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Seedlings and Saplings Class

 Welcome to FS1!

⬇️⬇️⬇️ Please check our blog below regularly to see what we get up to each week! ⬇️⬇️⬇️

17.01.2022 - Another Day Another Half a Mile 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏽🚶🏼‍♂️

Our lunchtime organisers joined us today for our half mile walk! We chatted about our weekends, had races and sang songs 🤩

Same again on Friday 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏽

African Animals 🐘

Today the children learnt all about African animals and how they have adapted to their habitats. The children loved learning all about the animals camouflage, their diets and how fast or big they are!

14.01.2022 - Another Weekly Half Mile 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏽🚶🏼‍♂️

This afternoon we went on our second half mile walk! The children loved walking in the sunshine and were very good at avoiding using our new bikes until we were all done. It was very tempting but they showed brilliant patience and self-restraint ⭐️

10.01.2022 - Our Weekly Half Mile

We have started a whole school health and well-being project of walking a weekly mile. Because our children have very little legs we have split our weekly mile into two sessions & today we did our first half mile walk around the playground!
The children powered through and were very tired at the end! As we get used to the distance we will try and do a mile in one go!
We’re so proud of them, well done children, you’ll sleep well tonight 🚶🏽🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏼‍♂️

Christmas Party Day 🎄🎅

The children had a very busy day for our Christmas Party and looked lovely in their Party/Christmas outfits!

We played lots of party games, such as Musical Statues and Pass The Parcel, we ate lots of party food (Thank you to parents for providing this!) we danced away with our friends and the children had a very special visitor pay them a visit at the end of the day!

 

We hope you all have a lovely Christmas break and we'll see you all in the New Year ❤

Christmas is coming 🎅🏼

The children have had a very Christmassy day, we did our performance for the Honeysuckle parents this morning and have spent the rest of the day exploring the Christmas provision and making Christmas crafts to bring home in Friday; we can’t wait for you to see them! 🎄⛄️

EYFS Chocolate Raffle!

We are selling raffle tickets for a chocolate raffle. It’s £1 a strip. We will be using the money raised to buy plants and flowers for the EYFS outdoors. Tickets can be bought in the morning or at home time There are 3 prizes! Thank you!

Pantosaurus!

Today we have been watching Pantosaurus and learning how to keep our bodies safe. The children have learnt that their bodies belong only to them, their private parts are covered by pants and if someone asks to see or touch under your pants we say ‘No!’ and tell a safe adult. 

You can find the video here on YouTube at the following link: 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-lL07JOGU5o

Winter Tree 🌲⛄️❄️

The children in Nursery have been busy completing winter crafts to decorate our season tree in our cloakroom area. The children have enjoyed making melted snowmen, fingerprint snow trees and Christmas tree handprints. We think it looks lovely ❄️

Decorating Our Christmas Tree 🎄

On Friday the children really enjoyed helping Miss Honeyford to put up our main tree in Nursery. The children helped to spread out the branches of the tree and then enjoyed placing the decorations and tinsel onto the tree. We all think it looks fantastic! 😊

🌟 Above and Beyond 🌟

A big well done for going above and beyond in Nursery this week and making the Nursery staff proud! Miss Maynard wrote her name in her proud book, gave her a gold sticker and a squishy unicorn prize!!

Fun in the snow ❄️

Today the children had lots of fun exploring the snow outside!

Children in Need 💛

The children came to school in their PJs and gave donations to show support to the charity Children in Need. Throughout the day we learnt about what the charity does with the money raised and the children made their own Pudsey hats 💛

Remembrance Day heart

Remembrance Poppies

The children decorated some poppies today to remember those that fought to keep us safe heart

🌟 Above and Beyond 🌟

These children have gone above and beyond in Nursery this week. They paid a special visit to Miss Maynard, our headteacher to have their name put in her special book, get a prize and visit Pippa, Our school dog as a special treat heart

Our Week In Pictures heart

Firework Art 🎆

Today we talked about Bonfire Night and how we remember Guy Fawkes, we also talked about keeping safe around bonfires and fireworks and listening to our adults. Lots of children told us they were going to see fireworks over the weekend so we decided to make our own firework pictures.

Happy Half Term heart

We hope all the children in nursery have a lovely half term and we can't wait to see you all back ready to learn next week!

We are so proud of you!

Today to mark the end of the children's first half term in our Nursery we had a little celebration afternoon. We are so proud of all the children who have settled into our Nursery routines amazingly these last few weeks. To celebrate the children's hard work we played some party games this afternoon, including musical statues and had a dance off. We then had a special treat off Mrs Bennett to end the day perfectly. Here are some of the pictures of us playing our party games and enjoying our treat heart

Wear Red Day!

Today we wore red to show racism the red card! heart

Conversation Starters heart

We love to spark the children's conversation skills here in Nursery so we asked parents if they would send some family pictures in to us so we can use these throughout our learning. We've also used some of the pictures to create a family photo wall in our home corner. We can't wait to hear the children talking about these with each other heart 

New areas in our Provision!

The staff have been very busy in Nursery creating some more new areas for our children to explore when they come back after half term!

Halloween Provision

The children have really enjoyed our halloween inspired areas in the provision this week. 

🌟 Above and Beyond 🌟

These children have gone above and beyond this week. We are so proud of them! 🌟

Our Week in Pictures heart

Meet the Staff!

The children have painted some fantastic portraits of the staff working in Nursery, we are very pleased with them!

Twit Twoo 🦉🍂

The autumn crafts continue! The children used felt and card to make their very own owls 🦉

We are family!

Number Songs!

This week we have been using puppets to enhance our number songs. The children have been singing number songs up to 5!

 

We would love you to sing along at home too. We have been singing -
🐒 5 little monkeys jumping on the bed
🧁 5 currant buns in a bakers shop
🐸 5 little speckled frogs
🐣 5 little ducks

 

If you aren’t familiar with the songs, YouTube is a great place to start.

Encourage your child to show the correct number on their fingers.

In Nursery we...

Our Week in Pictures heart

We have had a busy week this week in nursery, lots of autumn crafts, using our senses to explore our surroundings, using our imagination in our play, learning to put our coats on independently, trying new things and our first week getting into our keyworker groups to do some learning!

Our Autumn Displays 🍂

The children have been working really hard this week doing lots of different crafts to create our autumn displays around our nursery. We can't wait to see what else we can add to them in the coming weeks!

Leaf Printing 🍂

Today the children have been doing some leaf prints to add to our Autumn display. The children enjoyed choosing the colours for their leaves and we talked about how leaves change from green to lots of other colours during this time of year.

Enjoying our New Kitchen 🧑‍🍳

The children have been enjoying playing with our new kitchen equipment. We are really lucky that Ms Rashid ordered us a new kitchen so now we have one inside and outside! They were taking it in turn to cook, eat the food and explore all the new equipment.

Exploring the Provision!

The children have been enjoying exploring our new and enhanced areas in the provision this week! Take a look at some of them above!

We are also very lucky that we have been able to add a disco light to our indoor music area too! The children have been enjoying making their own music with the instruments and dancing along under the lights!

Our First Big Question!

This morning we had our first big question in Nursery! We all sat in a big circle on the carpet and we used Fred the frog to help us to take it in turns to share our answer with the rest of the class. In our big question sessions, known as P4C (philosophy for children) there are no right or wrong answers, we love to hear the children’s opinions and get them thinking about different topics! As the children have been with us in nursery for some weeks now our first big question was “What is your favourite thing about nursery?” as we discussed about settling in and the children’s interests. All the children participated in the session and sat beautifully on the carpet waiting for their turn to hold Fred the frog and listen to the rest of the class’ answers. Here are some of the children's answers above!

Splashing in puddles 💦💦

The children made the most of the rainy weather this week and have enjoyed jumping and splashing around in the puddles with their wellies on! 

Snack Time Superstars ⭐️

Nursery have started to settle into nursery routines brilliantly. We have all been enjoying eating our snack together before provision time.

Meet Our Nursery Classes!

Look at our fabulous display contributed to by all the children in Nursery!

We have looked at our facial features in the mirror, talked about our skin, hair and eye colours, how many eyes we have and what our hair is like. We then had a go at writing our name independently.

We will complete this task again at the end of the year to show a comparison in our learning.

Well done everyone, we are so proud of you all!

Role Play Area - We Need Your Help!

Our new role play area for the next few weeks is going to be a baby clinic. The children will be able to feed, dress, weigh and check over the babies 😊

We would love to spark a conversation with the children about them as babies. If you have any baby pictures of your little ones that you’d be happy for us to display in the classroom please share them with us!

You can do this via Tapestry, email fs1parents@newmoston.manchester.sch.uk or you can airdrop them to our iPads - whichever is easiest for you ⭐️

Exploring Our Feelings!

This week we have been reading the story The Colour Monster to help us to understand the different feelings that we might have. Each morning after the register we will be asking the children how they are feeling and discuss the reasons why they might be feeling that way and how we can express these feelings. We have also included a 'How do you feel?' station in our provision so the children can discuss and explore their feelings with their peers throughout the day heart

Learning Can Be Messy!

In Nursery we like to get messy with our learning! We have sand, water, paint, gloop, playdough, an outdoor mud kitchen and much more. Messy learning is fun!

Pippa - Our School Dog 🐶

We were very lucky that our school dog Pippa came down to Nursery to meet the new children! They were very excited and were so gentle with her heart

A New School Year ❤️

We have had a lovely first week welcoming our new children for this year into nursery! Here are some of the areas in our indoor provision that the children have been enjoying exploring.

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