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Nursery

If you would like to email Mrs Gregory-Hall (Nursery Year Group Leader) please use the form below.

Hello and welcome to William Bellamy Primary School Nursery.

 

 

Our new Nursery times are 8.30am- 11.20am and 12.30-3.20pm

Children attending last year and returning to Nursery we look forward to seeing you on Monday 14th September at 8.30am and 12.30pm.

 

We very much hope that your child has a happy time here. Here are some of the ways in which you can help us:

 - Always tell a member of staff if your child is worried about anything which may  have happened either at school or at home.

 -  Make sure that we always have an up to date telephone number so that we can contact you if your child is ill or has an accident.

 -   Please do not let your child bring toys to school as they may become upset if the toys are mislaid or broken.

 -   Encourage your child to be independent so that they can put their own coat on and off, and go to the toilet unaided washing their hands afterwards.

Always tell us who will be picking up your child if it someone other than you.

 

Uniform

For nursery your child will need to wear uniform. This comprises of grey trousers or jogging trousers, skirt or dress, white shirt or tee shirt and a blue jumper. Footwear must be black velcro or buckle fastening, laces are NOT allowed. Wellies are also suitable for use in the garden. A warm coat, hat and gloves as the weather gets colder. Please remember to label all shoes and clothing.

Meet the Nursery Team.

The Nursery has lots of adults to help us have fun and learn through our play!

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Mrs Michele Gregory-Hall Rausva class teacher

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Mrs Elaine Taylor Golapi class teacher

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Ms Michelle Holroyd key worker

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Ms Cheryl Stephens key worker 

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Ms Danielle Warner key worker

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Ms Christine Harvey key worker

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Mrs Chris Russell HLTA

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Mrs Louise Murray HLTA

Marsh Farm

We went to Marsh Farm on Friday.

It was a long journey on the coach.

We visited the goat enclosure and fed the goats.

We met Willow and Rosie the pigs and fed them tomatoes.

We walked the goats on a lead.

We went into the hens coop and counted the eggs.

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We went on the tractor for a ride around the farm we saw sheep, cows and a pumpkin farm.

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We groomed the pony using his favourite brush.

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Homeward bound!

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Summer 2

We hope you have had an enjoyable half term break and the children are ready for the final Summer term and the last in Nursery.

This has been a busy year and this will continue this term with lots of exciting activities and events planned.

A few dates for your diary

Toddler Toddle Thursday 23rd June 16

Afternoon children visit Marsh Farm 1st July 16

Morning children visit Marsh Farm 8th July 16

Sports Day Thursday 14th July 16

 

 

Communication and Language

We are continuing with our Take One Picture Project and linking it with our core books and the visit to Marsh Farm.

 

Literacy

Our Core Books are Who Sank the Boat? The Three Little Pigs and Farmer Duck. We are going to be looking at the text in the books and following the words from left to right.

                                 

Maths

We are exploring weight talking about heavy and light.

We are continuing with our work counting the objects and matching with the correct numeral.

We are counting to 20 and exploring number with our daily ‘Mighty Maths’ sessions.

 

 

Understanding the World

We are going to be looking at animals that live on the farm. We are going to be visiting Marsh Farm, feeding the animals and going on a tractor trailer ride around the farm.

 

We are returning to the school pond to look at the changes to the tadpoles and the plants and shrubs.

 

 

Art and Design

We are going to explore our ‘Under the Sea’ room.

We have a Bicycle Repair Shop and A Farm Shop to explore.

We are going to explore making houses from straw, sticks and stones.

We are able to make our own dough now.

 

Physical

We are going to be taking part in lots of games and activities so we can develop our skills for sports day.

We are practising holding mark making materials correctly and writing our names using the correct formation.

 

Personal Social Development

We are going to be playing lots of circle time games and we are going to make visits to the Reception classes to help us to prepare for September.

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Welcome back to the 1st Summer term. The Nursery have lots to look forward to this term with the return of the chicks and the birds of prey visiting.  We also have ‘Norman’ the bird man visiting and he is going to show us how to build houses for birds.

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Communication, Language, Literacy

This half term our focus books are Owl Babies, The Gruffalo, Walking through the Jungle and Commotion in the Ocean. We are learning to join in with phrases and rhymes in stories. We are also looking at large Picture prints and using them to talk about, look for clues think about and develop our play. We are focussing on rhyme playing with words and making new words. We are continuing to play ‘I Spy’ using the phonics we have learned and we are beginning to apply this to our writing.      

 

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Mathematics

In maths we are counting everything we see. Counting out objects and matching them to the number. We are continuing to sing our number songs and rhymes. We are making patterns with shapes and sequencing the events of stories and our day. We have a kiosk in our garden to practice using money.

 

Understanding the World

We are looking at different environments. The forest the jungle and the ocean. We are planting seeds and bulbs in the Nursery garden.

We are cooking scrambled eggs and Gruffalo crumble. We are going to make bird cakes to feed the birds in our garden.

We are going to visit the pond, the park and an imaginary location.

Expressive Arts and Design

We are going to make a large nest using the tree branches in the garden. We are going to make owl masks to support our role play in the large nest.

We have a Travel Shop and an Airport in the Nursery. Come in make a booking and take off to sunnier climates.

For our art work we will be exploring observational drawing 3d clay work, collage and using a colour mixing station.

We have been reading 'Commotion in the ocean.' 

Look we have been exploring under the sea in the big blue ocean.

 

 

 

Looking for birds in the Nursery Garden.

After a visit from Norman the birdman we have been looking for different kinds of birds in the garden. We have been looking for Magpies, Blackbirds and Pigeons and making a tally chart.

We have also made bird feeders and nests.

 

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A visit to the pond.

A Proud Moment!

Three Nursery children win prizes for their Art Work.

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Owl Visit

The owls came to visit today. We see them fly back and forth across the hall for their dinner. Then we had a picture taken with the Barn Owl sitting on our shoulder.

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Welcome back to the 2nd Spring Term.

We have lots of exciting things planned for the children.

English

We are Reading Titch, Jaspers Beanstalk and The Easter Story. We are going to draw lots of pictures and write our words.

Maths

We are counting to twenty now and learning lots of new number songs and rhymes.

These are some of the rhymes we will be learning.

5 currant buns.

12345 Once I caught a fish alive.

5 Little Ducks.

Understanding the World

We are going to be photographers and take part in our own photo shoot!

We are visiting the local café for a treat.

We are going to look after the chick eggs and watch them hatch.

Art and Design

We are looking at new prints as part of our 'Take One Picture' project.

We are going to have a clay room we are going to explore and make lots of objects from clay.

Physical

We are learning to write our names and use the scissors to cut the paper.

 

 

 

 

Here are Words for EYFS Children to Understand and Say.

hard

soft

noisy

quiet

heavy

a bit

all

a lot

some

inside

off

out

over

through

under

happy

naughty

sad

Please try to use these words by using them in conversation at home.

Look at our Fantastic Easter Bonnets!

Well done everyone it was a great turn out and all the children looked fantastic!

The Easter Bunny visited to give us an egg. Thanks Bunny!

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Thanks Dads Grandads Uncles for a FANTASTIC FUDGE Day!

World Book Day

Well done for all your brilliant costumes.

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It's been a busy term and we have been looking after the chick eggs. On Wednesday after a long wait the shells began to crack and out came the tiny chicks.

Today 'Star Snap' visited for a photo shoot.

We were models and photographers.

Can't wait for the pictures of us wearing our funny hats!

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On a rainy Monday we went to the café for toast and a milkshake!

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Happy New Year to our children and their families. Hope you have had a good Christmas and are ready for lots of new learning in 2016.

 

Look at some of the things we have been enjoying in the Nursery.

We have been reading lots of books!

This is our favourite story.

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We have been working on a new project called Take one Picture. We looked at the print 'Shahnameh of Baysunqur.'

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Week one we looked at the picture above and we talked about what we could see in the picture.

Week two we looked at the clues in the picture.

Week three we thought about the picture.

We have recorded the children's responses and they have led the learning.

From our comments our teachers helped us to make a tower. We went inside the tower and did our mark making. Look at our fantastic drawing and writing!

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We made a tower using boxes and papier mache.

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We enjoy playing in the cold January sunshine.

              

              

 

 

 

We have been making patterns and shapes with the natural objects we have found in our nursery garden.

 

We enjoyed using chalk on the ground to make lines circles and different marks.

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Being pampered at the hair-dressers.

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Singing along to Nursery Rhymes.

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Preparing the vegetables for stir fry.

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Come and join us for Family Friday we are having a celebration for Chinese New Year! 10.25am and 12.30pm in the Nursery.

A massive Thank you to all the Mum's and Dad's for joining our Dragon Dance celebration!

World Book Day

Look at our super costumes.Well Done!

Autum 2nd term

Well done Nursery a brilliant Christmas Concert!

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The week before Christmas.

Making a square for Santa.
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 "A letter for Santa to see from the sky."

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Making Christmas decorations.

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A chimney for Santa.

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Come and join us for Our Nursery Christmas Concert

Thursday 17th December 15 at 10am and 1.30pm

 

The Big Clean Up!

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This week we have been looking at Polar Bears. Next week we shall be looking at other bear habitats. Take a look at 

     Brown bears

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NcJ_63z-mA

     Polar bear and her cubs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMRQkruTFDQ

    Pandas

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc-2c-OEiYQ

Our story is 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' we have been exploring the swirling whirling snowstorm

and we are going to need our wellies to go through the deep cold river and the thick ozzy mud!

Family Friday's have started come and join us 10.20-11.20am and 12.30-1.30pm

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We supported 'Children in Need!'

Thank you Mums Dads and Carers for the donations and wearing pyjamas.
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Autumn 2 in the Nursery

Welcome and thank you for taking the time to settle you children into the nursery routine.

Hopefully the following will help you understand a little about the Early Years provision at our school.

 

What activities are there in the Nursery?

Young children learn through play and we encourage them to be independent in

their choice of activities. We believe that each child and their work should be valued. Our aim is to provide a safe, caring environment in which your child can

be involved in stimulating activities, to enable them to develop socially,

physically and mentally.

We have a snack table in the nursery which promotes independence. Children

can help themselves to a piece of fruit, milk or water.

 

Children ’s progress?

The children are divided between eight adults. They are called key workers. They will

gather evidence on your child’s progress, make observations and create a ‘SPECIAL BOOK’ displaying work and achievements during their time at nursery.

We encourage parents to look at their child’s achievements in the ‘SPECIAL BOOK’ at least once every half term at ‘Stay ‘n’ Play sessions. We ask that you leave comments in the book on special sheets we provide. This is a great way you can be involved in your child’s learning and communicate with staff

 

Parent involvement in Nursery

We ask parents to help your child with independence by encouraging them to hang up their own coat, collect their name card and put their book bag in the book box.

At the end of the session when you come to school to collect your child, please wait outside the Nursery keyworker rooms for your child to be dismissed by a member of staff.

 

How can I be involved with the school?

To give your child the best start at school, it is important that parents and staff work together, and share their knowledge of the child.  Staff are always available for a brief word in the morning or after their morning or afternoon session.

Throughout the school year we hold open evenings or open days when you will be able to see your child’s work and speak to the staff about their progress.

If at any other time you have concerns that you need to discuss with us, please let us know and we will make an appointment for you to see the teacher.

During the year the Foundation Stage will take part in a Harvest, Sports day and Christmas celebration and you will be invited to all of these activities. Everyone

enjoys these events and appreciates the opportunity to come together and celebrate the achievements of the children.


What can I do to help my child at school?

Do your best to make sure that:

Your child has a good routine, they go to bed at a regular time, so they are ready to learn each day.                              

Your child comes to school every dayour child gets to school and is picked up from school on time every day.

Your child does not miss school without a very good reason, like sickness.

If your child does have to miss school, you should telephone the school

 

Next week Monday 12th October 2015 we shall begin our library sessions.

  • For morning children this will be at 10.50-11.20am

  • For afternoon children this will be at 2.50-3.20pm

  • In order for books to be kept flat and dry a school book bag will be required to take books home. WOW books and Home learning will also be given during this session.

 

We look forward to seeing you!

 

We are learning through play. Come inside and have a look!

Early mark making.

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Independence!

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Digging for mini beasts!

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Using our imagination.

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Early Reading

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Harvest Festival Concert Friday 23rd October 15 at 10.15am and 2.15pm

Join us in the KS1 Hall!

 

 

 

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We hope you enjoyed our Harvest celebration as much as we did.

Autumn 2 in the Nursery

Welcome back to Autumn Term 2. Our topic this half term is Celebrations and Winter. We have lots of exciting things planned for the children. This week to celebrate Firework night and Divali we have our very own 'Fantastic Firwork' room!

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Using rollers in the 'Fantastic Firework' room.

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Flicking, squirting and throwing paint!

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