22nd January 2018


This week we found out that Michael Rosen wrote “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt”. We watched a video of him telling the story and loved all the actions and funny faces he did. We joined in with his actions and it made our storytelling much more enjoyable. 

We thought about the setting of the story and discussed who the characters might be. 
Our provision this week has been inspired by the things the children saw on their journey. 

On Thursday our big question asked… “Are bears real?” This prompted lots of conversation about where the children have seen bears such as the polar bears at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. 

We watched a video that taught us lots of facts about different types of bears including Honey Bears, Spectacled Bears and Pandas. 
The children were fascinated (and slightly horrified) to see a bear eating  fish it had caught straight from the river….without cooking it first!

We thought about the different body-parts bears have and labelled a picture of a bear so that we could share this information with other people. 

Don’t forget to have a look at our new learning journey display in the classroom. The work we have done on “Bear stories” is looking great already and we’re only 2 weeks into our 6 week journey! 


Next week we will be reading another Michael Rosen story called “The Bear in the Cave”. It is based on the bear in “We’re going on a bear hunt” and explains what he gets up to on another trip out.

15th January 2018


This week welcomed 6 new children and their families to our Nursery. We are sure they will all feel settled very soon and enjoy being part of our Carr Hill family.
When we came back we found out that the storm in the holidays had caused some damage to our playground. We looked at what had happened and started to think about how we could fix things again. 


We started this term with a story called “Brown Bear Brown Bear, What do you see?” It is a story with lots of differently coloured animals. We thought about the colours animals are and whether the ones in the story were actually correct. We used story stones to help us to sequence the story and count how many animals there were.

18th December 2017

Following a weekend of snow, it seemed only right to use this as our theme for the week. We found out what we needed to collect to make a real snowman, went outside in the frost and saw lots of ice in the playgound. 

Our provision inspired lots of play about the cold weather and our “Winter wonderland” was very popular.

On Wednesday we sold all the stars we had made for the “Christmas Enterprise challenge” and the Nursery childen made a total profit of £22.

We finished the week with our party day and a visit from Santa. It was lovely to see the morning and afternoon children in school together for our celebrations. The children loved joining in with our party games and also enjoyed a Christmas party picnic,