In Nursery...

Our Nursery is a very busy place, with lots of things going on and lots of activities for the children to take part in, both inside and outdoors!
 
Our Nursery Leader is Mrs Pughsley and her deputy Miss Fox. We have wonderful Teaching Assistants based in there as well. They are Mrs Bates, Mrs Monk, Mrs Jackson, Mrs Hills, Mrs Pritchard and Miss Rayner. There is never a dull moment!
 
Have a look at our gallery to see what kinds of things we do!
Hydrogen peroxide, washing up liquid, food colouring, water and fast action yeast = elephants toothpaste!!
Colourful rainstorm
We’re excited to see what will have happened to our flowers in coloured water overnight- some predictions included “it might grow into a beanstalk”, “they might grow” and “they might change colour”.
Rainbow milk! Cotton buds dipped in fairy liquid made the food colouring in the milk swirl and mixed the colours!
Snowstorm in a jar using paint, baby oil and alka seltzer.

A huge thank you to all the families who came to our Stay and Play session for this term. We thoroughly enjoyed sharing what we do in Nursery. 

 In response to ‘What will you and your child try out at home?’ you told us:

‘Decorate a box and take it out exploring for things to put in it’/ ‘The wonder box’

‘Gloopy porridge walking!’

‘Asking open questions’

‘Role-play story telling’

‘More counting and reading’

‘More messy play!’

‘Puppet show/ Acting out a story’

‘In warm weather put the water and oats tray in the garden’

‘More arts and crafts’

‘Reading more books’

‘Different feels/ textures’

‘Mud kitchen’

‘Play dough and gluing activities’

Which aspects of the workshop did you find most interesting or useful:

‘Talking telephone’

‘How the adults interact with the children in so many different ways’

‘Loved circle time and story time as the children get really involved’

’Circle time’

‘Seeing the open questions and ideas with household objects’

‘I thought the puppet show was really engaging’

‘Having the time to explore Nursery’s equipment’

‘Making the yoghurt pot telephones as they love crafts’

‘Porridge feet/ Messy play!’

‘Story time, the outside area and phone making’

‘Building with my child’

‘The tuff tray activities’

 Other comments included:

‘It’s a great idea to see what they do and how they interact with others’

‘Excellently run and organsied’

‘Keep doing these sessions I think they are fab’

‘Lovely experience’

We love to receive your feedback and suggestions for future sessions and value your  continued  support.
The Nursery team

Cavalry Nursery created 'Tree Unique. It's ok to be different; celebrating our individuality'. Such a fabulous idea and such an important message for young and old!
Nursery has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland and Christmas delight! The children have had an enormous amount of fun exploring and it has led to some wonderful conversations about the festive season and how each of them celebrate!
We thoroughly enjoyed spending time with our families at the Stay, Play and Learn Workshop. Our focus for this session was Personal, Social and Emotional Development, sharing how we we encourage children to develop to develop positive relationships, build confidence and self awareness and manage their feelings and behaviour.
In the story Whatever Next, we enjoyed going shopping in the moon cafe to buy items for our picnic on the moon and getting involved in lots of Space exploratory play!!
Somewhere over the rainbow

We painted Rainbow fish (our story of the week) using our handprint and celery sticks to make the scales, adding glitter at the end. We’ve also put coloured strips of tissue paper on laminated sheets to create sun-catchers and dripped coloured dye onto kitchen roll and watched it turn into rainbows! Mrs Bates helped us to bake rainbow cakes, they were very delicious!

A huge thank you to all the families who came to our Stay and Play session this half term. We thoroughly enjoyed sharing what we do in Nursery. 


We responded to feedback from last terms Stay and Play session by increasing the session from one hour to an hour and a half as some parents felt one hour wasn't long enough.

In response to ‘What will you and your child try out at home?’ you told us:

‘Counting, building, talking and listening. Love the imagination the children have’

‘’Building with boxes’

‘’The shaving foam with the dye’

Bear Hunts in the garden, circle time: fingers, two minute (prep time) before next activity’

‘We surely will be doing some bear hunts’

‘Bear counting and sorting activity’

‘Modelling/collage activities based on the books we read at home’

‘Lots of the activities from today. NO shaving foam!!’

 

Which aspects of the workshop did you find most interesting or useful:

‘ The role-play of the Bear Hunt story. Amazing to see the Nursery team in action.’

‘Having all the activities linked to Going on a Bear Hunt’

‘Seeing how the children practice writing  names’

‘Nice to see circle time and understand the routine’

‘Nice to see how child interacts with peers’

‘Constructing the house’

‘The different creative ways of learning’

 

Other comments included:

‘I think the session was great and a good way to see how the Nursery and activities work’

‘The Bear Hunt’

‘Learning all about the structure of the Nursery day. Spending time ‘playing’  alongside the children’

We love to receive your feedback and suggestions for future sessions and value your continued support.

 The Nursery team

Rain rain go away come again another day! Actually rain come when you like because a little (or a lot) of rain won’t stop us in Nursery! What fun we had today splishing and splashing and playing with our new tubes! Even one of our ladies got stuck in jumping in the puddles; can you tell who it is?

Stay and Play - October 31st
 

A huge thank you to all the families who came to our Stay and Play session this week. We thoroughly enjoyed sharing what we do in Nursery.

We responded to feedback from last terms Stay and Play session by incorporating circle time. This proved to be a very popular addition to the session with lots of parents/ carers commenting that this was one of the aspects of the workshop which they found most interesting or useful.

In response to ‘What will you and your child try out at home?’ you told us:

Counting with claps, mark making, more cooking– making cookies, reading labels– following instructions, gingerbread man hunt, going to get The Gingerbread Man book, more fun at story time.

Other comments included:

‘A fantastic variety of play complimented by structure– the best Nursery I have ever

experienced.’

‘I was interested to see all the possible activities and the Eastern European translations. Well done!’

‘Seeing how her day is spent so I can carry it on at home.’

‘Really useful to see what my child does at preschool, great session to be involved in.’

‘Really enjoyed it, lovely to see what children do in Nursery, great just to shadow normal  activity.’

We love to receive your feedback and suggestions for future sessions.  There were a couple of requests for a longer session next time– watch this space!

 The Nursery team