Welcome to Nursery
Mrs Turner, Mrs Bibby and Mrs White are delighted to welcome you to the Nursery page. We are pleased to say that we have welcomed 52 children into Gilmour Nursery and are thrilled with how well the children have settled. We have been getting to know each other and the children are becoming familiar with the Nursery classroom and routines.
We are looking forward to sharing our exciting learning adventures with you and showing you some of the things we do throughout the year.
THINGS TO BRING TO NURSERY
Waterproof trousers and coat (to stay in school)
Wellington Boots (to stay in school)
PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL ITEMS ARE CLEARLY LABELLED
The second half of the Autumn term has gone so quickly and we have had a very busy time in Nursery.
We started the half term learning about animals. We looked at the patterns on animals' fur and skin and enjoyed painting the different patters including the stripes on zebras and the spots on ladybirds. We listened to some music and watched some video clips of elephants and then we moved liked elephants. Our role play area became a Veterinary Surgery and we looked after lots of poorly animals and made them better!
We found out about Bonfire Night and we thought about how to keep safe around fireworks and we also learned about how people celebrate Diwali.
We have been number detectives too and have looked for numbers all around school. We have been doing lots of counting and learning about numbers.
Towards the end of term, we thoroughly enjoyed dressing up and taking part in the school Santa Dash. We loved running, jumping and balancing and had fun throwing hoops as we went around the course.
The last week of term was great. We did our Christmas Concert for our families and enjoyed singing all the songs we had learned. We even stood on the big stage in the school hall!
We had fun on Party Day and enjoyed dancing, playing and having our party food. The best part of the day was when we had a visit from Father Christmas.
Spring term has also been busy but we have had a lot of fun and have enjoyed learning lots of different things. We started by having a space station in our role play area. We enjoyed being astronauts and learning about space. During the first half of the Spring term, we also looked back on when we were babies and we talked about the things we could do as babies and the things we can do now. We thought about how we learn to do different things as we get older and linked this to what else we might be able to do as we get even bigger. We thought about what we want to be when we grow up and we came to Nursery dressed as the person we want to be. During Around the World Week we learned about France. We learned a French song, spoke some French words, made famous French buildings in our block area and learned about the French artist Matisse.
This half term we are enjoying learning about castles. We have a castle in our role play area and we are pretending to be the King, Queen, Prince, Princess and Knight. We received a letter from the King asking us to help him. He wanted us to suggest a good pet for the Prince and Princess, so we wrote back to him with our suggestions. The King decided on a dragon as a pet and Jet, the dragon came to join us!
This half term has also seen the opening of our new outdoor classroom. We are delighted with it and are very excited to be using all the new equipment. We have taken care to learn the rules for each area to ensure we have fun and keep ourselves safe.