The 9 Rhyme Challenge

This week the Nursery children have started their 9 Rhyme Challenge. Early Years staff understand the importance of speech, language and communication skills and we are actively seeking to develop these skills through the use of Nursery rhymes.

Singing Nursery rhymes is a great fun way to further develop your child’s:

  1. Confidence
  2. Listening and concentration skills
  3. Memory skills
  4. Knowledge and understanding of language
  5. Ability to tune into sounds to support early reading

Week 1 saw the children learn the rhyme ‘I’m a little teapot’. I think Nursery Murphy did a great job. What do you think?….

I want to take this opportunity to thank all the parents and carers for their support in helping the children to learn the rhymes at home 🙂

Tune in next week for week 2 of the 9 Rhyme Challenge.

Miss Atkinson 🙂

Wonderful World of Water

Our Science Days this half term were all about water.

The children did a mind map to share what they already knew about water. Mrs Burgess and Miss Tsang were blown away by what the children knew.

We then conducted a series of investigations all involving water. We looked at how items can float and sink in water and made predictions about what would happen. We froze animals in water and explored different ways to rescue them from the ice (the hot water was the best for melting ice). We made ice decorations and placed them outside, then monitored them over the morning to see what would happen to them. We also investigated how we could move water from one bucket to another without pouring it in. We learned so much about water and have really enjoyed our Science Days.

Mrs Burgess

Happy Christmas from Nursery Murphy

On the last day of the Autumn Term the Nursery children enjoyed their Christmas party day 🙂 We had LOTS AND LOTS of fun, dancing, playing with balloons, wearing our party hats, playing pass the parcel, enjoying our party food and even SANTA came to visit too!!

The staff and children had a great day and want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas filled with lots of love, laughter and happy memories 🙂

Teacher Switch!

Uh oh! Those cheeky little elves came back again for the final time.

Firstly, they left us a maze to navigate into school and then they switched Mr Kershaw and Mrs Burgess around! We had to say a magic rhyme ‘Abracadabra 1,2,3, give my teacher back to me!’ before they switched back!

Tomorrow is our party day, so don your best party outfit and get ready for a super fun day!

Mrs Burgess and Mr Kershaw

All wrapped up!

What a monring! After spending a night in the freezing cold, the children came to rescue Mrs Burgess and Mr Kershaw from being wrapped up inside the hut outside! Sadly, the teachers weren’t the only things missing! Bernard and Bernice had taken all of the classroom chairs and hid them around our garden! We made the most of their mischief and pooled all the chairs together whilst Mr Kershaw read us a story about Father Christmas coming to Manchester.

I wonder if the Elves will cause more mischief tomorrow?

Mrs Burgess and Mr Kershaw

Cheeky Little Elves!

After reading the Elf on the Shelf book yesterday, our cheeky elves Bernard and Bernice wrapped up the entrance to school meaning we couldn’t get in to class this morning! It was ok though, the children helped us tear down the paper so we could still get in on time!

Make sure you get to school for 8.45am again tomorrow incase those pesky elves get up to something else!

Mrs Burgess and Mr Kershaw