Teacher: Miss Studwick
Nursery Nurse: Mrs Bhatti
This is the start of our journey at school and it should be a safe, caring and nurturing environment which is what Orchard Primary School Nursery provides.

We develop our little pupil’s minds to see, talk about and question the world around them and we approach this with inside and out activities. Learning in the Early Years begins with social interaction with peers and adults. Learning to play and share and to develop our individuality and independence.

We carefully plan activities every day in each of the areas of learning to encourage, stimulate and challenge our Nursery children.

As well as activities taking place in the classroom and in our outdoor area, the children also take part in Forest School, computing in the ICT Suite, PE and cooking.

To find out more about our class and what activities we have been undertaking on a daily basis then please take a look at the details below. This page will be regularly updated with new material so please keep checking back for new information.

1 January 2017

Nursery Topic Information Autumn Term

(updated 28 September 2017)

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Harvest Celebrations in Nursery

This week in school we have been celebrating Harvest Festival, the children and parents have been very generous bringing in food for our Harvest collection for the food bank, we performed a song in assembly called 'It's Harvest Time' as well. The children have also been busy making some Harvest art work using apples and pears to print Autumn trees using bright autumn colours e.g. red, yellow, orange and brown. They are really enjoying exploring all of the changes that are happening to the trees, leaves and plants outside at the moment!

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Play dough Faces

Today the children have been making faces using play dough, they had to think about the different features that we have on our faces and then think of how they were going to make them using play dough. Some children rolled the dough, others flattened it and squashed it to make the shapes they needed. Some children used the right colours for their hair, eyes, lips e.t.c and others were happy to use a range of colours.

I think they have done a fantastic job!

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Our Shape People

This half term our topic is Myself, as part of this the children are learning about the features on their face and the different parts of their body. Today we gave the children some flat, 2D shapes and gave them the challenge of making a person using the shapes. They had to think about what shapes they wanted to use, name them and position them in such a way to make a person, adding eyes, arms, legs etc.

I think you'll agree, they did a great job - each one is very different, special and unique - just like real people!

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Exploring Forest School

This week the Nursery children have been outside exploring Forest school for the first time. We had a lovely time digging, looking for mini-beasts with magnifying glasses, making mud cakes, painting the trees and branches. We even found some extra guests in our Forest School - two frogs (one on the path and one under a log, some butterflies, worms, slugs and loads of woodlice).

We sat in base camp, listened to our Forest School rules and sang our special songs. We had some very helpful children who carried boxes for others and got lovely and muddy!

I think the children are looking forward to going back to Forest School next week.

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Lots of Firsts in Nursery!

This week we have started some new experiences in Nursery, we went into Gold Book assembly for the first time - the children were absolute superstars and they sat and listened very well.

We are very proud of them

Next week we will be going out to do Forest School for the first time and visiting the Computer Suite and doing PE in the hall.

On Friday it will be Harvest Assembly, we will be singing a song called 'It's Harvest Time!' to everyone to celebrate Harvest Festival.

It is going to be a busy week ahead!

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