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Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School

Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School

Nursery News

Thursday 5 December

This week the children have enjoyed writing their letters to Father Christmas. 

We have been busy learning our songs for the Christmas Play ‘The Sleepy Shepherd’ and we enjoyed going over to ‘big’ school to rehearse with the Reception children.

The Jolly Postman is visiting Cinderella, so we are sharing fairy stories about Princesses and using the storylines in play.

We have also made reindeer food, which will be on sale at the Fundraising afternoon on Friday 6thDecember. We hope to see you there.

Mrs. Millman and Mrs. Saraff

Thursday 28 November

The children thoroughly enjoyed Aria’s Mum coming into Nursey on Monday to help us make decorations for the Christmas Fundraiser. The decorations will be on sale next week in Nursery and they will cost £1 each. Many of the children have made two. Please help us raise money for the school and buy your child’s decoration. They will be lovely to keep and get out each year. We will also be having a stall at the fundraiser on Friday 6 December. 

This week, the Jolly Postman has visited the Giant. We are reading different versions of Jack and the Beanstalk and the story Jim and the Beanstalk.

We are also busy learning the songs for the team performances of The Sleepy Shepherd. Please remember to bring your costumes to Nursery by 4 December.

Mrs. Millman and Mrs. Saraff

Thursday 21 November

Last Friday, we supported Children in Need in Nursery. Thank you to everyone who donated money to wear non-uniform clothes. We raised over £44.

This week, we have been talking about Autumn and looking at the changes in nature that are happening outside. We have been on Autumn walks and have collected leaves to use in collage.

The Jolly Postman visited a witch and we have been reading stories featuring witches. We have shared Room on the Broom, Meg and Mog and Hansel and Gretel. 

We have also been developing our skills to share and take turns by playing games with our key groups.

Mrs. Millman and Mrs. Saraff

Thursday 14 November

This half term, our theme is set around the book The Jolly Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. We will be looking at the different characters in the book and reading traditional tales.

This week, we have been reading different versions of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We have also been looking for Nursery rhyme characters in The Jolly Postman and singing the matching rhymes.

We have also been playing games to develop shape recognition and have been talking about the properties and features of basis 2D shapes.

On Friday, we will be giving our support to Children in Need and raising money by collecting donations to wear non-uniform clothes. Thank you in advance for your donations and support.

Mrs. Millman and Mrs. Saraff

Thursday 10 October

This week, we have been talking about eyes and our sense of sight. We have discussed our Nursery rule of looking when listening.

We have enjoyed playing games that use our sense of sight, such as I-spy and hide and seek.

The children have explored colours with paints and have enjoyed mixing two colours with their hands.

We have shared books and stories such as Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? and traditional tales.

For the next two weeks, our theme will be Dinosaurs. We know that lots of the children are fascinated by dinosaurs and we look forward to hearing some interesting facts and learning through dinosaur related activities.

Mrs. Millman and Mrs. Saraff

Thursday 3 October

This week, we have been talking about hands and our sense of touch. We have discussed the importance of washing our hands.

Many of the children have enjoyed exploring drawing and writing in shaving foam and using their hands to explore different textures.

We have used our fingers to count and add actions to songs such as Toby Tall is up, Twinkle-Twinkle, Five Currant Buns and Five Little Ducks.

We have shared books and stories with textured pictures, such as That’s not my Pirate.

Next week, we will be learning about eyes, our sense of sight and our Nursery rule of using our eyes to look at the teacher or adult who is speaking.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you to name clothes and footwear belonging to your children. 

Mrs Millman and Mrs Saraff

Thursday 26 September

This week, we have been talking about our sense of hearing and the importance of listening.

The children have been making cup and string telephones and have enjoyed talking and listening to each other.

We have talked about listening carefully to stories and the children have listened to stories including Dear Zoo, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Gruffalo.

At the beginning of the week, the garden in Nursery was covered in some huge puddles. We had a wonderful time splashing and playing in the water. We would like to remind you that children do need coats and wellington boots to go outside in the wet weather. They also need changes of clothes for accidents and when they get wet outside.

Next week, we will be learning about hands and our sense of touch.

Mrs. Millman and Mrs. Saraff

Thursday 19 September

This week, we have been talking about our families. We have counted how many people are in our families and compared numbers by talking about more or less.

We very much enjoyed your family photographs. Thank you for sharing them with us.

We have been listening to Julia Donaldson rhyming stories.

Next week, we will be learning about ears and our sense of hearing and listening. 

Mrs. Millman and Mrs. Saraff

Thursday 12 September

The children are all settling in very well to the routines of the Nursery day. They are learning to share toys and take turns.

Next week, as part of our theme of ourselves, we will be talking about our families. 

On Wednesday (18thSeptember) in our group time, we would like to look at pictures of families. Please send a family photograph in to school with your child on Wednesday. 

If your child does not attend Nursery on Wednesday, they may bring a photograph on another day and share it with their group.

It would be lovely if we could borrow the pictures to display in Nursery. If you would rather that we did not display your family photograph, please let a member of staff know.

We look forward to seeing your pictures and learning about your families.

Mrs. Millmanand Mrs. Saraff