Welcome to Crispin Nursery - 2016/2017
Our groups this year are based on Dear Zoo animals:
Lions - Kelly
Snakes - Jo
Frogs - Steph
Parents evening this term are:
Lions - Monday 10th October
Snakes and Frogs - Thursday 13th October
Please see your keyworker to book an appointment
Weeks commencing 14th and 21st March
We have had lots of fun in the garden now that spring is here! We have been playing in the mud kitchen and some of us found some more potatoes in the garden. Over the next few months please expect us to get a bit muddy - we love being outdoors!
We had a lovely walk to the allotments, looking for the signs of spring and the children all wanted to roll on the grass.
We have been cooking for Easter - we all made Easter krispie cakes and had an Easter egg hunt.
Spring Term 2016
Welcome back! We hope you have all had a lovely break and the children have lots of exciting news to share. During the 1st week we will be settling back into our routines and welcoming some new children to our nursery.
Week commencing 11th and 18th January - we will be focusing on The Gingerbread Man story. We have lots of fun activities planned, including cooking of course! Look out next week for lots of photos.
Week 25th January and 1st February
We have had lots of fun with the Gingerbread Man story. We used puppets to tell the story and all copied the phrase "you can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man" We made gingerbread men and had to decorate them....luckily, they didn't jump out of the oven and run off! We made puzzles out of gingerbread men and had to put buttons on him.
We had a tennis coach come in to teach us some ball skills. We had lots of fun with real tennis raquets and balls, he even had a special tennis net.
We have been writing a list of ingredients so that we can make pancakes next week. We know that we need flour, eggs and milk. We have also been exploring shapes, drawing around them and using shapes at wake and shake.
We have been exploring our library books this week. We put them all out on the floor and looked at the books independently. We have been putting on our own coats when we go out to play. Sometimes the Lions help the younger children with their zips and buttons. we then had a go at putting clothes on the dolls - doing the poppers up was quite tricky!
We had a Roald Dahl day and we went on a golden ticket hunt. We collected some tickets on our walk and then the big ticket was at the reception of Crispin School - we were given some sweets for finding the golden ticket! Have you seen our giant peach on the wall that we all helped to colour?
We have been learning some maths related language too! Lots of things have been full or empty, needing more or less. We have been using boxes and the water tray to help is learn our new words.
This week we have lots of fun playing with water! We have been pouring from small pots into jugs - some of us forgot to stop and the water poured out over the side of the jug! Then we had to pour from large pots into smaller pots - we found it easier to use the funnels. Some of us could use a large syringe to move the water from one pot to another.
We have written some letters to Brooks Road nursery. We told them who we like to play with and what our favourite toys are. We are hoping they will send us some letters too! We have enjoyed mark making on large paper on the floor too!
Week commencing - 7th September
This week we have been learning our new group names - we are based on characters from Dear Zoo. Can you remember which group you are in?
The Enormous Turnip - we are reading the book and doing activities relating to the story The Enormous Turnip. We all know the phrases 'he pulled and he pulled'.
Some of us have been for a walk to the allotments - there is lots to see this time of year!
The snakes and frogs have been making musical instruments - we had to use our pouring skills to make our instruments and then made different sounds with our pots.
WOW moments - we are busy looking for WOW moments in nursery! One of our nursery children now likes apples and grapes -WOW. I am sure you lots of WOW moments at home so we have put some WOW sheets in the cloakroom so that you can write one too. We will share them with your child in their key group.
Labelling Belongings - please label bags, jackets and lunch boxes.