Nursery Showstopper W/B 30.04.19

Miss Freebairn has been so impressed with Theo since returning to school after Easter. In Theo’s phonics group, the children have begun to read and write CVC words using their phonics skills. Theo was set a challenge and faced it with buckets of determination! He chose 8 pictures and used his sounds to work out and spell the word underneath. Take a look:

Forest School in the sun

Nursery’s Forest School sessions have begun again, with a view to continue throughout the summer term. The End of Week group had a lovely session in the sun yesterday (28.03.19) and were very busy indeed. Take a look:

^ Finley found some furry buds.

^ The whole group enjoying the sun around the fire circle.

^ The children searched for The Gruffalo inside The Grove.

^ Eric and Maisie made a Fairy House with the help of some friends.

^ The Fairy house had a feather flag on top.

^ All the children made their own campfire, by piling up sticks and twigs they had collected.

^ Another discovery from Finley – this time it was an empty egg shell!

Nursery Story Maps 2018/19

In our Literacy sessions, the children in Nursery learn well known stories. We spend a week or two learning the story, re-telling it with actions, performing it in a group. We draw a ‘story map’, which is a pictoral representation of the story, enabling children to verbally tell the story before they are able to ‘read’ it. Once the children know the story really well, using expression and actions, we ‘innovate’ the story. This means that we change some of the key elements such as the characters or locations/objects to write our own version of the story. Take a look below. Feel free to save the images and print them off for your child to use.

 

‘The Cupcake Man’ – Innovated from The Gingerbread Man

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘The Three Little Penguins’ – Innovated from ‘The Three Little Pigs’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘The 3 Bunny Rabbits Hop’ – Innovated from ‘The 3 Billy Goats Gruff’

Nursery and Reception do P.E!

This week, the Nursery and Reception classes started PE with Mrs McKeever, one of Stockport’s School Sports Coordinators. This was Nursery’s first PE lesson this year!

The children enjoyed joining in with different games and had to listen extra hard to follow lots of different instructions.

Nursery

Nursery

Nursery

 

 

 

Reception

Reception

Zain – Reception

Nursery & Reception go to Stockley Farm – 16th May 2018

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:

Firefighter Freebairn

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.

 

 

 

 

Parents – thank you!

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.

Thorn Grove Primary School
Woodstock Avenue
Cheadle Hulme
SK8 7LD