Happy New Year!

Friday 19 January 2024

Welcome back everyone and a Happy New Year too you all!

We’ve been busy as usual in nursery over the last two weeks. we’ve welcomed some new friends who have all settled in really well! Our older children have been fantastic in helping our new friends around our nursery classroom, showing them where everything is and making them feel apart of our nursery family.

Over the last two weeks our focus stories have been based on traditional tales, The Gingerbread Man and Little Red Riding Hood. The children enjoyed exploring our themed tuff tray’s and have been retelling the story through simple pretend play using vocabulary and key phrases from the story.

Brrrrr it’s cold!

It’s also been very cold this week and lots of our resources got stuck in the ice. The children looked for ways to help get them out. The children used senses in hands on exploration and talked about the changes they noticed.

How to keep our bodies safe and healthy!

This week Dave came to visit school from D-side. He spoke to the children about different feelings we might experience in new situations.  How to keep our bodies healthy and how to stay safe with medicine.

It’s OK because our parents are there and its not scary- Mia (Visiting the dentist)

Grandma helps me when I went to the hospital. She keeps it up high in the cupboard (medicine)- Ella M

Apples are healthy and milk – Immy

I like watermelon – Louie

We can drink water and juice as well, but not fizzy pop – Charlie

This week sound was: ‘D’ for Duck

Rhyme of the week: Grand old Duke of York

Help at Home: Here are the sounds we have looked at so far s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d: how many objects can you find around your house beginning with these sounds?


Just a gentle reminder to ensure your child has a warm coat, hat and gloves for outside. We go outside in all weathers! Please feel free to pack some extra layers for those exceptionally cold days! and please don’t forget to label everything with your child’s name as sometimes hats like to hide around school…

We hope you have a lovely weekend, as we will be stomping into the week ahead!

Miss Ward and Miss Harvey