For the second year running, Nursery and Reception visited Nest in the Woods, Adlington for their final school trip of the academic year. We were treated to some gorgeous sunny weather (unlike last year…) which made for a thoroughly enjoyable day out. Some of our activities included:
A dinosaur hunt followed by a dinosaur story:
After last year’s success, Nursery and Reception took another trip to Stockley Farm last week. The children met lots of different animals big and small, including rabbits, goats, tortoises and cows! As well as meeting and feeding the animals, we took a ride on the farmer’s tractor trailer and had some time to enjoy the weather in the outdoor play area. See some of our highlights below:
Another great big thank you to Mr Rob Hallworth (Thomas and Kate’s Daddy) for being a great sport and bringing all of his firefighting equipment to show the End of Week Nursery children. Much to the children’s amusement, Miss Freebairn dressed up in all of the firefighter’s uniform – including the (incredibly heavy) air tank!
The children really enjoyed learning about all of the brave and brilliant things firefighters do as part of their job.
We would like to take the opportunity to thank all of the Nursery parents who have taken the time to be Secret Readers this term. The children have absolutely loved having surprise guests in to read them new and wonderful stories!
If any more Nursery parents / grandparents / relatives are interested in being a Secret Reader in the Summer Term, pop in and speak to Miss Freebairn, Mrs Yates or Mrs Tucker to arrange.
Once again, there are a number of Showstopping children this week in Nursery. In the Beginning of Week group, some of our girls have been working hard at creating their very own story maps. Orla, Arabella and Hannah have used the story map templates to create their own versions of our Dear Sea Life story. They were able to use their story maps to verbally tell the story to an adult. Incredible work, girls!
At the end of the week, some of our boys have been shape hunting! Brody, Luka, William and Max managed to find 2D shapes in our Nursery garden – including circles, triangles, rectangles and squares! Keep up the enthusiasm, boys!
On Wednesday 7th of February, the Nursery children travelled by coach to Sea Life Centre Manchester, as part of our ‘Under the Sea’ topic. The children enjoyed finding different sea creatures that we have been learning about, taking part in a workshop where we designed our own sea creature tanks, and then we had a play in the soft play area in the afternoon. An excellent day enjoyed by everybody – and we were all exhausted by 2:00pm. Miss Freebairn would like to thank those parents who were kind enough to help us on the trip. ^^^ Hannah stroked a starfish! ^^^
We have a few showstoppers in Nursery this week. To begin with, we have the ENTIRE Beginning of Week group of children for their contribution to our story “Dear Sea Life” this week. This half-term we have been learning the story ‘Dear Zoo’ and the children have been able to use our story map to tell it independently. We knew it so well that we then innovated the story, changing certain parts to make our own! All of the children helped come up with different animals who live in the sea, along with some fantastic describing words like “splashy” and “floaty”. Click the link bellow to see our “Dear Sea Life” story map below:
Also deserving of a showstopper this week is Lilah Clarke. She used her knowledge of Dear Zoo to create her very own story map using the template that Miss Freebairn had made. She could follow the story map to tell the story out loud. See it here:
A third showstopper goes to Scarlett Shingler for some brilliant number work AND writing this week. She was able to represent the numbers 1-6 using different marks and drawings on paper. On the back, she wrote her full name – first, middle AND last names (with only a teeny tiny bit of help to write her surname):
Nursery and Reception classes had an incredibly fun (and incredibly wet) day at Nest in the Woods in Macclesfield on Wednesday 26th July. Despite the rain and copious amounts of mud, the children all had a brilliant time and it will be remembered by all.
Some of the activities included building fairy homes in Tinker Town, using teamwork to cross the “shark-infested custard”, exploring the adventure playground and making our own forest school medals from wood cookies. We ended the day with toasted marshmallows and a thrill-ride on the mud slide!
After a soggy and slightly sleepy coach journey back to school, all of the children were sent home for a good soak in the bath (a similar story for the teachers and parents, too!). Thank you to all of our parent and family helpers because, as always, we couldn’t have done it without you!
Take a look at some of the highlights here: