It has been wonderful to see how well everyone has settled into life at Nursery and made new friends. We have been learning all about what is expected at Hampton Wick and focusing on Kind Words and Kind Actions.

Our topic this term has been looking at ‘All about me’ and finding out about how we can be the same but also different.   So we started by looking in mirrors and observing ourselves; what do we notice?  We then drew our own self portrait.  We have made hand prints and then used them to find out how big we are and compare ourselves to our friends to find the biggest and smallest.  We have gathered and counted lots of conkers and used leaves to create ‘leaf men’ and Autumnal sun catchers.

The children have enjoyed getting to know the school guinea pigs, Nibbles and Blackberry and learning how to look after them.

However, most of our time has been taken up with exploring all that Nursery has to offer, from riding bikes, to digging in the huge sandpit and making lots of noise outside on our music wall, mixed in with plenty of painting!

Thank you for all your support so far and we look forward to the second half of term when we focus on celebrations.

It has been wonderful to see how well everyone has settled into life at Nursery and made new friends. We have been learning all about what is expected at Hampton Wick and focusing on Kind Words and Kind Actions.

Our topic this term has been looking at ‘All about me’ and finding out about how we can be the same but also different.   So we started by looking in mirrors and observing ourselves; what do we notice?  We then drew our own self portrait.  We have made hand prints and then used them to find out how big we are and compare ourselves to our friends to find the biggest and smallest.  We have gathered and counted lots of conkers and used leaves to create ‘leaf men’ and Autumnal sun catchers.

The children have enjoyed getting to know the school guinea pigs, Nibbles and Blackberry and learning how to look after them.

However, most of our time has been taken up with exploring all that Nursery has to offer, from riding bikes, to digging in the huge sandpit and making lots of noise outside on our music wall, mixed in with plenty of painting!

Thank you for all your support so far and we look forward to the second half of term when we focus on Celebrations.

We have had a busy and exciting term.  Our focus has been ‘exploring’ and naturally we decided the best way to explore was to pretend to be pirates! So we have taken every opportunity to dress up as pirates, make our own glittery treasure out of salt dough and making maps to find our treasure.  We even made binoculars from all the kitchen rolls you sent in (thankyou) and built our own pirate ships outside.

We have explored many different foods this term.  Naturally, we celebrated Shrove Tuesday with pancakes.  We also celebrated Polish language of the month with Helena’s family.  Helena came dressed up in traditional Polish clothes and her Mummy shared many different Polish foods with us.  We really liked the Polish donuts but were not so sure about the gherkins.  We even learnt about the Persian New Year ‘Nowruz’ from Zaraaya’s family. We wrote our wish on the shell of a hard-boiled egg and then decorated it.   Thank you so much to the families who continue to come in and share their traditions and culture with us.  The children love it!

The children really enjoyed ‘Bike Wednesday’ when they learnt to ride a pedal bike, by learning to ride a balance bike first. Quite a few children were able to ride a pedal bike after only a six-week course!