Welcome to Nursery Stars!
Welcome to all of our children and parents.
Mrs Holden Mr Amar Mrs Mulla
Teacher Teaching & Learning Assistants
The Nursery team are Mrs Holden, Mr Amar and Mrs Adam. Please remember that we are always here to help with any worries or concerns.
Nursery starts at 8.45am.
Children must be collected at 11.45am.
Please be prompt.
We are very busy in Nursery baking, gardening and completing art and craft activities. Please help us to enhance these opportunities for your child by bringing your £1 to nursery on Monday mornings. Alternatively, the total amount for this half term is £5 if you would like to make a single payment.
Please remember that our P.E day is Friday. Children will need to come to Nursery in their pumps on this day.
Summer 2 2017
Topic - Let's Pretend (Traditional Tales)
We will be learning all about Traditional Tales during the first few weeks. You can help your child by reading lots of Fairy stories such as Red Riding Hood, Little Red Hen, Goldilocks, etc.
Talk about the Characters, good and bad. Where does the story take place (setting) and what happens at the beginning, middle and end.
Father's Day Stay and Play - Friday 16th June (8.45 - 9.15) Please come along and play with your child.
Eid Stay and Play - Please come along to our Eid Stay and Play on Tuesday 27th June (9.00 - 9.45). We will be doing lots of creative activities and there will be refreshments too!
Also, this half term we will be having a Teddy Bear Treasure Hunt & Picnic fun day. Children can come to school dressed as pirates and bring their favourite teddy with them. We will be putting our map reading skills to the test and searching for lots of treasure. More information about this special day will be sent out nearer to the time in our news letter.
Summer 1 - Topic Growing
This half term our Topic is: Growing
Our learning question is:
What do we need to grow?
Please talk to your child about the importance of healthy eating and a balanced diet. Introduce food groups such as fruit, vegetables, meat, pulses and cereals.
Can you think of other things besides people that grow?
Spring 2 Topic – Transport
This half term we will be learning all about different types of air / land / water transport. This will include taking a look at old and new transport, conducting our own car survey and making 3D models of vehicles.
Also, this half term we will be making pancakes and inviting our mums in to Nursery for the Special Celebration of Mother’s Day.
In Literacy we will be looking at print (writing) in the environment. When you are out and about please draw your child’s attention to supermarket names, food packaging logos, mail such as leaflets / letters / cards, etc. Talk to your child about the print that you read on a daily basis, so they begin to understand the importance of reading and writing.
Spring 1 Topic – Splish, Splash, Splosh
Our Topic this half term is “Water – Splish, Splash, Splosh”. We will be finding out about things such as:
Rainy Day Week - On the week beginning Monday 23rd January, we will be having a “Rainy Day” week. The children will be taking part in lots of outdoor water activities. Please could you send your child to school with appropriate waterproof clothing such as:
Note: These activities will take place daily throughout the whole of the week. Please could children come to school with their waterproof clothing every day.
Our 'Rainy Day' Week Photographs
The children have had a fantastic week learning all about water during our teacher-led group sessions and exploring water and waterproof materials in our child- initiated play sessions. Take a look at some of the photographs below:
Autumn 2 - Topic
Light & Dark (Celebrations)
During Autumn 2 we will be looking at 'fireworks'. By observing the many patterns they make (straight, wavy, zigzag, curved) we will begin to introduce the children to these patterns within their own mark making. We will also take a closer look at Autumn and the seasonal changes especially dark nights and mornings. Our RE lessons will help us to find out all about the Hindu celebration of light 'Diwali'.
Later in the half term we will be receiving a visit from the Mayor of Blackburn and a Borough Councillor, as we introduce our 'mini topic' that will help us to show care and concern for the environment. This will enable us to learn all about the importance of 'recycling'. As the first school to launch this initiative in the borough, we will be featuring in the Lancashire Evening Telegraph. Parents will be given more information about how they can help at home in the forthcoming weeks.
By Jill Murphy
The Nursery Stars have been learning all about 'light and dark'. We went on our own journey with little bear out in to the night sky and up towards the stars. Take a look at some of our super acting................
Our Visit from the Mayor of Blackburn and Environment Councillor. They were amazed at everyone's knowledge on recycling.
We all had a super time during 'Safety Week'. Our favourite activity was exploring and learning all about the work of the Fire Service. Learning about all of the equipment on the fire-engine was very exciting.
This half term our topic is "All About Me!". We will be learning how to make new friends and settling in to the Nursery Routine. Please take a few minutes each day to talk your child about some of the exciting things they have been doing in Nursery. During the Autumn Term we will also be learning about how our bodies work (senses), and we will discuss other special members of our family.
Our First Week in Nursery
All of the Nursery children are settling really well. Here we are enjoying all of our learning activities and making new friendships.
Stay and Play Sessions
The Stay and Play sessions have now restarted. The activities are aimed at children aged 2 and 3 years of age and take place in our Nursery. Please see the school office or a member of staff for further details.
We are always working very hard in Nursery to ensure that your child gets the very best start. You will receive a Nursery News Letter almost every week to keep you informed on our Half Termly Topics, Wow Events, Achievements, 'At Home' practical activities to support your child's learning at home. This information can also be obtained from our Nursery Notice Board and right here on our class page.
Our Eid Party
We all had a super time at the Eid Party. Lots of fun, games, dancing and of course party food. Take a look at some of our pictures.