Nursery 2018 – a few places left for this year?

If your child attends the Green Top Nursery from September 2018 then they will have a much higher chance of achieving a place in our over subscribed Reception classes in September 2019. See the admission policy.

For those of you who are thinking about applying for our Nursery. You will need to apply as soon as possible to ensure you are guaranteed a place. Speak to the school office or apply via the Local Authority online.

Green Top currently offers the below options:

30 free hours for entitled parents

15 free hours mornings

15 free hours afternoons

15 free hours over 2 1/2 days, Monday to Wednesday

15 free hours over 2 1/2 days Wednesday to Friday

If you would like to look around our current Nursery, then please book an appointment and I will personally show you around.

A squash and a squeeze!

This week in nursery the children have explored our new class text ‘A squash and a Squeeze!’ Here you can see the children sharing their understanding of the characters and events in the story. I am very proud of the children’s conversations within a small group and their ability to both listen to others  and have the confidence to share with the rest of the class verbally. Well done nursery!

Exploring Eddies

Marnie-Rose, Ellie-Mai and Natalia were exploring Eddie’s today as they used their senses to discuss cabbage! The girls spoke about where cabbage comes from, their opinion on how it tastes and used lovely descriptive language to describe how it felt. The girls went on to break and snip the cabbage leaves talking about the smell. Half a cabbage left and the girls are going back tomorrow to make cabbage leaf rubbings using crayons!

 

 

Here are some more clips of our visit to Pink Pig Farm. I am sure you will enjoy watching the clips as much as the children did today while they reflected excitedly about the day they had at Pink Pig Farm.

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Nursery’s adventure to Pink Pig Farm

Fun with Phonics!

This week in phonics we have had lots of fun exploring stories. Reading a book with an adult helps to build concentration skills, imagination and vocabulary. This week we have been playing with our voices to create different sounds including the sounds of characters and animals in stories. Why not give it a go and join in with one of our favourite stories at home. ‘A Squash and a Squeeze!’

Exploring theme

Nursery have been fabulous exploring Eddie’s this week! They have been thinking about the jobs that farmers do and our trip to pink pig farm really enhanced our play this week!

Building a tractor and driving it down the road to the farm…

Planting and counting seeds…

Exploring the tools a farmer uses in the soil…

Cleaning the muddy animals and washing the fruit off the trees

Painting and stamping pictures of the animals we saw at Pink Pig Farm

Making ‘lunch’ and chopping the carrots

Enjoying a story in the reading barn…

 

Pink Pig Farm

Nursery had an amazing experience at Pink Pig Farm! We have learnt how to make bread and been on a tractor ride to see the animals and fields. We will be bringing back lots of memories from a beautiful working farm! The children were wonderful and the parents are tired! Thank you to Linda and Rebecca for their help and expertise .

 

Tractor visit

 

Mrs Swift and her son Simon brought a tractor to EYFS! The children had the opportunity to see and hear the tractor and look closely at a working farm vehicle. They asked lots of wonderful questions and talked together about their learning afterwards in class! They noticed lots of things about the tractor and it sparked lots of talking about our trip next week! Thank you so much to ‘Farmer Swifty’ and Mrs Swift for this exciting afternoon.

 

Hook week

The children have enjoyed exploring our EYFS theme title this week and our hook question ‘what do we know about farms?’ Working together in small groups they explored the question, sharing their thoughts, ideas and ‘I wonders ‘ We can’t wait to explore our theme further!

A great first week!

A great first week had by the nursery children as they discovered a little, talked lots about their discoveries and explored their environment . Cooking in the farm cottage and planting beans were amongst the fun today. We are looking forward to the tractor visit next week and our visit to pink pig farm the week after!