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Welcome to the Nursery

All the children have really settled well into the Nursery and are enjoying exploring their new surroundings and making new friends! We have a very busy term ahead, with lots of things planned for them all to look forward to.

Our topic this term is ‘Muck, Mess and Mixture’. In Knowledge & Understanding of the World, we have been investigating different materials – we have investigated how some materials can change in shape when stretched, squashed, bent or twisted. We especially enjoyed the properties of slime! We have also looked at how materials change when heated – it was rather fun when chocolate buttons melted in our hands! We are now looking forward to making toast in a few weeks’ time.

As we head into the Autumn season, we are planning to go out on a walk together, to see if we can spot the signs of Autumn around us.

In Literacy, we are already enjoying listening to and sharing stories based around our topic. We’ve started to write some classroom spells and had fun making them in our ‘Potion Room’. Everyone is learning how to write their own name and we have been making marks using chalk, sticks, pencils and paint which will help us to form our letters and hopefully begin a love of writing!

In a few weeks we will be going on our first school trip! We are off to watch ‘The Magic Porridge Pot’ in the theatre and we will be doing lots of writing activities relating to this when we get back to school and get chance to make some yummy porridge to eat!

We have been learning number rhymes in Numeracy. We are trying to count objects that we find around the classroom and matching them to the correct number. We love to count things in the Nursery, lots of counting practise will help us to keep improving our number skills.

In Personal, Social & Educational Development, we have been learning to make new friends and to share the resources in the classroom. There are 2 puppets – Molly and Wally – who help us to share and keep watch over everyone in the Nursery. We have also made some classroom ‘Rainbow Promises’ – which are helping us all to follow some simple rules, so that we can be happy and safe in the Nursery together.

Every day we pick two children to be the ‘Helpwr Heddiw’. Their job is to encourage the class to speak Welsh – the children really enjoy this important role and are learning more new Welsh vocabulary & songs along the way.

Our value for this term is ‘Thankfulness’ and we have been thanking God for our family and friends. Over the next few weeks, we will be learning new poems and songs to celebrate ‘Harvest’ in the church.

As you can see, we have done so much together already and we have lots more to look forward to…

Best wishes

Mrs Collingridge
Nursery Teacher

Pendoylan CIWPS