Nov 2017

Growing up

Growing up

We have been looking at ourselves to see how we have changed since we were babies and  talking about the things we can do now as we have grown up.

At the writing table the children are developing their pencil control by drawing pictures of their family and beginning to write about it. Come and look in the nursery if your child’s work is displayed or check your child’s drawer for work so you can talk about it at home.








The children have enjoyed dress up as fire fighters and putting out the house fire. They have also made fire engines and other types of transport in the garden using the wooden blocks.





























The children have been busy making and receiving calls at the fire station.



























The children have been keeping fit in the garden by sweeping up the leaves and climbing up the ladder and over the ‘A’ frame. They are getting more confident and independent each day.



















We love to hear the children read to us. They can talk about the pictures or make up a simple story.







The children enjoy cooking in the home corner and naming the different types of food.

We have used different materials to glue a picture of our body. The children are learning to name the different parts of their body and put the parts in the correct area. Talk to your children as you get them dressed or sing songs that help them name parts of their body.

You could sing:

‘Head, shoulders, knees and toes’

‘If you’re happy and you know it…’

‘This is the way we wash our…’







Thank you to everyone who contributed to the ‘Children in Need’ charity. The children all looked lovely in their spotty clothes.

The children were very excited decorating their biscuit with icing and sprinkles. I hope they all enjoyed eating them!




















Nov 2017



This week we have been reading the Three Little Pigs. Each pig had a different house made of sticks, straw and bricks. In the role play the children made their own houses to recreate the story:


Maths: The children have been exploring the principle of space in the water by filling and emptying bottles:


The children have been counting the people into the houses…

Remember one touch, one count!

The children have been exploring size and shape by cutting out big and little playdough shapes:

In the garden the children have been balancing on the stepping stones…

If you fall off try again!


The children have been exploring with shape and building their own houses:

Nov 2017

All about me.

All about me.

Welcome back! we hope you all have had a lovely break.

This term our new topic is ‘All about me’.

In nursery we have been busy constructing and designing our houses with lego.

We have been learning about different colour races, being imaginative with playdough making faces.

Children have enjoyed using collage materials, paper, string, wool, glue to make a face on paper plates.

At the writing table children have been having fun drawing their own and their friend’s faces.

Our roleplay this week has had the children visiting the health clinic with their babies learnig about good health and how to take turns making appoinments.





































































Oct 2017

Celebrations in the Nursery.

Celebrations in the Nursery.


Some of the children in Nursery will be celebrating Diwali. We would like to wish you all a very happy Diwali!

In Nursery the children have been busy making Puja Thali trays,

and making rangoli patterns in the garden.

Nursery was closed on Thursday and Friday and the parents came in, and shared books with their children, while waiting to speak to the teachers.

They also made a Humpty Dumpty book.

and had a look at the children’s  achievement books to see what they had been doing in Nursery.

Oct 2017

Having fun in Nursery


This week some the children have enjoyed making hedgehog pictures using a variety of natural materials found on the ground at this time of year. We have been talking to the children about the changes that happen in the Autumn time.














The children have had fun playing in the ‘shoe shop’ role play. They have taken turns being the shop keeper and customer,  learnt how to measure their feet and their friends. The children have been quick to try the shoes on especially the the slippers and wellington boots.












All of the children are gaining more confidence around the nursery and making friends. In the garden the children become very creative and imaginative through their play making it one of their favourite areas.























Oct 2017

Exploring Shape and Colour

Exploring Shape and Colour

This week in Nursery we have been looking at shape. We are learning the four basic shapes: circle, square, triangle, rectangle. We used our shapes to make a shape collage. Our next steps are to look at the properties of the shapes.



You can support your child at home by noticing shapes in the environment e.g. what shape is the television? what shape is the door? or in practical ways e.g. cutting toast into triangles or squares or rectangles each day.

We have been exploring colour and sorting the bears according to their colour.


In the garden we have been building a wall for Humpty Dumpty and helping Incy Wincy spider climb up the spout…




You can help your child at home by singing nursery rhymes with them.

Sep 2017

Welcome to St John’s Nursery Class

Welcome to St John's Nursery Class

We have had a very busy week in Nursery. Our topic this half term is Nursery rhymes.  They particularly enjoy singing Twinkle Little Star, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Hickory Dickory Dock and Humpty Dumpty. Have fun singing with your children.

We are so proud of the children as they settle into the nursery routine They are getting to know the teachers and we are getting to know them too. The children have been exploring  the exciting activities in Nursery, they especially love outside. Please don’t forget to send your children in a waterproof coat and waterproof shoes. The children can choose to go out in the rain too!





Jul 2017

Our Final Farewell!!

Where has the time gone? We cannot believe our time with the children has come to an end. We are  delighted with how much the children have developed and grown into such lovely girls and boys. We have lots of lovely memories with the children. They were all superstars when we performed our Christmas Nativity. they loved seeing the animal man with his wonderful creatures and enjoyed the Riverside Theatre’s performance of Elmer the Elephant. We had a fabulous time searching for Easter Eggs in our Easter Egg hunt. The children had a great time celebrating Eid with their families and loved telling everyone about their celebrations. Our trip to Broomey Croft Farm was brilliant. The children had a fantastic time seeing the animals and feeding them too if they felt brave! We would like to say a big thank you to those parents who have helped on our numerous walks and trips.

The children are now ready for their next steps in their learning journey and we wish them all the best in their Reception classes.

Jul 2017

Broomey Croft Farm

Broomey Croft Farm

Nursery went to Broomey Croft Children’s Farm this week. We were finding out and exploring about different animals at the farm. Some children engaged in new experiences by hand feeding the animals. the farmer took us out on the tractor, we had to look to  see how many scarecrows we could find. The nursery staff wish to thank all the parents who came to help us.



















































































Enjoying our lunch















Then more fun on the tractor and the play area.



































Then finally back on the coach going back to nursery… exhausted. 








Jun 2017

Duck in the Truck

Duck in the Truck

This week we are reading Duck in the truck. 

The author uses rhyming words to tell the story. The duck gets his truck stuck in the muck and his friends come to help him out.

The children played in the role play with our own truck…


The children have been trying new healthy foods such as sugar snap peas at snack time…


The children have been experimenting with shapes to create their own pictures…

Sebby has been helping the children with their phonics….

Even though it was raining the children still went outside to play and get some fresh air…


We rode around on the hobby horses and sang into the microphones on the stage we made using wooden bricks.

The children have been drawing themselves ready to put into their reports which will be coming home before the end of term.

To develop our gross motor skills the children do Motor Move It where they draw patterns to music….


Remember next week is the Farm trip!