15th October 2018


This week we found out all about which animals would make a good pet. We started by reading “Dear Zoo” and thinking about the different characteristics of the animals


We found out that lots of the children in Nursery already have a pet at home but we also discussed what future pets we may like

We were delighted to be able to borrow Pikelet for a few days. He is the class pet of the year 3 children in Mrs Smith and Mrs Brown’s class. He is a very well behaved hamster who didn’t mind the children waking him up during the day even though he should have been asleep. He has now gone back to his own classroom but will be visiting again soon.

The good weather at the start of the week allowed us to plant winter flowering pansies over the top of the bulbs in the big tyre. The children all guessed what colour their plant might be, we are hoping they do actually grow!


Later on in the week it was so windy that we experimented with different materials to see what happened in the wind. We had lots of fun and had to catch the silk scarves before they blew up into the trees!

8th October 2018

This week we used our knowledge of animals that live in the wild. Firstly we read “Walking through the jungle” which encouraged us to think about what we might see and hear in the jungle.

On Wednesday we thought about the different ways wild animals move their bodies and we had great fun trying to do the same!


We looked very carefully at the differences between the animals and used different criteria to sort toy animals into hoops.

We introduced the word “describe” and the children were great at thinking of words that reflected the way the animals look or feel. Some super adjectives which were also put to good use when we made fantastic paper plate animals for our speech bubble display.

1st October 2018

This week we thought about how we find out information. We started by finding out new facts about elephants. The children loved looking in non-fiction books. We found out that elephants bathe in a river and are the largest animal that lives on the land.


We also found out that you can use technology to find out information and they started to explore this by asking the iPad what it knew about elephants!


On Wednesday we celebrated “European languages day”. The morning children were very lucky to have one of our very talented parents visit and read us a story in French. The children were fascinated that it didn’t sound the same as English.


We practised saying “Bonjour” and also singing “Frère Jacques”. The afternoon children also got their chance to do this but found it very funny that Mrs Gaddes was saying words they couldn’t understand!


We labelled the body parts of an elephant and compared it with Elmer to see if he had all the same parts, he didn’t any have tusks but was otherwise a perfect elephant! We also compared with human beings and realised that there are quite a few differences.

The sunshine gave us a chance to take out the bedding plants in our garden and make a few changes. We are looking forward to replanting the daffodil and tulip bulbs and also a few new plants that will hopefully survive the winter! Come and have a look at what we’ve planted them in….it may surprise you!


24th September 2018

This week we found out all about Elmer from the David McKee stories. He is a patchwork elephant who is very kind and funny. He is very good at making the other animals laugh.

This made us think about our own talents. Each of the children could tell us what they feel they are good at. These range from running, riding bicycles and digging to giving hugs!

We thought about some of the things we might like to get better at and it showed that the children clearly have high expectations of themselves! Mrs Gaddes would like to improve her drawing skills and the children all volunteered to help. Apparently all you need to do is practise!

17th September 2018

We started off this term thinking about what a colourful world be live in. We found 9 different colours in Nursery which we named. We also discussed different shades of each colour which meant that we had found even more!

We looked both inside and outside for these colours and were found lots of different examples.

We found out that people liked many different colours but pink was the favourite colour with 6 children choosing it.

The children helped to record it in a tally chart so that we could easily see which had the biggest number.

We have welcomed lots of new children to Nursery and they have all made an excellent start to the term with the help of the older children. Well done everyone!