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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. 

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Thank you for your continued support.

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APPLE TREE NURSERY PICK UP AND DROP OFF TIMES...

 

Full time 9:00am - 3:00pm

Morning Nursery 8:30am - 11:30am

Afternoon Nursery 12:15pm - 3:15pm 

 

We will be opening the doors every morning at 8:30am and having a soft start. Full Time Nursery are welcome to come in from 8:30am. 

At the end of the day for Full Time and Afternoon Nursery we will be having a soft release from 3:00pm 

 

Take a look at our display where we hang up our coats if you are unsure of our school uniform. 

Each child should have...

* Navy tracksuit bottoms

* A Navy jumper with our school logo

* Blue polo top with school logo

* Black shoes preferably with no laces

* A navy or black jacket

 

Please can you make frequent checks that all items of uniform are labelled with your child's name.

 

Can children have their hair tied back while at nursery. 

 

 

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Halloween

 

All the children enjoyed dressing up for Halloween and walking in the parades . Thank you to the parents for all their efforts in the costumes, they all looked fantastic!!

Harvest Festival. 

Today Nursery learnt about the Harvest Festival and why it's important to help those less fortune. In the morning, Nursery went to the chapel and donated the items of food we have been collecting. This afternoon we had a Harvest Festival Mass, we sang songs to thank God for making the food that grows, for us to eat. 

 

 

laughWe have reached the end of the

First Half Term.

The children have had an amazing start to their school year. There has been lots of different learning, we have been so busy creating memories.  laugh 

 

Half Term begins

18-10-19

Pupils return 

28-10-19

 

On Tuesday 29th October the school photographer will be in to take individual photos. Practice them smiles. 

 

On Thursday 31st October we will be having a Halloween Parade organsied by our school PFA. 

Remember to come in that day in a Halloween Costume. We would prefer if you did not wear an all in one costume for toileting and still wear your sensible school shoes.

Also there will be a pumpkin competition for all to join in with, judged by the PFA. 

Get creative over the half term. 

 

 

Golden Rules

This week we have been learning all about the Golden Rules in nursery. 

We Learn: We always do our best to learn and achieve.

We Care: We wear our uniform with pride and look after our school.

We Respect: We listen and follow instructions respectfully. 

We are Safe: We make good choices; think of others and play safely. 

 

The children thought very hard about what we do in our nursery and what we shouldn't do to continue to follow good rules. 

Yasmien said, "The police help us."

Miguel explained, "We will trip over if we leave the toys out and not tidy up."

Sienna said, "We listen to the teachers and my friends." 

"We are safe in school and at home," said Louie.

"We do not go away on our own or run away anywhere on our own because it is not safe," Jacob said. 

 

On Thursday the children came in and seen that Nursery was in a big mess.

'It had not been tidied or set up beautifully' 

The children then thought about how we look after our toys and equipment and that it is not safe to not tidy, as we could trip over, our toys could break and we would no longer have nice things. 

The children understood that we need to care for our things. 

Making Gingerbread People

As we have been learning all about ourselves and our bodies, we have made some yummy Gingerbread. We had to work as a team to mix, stir, count the ingredients, weigh with help, roll, cook and cut our gingerbread. 

Autumn Walk

We went for an autumn walk around the school grounds. We used our senses to explore and learn about the changes that happen during autumn. 

Our 5 Senses

Have a look at the work we done using Mr Potato Head to help us learn about our 5 senses.

We have been exploring our senses throughout the week.

Apple Tree Nursery have been very busy with their mark making. We have been thinking about how special our names are, who gave us our names and we have written our names and used sand to create our sand names which are displayed in nursery. 

We have also painted our self portraits. We looked at ourselves in the mirrors to think about eye colour, hair colour and where our features are placed on our faces. 

yesWe are so proud of our work.laugh

 

The children have had an excellent start to Nursery. They have settled in so well.

The children have had an excellent start to Nursery. They have settled in so well. 1 "Water" said Joao Pedro
The children have had an excellent start to Nursery. They have settled in so well. 2 "I am just building a house" explained Louie
The children have had an excellent start to Nursery. They have settled in so well. 3 We are busy in the sandpit using the moulds.
The children have had an excellent start to Nursery. They have settled in so well. 4 Sophia is busy in the clothes shop at the till.

Today the children were given the opportunity to explore and observe insects from all around the world.

Apple Tree Nursery 

Class of 2019

Apple Tree Nursery 2019-2020

Let the fun, learning and exploring begin.

Apple Tree Nursery 2018-2019

End of a Wonderful Year

Thank you everyone for such a wonderful year. We have love seeing Nursery grow over the year, all of them ready for Reception and we are excited to see how they will continue to grow as they move through the rest of the school!

 

We are so happy we are in the last term at nursery the Summer Term. This is the term where we will be super busy with lots of learning to do and also getting ready to go up to reception. Keep an eye out to look at all our learning.

We are so happy we are in the last term at nursery the Summer Term. This is the term where we will be super busy with lots of learning to do and also getting ready to go up to reception. Keep an eye out to look at all our learning.  1
We are so happy we are in the last term at nursery the Summer Term. This is the term where we will be super busy with lots of learning to do and also getting ready to go up to reception. Keep an eye out to look at all our learning.  2

Summer Homework

During the summer holiday we encourage you to explore with your child.

  • Play outdoors
  • Go on a picnic
  • Build a den
  • Search for mini beasts
  • Go on a treasure hunt
  • Read a book
  • Go to the park
  • Go swimming
  • Have lots of cuddles
  • Make lots of memories

Teddy Bear's Picnic

 

Nursery loved their picnics today! We ate lots of delicious food with our friends and teddies and played lots of games! 

We all really loved playing pass the parcel and stick the bow tie on the teddy!

Thank you parents for all the healthy lunches you sent in.

 

100% Attendance Assembly

 

A massive well done to all the children who received a certificate for coming into nursery everyday for a whole term and an even bigger well done to Lara for NEVER missing a single day of Nursery!

Let's see how many children can get a certificate next year in reception

 

 

 

Sports Day

Nursery had so much fun competing together in sports day and we loved watching them work together to overcome all the tasks and challenges!

 

Our World Assembly

Nursery did so well in their end of year assemblies and we are so proud of how they have grown over the year and how much more confident they are now!

We look forward to seeing how they continue to grow in their assemblies next year.

Thank you so much parents for all your hard work helping the children learn their lines and the amazing art work you did that helped decorate the stage!

 

Teddy Bear's Picnic

Thursday 18th will be our teddy bear's picnic! The children will be playing party games and having a picnic with their favourite teddy bear so please make sure to bring it in on before Thursday for the celebration. 

Sports day

 

Morning and Afternoon nursery will be coming together on the Tuesday 16th July to participate in sports day together. This means that all pupils need to arrive at 8:30am so sports day can start shortly after drop off and all children will need to be picked up at 11:30am. 

Parents are welcome and encouraged to stay for sports day. 

In nursery we are preparing for reception. We are visiting all the reception classes, looking at where we will be having lunch, looking at our big playground and even a look at the toilets we will be using. We are growing up so fast.

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.

Maths Week!

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:

 

         Yash                                                    Jonah

 

 

 

Butterflies

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.

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Pet day!

 

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. 

 

 

 

We got to meet the chicks again. They have grown so much and now are very chirpy and have their fluffy feathers. We got to hold and touch them.

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

 

Chicks

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!

 

         

On our return after Easter we were very lucky to receive a new white board and we have really enjoyed using it. We have been creating pictures and playing some exciting learning games on it.

On our return after Easter we were very lucky to receive a new white board and we have really enjoyed using it. We have been creating pictures and playing some exciting learning games on it. 1
On our return after Easter we were very lucky to receive a new white board and we have really enjoyed using it. We have been creating pictures and playing some exciting learning games on it. 2
On our return after Easter we were very lucky to receive a new white board and we have really enjoyed using it. We have been creating pictures and playing some exciting learning games on it. 3
On our return after Easter we were very lucky to receive a new white board and we have really enjoyed using it. We have been creating pictures and playing some exciting learning games on it. 4

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."

  

    

  

   

 

This week we have been very lucky to get our own class caterpillars. We will look after, care and observe as the caterpillars go through all the different stages of their lives. Watch out for when the caterpillars form into beautiful butterflies and we release them into our beautiful school garden.

This week we have been very lucky to get our own class caterpillars. We will look after, care and observe as the caterpillars go through all the different stages of their lives. Watch out for when the caterpillars form into beautiful butterflies and we release them into our beautiful school garden.  1
This week we have been very lucky to get our own class caterpillars. We will look after, care and observe as the caterpillars go through all the different stages of their lives. Watch out for when the caterpillars form into beautiful butterflies and we release them into our beautiful school garden.  2
This week we have been very lucky to get our own class caterpillars. We will look after, care and observe as the caterpillars go through all the different stages of their lives. Watch out for when the caterpillars form into beautiful butterflies and we release them into our beautiful school garden.  3
This week we have been very lucky to get our own class caterpillars. We will look after, care and observe as the caterpillars go through all the different stages of their lives. Watch out for when the caterpillars form into beautiful butterflies and we release them into our beautiful school garden.  4

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

      

 

Lettuce Caterpillars 

 

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. 

 

We are all happy to be back at Nursery for the Spring Term. Our topic this half term is Growing.

We are all happy to be back at Nursery for the Spring Term. Our topic this half term is Growing. 1 AM
We are all happy to be back at Nursery for the Spring Term. Our topic this half term is Growing. 2 PM

Making our Easter Cakes

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Making our Easter Cakes  4
Making our Easter Cakes  5
Making our Easter Cakes  6
Making our Easter Cakes  7
Making our Easter Cakes  8
Making our Easter Cakes  9
Making our Easter Cakes  10

Stations of the Cross in our School Chapel

Click below to see Our Easter Gardens

Mothers Day Act of Worship

29/03/19

 

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. 

  

  

  

  

We have made some yummy vegetable soup. We cut, prepared and cooked the vegetables. The children enjoyed the soup and left nursery with full tummies.

We have made some yummy vegetable soup. We cut, prepared and cooked the vegetables. The children enjoyed the soup and left nursery with full tummies.  1
We have made some yummy vegetable soup. We cut, prepared and cooked the vegetables. The children enjoyed the soup and left nursery with full tummies.  2
We have made some yummy vegetable soup. We cut, prepared and cooked the vegetables. The children enjoyed the soup and left nursery with full tummies.  3
We have made some yummy vegetable soup. We cut, prepared and cooked the vegetables. The children enjoyed the soup and left nursery with full tummies.  4
We have made some yummy vegetable soup. We cut, prepared and cooked the vegetables. The children enjoyed the soup and left nursery with full tummies.  5
We have made some yummy vegetable soup. We cut, prepared and cooked the vegetables. The children enjoyed the soup and left nursery with full tummies.  6
We have made some yummy vegetable soup. We cut, prepared and cooked the vegetables. The children enjoyed the soup and left nursery with full tummies.  7
We have made some yummy vegetable soup. We cut, prepared and cooked the vegetables. The children enjoyed the soup and left nursery with full tummies.  8
We have made some yummy vegetable soup. We cut, prepared and cooked the vegetables. The children enjoyed the soup and left nursery with full tummies.  9
We have made some yummy vegetable soup. We cut, prepared and cooked the vegetables. The children enjoyed the soup and left nursery with full tummies.  10
We have made some yummy vegetable soup. We cut, prepared and cooked the vegetables. The children enjoyed the soup and left nursery with full tummies.  11
We have made some yummy vegetable soup. We cut, prepared and cooked the vegetables. The children enjoyed the soup and left nursery with full tummies.  12

*Funny Cress Heads* As you know we were very busy making funny faces to make our cress heads. We planted the cress seeds and cared for our pots by watering them and checking on them everyday. We were amazed how quickly they have grown.

*Funny Cress Heads*          As you know we were very busy making funny faces to make our cress heads. We planted the cress seeds and cared for our pots by watering them and checking on them everyday. We were amazed how quickly they have grown.  1
*Funny Cress Heads*          As you know we were very busy making funny faces to make our cress heads. We planted the cress seeds and cared for our pots by watering them and checking on them everyday. We were amazed how quickly they have grown.  2
*Funny Cress Heads*          As you know we were very busy making funny faces to make our cress heads. We planted the cress seeds and cared for our pots by watering them and checking on them everyday. We were amazed how quickly they have grown.  3
*Funny Cress Heads*          As you know we were very busy making funny faces to make our cress heads. We planted the cress seeds and cared for our pots by watering them and checking on them everyday. We were amazed how quickly they have grown.  4
*Funny Cress Heads*          As you know we were very busy making funny faces to make our cress heads. We planted the cress seeds and cared for our pots by watering them and checking on them everyday. We were amazed how quickly they have grown.  5
*Funny Cress Heads*          As you know we were very busy making funny faces to make our cress heads. We planted the cress seeds and cared for our pots by watering them and checking on them everyday. We were amazed how quickly they have grown.  6
*Funny Cress Heads*          As you know we were very busy making funny faces to make our cress heads. We planted the cress seeds and cared for our pots by watering them and checking on them everyday. We were amazed how quickly they have grown.  7

We have been very busy this week and will be continuing next week to harvest, replant and care for our vegetable plot.

We have been very busy this week and will be continuing next week to harvest, replant and care for our vegetable plot.  1
We have been very busy this week and will be continuing next week to harvest, replant and care for our vegetable plot.  2
We have been very busy this week and will be continuing next week to harvest, replant and care for our vegetable plot.  3
We have been very busy this week and will be continuing next week to harvest, replant and care for our vegetable plot.  4

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. 

     

 

Ash Wednesday 

Today we celebrated Ash Wednesday. Each child was blessed with ashes.

Today we celebrated Ash Wednesday. Each child was blessed with ashes.  1
Today we celebrated Ash Wednesday. Each child was blessed with ashes.  2
Today we celebrated Ash Wednesday. Each child was blessed with ashes.  3
Today we celebrated Ash Wednesday. Each child was blessed with ashes.  4

We all do 5 Minute Maths everyday. We sing our 'Days of the Week' song and our 'Months of the Year' chant. We look at the calendar to discover the pattern, number, day and month it is. Please look below for the words to our song and chant.

We all do 5 Minute Maths everyday. We sing our 'Days of the Week' song and our 'Months of the Year' chant. We look at the calendar to discover the pattern, number, day and month it is. Please look below for the words to our song and chant.  1
We all do 5 Minute Maths everyday. We sing our 'Days of the Week' song and our 'Months of the Year' chant. We look at the calendar to discover the pattern, number, day and month it is. Please look below for the words to our song and chant.  2

5 Minute Maths songs

Maths 

We are learning to count objects up to 10. Have a look at the games below and practice your counting. 

Everyday when we come into Nursery, we practice writing our names. We are learning to hold our pencil properly using a tripod grip.

Everyday when we come into Nursery, we practice writing our names. We are learning to hold our pencil properly using a tripod grip. 1
Everyday when we come into Nursery, we practice writing our names. We are learning to hold our pencil properly using a tripod grip. 2

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. 

Have a look below at how busy we are in Outdoor Learning.

RE

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.

  

 

Shrove Tuesday 

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!

   

 

  

 

     

 

Autumn Term 2018

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.

Miss Rowe


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