Mad about minibeasts

We have had a busy start in nursery this half term. We welcome 4 new starters into Class Potter, the children are quickly making friends and learning the nursery routines.

 

This half term the children have been very excited to discover all the different insects appearing outdoors. Each week we will explore a different insect using a book and a rhyme to develop the childrens interest. Over the course of the half term children will learn that information can not only be found in books but also on the computer as well. Outside we are encouraging the children to care for the animals and the environment.  The children are already creating homes using the leaves, grass and twigs and observe with interest as the insects are exploring their new environments. We have already created lots of art and craftwork linked to insects.

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Once Upon a Time

Welcome back to school Class Potter, we hope that you all had a wonderful half term break and enjoyed the glorious weather.

 

This half term we shall be exploring different traditional tales that will enable children to develop a good understanding of how stories are structured.  Children will be learning to retell stories using props within the classroom and those that they make themselves. As they develop their understanding of stories they will learn how different characters behave and the effect their behaviour then has on others.  You can support us at home by reading and sharing books regularly with the children, talking about the pictures and also events in the story.  The cbeebies website has some lovely story ideas that you can do at home with your child.

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Brrr . . . It's Cold

Welcome back to nursery. This term we have welcomed 12 new starters into our sessions who are settling in well.

 

Over the next couple of weeks nursery will be taking advantage of the cold weather and exploring the cold.

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On a dark, dark night . . .

Nursery have been enjoying the changes in the seasons.  We have noticed how the afternoons are becoming darker and colder!

 

To launch our enquiry into the dark lots of children joined in for our autumn story and fireworks.  It was great to experience the outside area in the dark alongside the firepit!

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Welcome to Class Potter

Welcome to Class Potter. Our nursery class has welcomed lots of new starters this term and we are so proud of how quickly they have settled in.

 

For the first couple of weeks in nursery we will be focusing on developing relationships, establishing routines and learning where things are in the classroom.  The majority of each is session allows children to play and learn independently within the provision. However, we also have two large group sessions where the children stop what they are doing and gather together.  We are currently using these sessions to develop listening and attention skills.  You can help with this at home by ensuring children stop and look at you when you are talking to them, sharing stories together and playing games.

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