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 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

Outdoor Classroom Day 2018

 Mighty Mighty Thorn Grove!

We would like to share some magical moments from our fabulous ‘Outdoor Classroom Day’ earlier this term.  We hope the children told you all about it but if not- here are some highlights!

The day began with an Outdoor Assembly where the teachers shared the Outdoor rules for the day. The number one rule was to enjoy the outdoors!  Each class moved around 6 areas where they took part in a physical activity, circle time, field work, investigation and Forest School challenge.

At play time, the children swapped playgrounds for the day.  During lunch time the whole school shared a picnic on the field.  It was wonderful to see the oldest and youngest children coming together for this!

The afternoon involved children revisiting favourite activities such as den building, compass reading and stone decorating.

Whilst children were busily occupied, each class had an opportunity to toast a marshmallow around the campfire.

This was a special and extraordinary day which we hope children will remember for a very long time!  Many thanks to all our parent helpers who supported the day and to Chris in the kitchen for preparing all the packed lunches!

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Our trip to Sea Life Centre!

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! ^^^

Nursery Showstopper 02.02.18

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:

‘Dear Sea Life’

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):

Thorn Grove Primary School
Woodstock Avenue
Cheadle Hulme
SK8 7LD