New beginnings in Nursery

It has been a VERY busy half term for the children in Nursery: new friends to make; surroundings to explore; routines to learn; activities to try; and resources to use. Not surprising, then, that our focus has been on Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED). This area of learning is fundamental to all other areas of development and learning, with motivation, social skills and confidence being described as 'super skills'.

Starting a new nursery is an enormous challenge and we are so proud of how all our children have adjusted. Below are some pictures that show their progress so far.

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 2018

Our learning over the Spring Term has been inspired by the wonderful story books we have read as part of our 'Incredible Journeys' topic. From playing in the Big Red Bath role play area, to building rockets for Baby Bear in 'Whatever Next!' - our imaginations have been stretched far beyond ordinary modes of transport.

We practised cutting and assembling while making split-pin pirates, and the classroom became a hanger for a range of paper aeroplanes, gliders and straw-shooters.

'The Hundred Decker Bus' and 'Naughty Bus' led to lots of counting activities, while 'Room on the Broom' gave rise to lots of measuring and comparing of broomsticks.

November 2017

One very wet morning, the children of Nursery and Reception went outside to explore the weather. We also learned which of our coats were waterproof!

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The Foundation Stage Christmas Show was a great success and the nursery children did a fabulous job of acting out the nativity while the Reception children took the parts of angels and narrators. Their singing was beautiful and they did such a good job of remembering all words to the many songs.

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This term the Foundation Stage are the 'Ladbrooke Explorers'. In true explorer style, we put on our wellies and set out on an expedition to the local woods. The leaves were falling all around us and it was great fun to kick them up. There were so many colours and some leaves were so beautiful that we couldn't resist taking them back to the classroom along with lots of sticks, moss and acorns.