Updated - 09.01.19

Early Years - Nursery

Welcome to our Early Years and Foundation Stage - Nursery. Here you can discover what exciting things we do in our class and how we learn creatively. 

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Planning
Mrs S Laverick
Mrs E Hutton
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Key Information & Reminders

We decided to make a piece of art work based on Spartapuss using the moasic tiles method. Spartapuss is the main character from 'I Am Sparatapuss'. We took a photograph of  each moasic tile that was added to the picture, creating a short animation. We took a amazing 3,500 photographs to create the animation. 

For more information please visit our nursery website - www.whnursery.com 

Winter Term 2018

Our first topic once returning back involved bears.  The first book the children explored was Goldilocks. Our activities included bear printing, mask making to encourage size and shape, porridge tasks testing and best of all our very own bear hunt out in the forest.  The children loved the bear hunt story, we found a lot of enjoyment from learning the rhyme.  These tasks have encouraged the children to develop their fine motor skills and attempt using pincer grip techniques. 

Autumn Term 2018

To begin with this term, we have explored the story of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. The children have really enjoyed becoming familiar with this story. They have developed variety of different sensors across the activities which have been carried out in relation to this story. The children have done some modelling using dough, demonstrating some excellent rolling skills. The children have also enjoyed a picnic as they have tried foods from the Hungry Caterpillar story, which contained new flavors and textures. The children have demonstrated some excellent independent work as well as collectively working as part of a group when making our giant caterpillar collage.

Our following task has been based around  "The Five Little Ducks". This Topic was based on the children's interest as a carpet time when often requesting the nursery rhyme. The children  have familiarized themselves with the number one to five when singing the song. We have encouraged role play through the use of puppets and challenging our number skills. The children have also reflected this topic within our forest school sessions as they have selected natural resource when making nests. 

As part of this term we have also learned about autumn. The children have had great fun listening to the story "That's not my hedgehog". They have really enjoyed collecting leaves from the garden and contributing to our floor book activity. They have also experimented using new materials such as clay, the children have done a fantastic job of manipulating the materials, making their own interpretation of hedgehog.

The following activity has been upon Halloween, the children have developed both their fine and gross motor skills as they carved pumpkins. The children have focused on the colour orange throughout this topic for example when making the pumpkin collage masks.

Carrying on their interest of colour the children have done some great mark makings as they further develop an understanding of colour names and recognition. We have used the story "Elmer and Friends" and "The Rainbow Fish" to help support the understanding of colour problem solving.

Our final topic of this term is based on winter and has phased into Christmas. The children have enjoyed wrapping skills using fantastic fine motor skills and become involved with our new Christmas story "Dear Santa".

We are Reading:

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Observations

See Examples of our Learning

Autumn Term 2017

We decided to make a piece of art work based on Spartapuss using the moasic tiles method. Spartapuss is the main character from 'I Am Sparatapuss'. We took a photograph of  each moasic tile that was added to the picture, creating a short animation. We took a amazing 3,500 photographs to create the animation. 

For more information please visit our nursery website - www.whnursery.com 

Our Adventures

In EYFS we take part in some wonderful adventures and go on amazing trips. Please use the link below to see pictures from our school picture gallery of some of the different things that we have been getting up to.

Adventures

School Picture Gallery

Use this link to visit the school picture gallery where you will discover all of the amazing adventures the children have had.

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Contact Details

 

Head Teacher - Mr Alan Scarr

Wheatley Hill Primary School, Wheatley Hill, Durham, DH63RQ

Tel - 01429 820594

E-mail: support@whprimary.com

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