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Nursery

Welcome to the Nursery Webpage.

The staff in Nursery are Mrs O’Shea, Miss Wilds, Miss Durkan and Miss Barratt

Contact us at:  YNclass@greenfields.herts.sch.uk

Nursery Routines

  • We will start PE in the Spring term.  Please have a named kit in school after Christmas.
  • Library Books are changed on a Thursday
  • Soft start every morning from 8.45am-9am.  Register is taken at 9.05am
  • Please only send in plain water in a named water bottle
  • We ask that all coats, clothing and uniform are labelled clearly.

Forest Schools:

  • We are delighted that we can offer Forest School learning in Nursery and Reception.  The children will take part in these activities every week, throughout the academic year.  This is a long term, learner led approach, offering children time, freedom and space to learn at their own pace, through open ended play. Forest School offers learners practical experiences and the opportunity to take supported risks, led by a qualified Forest School practitioner, which are appropriate to the environment and to themselves, such as den building, fire lighting and tool work. The natural environment provides resources and opportunities to learn and embed lifelong social skills, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners.

30 hours provision:

  • We offer the 30 hours government funded provision for eligible familes.  This is available to families where parents are working 16 hours plus per week.  This means that the children can have lunch in school and stay until 3pm some or every afternoon.  Please enquire at the office if you need any further information.

Nursery Topics:

Autumn :

The topic for the first half of the Autumn Term is “All About Me”. We learn about each other, remembering names and making friends. We look at each other, how are we similar and how are we different?  We talk about our feelings and how to be a good friend.

The topic for the second half of Autumn is “Let’s Celebrate ”. We look at different celebrations such as; Diwali, Bonfire Night, Halloween, Christmas.

Spring:

The topic for the first half of the Spring Term is “People Who Help Us”.   We learn about the Police, Firefighters, Ambulance Service, Doctors, Nurses, Vets & Schools.

The topic for the second half of the Spring Term is “Growth and Change”. We look at life cycles (such as in the Hungry Caterpillar), growth in nature and in ourselves.  During the Spring term we will celebrate Chinese New Year (dependent on when it falls).

Summer:

The topic for the first half of the Summer Term is “Traditional Tales”.   We read, listen, retell and role play a variety of traditional stories.

The topic for the second half of the Summer Term is “Journeys”. We look at different types of transport and the various journeys that we make ourselves.

Nursery Trips:

We hope to arrange visits to school from Firefighters and others during our “People Who Help Us” topic. We have a school trip in the Summer term in conjunction with our “Journeys” topic.

The documents below will give you an overview of the learning in Nursery.

Nursery Blog

  • Christmas in Nursery!

    The whole month of December has been so much fun in Nursery.  At the beginning of the month the children decorated our class tree and it looked beautiful! The children had a good time with Christmas activities and crafts and made Christmas cards and decorations to take home.  We performed our Christmas play with Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 – Ralph the Reindeer! Unfortunately our parents couldn’t come in to see us so it was recorded to watch at home.  We had a Christmas party and a very special visitor came!  The children have been so resilient this half term and we are very proud of them.  We wish all our families a very happy and healthy Christmas 🙂

  • Celebrations Topic in Nursery

    This half term our topic is Celebrations.  So far we have learnt about Diwali, Bonfire Night and Remembrance Day .  As the term progresses we will think about our own special celebrations – our birthdays! We look forward to learning about and celebrating Hanukkah and Christmas.  The children also donated toys for a toy fair to raise money for Children in Need.  This is a very busy and exciting half term in school!

     

  • October in Nursery

    We have had such a busy first half term in Nursery.  The children have had a lot of time to explore inside and outside and have been making new friends.  We finished the half term by focusing on Halloween.  One of our favourite stories is Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson.  We enjoyed decorating and scooping pumpkins, making potions and magic wands!

  • Welcome to Nursery!

    We have have a busy two weeks since starting back at school.  It has been lovely to welcome back familiar faces and also meet and get to know all our new classmates.  The children have been exploring the indoor and outdoor environments and making new friends 🙂

     

  • Euro 2020!

    We all wore football kits to school today.  There is a lot of excitement about the next England match!  Later in the day the children wanted to use all of our dressing up outfits – they experimented with superhero and fairy tale costumes and had a great time making up their own stories.

  • PE using the equipment

    We have been enjoying using the apparatus in the hall for our PE lessons.  The children can climb, balance and jump safely – and as you can see they have a great time!

  • June 2021 and the sun was shining!

    We have been making the most of the recent sunny weather and moved our learning outside.  The children took the opportunity to use the bikes and scooters, use the climbing equipment and they enjoyed using the sand and water.  It is good to see the children taking turns and sharing with each other 🙂

  • 7th May 2021

    We have had a very busy time since returning to school full time in March.  The children have really explored the outdoor environment through their independent play and also their weekly Forest School opportunities.

    We have celebrated St Patrick’s Day, Comic Relief and Love of Books Day since our return as well!  We have started having PE sessions every week and the children have shown that they can follow instructions and move safely around the hall. The children are busy everyday indoors and outdoors!

  • Nursery Home Learning

    Some of our Nursery friends are learning from home at the moment.  We keep in touch via Google Meets which is great fun!  The children at  home collect their learning packs every week and are working so hard on our People Who Help us topic, learning phonics, counting, sorting, singing and dancing!

     

  • January 2021

    This term’s topic is People Who Help us and the children in school were really keen to make an ambulance.  They thought of how they wanted to do this and had great fun playing with it and being Paramedics!