Knowlwood Road, Todmorden, Lancashire OL14 7PD
Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day
Jo Morris Gillian Greenwood Hannah-Louise Heald Jess Walters
Nursery Class Teacher Nursery Nurse 1:1 Support 1:1 Support
Are you looking for a Nursery place for April or September 2019? Why not pop in to one of our open sessions and come and meet the EYFS team and have a look around our super early years learning environment!
It’s snowing! What fun we’ve had in Nursery this January with our winter theme. Not only have we been playing in the snow and exploring the ice, but we’ve also made penguin and snowflake pictures, built igloos out of sugar cubes and made paper mache icicles which we then strung up and did some shadow drawings of too! We’ve also done some paintings of ice (exploring frozen thistles and holly and using watercolour paints) and paintings with ice (frozen paint is so much fun)! We’ve done lots of winter themed baking, from chocolate snowballs, to melted snowman biscuits and banana snowmen on skewers! To top it all off we have of course been singing and dancing ‘Let it go!’ with Elsa!
This term we have introduced Bertie and Bettie the bedtime bears who have been a big hit! Bertie and Bettie have really enjoyed listening to all your bedtime stories and we’ve loved sharing them in circle times at school! What story will you read for bedtime tonight?
We started off this half term with a bang, a fizz and a pop with our sparkling fireworks week! Then we joined the whole school book week looking at the Footpath Flowers picture book. Not only did we make our own footprints and beautiful flowers but we also brought in our own pictures of our journeys and flowers we had found along the way to share during our circle times. We then kicked off the Christmas countdown with the Gingerbread man, baking, crafting and science investigations, e.g. Can you make the Gingerbread man a boat to carry him safely across the river? Soon to follow was our spectacular Christmas performance, our delicious Christmas dinner and our super fun Christmas party! We even got to see Father Christmas! We hope you all have the most wonderful Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year when we will be starting our number and sound of the week and our topic of Winter. See you after Christmas!
Shade Nursery got spooky for Halloween! We had so much Halloween fun from carving pumpkins, apple bobbing and witch’s hat ring toss to playing in slime, making potions and ghost bowling! We’ve also found a lot of words that rhyme with ‘bat’. What can you think of that rhymes with bat?
We finished our first half term with a trip to the Worth Valley Railway Station, combing our vehicles and bears topics. We took part in the Teddy Bears to the Rescue story and activities such as playing teddy bear hide and seek, making name labels for our teddy bears and making our own furry hairy bears! We explored the hands on museum, pretended to drive the trains, tested out first class and got a peek inside the ticket office. Not to mention having our very own teddy bears picnic and riding on a steam train too! Woo woo! We all learnt so much and had so much fun! Thank you to everyone at the Rail Story, Keithley and Worth Valley Railway!
This Autumn term, we’ve been looking at bears! We’ve learnt all about different bears, explored the feel of oats, porridge and honey, made and tested out our own bowls for real Goldilocks porridge and been on our very own bear hunt! We can’t go over it, we can’t go under it, oh no, we’ll have to go through it! We also had a go at making caves from biscuits and melted chocolate for the gummy bears to sleep in. It was a tad tricky and not to mention a little sticky but it tasted delicious after! We’ve found a lot of words that rhyme with ‘bear’. What can you think of that rhymes with bear?
After looking at transport and different emergency vehicles we learnt about all sorts of people who help us; from Firefighters, Doctors and Dentists to Bus Drivers, Lollypop People and Police! We even investigated who pushed Humpty Dumpty off the wall! We hunted for clues, did some mark making for police notes, dusted for prints and had a go at making their own finger prints on a ten frame (after we had counted all our ten fingers, putting one finger print in each space). We kept coming back to the same question... who did it? "It was the Big Bad Wolf!" said Ava, spotting the wolf puppet in the book corner. "Why did he do it?" asked Thomas. Bill, "He's bad and strong and tough!" The Big Bad Wolf was handcuffed and went to jail. Hurray!
What a fantastic first start to the beginning of school and our first topic of vehicles! We've settled back into school life by investigating different ways of using the water toys, making delicious creations in the mud kitchen and digging up treasure in the sand (and burying it again for our friends). We've also been busy baking traffic light biscuits, helping each other make bridges from pasta and playdough, painting with our feet to turn into pictures of tractors and sending some animals on hot air balloon rides!
Nursery Class Leaflet
See below to view a copy of our EYFS leaflet:
30 Hours Funding
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See below to view a copy of our Tapestry letter, with information about your child's online learning journey.
Please have a go at adding your own observations from home or out of school experiences. We observe and record children’s progress in order to plan a responsive and appropriate curriculum which will meet the needs and interests of each individual child along their continuing learning journeys. By working together we can obtain a holistic view, a rounded true picture of your child. Your contribution is valuable!
“Parents are children’s first and most enduring educators. When parents and practitioners work together in early years settings, the results have a positive impact on children’s development and learning.” The Early Years Foundation Stage: Setting the standards for learning, development and care for children form birth to five (published 2007 by Department for Children Schools and Families )