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Welcome to Nursery 2022-2023

 

The staff working in Nursery are Mrs Reeves (Yellow Group) and Ms Parry (Green Group) with the 3 and 4 year olds.  Mrs Partridge joins us on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  Mrs Bull and Miss Brough work with the 2 year olds in Little Acorns room and Ms Flint joins them on Thursdays and Fridays. 

Staff Photos

Application for Reception class starting September 2023

Settling In

 

All the staff in Nursery have been super impressed with how the children have settled in to their new groups and routines these past two weeks.

 

Lots of play and fun has been had already, especially in the dressing up area and on the sand table. It's wonderful to see the children becoming more confident accessing the resources around nursery independently and using them to play.

 

We hope your child has had lots to tell you about their day... but if your child simply says 'I don't know' or 'I can't remember', don't worry as lots of our exciting experiences will be put up here on our Nursery webpage so you don't miss out!!

 

Also, please remember that we are always happy for a chat if you would like to know more or have any concerns just come and see us.

If you need to contact nursery, please phone the school office or use the email address nursery@theoaks.bham.sch.uk

 

  • Each day remember to bring a bottle of water with your name on

  • Wear a warm coat with a hood as we go outside to play every day

  • Bring your book back on Thursday and you can choose a new library book

Spring 1 Week 5- This week we have been reading the story of the Three Little Pigs. The children have loved making houses in our new construction and junk modelling areas and talking about materials and their properties.

Spring 1 Week 4 - this week we are looking at the story of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. We will be using size language to compare the bears and discussing our favourite breakfasts.

Happy Lunar New Year

Spring 1 Week 3 - This week we have been learning the traditional tale of The Gingerbread Man. We have been counting gingerbread men, retelling the story and making gingerbread salt dough. We also will be having a special gingerbread picnic on Friday. Yum!

Spring 1 Week 2 - Lost and found. This week we have been continuing looking at penguins with the Story Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. we have also used this book to discuss the word 'Friend'.

Spring 1 Week 1 - This week we started to look at the Season of Winter and discussed cold places using the book 'Henry's Holiday'

Spring Is Here!!

 

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break and managed to get some well needed rest and family time. We have missed seeing the children's happy faces each day and are excited for the term ahead. 

 

Over the next 7 weeks, we will be looking at the season of Winter and enjoying some Traditional Tales together. These will include

-The Gingerbread Man

-Goldilocks and the Three Bears

-The Three Little Pigs 

-Little Red Riding Hood

-Jack and the Beanstalk 

Autumn 2 Week 6- The Christmas fun continued this week. Thank you to all the parents that came to our Christmas sing-a-long and workshop

Autumn 2 week 5. This week Christmas has arrived i Nursery along with some very cheeky elves. Our Story of the week was Stickman and the children loved going on a stick man hunt and making chocolate stick men- yummy! We also had our Speech nd Language workshop this week. Thank you to all the parents who attended.

Autumn 2 week 4 - This week we have been looking at the story Peace at Last. The children have been busy making a new blanket for Mr Bear so he can have a good sleep. We have been looking at repeating patterns to make the blankets extra special.

Autumn 2 week 3 - This week Nursery was visited by an unexpected guest. Oh help! Oh no! It's a Gruffalo.

Autumn 2 Week 2 - This week we have been learning all about light and dark by learning about the Hindu festival of Diwali and Bonfire Night

Autumn 2 Week 1- Things are looking Spooky in Nursery this week as we celebrate Halloween

Autumn 1 week 7- This week Oaks Room has been looking at the book 'This is Our House' by Michael Rosen and painting, drawing and building houses. Acorns Room has been continuing to explore their senses- focusing on taste, and have tried chocolate, cold tea, fruits and gherkins. How yummy!

Autumn 1 week 6- This week we have been making routes, exploring changes by making playdough, playing with colour & patten and learning about the number 2.

Autumn 1 week 5 - Physical Development. The children really enjoyed their first trip over to the 'big school' to use the gym equipment.

Autumn 1 Week 5 - This week we have been learning about families. We have been drawing pictures of our family and role playing being mums and dads.

Autumn 1 Week 4 - Leaning about Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. Apple and honey tasting.

Autumn 1 Week 4 - Patterns (Linked to our book of the week - My mum and dad make me laugh)

Autumn 1 week 3 - singing and music with Mrs Mapp

Autumn 1 week 3 - exploring the nursery, learning routines and thinking about ourselves and our senses

The Queen - This week we have been learning about the life of the Queen. We watched the clip of Paddington meeting the Queen and made our own marmalade sandwiches.

Information about the Early Years Foundation Stage

Nursery Information and photos from 2021-2022

Music in Nursery

All year long in nursery, all children have the opportunity to join in our weekly singing sessions, led by Mrs Mapp from Services for Education in the morning and nursery staff in the afternoon.  These sessions are very popular.  Some of the children were photographed by a professional photographer for Services for Education website.  These photos show the wide range of things we do in a music and sounds session. 

March 2022 in Nursery

Following return from half term in February, we had living egg chicks join us in nursery and we managed to hatch eight of the ten eggs, the children looked after them very well. Then we learnt lots of new things about the farm, where animals live, what their babies are called and where our food comes from. We rounded off the term with a trip to a real farm to see pigs, cows, hens and sheep - oh and a big red tractor. 

February 2022

We continued with our theme of Traditional Tales, looked at the tale of The Enormous Turnip, grown seeds and printed with vegetables. We counted out buttons for our Gingerbread Man and he took us on an exciting chase around the nursery garden. We investigated why the Gingerbread Man did not want to get wet. We collected data about our favourite traditional tale - ask the children which one they enjoyed the most and to retell it to you in their own words.

January 2022

We have started the year listening to and enjoying Traditional Tales.  This has involved hearing different versions of the stories, acting them out, building houses of wooden bricks, building bridges, making and eating porridge and using the language of measure and size.  Then there has been the joy of learning new language, counting, looking at number and subitising.  We have got creative with our hands, making Troll faces and painting pig faces.  We are learning how to socialise each day and building friendships whilst learning how to be kind. We have welcomed new children to nursery this term. Enjoy looking at the photos of us learning.

November 2021

November in Nursery

We have been very busy learning through our play.  Daily mark making is going on, we are using white board pens and boards, clip boards, pencils, felt tips and paint both independently and with the adults. We are using natural materials to make patterns with and getting immersed in our stories.  We have really enjoyed The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child and Peace at Last and are learning how to retell the stories with our friends. We are using numbers when we count every day and love to watch the changes take place when we cook or make playdough together. We made Gruffalo models out of playdough and then made a village for them. We tasted a taste which was new to many of us when we made and ate Gruffalo Crumble.  Sound Tots and PE are happening each week and we are building a good repertoire of songs to sing and showing determination in developing new physical skills.  Most importantly, we are making friendships and learning how to share as we play together and also developing our sense of a community in our family groups with our key workers.

Autumn 2021

The children have settled back into nursery remarkably quickly, well done everyone. We are now in our routines and learning a great deal through our play. We go outside every day, when the music is playing outside, the children just love to dance! We build with all sorts of different materials, make collections of natural objects, use our senses to explore. We particularly enjoyed our recent listening walk where we distinguished between lots of different sounds. We hear stories every day and have opportunities to talk about our favourite stories.  Singing is one of our favourite activities in nursery, we sing every day, counting rhymes are some of our favourite songs. Enjoy just a few of our recent photographs. Parents, look on your child's Tapestry account to see what they have been up to.

Nursery Tour

Virtual tour of the nursery room for three and four year old children.

Two Year Old Nursery Tour

Virtual tour of the nursery room for two year old children.

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