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Foundation One - Mick Inkpen

Hello and welcome to our nursery class page especially to all our new starters. We will look forward to sharing our activities with you.

 

The nursery team has two teachers Miss Leigh-Browne who works Mondays and Tuesdays and Mrs. Marriott who works Weds/Thurs/Fri. We also have three teaching assistants Mrs. Betts, Mrs Chafer and Mrs Richardson.

 

This week we have welcomed lots of new children and have been busy helping them to learn our daily routine and expectations.

 

This year each class has been paired with an author and the nursery author is Mick Inkpen. We are going to introduce our topic on colour by reading The Blue Balloon. We are looking forward to taking part in lots of exciting activities. Keep checking this page to see our photographs.

 

If you have any questions, worries or concerns please feel free to speak to a member of staff.

Summer Term 2018

We would like to say a huge thankyou to Mr. Richardson and Creative Roots landscaping firm for our new nursery garden. It has been lovely to have extra outdoor space in this beautiful weather.

" I love the new garden" " oh wow this is amazing" just a couple of comments from children as they went to play outside. In the near future we are hoping to do some planting so if anyone has any unwanted plants/ bushes/ bulbs they would be very welcome.

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The children are all very excited to have a new fish tank in nursery. The children suggested lots of different names for them. We wrote them all down and pulled them out of a hat. We now have Goldie and Sparkle to look after. The children have loved watching the fish and they are taking it in turns to feed them.
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As part of our farm theme we had a go at writing with goose feathers. 
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We had great fun at the World Cup Parade. Nursery children were supporting Tunisia and Panama. We made flags for each country and we all dressed up in red, white and blue. We made colourful shakers to take with us on the parade. We marched through school,around the playground and down near the field where the older children were playing football matches.
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We have had great fun playing in our farm shop.
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We have really enjoyed having some chicks in nursery. We watched the eggs carefully and were really excited when they started to hatch. Some children were lucky enough to see a chick popping out of its shell.
We had great fun dressing up for the Royal Wedding. We all wore our crowns.
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White Post Farm

We would like to say a huge thankyou to our PTA and all the parents who support the fundraising events in school for making it possible to have the animals at nursery for a day. It was a very enriching experience for the children and they all thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Spring Term 20018

Hello and welcome back to our Spring Term news especially to all our new families. Our new children are settling in well and are learning our rainbow rules and routines.

Our topic this term is Once Upon a Time in a castle.

As many of you are aware the link author for Nursery is Mick Inkpen so we began our topic by reading his book "Wibbly Pig's Garden". We had great fun making a beanstalk and drawing pictures of creepy crawlies to hide underneath the leaves. Don't forget to see if you can find any when you come into nursery!

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We are enjoying  the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We have used puppets to retell the story and some children are brilliant at putting on the giant's voice! We all helped to make an enormous beanstalk and decided whereabouts on the beanstalk we wanted to put a picture of ourselves.

There was great excitement when we arrived at nursery one morning as there was a giant coming down our beanstalk!

 

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Some of us planted some magic beans. We are hoping they will grow up to the ceiling!
We have also had great fun building castles of all sorts of shapes and sizes!
During the week before half term we had fun celebrating Chinese New Year. We turned our home corner into a Chinese restaurant.
We made a Chinese dragon and had great fun doing some dragon dancing. We made Chinese lanterns and lucky money envelopes. We also had a chopstick challenge which was very tricky! Best of all was tasting Chinese noodles yum yum!!

Dragon Dancing

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For world book week we acted out the story of Jack and the Beanstalk
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For World Book Day we learnt a rhyme with actions to tell the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.
We had great fun playing in the snow. Some of us even managed to build a snowman!
We have enjoyed our open day when lots of parents came in to share stories with us.
We have had lots of fun playing in our castle and dressing up as kings , queens, princesses and dragons. 
We had great fun taking part in the non stop dance day to raise money for sport relief.
We have had lots of fun  and new experiences outdoors.
At the end of term we celebrated the arrival of spring and  Easter and took part in lots of  fun activities.
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Autumn term 20017

We have started discovering the world of colour. We shared a lovely story "Wow " said the owl about a baby owl who wakes up during the daytime to discover all the beautiful colours around him.

We had great fun walking through our rainbow curtain and then blowing bubbles to see the different colours.

We have enjoyed reading our first Mick Inkpen story The Blue Balloon. We went outside and let some blue balloons flyaway. We all had a go at writing a name label for our balloon to take home.
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What great fun we have had trying out our new water station!
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We all took part in the sponsored run, it was a long way for our little legs!
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We have been investigating  the world around us by discovering the beautiful autumn colours. Some children have collected things  for our autumn display. We have been able to observe and discuss the changes taking place around us. We enjoyed going on an autumn walk looking for signs of autumn around our school.
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Back in the classroom we used our leaves and autumn colours to make some beautiful prints
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We had great fun during culture week learning about Turkey and Latvia. We made Turkish cookies which were yummy!! We found the countries on a map and made flags. We learnt about the different food and Gustav's daddy came in to nursery to tell us all about Latvia. He taught us how to sing a nursery rhyme in Latvian and we learnt how to say hello in both languages.
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