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Welcome to Nursery!

 

Welcome to a new year in nursery!  

We have a fun filled and exciting year ahead of us, packed full of activites, visitors and trips.

Keep checking our page for updates and photographs.

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PTA Fancy Dress, Disco and Pumpkin Party!

 

To help raise funds for our PTA we wore our fancy dress comstumes to school!

We showed everyone or dance moves at the disco.

We had a pumpkin party in our nursery class after lunch with some yummy treats and more dancing!

What a busy and fun filled day!

 

Happy half term - stay safe!

Library Visit

 

Conor from the Ormeau Road Library came to visit our class.

He read us some spooky stories and we sang some actions songs.

He was really impressed with our actions!

 

Pumpkin Carving

 

We had great fun exploring pumpkins.  

We held and carried them, deciding if they felt heavy or light.  

They were very heavy!

We scooped out the inside of the pumpkin, exploring its smell and texture.

We thought it felt slimy and cold!

 

Cancer Focus Visit

 

Rebecca and Bernard the bear came to visit our class.  

They talked to us about healthy eating.  

We helped Bernard make 'good choices' while doing his shopping.  

We helped him to select healthy foods for his trolley and leave the 'treat' foods behind.

 

 

Autumn Vegetable Printing

 

We cut up some Autumn vegetables and dipped them into bright coloured paint to create our lovely pictures.  

Our hands got messy but we had great fun!

Ark Farm Harvest Roadshow

 

Farmer Lorraine came to visit our class.  

She talked to us about all the jobs a farmer does in the Autumn time to bring in the harvest and take care of the animals.

We met a hedgehog, a snake, four chicks, two tortoises and two bunny rabbits.

We sang an Autumn song and used Autumn leaves as props.

Thank you!

Active Panel Drawing

 

We used the active panel to create colourful pictures.

We learnt how to select and change colours before we saved our work and printed it out to be displayed.

Outdoor Painting

 

We made a banner for our home corner using lots of squirty paint.

What fun!

More Outdoor Fun!

 

In nursery we love playing outside! 

We have lots of resources to explore, whatever the weather .... don't forget your coat!

Rice Crispie Buns

 

In nursery we enjoy cooking.  

We melted chocolate in the microwave and added rice crispies.  

We mixed everything together and made delicious treats!

European Languages Day

 

Today we celebrated all the different languages in our school by having an European snack of Croissants and orange juice.

What a delicious treat!

Making Playdough

 

In nursery the children help to make the playdough.

We follow the visual recipe, count out the ingredients and mix in a variety of colours. 

Bubble Painting

 

We mixed paint, washing up liquid and water together to make this fun and exciting method of painting.  

We used straws to blow bubbles in the mixture before printing it onto paper.  

We added a face, ears, nose, eyes and legs.  

We are very proud of our 'Baa Baa Black Sheep'!

Outdoor Play

 

In nursery we love to play outside! 

We enjoy cycling and scooting around our track, digging in the sand pit, climbing on the climbing frame, playing in the house and balancing on the stepping stones.

 

Healthy Snack

 

Everyday in nursery we eat a healthy snack.

 We have fruit, milk and a selection of breads or yoghurts.

Snack time enables us to make choices and socialise with our peers.

 

Please do not think that we simply 'play'.

 

Play is the vehicle on which we learn. 

It takes us on an ongoing journey, allowing us to stop off, revisit and move on towards new goals.

Through play we develop physically, socially and academically.

Play enables us to explore, problem solve, predict and test theories.

Play provides us with natural opportunities to explore our world around us, discover our talents, to refine our gross and fine motor skills and to develop our early literacy and numeracy skills.

Through play we learn to negotiate and to work in groups, developing our communication and leadership skills.

We grow in confidence, independence and self esteem, all while developing a thirst for learning!

Picture 1 Small world play
Picture 2 Being creative with paint
Picture 3 Enjoy looking at books
Picture 4 Taking on different roles
Picture 5 Sorting objects
Picture 6 Developing mathematical concepts
Picture 7 Become independent in routines and making choices
Picture 8 Develop social skills
Picture 9 Develop gross motor skills
Picture 10 Observe how ingredients change through cooking
Picture 11 Explore materials using our senses

Here is a sneaky peak into nursery life!

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