Watchlytes Primary

Creativity, Inspiration and Achievement

 

Nursery

 

 

Here you will be able to find everything you need for Nursery. You will be able to keep up to date with everything going on in Willow Class, as well as finding useful information that can be used at home. Please check in every week to see more updates of what we have been learning about.

Please share any of your childs achievements with us by sending them to Mrs Williams via our class email, which is willowclass@watchlytes.herts.sch.uk

How to use Google Classroom

Curriculum Overview:

Autumn Curriculum Overview

Useful websites: 

Nursery Rhymes

Letters and Sounds - Phase 1

Letters:

Letter to parents 22.09.21

 

Week beginning 20.09.21

 

Nursery 1

 

 We have had a great start to the week. The children are settling in very well and have already started to form friendships. They are learning how to access resources independently and take part in nursery routines such as tidy up time, story time and snack time. 

We look forward to welcoming our parents into nursery on Wednesday. 

 

Week beginning 27.09.21

This week the children have been learning how to put their coats on independently. We have uploaded a video of this to google classroom. Please sign up to view our page on google classroom if you haven't already.

We have also enjoyed mark making in coloured sand, on the playground floor and on large pieces of paper.

We have been reading 'Superworm' by Julia Donaldson and we have learnt some new words from the book such as lasso, weave, lair and wizard.

 

 Week beginning 04.10.21

This week we have been enjoying the story 'Owl babies.' Please click on the link below to see an animated version of this book. 

Owl babies

The children have been identifying colours and sorting objects by colour. We have also practised counting with one to one correspondence. 

 

 

 Week beginning 11.10.21

 This week we have been talking about Autumn. The children enjoyed searching for and exploring the signs of Autumn.
We introduced the children to hammers and nails. The children learnt how to use them safely and thoroughly enjoyed hammering nails into pumpkins. We also used mini pumpkins in art. We placed a pencil through the pumpkins and rolled them in paint. This created an interesting effect on the paper and was a very popular activity. 
We discussed things that are the same and things that are different and carried out matching activities. 

 Week beginning 18.10.21

 
Our nursery children have learnt how to create handprints independently in the art area and used their handprints to create spiders for classroom decoration. We developed our fine motor skills by using tweezers to pick out plastic bugs from a maze of leaves, conkers and spider webs.  The children also enjoyed balancing and walking along a big spiders web on their tip toes.  We have had a maths focus of sorting objects in different ways. We sorted by object, colour and size. 
We were also pleased to welcome some parents to our coffee afternoon this week.
Week beginning 01.11.21
This week, we have celebrated Diwali (the festival of lights) and Guy Fawkes night. The children have been busy making their own Diya lamps from clay. In Hindu tradition, the lighting of a Diya is an important part of prayer and it signifies purity, goodness, good luck and power. 
We have also practised identifying our names and using name stickers independently to label our beautiful art work. 
Our maths focus for the week has been to understand the key vocabulary 'more,' 'less' and 'the same.' 
Week beginning 08.11.21
Our nursery children have been busy learning about remembrance day. We have created poppies with a variety of media and skills, including paint, collage, pens and cutting. They have also learnt to recite a short poem. We have discussed why poppies are worn and what people are thinking about and thankful for on remembrance day. On Thursday we attended our first assembly for remembrance day. We have also continued our focus of using the vocabulary 'more,' 'less' and 'the same' when comparing amounts. 

It was lovely to welcome our parents to a coffee morning on Friday. 

Week beginning 15.11.21

We have had a busy week in nursery. We transformed our role play area into a Christmas toy shop. The children have loved wrapping presents, fixing and selling toys and pretending to be Santa. In maths we are learning about long and short. We discovered who had the longest feet by making some footprints with paint. We took part in a whole class mark making session and practised holding a pen effectively and writing our names. We created a writing den within the classroom and practised laying on our backs and writing on paper stuck underneath the tables. We have also had lots of fun jumping around the EYFS garden with out feet together. The week ended with a special 'children in need' day. Well done to everyone for wearing their PJ's and for supporting the charity.

Nursery 19.11

 

Week beginning 22.11.21

We have had a very busy week again in nursery. On Wednesday, we took part in a whole school project to help create a forest school area. The children helped with planting bulbs and weaving willow to create a natural barrier. One child was also chosen to plant a tree as part of the Queen's canopy tree planting initiative for her jubilee. On Thursday we made conifer biscuits. There are completely edible and full of vitamins (I promise)!
Today, we had lots of fun painting outside to music. The children were using the resources independently and making marks in completely different ways. There was lots of conversation and new vocabulary being shared. We also spent lots of time focusing on alliteration during our phonics lessons. Ask your children about Tony train and see if they can explain what he saw at the zoo!