Category: Nursery

Nursery weekly news 24th January

24th January 20

Welcome back from the weekend!  We started the week with a super Busy Fingers session.  Some children were practising their letter formation in the sand (PD, Literacy), others painted wellies and created some super footprints (EAD) and Mrs Houten worked with a group building an alphabet floor puzzle (PD, Literacy). We had another practice of…

Nursery Weekly News 17th January

17th January 20

We started off the week with a fantastic Busy Fingers session (PD, CL).  Our focus for the half term is to ensure we are all engaged in an activity on the tables to improve our strength and coordination in our hands.  This in turn will mean that the we will develop the necessary muscles required…

Nursery News Week ending 10th January 2020

10th January 20

Welcome everyone!! We thoroughly enjoyed welcoming back our Nursery children this morning from their Christmas break and we were also delighted to welcome some of our new Pre-Nursery children for their first morning at St. Hilda’s.  Everyone was so brave and joined in with all the activities. We started the morning with some exciting Busy…

Nursery Weekly News 6th December 2019

6th December 19

On Monday morning we sang all the Christmas songs that we are going to sing to our families on the last day of term, (EAD). You are going to love our performance! We looked for the classroom cheeky little Shelf Elf and we spotted him hanging on the washing line. Mrs Radgman lifted one of…

Nursery Weekly News November 29th 2019

29th November 19

Our second Christmas week began by making more salt dough shapes with Mrs Holdstock. We mixed the flour, salt and water into a dough and then rolled out the mixture using rolling pins. We then cut out more Christmas shapes, (UW and EAD). In our adult-led activity we thought about what we would like to…

Nursery Weekly News 22nd November 2019

22nd November 19

Hooray, Christmas has come to Nursery! We began Busy Fingers using our strong fingers to wrap up boxes as Christmas presents. We also used tap-a-shape to try to make Christmas pictures, (PD and UW). In our adult-led activity Mrs Radgman read the story ‘My Very First Christmas Story’. Some of us knew the characters in…

Nursery Weekly News 15th November 2019

15th November 19

This week our topic is ‘Hibernation’. In our adult-led activity we shared the story ‘Don’t Wake the Bear Hare’. We learnt that hibernation is when some animals have a long winter sleep. We tried to make predictions in the story and joined in with the repeating refrains, (Literacy, CL and UW). After the story we…

Nursery News 8th November 2019

8th November 19

  It was lovely to welcome the girls back to Nursery and have our new friend Jack joining us!  To begin our celebrations for St. Hilda’s Day we were involved in a Gamelan music workshop this morning.  All of the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves playing the Indonesian instruments (EAD). In Outdoor ChIL we started our…

Nursery Weekly News 18th October 2019

18th October 19

We started our final week of half-term, ‘Numbers’ week, with some counting songs.  We all learnt to hold our fingers up to represent the numbers while we were singing the number songs –  this was quite tricky when you had to fold your fingers in!  We are trying really hard to recognise the numerals and…

Weekly Nursery News 11th October 2019

11th October 19

On Monday morning we had a very messy ‘Busy Fingers’ trying to write the initial sound of our names in shaving foam, (Literacy and PD). It was good clean fun! In our adult-led activity we began work on our colour topic. Mrs Radgman had lots of different colour paints and we took turns to come…

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