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Delight in Effort, Acceptance and Achievement

Nursery

Welcome to Nursery!

 

We are delighted to have your child in our Nursery class. 

Our staff are dedicated to providing your child with an exciting introduction to their educational career as they take full advantage of the experiences offered to them through their pre-school education. 

We have a fun filled and exciting year ahead of us.  

Keep checking our page for updates and photographs.

Party Animals NI

 

We had a fantastic visit from David at Party Animals NI! 
He brought along some of his family pets for us to meet!

Picnic!

 

We love a picnic snack in our garden! πŸ˜‹

Fun in the Garden!

 

We are very lucky to have a garden area was well as our playground.  
We love exploring, playing in the mud kitchen, climbing, making music, dancing, balancing, painting and much, much more!

Relax Kidz!

 

We have really enjoyed our Relax Kidz sessions with Jodie, helping us to regulate our emotions and encouraging us to make time to relax!

Trapped Dinosaurs! 
 

We trapped dinosaurs in ice and helped them to escape by chipping the ice away using hammers!
We made ice by putting “water in the cold freezer” and “waiting until it got really hard”.  

The dinosaurs couldn’t escape from the ice so we “helped them by hammering the ice”.

 

 

What a windy day!

 

We had great fun playing with the rainbow ribbons and watching them dance and twirl in the wind.

Ormeau Road Library Trip

 

On World Book Day we enjoyed a lovely walk to the Ormeau Road Library.  
When we arrived we were greeted by Allison, the librarian, who was dressed up as the Very Hungry Caterpillar!
Allison read us lots of stories and we sang lots nursery rhymes.
We are looking forward to our next visit!

 

 

Enchanted Day 

 

As we moved into our final week of our topic “Our Favourite Stories” we held an Enchanted Day.  

We came to school dressed up as our favourite character from our favourite book. 
We planted magic beans in our sand tray….they grew into chocolate lollipops overnight!

We played some party games and had a banquet for our snack.  

What a fun filled day!

PTA Valentines Disco

 

Thank you to our PTA for organising a Valentines Day disco in our class bubbles.  
We enjoyed showing off our dance moves and buying yummy sweets at the tuck shop!

Junk Art Modelling!

 

We have been busy up-cycling some cardboard boxes to make a castle fit for a king or queen!

Making Porridge!

 

We made porridge, just like the Three Bears from the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  
We tasted salt, sugar, honey and jam.  

We decided which ingredient we would like to add to our porridge to make it ‘just right’ like Baby Bears! 

 

 

Outdoor Garden Fun!

 

We are very fortunate to have a garden area as well as a playground to explore while outdoors.

 

Before we go outside we put on our welly boots and coats.

 

We have lots of fun exploring the sound wall, mark making area, construction area, mud kitchen, balancing zones and climbing frames.

Outdoor Playground Fun!

 

We go outside everyday!

 

We are learning to become independent with our coats and zips.

 

Outside we enjoy playing on the climbing frame, wheeled vehicles, exploring the role play areas, mark making areas, sand house and small world area.

πŸŽƒπŸ‘» Fancy Dress! πŸ‘»πŸŽƒ

 

We dressed up to support our PTA.
We went to the hall and had a class disco with a dinosaur! 

 

Halloween Baking

 

🧁 Cupcakes;

We mixed food colouring and buttercream icing together to make ‘spooky icing’. 
We independently iced cupcakes and decorated them with sprinkles.


 

🍫🍎 Chocolate apples;

We used our muscles to push a lollipop stick into the top of an apple before dipping and twisting it in some melted chocolate.  
Next we dipped it into some sprinkles.

 

Yummy! πŸ˜‹

Ark Farm Visit

 

Farmer Lorraine, from Ark Farm, near Newtonards, came to visit our class . 

She brought some of her creature friends with her for us to meet. 
 

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She talked to us about Harvest time at the farm and all of the important jobs a farmer does in the Autumn.

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Dream a Little Dream Author Visit and Wellbeing Workshop

 

We were delighted to have Samantha Porciello, the author of Dream a Little Dream, visit our class and read her new book to us. πŸ“–

 

We took part in some wellbeing excercises as we helped Luna escape from her bad dream. πŸ’­

 

The children continue to enjoy this story at home with their own copy of the book that was gifted to them by the Forward South Partnership.

 

Thank you! 

Celebrating European Day of Languages with Flag coloured dress and a French breakfast.

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!

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