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CLASS OF '22

FIRST CLASS B.A.by HONOURS

Class of 2022...you will be missed greatly. Well done on completing your nursery year with flying colours. You have been FIRST CLASS!

HOTTEST DAY IN U.K HISTORY

Today as temperatures soared to nearly 40 degrees, we ventured out to the BIG playground to play in the shade. We then went and sat in the rainbow room under the air conditioning!

WIMBLEDON AT HOLDBROOK

We have been playing tennis at Nursery and I think we have a few budding stars!

SUMMER FUN

We have been enjoying the sunshine by paddling in the cold water and eating ice-poles.

VISITORS

Today the Mayor and Sheriff came to visit our school. The children welcomed them to nursery and were happy to share their toys!

PARENT PARTNERSHIP

A BIG THANK YOU to our lovely parent, who kindly provided and planted some lovely plants for us (including a tomato plant & pepper plant). The children enjoyed helping him and are learning how to care for the plants.

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR

We have been looking at the days of the week, healthy eating and mini-beasts. The Hungry Caterpillar story, by Eric Carle, covers all this...

THE QUEEN'S PLATINUM JUBILEE

This week we have been celebrating the Queen's Jubilee. Each year group had a decade to explore and Nursery had the present day. We made our own train - travelling on the new Elizabeth Line! We made crowns with sparkly jewels and we dressed up (as Kings, Queens, Princesses and Princes). We finished our week enjoying a very lovely picnic, where we ate a delicious 'Corgi Meets JUBILEE Connie the Caterpillar' chocolate cake!

PHONICS

This term we have been working hard on our SET 1 phonics sounds, through our play, both indoors and outdoors. 

OUTDOOR PLAY - COME RAIN OR SHINE!

We have been enjoying the sunshine and the rain this term. We are prepared for all weather!

1 2 3 4 5

In nursery we focus on counting and understanding numbers up to 5. We do this through our play and singing nursery rhymes. We count to 10 and above, but really focus on the concept of 5.

St GEORGE'S DAY

We wore RED, WHITE and BLUE to nursery today and enjoyed a lovely 'Afternoon Tea' to celebrate St George's day. We made the St George's day flag, learning about horizontal and vertical lines.

FLOOR ART

In the nursery playground we used our mark-making skills to produce some beautiful art work, using chalk and masking tape

WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT

We have really enjoyed this topic. We have been on a bear hunt through the deep cold river (splash splosh), the long wavy grass (swishy, swashy), the thick oozy mud (squelch, squerch), the big dark forest (stumble, trip), the swirling whirling snowstorm (hoooo, woooo) and the narrow gloomy cave (tiptoe, tiptoe). We made the bear ... with 'one wet shiny nose, two big furry ears and 2 big goggly eyes!'

PE

In Nursery we engage in physical activity everyday, but we also have a planned PE session in the hall with Mr T. once a week. This week we have been focusing on BALANCE and COORDINATION

COMIC RELIEF

Today, for Comic Relief in nursery, we painted our noses red and enjoyed a variety of red activities. We also told each other some silly jokes, e.g...  

Q: What is ORANGE and sounds like a PARROT?

A: A CARROT!

Q: What do elves learn at school?

A: The ELF-ABET!

Q: What do you call a fairy who doesn't like to shower?

A: STINKERBELL!

Red Nose Day

ST PATRICK'S DAY

Today we explored the colour green as we celebrated St Patrick's day, with green props and shamrocks!

ICT

The nursery children have been using the Interactive White Board to develop fine and gross motor skills. They have been drawing the bear from 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt', along with the 'long wavy grass' (swishy swashy) and the 'swirling whirling snow storm' (hoooo woooo). They have also been writing their names. 

MARK-MAKING

Despite a busy week of activities (St David's Day, Pancake Day, World Book Day) we are still attempting to write our names, using a variety of tools.

WORLD BOOK DAY

Today we came to school dressed as one of our favourite book characters. We brought in one of our favourite books, and took it into the hall. Parents were invited to join us, in the hall, to read our books. During circle time we passed a teddy around and talked about our favourite book. We also looked at the snake on the letter 'S' and traced over it using our finger. 

SHROVE TUESDAY (PANCAKE DAY)

Today is Pancake Day so in nursery we are decorating pancakes using some sweet and sour toppings. We all have a turn flipping the pancake in the pan. We try to complete 5 flips - 1 2 3 4 5