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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Published on Thursday 21 November 2019 by Mrs Fox.

This week we received a special parcel and a letter from Goldilocks. She needed our help to make her a soft comfy bed. We explored a variety of materials and described their texture to see if we should use them. We then did some sorting and had to decide if the items were hard or soft. When exploring the objects the children used some brilliant words to describe their texture such as “prickly, bumpy, smooth, squishy”

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Goldilocks and the Three Bears

We have also been sorting objects from the story according to their size. We had to give all of the big items to daddy bear, the medium sized items to mammy bear and the small items to baby bear. Everyone did a fantastic job!

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Our little rays of sunshine this week are Ellie Chalder for her amazing work in maths. She was able to tell me the capacity of the three bears bowls telling me they were “full, half full or empty” During free flow play Ellie then chose to complete an activity all by herself and correctly put the pictures in order according to their size. Amazing work Ellie! Olivia Ryan for sorting a variety of objects according to their texture. She told me they were hard or soft but used lots of other descriptive words too! Great work Olivia! Sophie Pearson for settling into our group so well and for being a fantastic role model to her peers. She has an amazing imagination and has made all kinds of things this week for Goldilocks including an umbrella and a toilet roll hanger. Well done Sophie! Liberty Heslop for sorting the objects into size order. She also described them as either “big, small or medium” Great job Liberty! And finally Leona Watret for sorting a variety of objects according to their size, with no help at all. Super sorting Leona!

Goldilocks and the Three Bears


Nursery Christmas Music

Published on Monday 18 November 2019 by Crook Primary.

Rudolph Rudolph

Rudolph, Rudolph, don't you stop
Just let your hooves go clippety clop
Your tail goes swish and your nose shines bright
Guiding Santa's sleigh tonight

I'm a little snowman

I'm a little snowman , look at me,
These are my buttons 1, 2, 3
These are my eyes and this is my nose
I wear a hat and scarf
Brrrrrr its cold.

Christmas Pudding

Christmas pudding, Christmas pudding
Steaming hot, Steaming hot
Sprinkle on the sugar, sprinkle on the sugar
Eat the lot, eat the lot. X2

5 little Santa's

5 fat santa's jumping in the snow
1 fell down and bumped his toe
The elves called the doctor and the doctor said
No more santa's jumping in the snow
4,3,2,1.

The fairy song

I'm a Christmas fairy, look at me
Here is my wand all sparkly
When you want some magic, wish for me
I make dreams come true you see. X 2

Dance like snowflakes

Dance like snowflakes,
Dance like snowflakes,
In the air, In the air,
Whirling, twirling snowflakes,
Whirling, twirling snowflakes
Here and there
Here and there

Twinkle Twinkle Christmas star

Twinkle twinkle Christmas star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle twinkle Christmas star
How I wonder what you are.

5 little elves

5 little elves jumping on the sleigh
1 jumped off and ran away
Mrs Claus called Santa and Santa said
No more elves jumping on the sleigh
4,3,2,1

Jingle bells

Jingle bells, Jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to play on Santa's Christmas sleigh, hey!
Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to play on Santa's Christmas sleigh.

We wish you a merry Christmas

We wish you a merry Christmas
We wish you a merry Christmas
We wish you a merry Christmas
And a happy new year.
X 2

 


Children in Need

Published on Friday 15 November 2019 by Mrs Fox.

This week we have enjoyed another familiar story “We're Going on a Bear Hunt” The children have been fantastic at joining in with the repeated phrases and re-telling the story with props. We have also been doing some amazing number work by counting and sharing the bears between two caves and recognising that the total still remains the same.

Children in NeedChildren in Need

At our teddy bears picnic we played some games, did some dancing and enjoyed our delicious party food. We would just like to thank everybody that donated food for our picnic, it was all delicious! We would also like to thank everybody who donated money to children in need. We raised an amazing £44.

Children in NeedChildren in Need

Our little rays of sunshine this week are Luke Blair for following instructions to count the correct number of coloured counters onto Pudsey Bears scarf. Well done Luke! Luke Rennie for doing a brilliant job when filling in the missing words from our story we're going on a bear hunt. Alfie Lawson for writing his 'a' telling me its 'a,a,a, for Alfie” He enjoys practising writing it all around nursery. Great job Alfie! Levi-Lucas McManus for doing a brilliant job when filling in the missing words from our story we're going on a bear hunt. Great job Levi! And finally Joshua Bowes for making a fantastic cosy cave for our hibernating bear. Joshua was able to tell me what hibernation is and how long the bear goes to sleep for. Amazing job Joshua!

Children in Need


Bonfire Night!

Published on Friday 8 November 2019 by Mrs Fox.

To celebrate Bonfire night we had our very own bonfire in the nursery garden. We each got a turn to toast marshmallows and enjoyed some hot chocolate to keep us nice and warm.

Bonfire Night!Bonfire Night!

We also had a special visit from the local firefighters who talked to us about fire safety. We learnt to stop, drop and roll and talked about how to stay safe on Bonfire night. The best part was spraying the fireman's hose!

Bonfire Night!Bonfire Night!

Our little rays of sunshine this week are Jiaxin Yang for making an amazing firework rocket using a range of 2D shapes. She was even able to name all of the shapes that she had used. Great shape work Jiaxin! Lennon Dent for getting himself ready to go outside. He independently put on his trousers, wellies and coat and only needed a little support to zip up his coat. Well done Lennon! Lucas-James Norman for listening to our fire pit rules. He carefully walked and sat on the benches and patiently waited for his turn to toast his marshmallow. What a sensible boy Lucas! Amelia Bowes for practising very hard when writing her name. She is now able to write it independently and does not need to copy from her name card. Fantastic writing Amelia! And finally Austin Egglestone for having a brilliant week in nursery. He listened carefully to the fire pit rules and was very sensible when toasting his marshmallow. He is also trying very hard with his toileting and now sits on the toilet. I am very proud of you Austin!

Bonfire Night!


Happy Halloween!

Published on Friday 25 October 2019 by Mrs Fox.

We have loved getting into the Halloween spirit this week and had so much fun exploring pumpkins, making a rhyming witches brew and doing lots of counting when making magic potions!

Happy Halloween! Happy Halloween!

We also had so much fun at our Halloween party. We played musical statues, musical bumps and had a dancing competition. The morning winners of our fancy dress competition were: in first place Jak, second place Amelia and in third place Neve. The afternoon winners of our fancy dress competition were; in first place Leona, second place Mason and in third place Luke. It was so hard to choose a winner as everybody looked fantastic!

Happy Halloween! Happy Halloween!

Our little rays of sunshine this week are Grace Piper for recognising that her name starts with the 'g' sound. She did a fantastic job placing the spiders to form this sound and then had a go writing it all by herself. Well done Grace! Lachlan Connor for trying very hard when making our rhyming witches brew. He is starting to recognise rhyming words and when given two options Lachlan chose the correct rhyming pairs. Fantastic rhyming Lachlan! Freddie Breward for enjoying making our witches brew and joining in with the rhyme. Great work Freddie! And finally Oscar Fullerton for having a great week joining in with all of our activities. He tried very hard to find objects that rhymed to put in our witches' brew. A fantastic week Oscar keep it up!

Happy Halloween!

We hope you all have a lovely Autumn half term and we will see you when we return to nursery on the 4th of November!


Fee Fi Fo Fum!

Published on Thursday 17 October 2019 by Mrs Fox.

This week we have focused our learning around another traditional tale; Jack and the Beanstalk. We had a special delivery from the giant. He left us a letter asking us to do some measuring using some magic beans. We measured lots of different things in nursery to find out whether they were tall, short or long. Some of us also practised representing numbers with marks on the paper, by drawing a given number of leaves on the beanstalk. We have also been learning to understand and use positional language. The giant enjoyed playing hide and seek around his castle and we had to describe his position.

Fee Fi Fo Fum!Fee Fi Fo Fum!

As we have such a love for stories in nursery, we visited the local library to choose one book to bring back to nursery. We are very excited to read them and can't wait for our next visit!

Fee Fi Fo Fum!Fee Fi Fo Fum!

Our little rays of sunshine this week are Donna Emmerson for telling me how our story began and how it ended, showing a great awareness of the structure of the story. Fantastic work Donna! Jak Beasley for his brilliant understanding of positional language. He was able to tell me where the giant was hiding and was then able to place the giant in, on, under, next to and behind. Great work Jak! River Thompson for recognising numerals and representing the number by drawing leaves on the beanstalk. He even managed to form some numerals correctly. Well done River, what a superstar! Sophie Pearson for doing some fantastic measuring using our magic beans. She described the giant as tall and Jack as short. She was even able to confidently count the beans and represent her answer with marks on the paper. Fantastic work Sophie! And finally Levi-Lucas McManus for being so sensible when visiting the library. You were such a good boy Levi and enjoyed choosing your book to bring back to nursery. I am very proud of you Levi!

Fee Fi Fo Fum!

Just a reminder that it is parents evening on Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd of October. If you have not signed up for an appointment please do so to discuss your child's progress and development. We will also be dressing up for our Halloween party on Friday 25th October! This will be our last day at nursery for the Autumn half term and we will return to nursery on Monday 4th of November.