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Week beginning 17th July

 

We can't believe it's all over.  It's finished, all of our Nursery children are now ready for their new reception classes.

 

The year has flown and we have had a fantastic time and hopefully created some lovely memories and given all of our children a great start to their formal education.

 

May we ask if you haven't already done so, to take wellies home and check the jumper box for any stray belongings.

 

We have had a fantastic year, and we wish to thank you all for entrusting us with the care and education of your children in Nursery.  It is with sadness and great pride that we say goodbye and wish you and your loved ones a well deserved rest.

 

 

Attached below is a list of things to do before reaching 5, how many can you do over the summer holidays? have fun.

Week beginning 3rd July

This week we have made some wonderful lighthouses and talked about the different jobs that we would like to do on our worn pirate ship.  we have lots of children that want to dress up as pirates, some that want to steer and some that want a telescope and map and will guide us on our way.  We have had lots of fun pirate activities in our Nursery as well.

 

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We had some great news from the Goosnargh and Longridge Show, as two of our Nursery children were recognised for their brilliant bee pictures, well done Thomas and Emily. 
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Due to the weather affecting our Sports Day on the field, we were all a bit disappointed.  However we organised a few races in the hall to make up for it.   We had great fun.
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Week beginning 26th June

We still have pirates in Nursery and we are enjoying lots of different pirate stories, this week we have enjoyed 'Class Three all at Sea' and we had fun trying to talk like pirates.  We have also read different stories about the sea.  We have listened carefully to the stories and guessed what might happen at the end, it was fun thinking of our own endings.

 

We have made pirate flags, treasure boxes and treasure maps.  We have even made some skeleton bones and talked about the different sizes.

 

Our artwork for Goosnargh and Longridge Agricultural show is now complete, we are sure you will agree it is fantastic and for those children that had a go a creating a masterpiece, we think they are all worthy winning pieces of art.

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Week beginning 19th June

 

Wow, what a hot week it has been.  We have had lots of splashing fun and water play outside.  We have been independent in pouring our own cups of water to keep us hydrated and we learnt to keep in the shade out of the direct heat of the sun.  We also got to play with the Reception children, making even more friends.

 

We have listened to more pirate stories, we like 'My Granny is a Pirate' and we made stories up about our own Grannies being pirates - well we hope they were just stories.  We have talked about things that would fit into Granny's bag, looking for different objects, some were too long, too big.  Some were huge and some were enormous.  We have had some lovely language about size and maybe you could play this game with your child at home to encourage mathematical language.

 

We have enjoyed sorting the diamonds and pearls on our treasure table, and counting them.

 

We have also being doing some beautiful artwork to showcase at the Goosnargh and Longridge Agricultural Show,  we really enjoy being creative in Nursery and our work is fab.

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We have also put our new hall display up.  The children have all cut their own triangular sails out for their boats.  They created the background using a sponging technique, we hope you agree we have some very talented children in our Nursery.
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Week beginning 12th June

 

Ships ahoy! The pirates have arrived in Nursery.

What a busy week we have had.  We have enjoyed our new role play, the pirate ship and playing with the treasure.  We have been talking about the different types of treasure, coins, gold and goblets.  We have talked about the size of the different goblets and sorting them by size, we even think there could be a genie in some of the containers because they look like Aladdin left them.  We have counted the number of golden coins we have found in the water tray.

 

We have read the story 'Pirates love Underpants' and we have decorated our own different sized underpants, they look brilliant.

 

We have made some very special superhero cards for our Dads and talked about how special our dad's are.

 

 

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We have had a whole school maths week and in Nursery this week we have joined in and done lots of counting and number activities.  We are going to sing our pirate counting song in the assembly on Friday to the whole school.  we really enjoy singing.

Week beginning 5th June 2017

 

Welcome back to our final term in Nursery, how time has flown!

 

We were greeted on our return to Nursery by a thriving beanstalk growing in our sand tray, this lead to some great investigation, from looking at the different parts of the plant and comparing different sizes of beanstalks. Lots of talk and learning through play. Of course there were also dragons and princesses that had lots of adventures.

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We have been busy counting by playing a ladybird game, our counting skills are really  improving and we love playing games.  We are also good at taking turns and letting our friends join in.

 

Later in the week we got a letter from the Golden Goose who lives at the top of the beanstalk. He said he had been watching us and was surprised we hadn't shrunk with all the rain that we had.  He gave us some magic glitter that made us shrink and we went and played inside with our mini me's.  We talked about all the things that we would find really difficult to do if we were really tiny.  We all agreed that a whole fruit snack would be too much for us to eat, so we had small strawberries and half a banana.

 

In between showers we have enjoyed splashing and running about, we have climbed onto pirate ships and imagined the sand pit was the sea and looked for treasure.

We played with our friends, and introduced our friends to the art of football!  Whilst we have played we have been strengthening our muscles and improving our balance.

 

We will be moving our learning on to the theme of pirates, maybe you have some coins at home that you could count with your child, or have a treasure hunt at home.

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