Autumn 1

Diamond Class are settling in very well to Nursery and having lots of fun! All of the children have been learning to find their peg with their name written above it and then self-register as they come in. It has been lovely to see children greeting their new friends with a smile and a ‘good morning’ or ‘good afternoon’. It has also been delightful to hear the children remembering to use their manners and say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ during snack time. Of course Diamond class has been very busy learning through play and enjoying drawing, painting, using scissors, threading beads, building with construction blocks, running, climbing, riding the bicycles in the big playground and much more! 

Thank you to the parents/carers for sending in family photos for our ‘All About Me’ topic, we have displayed these in Nursery and the children have loved sharing stories about their families with others. We have discussed some ways in which we are the same or different to each other. We enjoyed singing ‘Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’ and naming our body parts and their uses. The Nursery staff have seen so many ‘kind words and kind actions’ being used which makes us very happy! We look forward to having many more adventures this year! 

Autumn 2

Diamond class have been very busy this half term. We have been enjoying traditional tales such as The Three Little Pigs and The Gingerbread Man. The children loved visiting the Wilderness and building their own dens just like the little pigs houses. Diamond class have become experts with salt dough – making gingerbread men and Christmas decorations. We have all been getting in the festive spirit with lots of Christmas activities. The children enjoyed our ‘Deck the Halls’ week where they could decorate their classroom and they did a brilliant job, even putting up the Christmas tree themselves and decorating with tinsel and baubles. We have been reading lots of Christmas stories and writing letters to Santa! The children particularly loved learning songs, making mince pies and creating Christmas cards for our special Nursery Christmas Celebration! Thank you to parents/carers who came in to enjoy the festivities with us – Merry Christmas!