to Nursery to see our old friends and play with our favourite toys.

             

Weeks 2 and 3:

We will be learning about Goldilocks and the 3 bears. We will be making masks and acting out the story. In maths we will be using the language big, medium and small to compare different objects.      

What a lovely two weeks we have had. The children have been making bear masks, playing with porridge and learning about size.

We have had our first trip to the woodland area, where we explored the pond, shaded pathways and collected nuts for Suzie squirrel.

Our first PE in the hall was full of energy. We moved in different ways and learnt to start and stop on the whistle!

Our favourite song for the fornight has been;

When Goldilocks Went To The House Of The Bears

When Goldilocks went to the house of the bears 

Oh what did her two eyes see?

A bowl that was huge, a bowl that was small, a bowl that was tiny and thats not all,

She counted them one, two, three.

The next verses follow the same pattern but with chairs and beds.

When Goldilocks ran from the house of the bears

Oh what did her two eyes see?

A bear that was huge, a bear that was small,  a bear that was tiny and that's not all,

They growled at her grrrr, grrrr, grrrrr!

We will also be using Twitter, as of next week. Please follow us on @OLadybirds

 

Weeks 4 and 5

We continued our theme of traditional tales. This week we learnt about The Three Little Pigs and the scary wolf.  The children retold the story using the ligt box and story board. We had masks ready to act out the story.

Whose house will be the strongest? 

Mrs Hooker had the straw ready to build the first house, we collected sticks from the forest for the second house, and we had bricks already to make the third house.

It was lucky the school is made of bricks, so the big, bad wolf can't blow our school down!      

Week 6

We learnt the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff. Outside we experimented by building bridges for the three goats to walk across.

We made goat masks so we could retell the story.

In the woodland we looked for autumn things and stuck them to a headband.

Week 7

This week at our school it is History Week. We are learning about Beatrice Potter. We have been reading the story of Little Peter Rabbit.

We made bunny ears using cardboard and cotton wool. We learnt the song Little Peter Rabbit has a fly upon his nose. We performed the song wearing our bunny ears and Mrs Hooker recorded it on an ipad to show our grown-ups. We were fab!  

Term 2

 

Week 1

Welcome back to Nursery.

This week we have been talking about what we did during the half term holiday. It sounds as though you all had lots of fun, especially during Halloween.

We have been learning about the Funnybones story and have learnt the Funnybones dance.

Week 2 and 3

For the next 2 weeks we will be learning the story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'. So far, we have taken our teddies for a picnic in the woodland area and been on our very own bear hunt. As you can see from our Twitter account we found a bear!

To celebrate Children in Need, we all got dressed up and had a party in Nursery to raise money for Pudsey Bear. We made some lovely cakes and had our face painted.

Week 4+

We have been learning the story of 'The First Christmas' and practising our song that we are going to perform in front of our grown-ups at the Foundation Stage Nativity play.

We have been very busy making cards and calendars to give to our grown-ups.

For our special Christmas trip we all went to Kidz About and had lots of fun running around and going on the slides.

We wish a Merry Christmas to all out parents and carers.

Term 3

Welcome back to Nursery. We hope you all had a lovely Christmas break.

Week 1

We welcomed our new children into Nursery.

We have been speaking to our friends at Nursery about Christmas and our favorite part of Christmas. To go with this we have been learning the story of 'The Stick Man'. 

Week 2 and 3

We have been learning about the story 'Dogger', which is the story of a lost cuddly dog toy. We have been thinking about how Dogger's owner, Dave, felt when he lost Dogger and how he felt when he found him again. This made us think about what makes us feel happy and we painted a picture of this.

Then we heard that Dave had lost Dogger again, so we went into our woodland area to help Dave find him.

Week 4

As we have been having work done on our playground, we decided to learn about Diggers and other vehicles. Our book this week is Dig, Dig, Digging. It is a rhyming book. We have been busy designing, building and measuring different vehicles. 

We also enjoyed playing in the snow and ice around the school.

When we were outside, we rescued a large spider from a puddle. This prompted us to sing spider songs. Our favorite one is;

There's a spider on my toe, on my toe

There's a spider on my toe, on my toe

There's a spider on my toe, how he got there I don't know

There's a spider on my toe, on my toe

There's a spider on my knee, on my knee

There's a spider on my knee, on my knee

There's a spider on my knee and he's looking straight at me

There's a spider on my knee on my knee

There's a spider on my tummy, on my tummy

There's a spider on my tummy, on my tummy

There's a spider on my tummy and its feeling rather funny

There's a spider on my tummy, on my tummy

There's a spider on my chin, on my chin

There's a spider on my chin, on my chin

There's a spider on my chin, be careful he doesn't go in

There's a spider on my chin, on my chin

There's a spider on my nose, on my nose

atishoooo!

(spider falls to toes and you start all over again!)

We have also started a new scheme to support children's language. The scheme is called Word Aware and each week, we will be concentrating on a new word. The word will be linked to stories, have a gesture and symbol linked to the words meaning. Please see our notice board in the classrooms which show the word for the week.

 

Meet the Team

                                

          Mrs Hooker                         Miss Anita                       Miss Sabat

        Nursery Teacher                              Room Leader                       Teaching Assistant