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Brookfields Primary School

Nursery

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Class teacher: Mrs Hussain (NH)

PSA: Miss Williams

 

Here is our page to let you know about our learning journey in Nursery and we will share some of our activities every week.

 

Nursery places are offered on a part-time basis only.

 

 

 

Nursery Times

 

Gates open at 8:30am and and close at 8.50am in the mornings.

Mondays - Thursdays  8:30am - 11:45am.

Fridays 8:30am - 12:15pm.

 

Mondays - Thursdays drop off at the classroom door in the mornings at 8.30am and collection from the main school office at 11.45am.

 

Fridays drop off at the classroom door in the mornings at 8.30am and collection from the classroom at 12.15pm.

 

Please ensure your child has a labelled water bottle in school daily. Children will be offered fruit and milk daily. They will NOT have a lunch. 

 

Key information

Please bring labelled water bottles daily.

Please label all items of clothing. 

 

Reading for pleasure books go home everyday and are changed on Monday and Thursday. Please read the book at least three times during the week to your child. Ask them questions about the book.

Questions such as, "Who is in this story?"

 

"What happened in this story?

 

Encourage the children to talk about the pictures. Ask them to point to certain things in the book.

Please bring the book bags to school everyday.

 

Week beginning 9th May 2022

Developing Fine Motor Skills

We have had a busy week. We started off by strengthening our fingers. We used a clothes peg to pick up the pom-poms. This was quite tricky but we enjoyed the challenge.
 

We also had some wriggly visitors in our classroom today, some caterpillars. 

We were very excited to have them in our classroom as we know that they will be changing into butterflies soon as we have been learning the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar and have learnt about the life cycle of butterflies.

Below are some of the comments the children made.

Kachi said, “they look spiky.”

Blessing said, “they are looking food.”

Zoya said, “they going to be a butterfly.”

Zakai said, “I’m scared.”

We shall observe them over the days and talk about the changes we can see as they go through the different stages of their life cycle.

Art time
We made some butterflies by doing some symmetrical painting and we used fruit and vegetables to print.

Looking after our teeth

We talked about how the hungry caterpillar ate a lot of food. We talked about which food was healthy and which was unhealthy. We then talked about the importance of brushing our teeth regularly and the correct way to brush our teeth in small circular movements. We also discussed the role of the dentist. 

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Week beginning 25.4.2022

We listened to story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar and then we made our own caterpillars.

We have used props to retell the story.

Week beginning 4th April 2022

We have been observing our sunflowers growing and they are all growing at different rates. Today we used them to make an observational drawing.

Week beginning 28th March 2022

This week we have been learning to retell the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We used a story map to help us learn the story. We also enjoyed using the props to retell the story.

We also enjoyed learning and making repeated patterns, We made hats and printed  patterns on them and we used the interactive whiteboard to draw patterns.

Week beginning 21st March 2022

This week we have been learning about how Mothers Day originated. We talked about what our mothers do for us and how we can show our appreciation for everything they do for us. we also painted pictures of our mums and made mother day cards.

Week beginning 14th March 2022

This week is science week and we have planted some sunflower seeds. We shall observe how the seeds grow over the days.

We have also made some flitter bottles which are like sensory bottles and added plastic beads, sequins, small pieces of foil and food colouring. This was a lot of fun! 

Week beginning 7th March 2022 

 

Today we learnt about Spring and went on a Spring walk looking for new plants growing. We found daffodils, buds, blossoms on the tree and catkins.

We have also painted some daffodils and blossoms.

Exploring forces

Today we enjoyed playing with the magnets. We discovered that some things stick to the magnets. Kachi said, “the magnets pull things up.”  Some of the children took the magnets around the classroom to find other things that the magnets stick to. 

Maths

 

Today we have been matching numerals to the correct amount of daffodils.

Week beginning 28th February 2022

Today we were all excited to see that our role play area had changed to a baby clinic.

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Shrove Tuesday 

We learnt about Shrove Tuesday which occurs a day before Lent. We learnt how people used up their eggs and milk on Shrove Tuesday to make pancakes in preparation for Lent. Miss Williams is giving up coffee for Lent. 

World Book Day

 

Today we celebrated World Book Day by coming into school in our pyjamas and listening to our favourite stories. We made our own favourite story books and painted characters from stories. We also had some children come to read to us.

Year 6 came to read to us.

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During circle time we role played and talked how about how find a compromise when you want to play with the same toy and that was by sharing. Also sharing is caring.

 

Week beginning 14th February 2022

Today we have been looking at where ginger and cinnamon originated from. We used a map, globe and Google maps to find China and Sri Lanka. We also found England which is the country we live in.

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Today is Valentines Day and we decorated hearts for the people we love.

Learning about healthy and unhealthy food.

Today we have been learning about healthy and unhealthy food. We sorted some food into healthy and unhealthy groups. We talked about why some foods are unhealthy. We also looked at some pictures of decayed teeth and Blessing said they look ‘disgusting.’

Week beginning 7th February 2022

We have been observing our class pumpkins and watched how they have begun to rot over time.

We also learnt about how to keep safe online.

Week beginning 31st January 

On Tuesday we learnt about a festival called Chinese New Year. We watched a programme and we learnt how people clean and decorate their houses in preparation for this festival and that red is a lucky colour. We made a dragon’s head, coloured some dragon pictures, and we did a dragon dance. Sarina said, ‘it’s the best day ever!’ This year it is the year of the tiger. Mrs Hussain was born in the year of the goat and Miss Williams was born in the year of the dog.

 

Nursery’s Dragon dance

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First we made a dragon’s head and then took turns to a do a dragon dance whilst some of us played some instruments.

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Baking Gingerbread Men 

 

On Friday we made Gingerbread Men. We named the ingredients and equipment and learnt how a measuring scale is used to measure the ingredients. We watched and described how butter changed as it melted. We took turns to mix the ingredients, roll out the dough and used Gingerbread Men cutters to cut out our Gingerbread Men.

Week beginning 24th January 2022

Today we made bear faces using natural material. Which bear face do you like? 

Maths

We have been learning to understand positional language. We used a compare and a cup to practise putting the bear in different positions. Then followed instructions to place our bears in different positions.

Outdoor play 

We have enjoyed playing outside with our new mud kitchen. In addition to this, we had fun making cars and trains.

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We used cardboard boxes to make cars and a train.

Week beginning 17th January 2022

This week we got a letter from daddy bear asking for our help to make a chair for baby bear. We looked at different materials and talked about whether they were soft, hard, thin or thick and whether they could bend. We also learnt some new words, wood, fabric and tissue paper.

We tested different materials to find the best material to make a chair. We tested the materials for strength, talked about whether the materials could bend, whether they were thick or thin and if they could rip easily. We learnt lots of news words. 

We then made our own chairs for baby bear.

Week beginning 10th January 2022

This week we have been retelling the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We have also been exploring the texture of porridge oats, mark making in oats and making stick puppets.

Making porridge
 We made warm and cold porridge and added different flavours. Most children liked the honey flavoured porridge and a few liked the cranberry flavoured porridge. We learnt word new words like porridge, stir, mix and pour. A few children could describe the texture of the dry porridge oats as soft, hard and one child said the porridge oats looked like sand.

Week beginning 5th January 2022

On Thursday it was very cold and when we went outside to play we found some ice. We brought it inside to explore and to talk about.

Week beginning 5th January 2022

On Thursday we found some ice outside and brought it inside to explore.

Week beginning 13th December 2021
 

This week we have had fun making our calendars. We talked about what calendars are used for and how we can find important forthcoming dates. We looked at examples of different types of calendars.

Best of all we had a visit from Santa!

Visual Literacy 

For visual literacy we watched ‘Twas the night before Christmas' and collaged a scene from the story.

Week beginning 6th December 2021

 

Today we learnt about another celebration called Christmas and we talked about how people celebrate Christmas. We then made our Christmas cards and coloured some pictures relating to Christmas.

We enjoyed listening to the Christmas story and playing with the nativity set in the tuff spot.

Week beginning 29th November 2021

This week we started using our advent book collection calendar which Miss Williams has brought for the children. We are going down the list in alphabetical order to open a window of the calendar. These books are for the children to keep.

3.12.2021

 

Today we have been learning about celebrations. We talked about weddings and Eid. Sarina, Akram, Sulayman and Fatima recognised the picture of a mosque and said they go there and some children showed the class how they pray. We listened and danced to dhol music which is played at some weddings.

 

We also wrote some shopping lists for a birthday party.

Role playing having a birthday party.

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We took our birthday party onto the mat.

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Listening to and dancing to dhol music that was played at a wedding.

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Week beginning 29th November 2021

 

Today we had a circle time activity about what makes us happy. We looked at different pictures of people who are happy and talked about how we know that they are happy. We then did different activities around being happy.

Mohammed feels happy looking at the sunset.

Zakai feels happy playing on his new iPad.

Zoya feels happy in the swimming pool.

Fatima feels happy playing with her friends.
Sarina feels happy at the beach.

Sulayman feels happy watching a film.

Blessing feels happy dancing.

26.11.2021

Today was Smile day. We talked about how easy it is to give a smile. We talked about how receiving a smile from someone can make you happy. We then passed a smile to each other. Blessing said that dancing makes her happy so we then danced to some songs. Our favourite songs to dance to are Gummy Bear and Dance and Freeze.

19.11.2021

Today we went on a shape hunt around the outdoor environment. We found lots of shapes. We looked for triangles, squares, circles and rectangles.

We also enjoyed using other 2D shape activities.

Friday 19th November 2021 - Children in Need

We had a fun filled day today with many different Pudsey related activities and ending with some dancing as requested by Blessing and Abbigail. We talked about how people raise money in different ways such as a sponsored silence, baking cakes and then selling them and setting themselves some challenges. The children also enjoyed their cupcakes. Thank you Year 6!

Dancing to Gummy Bear

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Dance and Freeze

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Thursday 11th November 2021

 

Today was Remembrance Day. We watched a power point a short story about Remembrance Day and then did some art activities around making poppies. We observed a 2 minute silence at 11am.

week beginning 2.11.2021

 

This week we have been learning about Diwali and Bonfire night. We have made fireworks using different media.

Painting using cotton buds and drawing using chalk.

We printed fireworks and made patterns in glitter. Ali said the colours reminded him of a disco.

Friday 5th November 2021

 

Today we watched a video of a girl playing with a sparkler. We discussed the importance of keeping safe when using sparklers and about how we should behave when we hold a sparkler. We knew that if we touch something hot that we can burn ourselves. We then made some yummy breadstick sparklers. We described he chocolate as hard, cold and brown in colour and it smelt sweet and yummy. We then watched how the hot water melted the chocolate.

18.10.2021

This week we went on an Autumn Hunt looking for Autumn leaves. We used our senses to describe the leaves and used some of them for leaf rubbings and leaf printing. We also listened to some Autumn poems.

Autumn Table

We set up a tuff spot with pumpkins, fir cones, conkers which were in their shells and different coloured leaves. The children enjoyed exploring these things using magnifying glasses. We learnt the names of these objects and some children said that they had seen the pumpkins in the shops.

11th October 2021

This week we decorated some CDs to hang up in our playground.  We enjoyed looking at them when the sun shone on them. We used sticky back foam shapes which we had to peel off the backing paper. Some of us found this tricky but it helped us to develop our fine motor skills. We also used shiny sequins.

 

Music Wall

The children also enjoyed using the instruments on our new music wall. 

Thursday 7th October 2021 - Poetry Day

 

Today was poetry day and we sang our nursery of the week song 'Five Little Men.' We then asked the children to name their favourite nursery rhymes and we sang these using actions. Our favourite rhymes were Wind the Bobbin Up, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and Wheels on the Bus.

Outdoor play

 

We had so much fun riding balance bikes today. The children found it a bit tricky to balance and to move the bikes. We shall keep practising to ride them. 

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