Nativity

What a fabulous Nativity our children put on today. It was full of cuteness and made us smile loads- not always for the right reasons! Thank you so much for your support and I hope you enjoyed it too! Until next Christmas! But I know I’ll keep singing the hymns for ages yet!

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Collecting leaves on Tree-mendous Tuesday

This week we went into the woods to collect leaves to use for our hedgehog collage. All the children were asked to find a small and a large one which they were really excited about and scurried off into the woods to find.
On the way Heidi found a slug and called all her friends to have a close look. She even produced a mini kaleidoscope (a prize she had won from the prize box) that was in her pocket! She used it to take a closer look and all her friends asked for a turn and she eagerly shared it.
Daisy was busy collecting leaves and used them to decorate her hat! She then found a worm which she picked up and Livia told us that it was wiggly! Summer followed the minibeast theme and told us that caterpillars live on a leaf and we were all excited by the ladybirds that were everywhere in the woods!
We entered the farmers field to discover that our stone houses which we build every week had been knocked down; the teachers thought the farmer had done it on his tractor but the children had a very different opinion! They believed that the Big Bad Wolf had done it! How rude! They were quick to rebuild it and we decided that Esmee and Zach would stay in the field to guard it which they weren’t too sure about! We also went to look at our stick house that someone else had built but we always add to it but that had been blown down too! We were very sad!
We sang our song about leaves which was a counting song and all the leaves were blowing in the wind and fell off the tree. Mrs Fenton acted it out for us and the children counted the leaves. We also ordered the leaves we had collected. Lucie put hers in order and said she had a ‘small’, ‘medium’ and ‘large.’ So then we decided to put our friends in order! They all wanted to be the tallest!
What a fabulous day!

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Homework

Hi
Hope you have had an amazing holiday and are ready for another fun filled year in F1. Don’t forget to bring your homework so we can share it with our friends.
Our topic is ‘all about me’ this half term and we will be making paper plate faces in the first week back to display in our art gallery. I think on Friday we will decorate biscuits to make them look like faces. I wonder what yours will look like.

For the homework I wanted you to attempt one of the following:
Draw a picture or bring in a photo of somewhere you have spent a holiday.
Collage a seaside scene or make a 3D ice cream in your favourite flavour.
Collage, paint, draw or model a minibeast of your choice.
Plant something and take photos of what you did. Don’t forget to look after your sunflower plant too!
I’ve put on some photos of my holiday with my family!
My holiday!

This half term we are going to be working on recognising and writing our first names. Then you can write it on your paintings and any writing that you do and we know who it belongs to!

Enjoy the rest of your holidays and I’ll see you on Wednesday! I’ve really missed you all. x

Goodbye!

This year has come to an end and it has been such a privilege to be part of our children’s journey.
Our big children are leaving us to embark on their new chapter in F2 and they are more than ready although I’m not sure all the parents are! We get to keep our N1s for another year and will be joined by another three intakes throughout the course of the year. No wonder Mrs Fenton and I are grey!
This year has been filled with thousands of milestones that have been achieved by our wonderful children and these are not just in reading and writing but in the prime areas that are so important for our children to develop into rounded children. They learn to share, make friends, have conversations and LISTEN to others. They learn about themselves and what they like and also what they don’t like (with many of them, that usually involves tomatoes!) They can talk about themselves and their family and share all the things that go on at home. Nothing is sacred! They learn to concentrate on activities that previously they wouldn’t have had the patience for and they make connections and links with their learning and if imaginary light bulbs existed, we would see lots of these flashing around our unit. These children are all amazing individuals and are unique in their own way. They learn and develop at different rates and as I often say, it’s not about the race to the finish line but the journey itself.
Many children enter nursery unsure of what lies ahead, scared to leave Mummy or Daddy because three hours is such a long time in a little person’s life. But with reassurance and lots of love, they find their feet and in no time at all begin to flourish because they are amazing!
This year has been full of moments that make Mrs Fenton and I realise why we are in such a fabulous job working with little people that provide us with dollops of joy on a daily basis. We have made so many memories that are not only documented in the thousands of photos I have and many blogs but also in our hearts.
Carry on being amazing and growing into the wonderful grownups that I know you’ll become.
Enjoy your holiday and come back ready for the challenges that next year will bring because you are more than ready to meet them head on!
Thank you for all the gifts, cards and kind words. We appreciate everyone single one and there were a few tears shed as we were reading them.
Thanks to all our helpers, not just today but with all the support you give us to ensure that our children have fabulous experiences and make lasting memories. We know you love them as much as we do and they know it too.
See you next year everyone for another action packed 12 months in nursery after Mrs Fenton and I have slept for a few weeks!

Goodbye!

Our final Tree-mendous Tuesday!

We had our final Tree-mendous Tuesday adventure and this week we visited Langold Lake and looked at our local environment. But as it’s nursery we decided to have snack brakes to keep our energy levels up because it’s a long way around that lake! We had ice pops, apples and picnic food. Thanks to our amazing parents for their donations. Then there was more fun as the bubbles came out and our friends chased around trying to catch them with lots of giggles and excited screams and it wasn’t just Dylan!
Thanks to all our helpers, not just today but with all the support you give us to ensure that our children have fabulous experiences and make lasting memories. We know you love them as much as we do and they know it too.

Langold Lake with AM children

Langold Lake with APM children

Assemblies

Both our assemblies were fabulous and the children did us proud with their story telling, counting, singing and dancing skills. We would like to say thank you to the kitchen team for making us some yummy cake. We ate it after our award winning performances; it was much needed!

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An adventure

So Miss Frisby decided we were going on an adventure.
It was actually going out the gate and onto the big playground to have a snack and story under the trees and a play on the trim trail but when you’re three and four years old, anything is an adventure! Food and something new makes a normal day (what’s that?) seem amazing!
Adventure!

Readers

Well done to all our readers this week. I love Fridays when we announce that we are awarding the certificates and there are lots of eager faces waiting to see if they will get a certificate this week. Well actually it’s probably more about the prize!
There are also lots of. ‘I have read this week at home!’ Well done and keep it up!
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Fruit shaped biscuits

This week Miss Mace brought her fruit shaped cutters into school and our friends could choose what shaped biscuit they would like.
We have been learning about The Very Hungry Caterpillar and so we knew he liked apples, pears, plums, strawberries and oranges but we chose melon, apple and pear shapes. Yummy!
Fruit shaped biscuits