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Friday 9th July 2021

This week the children have enjoyed learning about animals we keep as pets and how to take care of them. The Home Corner was turned into a Veterinary Surgery and the children role played being a Vet or a pet owner.

We also enjoyed listening to the story 'Snore!' by Michael Rosen.

  Snore!: A noisy night for dozy Dog: Amazon.co.uk: Rosen, Michael, Langley,  Jonathan: 9780007160310: Books

Friday 2nd July 2021

This week the children really enjoyed listening to the story 'Who's in the Shed?' by Brenda Parkes. They all thought it was a dinosaur and where surprise to find out it was a bear. The children have been practising their count and recognising numbers 1-10 and writing their names. They had fun painting their favourite farm animal.

  who's in the shed?" by brenda parkes. #farm unit. | Farm school, Student  gifts, Farm unit

 

Friday 25th June 20201

This week has been a very busy week of learning. At the start of the week the  children were learning about Social Justice and how other countries are not as fortunate as us and God's call to us to help those in need.
They learnt about a charity called Mary's Meals who aim to support communities in the undeveloped world to build the skills and the resources they need to improve their own lives. The charity recognises that the best way to do this is through education.

Mary's Meals aims to give children at least one hot meal a day in school, so that they can get an education. The children in nursery and across the school have taken on a 100 challenge and will be doing this doing across the week to raise money for this good cause. Nursery children completed100 jumps throughout the week for this challenge.

For the rest of the week the children learnt all about the Olympics and Paralympics. They enjoyed learning all about the history of the Olympics and the different sports. The children took part in their own mini Olympics, made medals and learnt the chicken song from the Ukraine. Please see our Photo Gallery.

This week's story was 'Farmer Duck,' by Martin Waddell.

What a fun week we have had!!!!

 

Friday 18th June 2021

This week the children really enjoyed painting Farm animals for our display. Geography Day was a great success, as the children really enjoyed learning all about the Ukraine from Miss Mashuta.  Miss Mashuta showed the children where Ukraine is on a map and how far it is from England. The children also learnt how to say hello and listened to a story from Ukraine. They also got to try on the traditional dress for a boy and girl and colour in pictures. Please see our Gallery for pictures.

This week's story was 'A Squash and a Squeeze,' by Julia Donaldson.

A Squash and A Squeeze: 2: Amazon.co.uk: Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler:  Books

Friday 11th June 2021

The children have settled back well after the holidays. They were very excited to hear all our new topic 'Farm Animals' and that they were all going to become Farmers. The children have begun to make their own model farm animals for our Nursery Garden Farm.

This week we have been identifying the name of the animals and through the noises they make.  We have also been learning the Makaton sign for each animal. Please ask your child to show you the sign for pig, horse, cat, dog, chicken, cow, duck and sheep.

The children have also enjoyed hearing the story  'Noisy Farm' by Rod Campbell.

  Noisy Farm (Picture Books) by Rod Campbell (2003-02-02): Amazon.com: Books

Reminder: Book Bags go home on a MONDAY and returned to Nursery on THURSDAY.

Friday 28th May 2021

This week the children really enjoyed our story 'Super Worm' by Julia Donaldson. The children have really enjoyed our mini beast topic and spent this week going on a mini beast hunt around the school. They found many ants, a few snails and some different sized worms. The children also went on a shape hunt around the nursery and were amazed with how many shapes they found.

Over the holidays why don't you go on a shape hunt with your child, either indoors or outside and help consolidate your child's learning.

Reminder: Book Bags go home on a MONDAY and returned to Nursery on THURSDAY.

  Superworm: Amazon.co.uk: Donaldson, Julia, Scheffler, Axel: Books

Friday 21st May 2021

This week we enjoyed learning all about snails. We had a family of snails come and visit us for a week and the children ensured they had food and were well looked after. This week's story was ‘Norman the slug with the silly shell’ by Sue Hendra. The children have also been learning all about Pentecost and each class has have created a lovely piece of joint art work. Please see our Photo Gallery.  

  Norman the Slug with a Silly Shell: Amazon.co.uk: Hendra, Sue, Linnet,  Paul: Books

 

Friday 14th May 2021

This week the children learnt about stick insects. We were very excited, as we  had a delivery of Indian stick insect eggs. The children enjoyed counting the eggs and looking at them. We have placed them in a netted basket and will be monitoring the Indian stick insects hatching over the next week. The children will then take turns looking after them by ensuring they have plenty of ivy leaves to eat and water sprayed on the leaves.
If you have an Ivy bush at home please bring some in for our Indian stick insects to eat.
We will be uploading photos on our Nursery Gallery.
Reminder: Book Bags go home on a MONDAY and returned to Nursery on THURSDAY.

  Stick Man: Amazon.co.uk: Donaldson, Julia, Scheffler, Axel: Books

Friday 7th May 2021

This week we read ‘The Crunching Munching Caterpillar’ by Sheridan Cain. The children enjoyed learning about symmetry by making colourful symmetry butterflies. We have continued to learning what our numbers look like and have started to try and write some of our numbers and some have been put up on our Maths board.

   The Crunching Munching Caterpillar Noisy Book: Amazon.co.uk: Sheridan Cain,  Jack Tickle: 8601405482426: Books

  

Friday 30th April 2021

This week we read ‘What the Ladybird Heard NEXT’ by Julia Donaldson. The children enjoyed putting the correct amount of spots on Ladybirds to match the number. Most children are now recognising their numbers to 10, while others are recognising their numbers to 5. Well done Caterpillars and Ladybirds, you are doing amazing learning.  

Book Bags are being sent home next Monday and need to be returned on Thursday.

  What the Ladybird Heard Next: Amazon.co.uk: Donaldson, Julia, Monks, Lydia:  Books

Friday 23rd April 2021

Our new topic this term is 'Mini-beasts'. We have had lots of fun this week learning all about different mini-beasts. Our story this week was 'The Very Lazy Ladybird' by Isobel Finn & Jack Tickle. After reading the story the children enjoyed making their own Ladybirds and hunting for mini-beasts in the nursery garden.

Book Bags are being sent home next Monday and need to be returned on Thursday.

  The Very Lazy Ladybird - book, teaching resource, story, card, mat - book

Wednesday 31st March 2021

This week we have been very busy having lots of Easter fun. The children have really enjoyed learning the Easter story and now have an understanding of why  Easter eggs are giving out on Easter Sunday. We also made Easter Cards, Easter nests, Easter egg cups and took part in an Easter egg hunt linked to our story of the week 'We're going on an Egg Hunt. ' Please check out all our fun this week on our photo gallery. Have a lovely Easter Holiday!!!

  We're Going on an Egg Hunt: Amazon.co.uk: Hughes, Laura: Books

 

Friday 26th March 2021
This week we read ‘The Tiger who came to Tea’ by Judith Kerr. The children have really enjoyed painting our crates to turn them into a Caterpillar Planter. Please see our Photo Gallery.

   The Tiger Who Came to Tea: Amazon.co.uk: Kerr, Judith, Kerr, Judith: Books

Friday 19th March 2021
This week we read ‘Oliver's Vegetables' by Vivian French. Thank you all for your kind donations of seeds, compost and plants. The children have really enjoyed sowing the seeds and planting the plants. Please see our Photo Gallery.

  Oliver's Vegetables: Amazon.co.uk: French, Vivian, Bartlett, Alison: Books

 

Friday 12th March 2021
What a lovely week welcoming all the children back to the Nursery. The children have settled back into the Nursery routine very well. It has been so nice seeing them playing with their friends and enjoying being back in Nursery. This week we read ‘Titch’ by Pat Hutchins. We all planted our own beans, and we keep checking on them to see if they are growing. 

We all had lots of fun celebrating Science Day. The children really enjoyed their making their Flitter Jars and doing the experiment. Thank you so much for you kind donations of Jars.

   Titch (Classic Board Books): Amazon.co.uk: Hutchins, Pat: Books


Friday 5th March 2021
This week we read ‘Jasper’s Beanstalk’ and practised ordering numbered beans from 1 to 10. In the story, Jasper does something different each day so, we have also been singing the days of the week.
We love this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtQcnZ2JWsY 

We all enjoyed celebrating World Book Day. Please see our Photo Gallery. 

    Jasper's Beanstalk: Amazon.co.uk: Nick Butterworth, Mick Inkpen:  9780340945117: Books

 

Friday 26th   February 2021
Our new topic is ‘Growing’! This week we have been reading ‘The Tiny Seed’ by Eric Carle. We enjoyed learning the different parts of a plant and exploring different types of seeds.

   The Tiny Seed (Picture Puffin S.) - The Rocketship Bookshop

Friday 12th February 2021
This week we have been reading ‘The Big Surprise’ by Lisa Stubbs. In Maths we have been learning all about 2D and 3D shapes. We also learnt all about 'Mardi Gras' this week as we are go into Lent. We all enjoyed dressing up, eating pancakes and doughnuts and taking part in the Jerusalema Dance. Please see pictures in our Photo Gallery.

   Ed & Mr Elephant, The Big Surprise by Lisa Stubbs: Amazon.co.uk: Lisa  Stubbs: 9781905606955: Books

Friday 5th February 2021
This week we have been reading ‘The train Ride’ by June Crebbin. In Maths we have been ordering numbers 1-10 and we learnt 'The Five Little Train Song'. We also made name trains. 

     The Train Ride: Amazon.co.uk: Crebbin, June, Lambert, Stephen:  9780744547016: Books

Friday 29th January 2021
This week we have been reading ‘Who Sank the Boat?’ by Pamela Allen. In Maths we have been using scales to weigh the different animals in the story. We also predicted if objects would sink or float and then tested them.

        Who Sank the Boat? (Paperstar): Amazon.co.uk: Allen, Pamela: Books



Friday 22nd January 2021
This week we have been reading ‘Mr Gumpy's Motor Car’ by John Burnigham . We have spent time making and sketching vehicles. Mrs Thomas also, practised name writing with us. Most of us our able to hold our pencils with the correct grip and some of us can independently write our names.

    Mr Gumpy's Motor Car by John Burningham | Waterstones

Friday 15th January 2021
This week we have been reading ‘Naughty Bus’ by Jan Oke. We have spent time making and sketching vehicles. You also, practised name writing with at home. Most of you are  able to hold our pencils with the correct grip and some of you can independently write your names. Well done!!!

Naughty Bus: Amazon.co.uk: Oke, Jan: 9780954792114: Books

 

Friday 8th January 2021
Firstly, we wish you all a Happy New Year! We would also like to say a huge thank you for all the Christmas wishes, cards and gifts we received at the end of Autumn term.
We are currently learning remotely and I have been so impressed with your enthusiasm in doing the activities set and submitting these on Class Dojo. Our new topic this Half Term is Transport. We will be looking at all different transports throughout this term. In Maths we will be learning all about 2d and 3D shapes. We read 'Rosie's Walk' by Pat Hutchins and focused on using positional language (over, under, around, through and across).

Rosie's Walk (Classic Board Books): Amazon.co.uk: Hutchins, Pat:  9781481422758: Books

 

Friday 11th December 2020
This week we have continued our preparations for Christmas. We made snowmen biscuits, made Christmas cards and threaded stockings. We all enjoyed wearing our Christmas jumpers on Christmas Jumper day and doing Santa’s Dash. We also enjoyed watching ‘The Little Elf’s Christmas’ panto.  Please check out our photo gallery to see all our fun!
Reminders:
Christmas Party: Wednesday 16th December – Bring in a pack lunch
School Closes for PM/Ladybirds on Thursday 17th December
School Closes for AM/Caterpillars on Friday 18th December

Friday 4th December 2020
It has been a very busy week in Nursery. We have been learning all about winter and preparing for Christmas. We really enjoyed learning about Artic animals. We got to make ice and used it in our play with the Artic animals. It was great fun watching it melt.
 
Reminders:
BOOK BAGS must be in nursery every Thursday to change books
Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 11th December

Christmas Party: Wednesday 16th December – Children to bring their own pack lunch.
 

Friday 27th November 2020
This week, we read ‘How to Catch a Star’ by Oliver Jeffers. We used paint to recreate some of the illustrations in the book, arranged shapes to make rockets and made our own stars with salt dough. We are also busy rehearsing our Christmas Nativity.


Reminders:
BOOK BAGS must be in nursery every Thursday to change books.

Friday 20th November 2020
This week, our learning has been inspired by the nursery rhyme ‘Five little speckle frogs’. We have been singing the rhyme with actions, counting frogs and printing frog on a log pictures. We also designed an Anti bullying super hero – Caterpillar’s super hero is called ‘Super Boy’ and his super power is kindness. Ladybird’s super hero is called ‘Strawberry’ and her super power is smiling.

 

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Reminders:
BOOK BAGS must be in nursery every Thursday.

Friday 13th November 2020
This week, our learning has been inspired by the nursery rhyme ‘Humpty Dumpty’. We have been singing the rhyme with actions, building walls, counting eggs and printing Humpty Dumpty pictures. We also worked in groups to make scrambled eggs and toast. We have had a great week!

Reminders:
BOOK BAGS must be in nursery every Thursday.

Friday 6th November 2020
This week, we have focused on the song ‘Incy, Wincy Spider’. We sang it with actions, looked for spiders in the outdoor area and counted spiders. We also spoke about Autumn and looked carefully at the trees to spot changes.

Next Week:
Our focus rhyme is Humpty Dumpty.
We will continue counting objects using 1:1 correspondence.
BOOK BAGS will be sent home on MONDAY. The BOOK BAGS with the BOOK INSIDE need to be brought back on THURSDAY, for us to be able to send new books out on the following MONDAY.

Friday 23rd October 2020
This week, we read ‘Kipper’s Birthday’. We counted the candles on different birthday cakes, wrote invitations for a party, made birthday cards and acted out parts of the story. We even got to have our own birthday party at the end of the week. We had so much fun!

In RE, we continue to learn to make the Sign of the Cross.

Next Half Term:
We will begin to send home Reading Books on a Monday. These will be due back on the Thursday of the same week. It is important that your child has a book bag in school.
 

Friday 16th October 2020
This week, we read ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. We counted the fruits, tasted a range of fruits, created hand-print caterpillars and acted out parts of the story.  IT WAS FUN!

In RE, we continue to learn to make the Sign of the Cross.

Next week we will be reading Kippers Birthday.

Friday 9th October 2020
Our focus book this week was ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear’. We loved joining in with the repeated refrains (BROWN BEAR, BROWN BEAR, WHAT DO YOU SEE?). We also used the book as a starting point to explore colours and 1:1 correspondence (counting by placing a finger on each object).

In RE, we are learning to make the Sign of the Cross.

Next Week:
We will be reading ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ 
 

Friday 2nd October 2020
We have had a lovely week in Nursery. Our focus book was ‘Where’s Spot?’. We tried to familiarise ourselves with the positional language in the book (in, on, under etc…).

In RE, we are learning that we are all precious to God and that God knows us all by our names. We are trying to recognise our names independently.

Next Week:
We will be reading Brown Bear, Brown Bear' 

Friday 25th September 2020
All the children have now joined our Nursery and we have started walking into the building independently. Mrs Giordmaina, Mrs Mepham and Ms Mashuta are so proud of us all!
We are focusing on learning the rules and routines of our new setting and building relationships with staff and peers.

Reminders:

  • Please bring a spare change of clothes and leave at Nursery (trousers / socks / pants / shoes)
  • We expect children to use the toilets independently – practise flushing and washing hands.
  • Do not let your child bring toys/sweets to nursery
  •  Label all your child’s belongings clearly
  • Register online for free school milk at ‘Cool Milk’.
  • Email consent for Class Dojo to the office- admin@olovrc.com

 

Next Week: We will be reading 'Where's Spot?'