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.
29th March to 15th April - Easter Holidays
16th April - Back to school
18th of April - New children starting
7th May - Bank Holiday - No school
18th May - Royal Wedding Party
28th May to 2nd June - May Half Term
4th June - Back to school
More dates to follow
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.
Oaktree Ladybirds @OLadybirds
22 May Amazing engineering skills making, testing, and improving fruit and veg carriages for Cinderella. #STEM https://t.co/FfNIQCniBl
18 May All dressed up for the #RoyalWedding2018 https://t.co/6vK5FBjxsh
18 May Yum yum yum stymie for our street party #RoyalWedding2018 https://t.co/T2iNnwWdbj
18 May Look at our party clothes #RoyalWedding2018 https://t.co/E1jeKA8JHc
15 May We had a wonderful wedding in nursery today #RoyalWedding https://t.co/MTiellAyBM
This Term - Term 5
Week 1 and 2
We have been learning about the Little Red Hen. We read and acted out the story, made bread and drew pictures of the characters from the story. Some new children started school and have been having a great time exploring their new environment. All the children came to the forest and helped make houses for the Little Red Hen.
Week 3 and 4
We read the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff and we thought it was really funny when the big goat pushed the troll in the water. We made wanted posters, grew troll grass heads and made clay trolls in the forest. We acted outed out the story and thought about what might have happened to the troll after he fell in the water.
We are celebrating the royal wedding this week and we will be busy cooking and decorating. We need to make crowns and jam tarts. We will learn all about weddings and dress up in wedding clothes.
We will be reading the story of 'Cinderella'.
We have been reading Mr Wolf's Pancakes and cooking delicious pancakes. We had a go at tossing them too. We had pancake races and found out how many pretend pancakes we could balance on our head. We used the parachute as a giant pancake.
For Book Week the whole school has been reading Flotsom. We visited the pet shop to learn more about fish (and other pets) and how we can care for animals. After our school trips it really snowed and we had to stay off school.
We have been reading Rainbow fish and learning all about different sea creatures. We looked at information books and drew pictures of our favourite sea creature which we turned into beautiful art for Mothers Day. There was still lots of snow about so we had a great time exploring it.
The children were really interested in boats and pirates so we decided to read lots of different pirate stories. We made pirate boats with foil to carry pirate treasure and we explored different materials to make waterproof pirate hats. We tested our hat with a water pistol and showed our work at the school science exhibition. We made pirates on the wood work table and drew amazing pirate treasure maps.
Week 5 and 6
We learnt about Easter and did lots of Easter crafts and an Easter Egg hunt in the forest. We went to the Church where we met Rev. Linda and learnt all about why Christians celebrate Easter. We had a competition to design and decorate an egg at home.
We have been learning all about nursery rhymes. We also made pizzas, choosing our toppings and learning about the letter P.
We carried on learning new nursery rhymes and our new friends started Nursery. We enjoyed showing them the school forest and how we play together. We were brilliant at taking turns and sharing when playing the Incy Wincy Spider game (and we practiced our Maths skills too). We made Humpty Dumpty bread rolls and dipped them in yummy soup.
We started our new topic about space this week and read the book 'Whatever Next'. We built a space rocket in the classroom and made space pictures with marbles and sparkly things. Our homework this week is to make a rocket with junk or to look at the moon and stars from our bedroom window.
Our story this week is 'Aliens love underpants' and we have had a super time making felt and play dough aliens. In the forest we made aliens using natural objects and in phonics we have been blending crazy alien names.
What a busy week learning about Chinese new year. A fun time was had when we prepared and ate noodles, learnt about the Emperor and the animal race, searching for the animals in the forest area and painting Chinese symbols. 'Kung Hoi Fat Choi' everyone!
This week was Art Week and the whole school was looking at the picture 'An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump' as part of the #takeonepicture project. We were really interested in the fancy clothes and one ladies hat. We did lots of art work about hats and hat a mad hatters tea party in the forest.
We have been talking about Halloween and reading Room on the broom. We dressed up in costumes, carved pumpkins and made magic wands in the woods.
We have been learning about fireworks night and talking about the fireworks we saw at the weekend. We used sticks to make a pretend bonfire in the forest and in Nursery we have been doing lots of fireworks art. The children worked with the teacher to count sparkles and the children outside chose to build a crate fire-engine.
Weeks 3 and 4:
We have been learning about dinosaurs and reading lots of dinosaur books. The children helped to think about the activities that they wanted to do for this topic. We made a dinosaur hospital when we found some dinosaurs were broken and we practised brushing giant dinosaur teeth. we dug for dinosaur bones in the sand and did a dinosaur puzzle piece hunt in the forest.
Weeks 5, 6, and 7:
We will be learning about Christmas and talking about this Christian celebration. We will be helping Reception with their Nativity which will be performed on Friday the 8th of December. We have got our first big trips to Kidz About for our Christmas parties and we are hoping Santa comes to visit us at school.
Our teachers came to visit us at home to talk to our families and learn all about us. On Thursday and Friday some of us came back to Nursery to see our old friends and play with our favourite toys.
Weeks 2 and 3:
We have been learning about Goldilocks and the 3 bears. We have cooked and tried delicious porridge, built chairs for baby bear, made masks, and acted out the story.
Weeks 4 and 5:
We have been learning about Bear and Lion hunts and having a great time acting out the stories. We have made play dough bears, walked through our school forest to look for bears, made sticky pasta lion collages and drawn maps of our hunts.
Weeks 6 and 7:
We have been learning all about the Indian festival of Diwali. We role-played the story of Rama and Sita and made Divas with salt dough. In the forest we used natural objects to make rangoli patterns. At the end of term we had a Diwali party, we wore our brightest clothes and ate delicious Indian food.