Nursery - 3rd April
The children completed their Charity Bunny Hop today. It was very tricky to hop alllll the way down the hill, but they DID IT!!! The children raised over £80 for Pendleside Hospice. How fantastic!!!
29-3-19 - Mother's Day Breakfast
It was a beautiful morning for our Mother's Day Breakfast in Nursery.
nursery children were joined by Mums, Aunties, Grandma's, Nans and their brothers and sisters to enjoy fruit, pancakes and croissant. They shared stories together and relaxed over a warm drink and a full tummy.
All the children and adults thoroughly enjoyed themselves:
"That was just lovely, thank you"
"What a nice thing to do, thank you"
"I have had the most special morning, thank you so much for putting on a lovely breakfast"
"Look at my place name. He's written 'mummy', can I keep it, this is so special"
Thank you all for joining us. We will have to pencil another breakfast in very soon!
26-3-19 - Nursery - There's a Volcano
The children have used their imagination a lot this week. They built a volcano, which was pouring out lava! They used the building blocks to make a bridge across the hot lava so they could keep safe! It was very scary, but we all survived!!!! Great teamwork nursery!
Interfaith Week - 25.03.19 - 29.03.19
This week, our reception children have enjoyed finding out about two different faiths and learnt about two key celebtrations.
The first was 'Christianity' where we focussed on the main beliefs, place of worship, religious symbols, holy book and explored the Easter Story. We were lucky enough to have a visit from a local Christian leader, who inspired our children through looking at resources, telling stories and playing games.
Our other focus religion was Hinduism. We had a visitor from this faith and she brought a wealth of resources for the children to explore. We listened to stories, learnt how to pray to the many different gods, enjoyed a traditional Hindu dance to music and we even had the opportunity for the children to get dressed in traditional clothes. The celebration we learnt about was 'Holi' which is celebrated at the start of spring.
Take a look at some of the photographs...we have had such a lovely week!
Nursery - Stay & Play - WB - 18/3/19
Thank you to all the parents who came to join us for our Stay & Play sessions and Pupil Progress meetings. It was lovely seeing so many of you "getting stuck in" with all the activities available and helping your children blossom at nursery. By working together, we can ensure your child's learning journey is a successful one :)
Parent Stay & Play Nursery
Nursery - Under the Sea
This week we dived off the pirateship and explored the deep, dark oceans.
We learnt a lot of new vocabulary: ocean, waves, coral, fish, shark, whale, crab, octopus, squid, ray fish, hammer head shark, star fish, clown fish..... the list goes on and on. The child have just adored learning about the depths of the deep, blue sea.
We drew and painted our favourite sea creatures (looking closely at details and mixing the correct colours), sorted sea creatures by size, colour, number of legs/tenticles and explored how we could move like different animals (did you know crabs move sideways?? and some sharks HAVE to keep moving forwards otherwise they will die? well we now do!!!)
Take a look at our photographs and see all the wonderful learning that took place!
Vegetable Exploration - Over the last couple of weeks, we have been reading stories that have vegetables in them. We started off with the Supertato series and ended with Olivers Vegetables. The children have explored many different types of vegetables and this work will continue after the Easter Holidays - as we will be planting and growing our own. The children have asked if they can make and eat vegetable soup - so watch this space!!!
7-3-19 - World Book Day
We had a wonderful day on World Book day. The children all looked fabulous dressed as their favourite characters, we shared lots of their stories and watched a wonderful performance of the Gruffalo (all the characters came to act it out for us!!!!!)
Have a look at the fabulous photographs and come into class to see our beautiful art work too.
Reception - World Book Day / Book Week / Book Breakfast
5-3-19 - Nursery
A parent has brought in something very unusual....... They found it in their pond. We had a good look at it and we talked about what we thought it might be!!!
"It's a snake"
" It looks like ice"
"It's eyes" (I hope not!!!!)
"It's a crocodile because it's in water"
Do you know what it is????
27-2-19 - Nursery
Nursery was taken over by PIRATES!!!!!!
Welcome back, we hope you had a wonderful half term break.
Unfortunately, in your absence, Pirates have taken over our nursery!!!!!
They will be training up all the nursery children to be their Pirate apprentices and teaching them how to hunt for treasure!
This week, the learnt how to build a Pirate ship and how to make trasure maps.... whatever next?!? Keep an eye on the website to see what other mischief the Pirates cause!
Nursery - Elmer
Recently, we have learnt a lot about colours, how colours change when we mix them, how we can create different shades using white and exploring how we can create different effects by painting on different materials or with different objects.
We adored our story about Elmer the multicoloured elephant so we wanted to create our own. We looked at the interesting paintings by Mondrian and used a ruller to create lines and boxes which could enclose a space and be filled with colours.
Our finished products looks AMAZING!!! Come in and have a look!
Nursery - Chinese New Year
We celebrated the Chinese new year by exploring Chinese traditions and dellllicious Chinese food. We all tried out best to use chop sticks to eat with, just like in our story 'Cleversticks'. One of our little boys was extremely good at using chopsticks because he uses them a lot at home, so he taught us how to do it properly - the trick is.... you need to pick up your bowl so you dont have to pick your food up too high.
Chinese New Year Celebrations - Over the last two days, we have been exploring Chinese New Year through a variety of different resources and activities. The children have enjoyed making their own Chinese tea using an authentic tea set, they have made and eaten some Chinese food, dressed up in traditional costumes, made dragon masks, learnt how to write numbers and letters, manipulated chopsticks to pick up different sized objects and had access to a suitcase filled with authentic resources all the way from China! We have also listened to Chinese music, watched live celebrations and learnt about the story of the great race which teaches the children about the Chinese Zodiac Calendar. What an amazing two days we have had.
Bee-Bot Fun! Today the children asked if they could make a 'map of roads' for the bee-bots. Several children used a large roll of paper to draw roads for the robots to travel along. They talked about road signs and roundabouts. We will enhance this idea over the next week and provide the children with pictures and materials to develop their ideas.
Nursery - There's SNOW! First thing this morning, we wrapped up warm and ventured into the cold to explore the snow and frost. We had a great time collecting snow, looking at footprints (ours and other animals), making marks in the snow and looking closely at frosty spider's webs. One of our inquisitive little explorers brought some snow in to the classroom and we observed and monitored how long it took to melt. We tried to freeze the water again, in the freezer..... We will have to wait until tomorrow for the results.
Snow Day - Today we had lots of fun in the snow. We explored many different concepts and used our imaginations to make snowmen, snow castles, snow foxes and much more. We compared sizes of snowballs, measured the heights of them, used sticks and other loose parts to make pictures and patterns, made a cake shop and played pirates in an ocean of snow! We spent an hour playing outside and were all ready to get back inside to get warm again.
Nursery - We have been learning all about shapes this week. We have created pictures using different shapes, we have been on a shape hunt around our classroom and the outdoors and we have tried lots of foods which are shapes we recognise (like circular crumpets and square crackers..... Mrs Rice's favourite was the circle pancakes, yummy).
Nursery - Winnie the Pooh Day - We celebrated Winnie the Pooh day by sharing stories about Winnie the Pooh, colouring in pictures, painting masks and tasting honey (Mmm....). We all wore Red and Yellow too. Don't we look fantastic!
Voting for books - in our reception classes, we develop a love of books through reading and exploring stories with the children. In addition to having a book focus each week we have a daily book voting system in place, where the children vote each morning for the story they want to hear at the end of the day. It's a wonderful way of encouraging the children to appreciate how special reading is. It gives the children ownership and opens up discussions about why they may have chosen a specific book. This week our favourite winning book was a 'shine a light' book where you had to shine a torch through the pages to reveal the hidden animals in their winter habitats. Following the story, the children took the book into the provision with a torch and black blanket and enjoyed reading it in the dark!
Exploring weight and capacity! The children have been engaged and developed many different skills through this provocation! We have enhanced it this week by adding different materials and recorded the children using lots of mathematical language in their play.
Outdoor activities - At Rosewood the children have access to the outdoor provision throughout the day. The areas of leaning and opportunities lend themselves to the great outdoors and we take ideas from children's interests, next steps and needs.
Nursery - NOT a stick!!!! We read the story 'NOT A STICK' to get our imaginations flowing. We turned our sticks in to paint brushes, microphones, fishing rods, dogs, snowmen arms and much, much more. We even use sticks in our maths by comparing sizes, counting and making shapes.
Self Serve Painting Station - The children have shown an interest in colour mixing and so we have created a self-serve painting area. The children are able to independently select the colours they wish to use and can follow the step by step instructions to mix their desired colours. We are encouraging the children to wash their own tools and palettes afterwards.
Nursery - We're going on a BEAR hunt! We have had lots of fun this week, exploring different media, materials, techniques and mark making opportunities. We learnt the story and went on our own REAL LIFE BEAR HUNT. Luckily, the only bear we found was a teddy bear.
Nursery - HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome back to all of our lovely children and an even bigger welcome to all of our new children!
MissWright has left us for the year whilst she enjoys maternity leave with her 2 boys. We wish her all the best and we can't wait for her to visit us with her new baby when he has been born!
Mrs Rice will be our teacher until Christmas (she is extremely excited to join us)!
Gruffalo mask making - The children have been acting out the Gruffalo story and made their own masks. We had a visit off the Mouse from the book and the children have been asked to help the mouse family by making them a warm house for the cold winter months! The children were captivated by the Mouse visit and asked lots of interesting questions.
RF - Following our Gruffalo story focus, the children voted for their favourite recipe! They had a choice of owl ice-cream, Gruffalo crumble, roasted fox and mouse sandwich. The winning recipe was Owl ice-cream and the children thoroughly enjoyed making them! Afterwards, we completed a review sheet and the children talked about whether they liked or disliked the taste.
The children enjoyed their Gruffalo hunt in the deep, dark woods!
We have been reading the story - The Gruffalo. The children have been designing their own meals to be served in our Gruffalo Café. We looked at different meals that could be found in the deep, dark woods and voted on which meal we could make in school. The most popular choice was toadstool pizzas.
Stick Man - This is a fantastic story and is Mrs Flynn's favourite children's book. We explored the story, wrote our own versions, made stick families, visited the forest to find the family tree, collected, measured and compared sticks and used our imagination to use sticks for lots of different things. Take a look at the photographs of our children having fun through the story and characters!
Remembrance Day - We will remember
Halloween in RF - provision and activities
Autumn walk in the woodland - the children explored the woodland area to find signs of the season. The leaves had fallen off the trees, we found lots of acorns on the ground and a few hidden minibeasts sheltered under logs! We collected a basket full of sticks, leaves, moss and acorns to use in the classroom.
Autumn Term 1 - Provision & Provacations