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Spotlight on Nursery - Spring Term

Welcome to the Aragon Nursery Team:

Miss Smith (Class Teacher), Mrs Sutton, Miss Boswell (Early Years Nursery Nurses) and Mrs Lynch (Early Years Teaching Assistant).

What have we been up to this half term?

At the start of this half term, we welcomed some more friends into Nursery and have worked hard to teach them our three Golden Rules to continue to build meaningful relationships. We are being kind and caring towards our new peers to make them feel safe and happy in their new environment.

Our Golden Rules are:

  • Stay safe.
  • Be kind and friendly.
  • Look after our toys.

This half term, our topic has been Ready, Steady, Cook and we have been focussing on stories that involve food and cooking. We have read; The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Gingerbread Man, The Giant Jam Sandwich and have even celebrated Chinese New Year! During our carpet sessions, we have been busy learning our Fab Five key words and completing different activities around the stories.

Our unit of work in PE this half term has been dance and we have worked hard to learn a small dance routine. To celebrate Chinese New Year, we also learnt the traditional Dragon Dance! We had to work together as a team to move our dragon up and down and side to side in time with the music.

 We have also launched Foundations for Phonics from the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds scheme this half term! Each week, we have learnt a new sound and played lots of different games to consolidate our learning. Our new phonics display in Nursery helps us remember the sounds and allows us to hunt for more items that begin with the same initial sound.

 This week, we have also been participating in STEM week that has been happening across the school. On Monday, we had our very own Science Day and carried out lots of different experiments. We made a BIG explosion in the playground!! During busy time, we have also been exploring different sized magnets, designing, and building a bridge for the Three Billy Goats Gruff, and using the iPads to take selfies!

We have had so much fun during this busy half term and cannot wait to have more exciting adventures in Nursery!