Welcome to Nursery 2021!

We have had a lovely week settling in our first two groups of children. We have been learning all the classroom routines, exploring our new environment and making new friends. The children have done amazingly well at coming in by themselves and getting straight on with their learning. I’m so proud of them all – a huge well done from myself and Miss Royle.

Here are some of the activities we’ve been up to.

How will we get there?

We have been using the story of Mr Gumpy’s Outing as a focus for some of our learning this week. Mr Gumpy has a motor car and he takes his animal friends on a day but they get stuck in the mud.

We enjoyed investigating how to make the cars go fast using the ramps and construction resources. The children tried lots of different cars and ramps and made lots of discoveries as they played. The higher the ramp, the faster or further the car went and the cars slow down when the ramp is flat.

We have been washing the cars at the car wash.

Let’s go to the beach 🏖

We have started thinking about journeys in our new topic ‘How do you get there?’

The children had lots of news about trips and days out they had had over half term so we decided we would go to our own beach. We had lots of fun digging and making sandcastles and learning about dry and wet sand and which made the best sandcastles.

We had a lovely time talking to each other about times when we have been to a beach, where we have been on holiday and how we got there.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar 🐛

The children are loving all the learning we have been doing around Eric Carle’s story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I have told them the story and the children join in with actions to help with the retelling.

We have drawn story maps putting the story in the right order. We have set up a Caterpillar Cafe where we can take orders of all the food from the story and practise our writing skills. We have been doing addition using fruit and threading bobbins to make wiggly caterpillars. We have also been talking about food we should eat lots of and food we should eat a little of as the hungry caterpillar did eat a lot of treats, it was no wonder he had a tummy ache!