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.
We climbed aboard a double decker bus and took a trip to W5.
After a quick snack we took part in a healthy eating work shop.
We then had free time to explore the discovery play area - what fun!
After a picnic lunch we explored the ‘Climb It’ pods before returning home.
We had an action packed and fun filled day!
Ciaran and Lee came to visit the Nursery. They are two Police Officers.
They talked to us about all the important jobs they do; helping people stay safe, solving crimes, making sure people wear their seat belts and get home safely.
They talked to us about their uniform and showed us all their special Police equipment that they carry on their vest and belts.
They showed us their Police car. They put on the noisy siren and flashing lights.
Thank you for a fun filled visit!
We held an extra special tea party for Mother’s Day.
We made buns and cards for our Mum’s.
We gave them an extra special gift of a flower that we planted an nurtured.
Happy Mother’s Day
Hurray for snow!
We had lots of fun playing out in the snow.
Isla worked hard building a snowman.
We all practiced our throwing skills with snowballs!
We teamed up with Conor from the Ormeau Road Library to launch our Getting Ready to Learn initiative ‘The Big Bed Time Read’.
Conor read bedtime stories to the children before a they were served a treat supper of hot chocolate and pancakes.
Parents attended a short information session hosted by Mrs Robinson and were treated to tea, coffee and a range of delights!
Thank you for making the evening a success.
Every Thursday we go up to the hall and participate in Monkeynastix.
We build strong muscles as we jump, hop, run, skip, balance and crawl along the jungle track.
Each week there is a new piece of big equipment and we build our confidence and self esteem as we use it to prefect our gross motor skills.
We walked through the park to the museum.
We learnt all about different types of dinosaurs, what they liked to eat, what they looked like, where they lived and all about fossils.
We carefully touched some fossils and examined them with our fingers.
They felt bumpy and lumpy inside and smooth outside.
On our way home we went on a dinosaur hunt around the museum.
We found a triceratops and a dinosaur skeleton!
The nursery took part in a danceathon to help raise funds for our PTA.
We learnt new dance moves and had lots of fun!
We mixed sugar, flour and eggs to make our pancake batter.
We cooked it over a very hot pan.
We looked and waited for bubbles before we flipped our pancake over.
We selected a delicious topping and enjoyed our tasty treat!
To celebrate Chinese New Year we transformed our role play area into a Chinese Restaurant with authentic Chinese food and crockery. We took on the role of waiters, chefs and customers. We even tried to master using chopsticks!
At our painting easel we had the opportunity to make Chinese symbols on lucky red paper.
In the creative area we made colourful dragon masks and wore them to preform in a dragon dance!
Our sand tray transformed into a rice tray and we had lots of fun exploring its texture.
We watched an animated story about how Chinese families celebrate the new year.
Ryan very kindly gave the whole class a special present of a fortune cookie to celebrate the new year.
Kung Hei Fat Choi everyone!
Nursery and P1 walked through the park, along the river and across the bridge to the library.
We turned our whisper voices on and listened to some lovely stories read by Kathryn.
We sang some action songs before exploring the children's books.
We selected some books to borrow and used our library card.
While exploring some traditional tales during the theme of 'Our Favourite Stories', we held an Enchanted Evening followed by an Enchanted Day in our nursery classroom.
The children dressed up for the occasion and explored their classroom under the cover of darkness. Play areas were enchanted by fairy lights and glittering decorations.
The children prepared a banquet snack of fairy cakes and buns fit for a king!
Parents were treated to an IMovie snapshot into nursery life and were amazed as to how busy we are in school!
Thank you all for coming and making the event a success. Everyone had a fabulous time!
We had a very special visit from the dentist.
She read us a story about why it is very important to brush your teeth and to eat healthy food. We helped the dentist to brush her friends teeth, the upstairs ones and the downstairs ones!
We upcycled plastic bottles by adding water, paint, pipe cleaners, glitter, straws and other bits and bobs from our creative area.
We used our strong muscles to shake the bottles and mix everything together.
We watched the objects swirl around and settle again.
We are going to bring them outside and make a sensory area in our playground.
We had a very special visitor in nursery....Santa!
We sang him some Christmas songs before visiting him in his grotto.
He gave us a present and smiled for a photograph!
Have a relaxing Christmas break and we will see you in the New Year for lots more fun.
The nursery children worked extremely hard to put on our nativity production of the Whoops-a-daisy angel.
We all looked fabulous in our costumes and sang beautifully!
Well done everyone!
Here we are having lots of fun exploring our garden area!
We are all good friends in nursery and work hard everyday to ensure everyone is happy and included.
For anti-bullying week we decorated friendship superhero masks and celebrated that there were no two the same, everyone had made theirs different, unique, just like them.
We looked at pictures on our interactive whiteboard and found things that were different and things that were the same.
We discussed that everyone is different, a unique friendship superhero!
We walked through Botanic Gardens to the museum.
We learnt all about nocturnal and local animals.
(Badger, fox, mink, bat, moth, owl, red and grey squirrel)
We gently touched the animals and played a game to see if our hearing was as good as a bats.
We explored the nurture area and discovered more nocturnal animals sleeping in the tree.
The children used the natural objects they found on their Autumn walk to compliment their clay hedgehogs and art work.
We used pine needles to give clay and collage hedgehogs their spikes.
We used leaves to add texture to a collage squirrel and to help bring our display board to life.
We walked through Botanic Gardens exploring the signs of Autumn.
We discovered pine cones, conkers and fallen leaves on the ground.
We listened to the leaves 'crunch' below our feet as we stepped on them.
We collected natural objects for an art project.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
We made a banner for our home corner using lots of squirty paint.
In nursery we love playing outside!
We have lots of resources to explore, whatever the weather .... don't forget your coat!
In nursery we enjoy cooking.
We melted chocolate in the microwave and added rice crispies.
We mixed everything together and made delicious treats!
Today we celebrated all the different languages in our school by having an European snack of Croissants and orange juice.
What a delicious treat!
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.
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'!
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.
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.
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!