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Nursery - Mrs Gilmour

Hello Everyone !

 

Welcome to all our new children and families, we look forward to getting to know you and working with you all. We have been getting to know our new friends and teachers in Nursery. 

We are enjoying new learning experiences in our Nursery class.  We have been busy at the writing table making marks with different writing tools, practising with scissors and using other equipment to support our work.  We have also been busy making models with different types of equipment and experimenting with the playdough, sand and water.  We have had the opportunity to try on outfits and accessories from the dressing up box and making up our own play in the home corner.

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EXPLORING OUR OUTDOOR AREA

 

We have been busy exploring our outdoor area.  We have been developing our physical skills on bikes and balance equipment, exploring sand and digging patches and using our imagination in the Icknield Shop and Cosy Cottage.  On sunny days we have been looking after our Nursery plants and brushing away the falling leaves.  We have enjoyed making music outside too.

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THINKING ABOUT AUTUMN

 

We enjoyed learning about Autumn.  We visited the apple tree on the school field and collected apples, leaves and twigs.  We made apple prints using paint and grated and sliced apples to taste in our kitchen.  We used our magnifying glasses and senses of touch and smell to look at the items on our investigation table.  We read stories and sang songs about harvest and scarecrows.  We brought in food items from home to make into parcels for our elderly neighbours sharing these with the rest of the school in a special Harvest assembly.

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DIWALI CELEBRATIONS

 

We have had lots of fun celebrating Diwali in the Nursery.  We decorated Rangoli patterns for our Diwali cards, had fun shining our torches on the ceiling and used clay to make Divas. We learned special songs for Diwali and performed them in a special assembly for our parents and on our stage in the Nursery.  We have enjoyed dressing up in sparkly clothes, moving to Indian music in the hall and performing a traditional stick dance.  We all enjoyed tasting some Indian food too.

 

We have listened carefully to the story of Rama and Sita and used puppets to retell the story.

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Our 2017 Ofsted inspection commented - that we still provide good quality education & a stimulating & caring environment. Individual needs are well met & children quickly grow in confidence. There is a positive culture for safeguarding & pupils said that they feel happy & settled in school.

"I am amazing. Together we are magnificent!"

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