We have had lots of fun in our first few days exploring our new nursery build. Here are some of the children enjoying their new learning spaces. We have had lots of visitors already and the children are very proud of and excited about their new space.
This week was the launch of our EasyPeasy App. I am so pleased to have welcomed parents already into the EasyPeasy pod! Don’t forgot to return your slip with your name and number and you can receive a text with the latest game to get your child School ready! Today we tried the game of the week ‘sock puppets’ .
The focus of this game is writing and a simple game where children can explore using narrative and their creative thinking to tell a story. Skills children will need for creative writing when they are ready! Have fun at home and don’t forget to comment in the forum so we can see how much fun you are having!
The nursery children visited their new blank canvas classroom today. As part of our transition back to our new learning space we explored the empty space, spoke about our favourite things we need to include and our behaviour and learning expectations next week. The children were super excited to share how they feel with each other. We are so excited for what our new learning space has to offer our children in early years at Greentop!
” can we stay here forever? ” Florence
” this is our new school!” Edward
” I feel super super excited! ” Erin
” Oh…Wow! ” Travis
” Where will we have snacks?!” Jersey
” I really like the steps.” Cohen
A super day was had by all celebrating world book day by dressing up and enjoying our favourite stories and exploring our favourite characters. A massive well done to Naomi for winning best dressed! The nursery staff were in awe of her home made costume and of her knowledge of many stories including a ladybird character. The children had lots of fun talking about their costumes and stories and had lots of book fun at maths time! In the morning the children enjoyed a big bedtime story read where they collected cushions and blankets to lay and listen to their favourite stories brought in from home. In the afternoon the children watched their favourite class text ‘the train ride ‘ and took part in one of their first assemblies. We finished off the day creating character selfies and watching Paddington Bear for our funky Friday!
At last snow that we can play in!
For the first time in our little lives we had snow yesterday that we could play in! The children tried to build a snowman with the soft fluffy snow but it was just too soft!
They soon developed an interest and curiosity as to how it moved in the air and there was lots of throwing, jumping and squeezing!
Victoria, Scarlett and Esme worked together throughout the week showing a sustained interest in shape. The girls discussed what they noticed, naming and exploring the 2D shapes. The girls went on to draw the shapes naming them to show their understanding.
This week in nursery we turned our classroom into a train creation station. The children have been busy designing and making their 2D and 3D trains using box modelling , construction and art. The children were challenged to use their knowledge of art and maths. Here are just a few fantastic examples !
Miss Smith brought and her beautiful baby daughter Nyah came to meet the nursery staff and children this week. We were very excited to talk to her and we had lots of questions. The nursery children sang Nyah to sleep with ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ We wish Miss Smith the very best as she enjoys her first days of Motherhood and we hope to see her very soon.
Amber and Frankie were inspired by our very own builders from the nursery extension build. “We are building the new Green Top! ” (Nursery) Frankie shared as they both took their tools to the wood to create their model . We are all very excited about the weeks ahead as we move into our beautiful new classroom.
This week we have looked at lots of logos and shared how many different ways we use the internet. We talked about who the important adults are in our lives who look after us and keep us safe. We talked about how important it is that our adults know when we are using the internet and what we are looking at. We shared how we must always tell an adult if someone talks to us who we do not know just like we would in the street or supermarket. The children created a kindness tree (photographs to follow) where they have placed the names of adults who keep them safe and how they are kind to them.
Some children created advice bubbles for children in their class and posters for using the internet safely. These are on display in Nursery. Adults please keep us safe by talking to us about these very important issues. The internet can be a confusing place!