Welcome to Apple Tree Nursery!
Welcome to Apple Tree Nursery Class page.
We are always very busy in nursery and we will be sharing our learning with you.
Come and have a look.
Thank you for your continued support.
The Nursery Team
* REMINDERS *
Please can you make frequent checks that all items of uniform are labelled with your child's name as some names have now washed off.
At the beginning of the school year each child was given a day of the week that their reading books would be changed. Can you make sure your child has their reading books in their book bag on that day ready to change. If you need a reminder of your child's book day change please ask.
We ask all parents to write a comment each week in their child's reading record.
New Role Play Area
Nursery are so thankful to all the parents who brought in props for our new garage role play area!
The children absolutely adore playing in it and are having SO MUCH FUN!
Take a look at the pictures below to see what they've been getting up to.
Nursery had so much fun in maths week using their colouring in skills to help them problem solve!
We were looking at how many different ways we could colour in 6 dinosaurs using only 3 colours, look at what we did:
Nursery had so much fun releasing our butterflies today.
We really enjoyed watching them grow and turn from hungry caterpillars into beautiful butterflies.
We hope they come back and visit!
Spiral Write dance!
Nursery had so much fun today drawing spirals outside with the chalk!
We love using all our muscles and seeing how big we can draw things.
Today we had a very special visit from a very special visitor.
Callie the dog came to see us and Nursery had so much fun meeting her and giving her lots and lots of cuddles and strokes.
Fine Motor Week
In Apple Tree Nursery this week we have been working very hard making the muscles in our fingers stronger. We have been using our fingers and hands to rip, tear, tweeze, fold, scrunch and squeeze to help with our writing. When we work on making our muscles stronger in our fingers and work on our fine motor skills it helps us then with our writing. We have had a great week exploring different ways to make our fine motor skills better.
wrapping writing under the table tracing patterns
colouring threading with chop sticks scrunching paper
This week some eggs arrived at school and we were lucky enough to watch them hatch. We are looking forward to watching them move from the incubator to their new cage next week where they will continue to grow.
We have been doing lots of learning about chicks and the life cycle of a hen. We made collages, showed the order of the life cycle and tried reading lots of different books.
Try asking your child about where a chick comes from to see what they can tell you!
The Life Bus
On Tuesday Apple Tree Nursery got to step on board the travelling classroom.
In there we met Harold the Giraffe and he taught us about caring for ourselves.
We learnt about how we get ready for nursery and we helped Harold the giraffe to prepare for nursery by helping him...
1. Wash his face.
2. Brush his teeth.
3. Eat his breakfast.
4. Get changed.
5. Make our way to nursery.
We also got to look up at the ceiling in the bus and watch the stars as it went dark. We learnt that sleep is a very important part of the day too.
Some of the children shared what they thought.......
Hazel said, "The stars looked so cool all bright."
Natan said, "I see Harold. I give him cuddle."
Olympia said, "Harold went to nursery like I am at nursery."
Easter Bonnet Parade
We could see the children have been super busy over the Easter holidays creating their Easter Bonnets. We had lots of chicks, rabbits, nests and Easter creations.
The children enjoyed parading around and showing off their beautiful work. Every child got an Easter sticker and were very happy.
A big well done to our winners who received an Easter egg each.
Sara and Lewis Eirinn and Alan
The children have been very busy creating their lettuce caterpillars. The children had to look at the ingredients they would be using and the instructions they needed to follow to create their snacks.
The children worked in groups to listen and follow the instructions and then once they had made their lettuce caterpillars they got to eat them.
Sara said, "I like the cream cheese it is yummy for me."
Amber said, "We use lettuce and cream cheese and we have to wash our hands because of the germs."
There was some mixed opinions on the taste.
Mothers Day Act of Worship
We are thankful to all the mummies who came to share and rejoice in our Act of Worship this morning. The children were very happy to share their learning of songs, poems and prayers with you.
We hope you loved your gift and have a very Happy Mother's Day.
World Book Day - Thursday 7th March
For World Book Day we dressed up as our favourite story characters. We paraded around to show all of the parents our fantastic costumes. The Year 1 children visited the Nursery to read us stories.
Next week the travelling book fair is visiting the school. This is a great opportunity to purchase some of the books the children dressed up as.
We are learning to count objects up to 10. Have a look at the games below and practice your counting.
This term we are starting to learn our sounds. We will be playing phonic games and singing some songs. This half term we will be learning a sound each week, s, a, t, i, p.
We will be asking the children to bring in objects beginning with each weeks sound.
In our RE Topic of Growing, the children have all made their Lenten Promises. We are learning about Lent, Ash Wednesday and the Easter Story.
On Shrove Tuesday we made our own pancakes and enjoyed eating them.
We had to follow the steps to make the pancakes and then after flipping them in the pan we got to eat them with some toppings of sugar, lemon or syrup. Yummy!
In nursery we have very busy the last few weeks learning all about the first Christmas story. We have supported this learning through role play including our Nativity production, learning new Nativity songs, listening to ‘The First Christmas Story’ books and exploring the small world Nativity builder tray. The children have embraced this RE topic and have really been interested and engaged in all the different learning opportunities.
In the creative area we have drawn the different senses of the nativity story, made individual Christmas cards for their families and practiced our name writing by signing the cards.
Our maths focus has been recognising numbers zero to ten and beyond and 1-1 counting; the children have enjoyed this focus especially counting our Christmas themed objects.
After the New Year in our Spring 1 term we will be exploring traditional fairy tales, The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Gingerbread Man. We will be focusing on the sequencing on the story, including the beginning, middle and end and the repeated refrains including once upon a time and they all lived happily ever after. This will be an exciting topic with many different learning opportunities.
Thank you for your continued Support.