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What will our learning look like in Nursery after the Easter break?

As this half term comes to a close we have been thinking about Easter and the celebrations which take place. 聽We have been thinking about why Easter is important to Christians. 聽Maybe you could ask your child what they have learned and watch some of the videos below to reinforce this learning at home too. 聽

We would like to wish you all a safe and happy break 馃悾

Remembering the true meaning of Easter with some card making 馃寘

Remembering the true meaning of Easter with some card making 馃寘 1
Remembering the true meaning of Easter with some card making 馃寘 2
Remembering the true meaning of Easter with some card making 馃寘 3
Remembering the true meaning of Easter with some card making 馃寘 4
Remembering the true meaning of Easter with some card making 馃寘 5

The Christian Story of Easter | Religions of the World

CBeebies | Preparing for Easter | Let's Celebrate

CBeebies - Watch Toby visit a farm and pick flowers for church.

CBeebies | Celebrating Easter | Let's Celebrate

CBeebies - Watch Toby celebrate Easter as he goes to church with his family and goes on an Easter egg hunt.

EYFS visit Radcliffe Library 馃摎 Sarah always looks after us and read us 'Snake Supper' and 'Barry the fish with fingers' We love 鉂わ笍 stories!

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Welcome back. We hope you had a lovely half term break. This half term we will be looking at all things 'stick' related! Our key text will be 'Stanley's Stick' by John Hegley. The first week won't be about sharing the text though. We'll be making predictions about the book using the cover illustrations.

Welcome back. We hope you had a lovely half term break.  This half term we will be looking at all things 'stick' related!  Our key text will be 'Stanley's Stick' by John Hegley.  The first week won't be about sharing the text though.  We'll be making predictions about the book using the cover illustrations.   1
Welcome back. We hope you had a lovely half term break.  This half term we will be looking at all things 'stick' related!  Our key text will be 'Stanley's Stick' by John Hegley.  The first week won't be about sharing the text though.  We'll be making predictions about the book using the cover illustrations.   2

More about our learning through 'Stanley's Stick' for Spring 2

Working together using our words to ask for help

Step Inside : When Will It Be Spring?

We proved it was the first day of Spring using our spotter sheets and finding all of the signs. We woke up Honey bear from his long winter hibernation 馃惢 馃槾

We proved it was the first day of Spring using our spotter sheets and finding all of the signs. We woke up Honey bear from his long winter  hibernation 馃惢 馃槾  1 We found daffodils!
We proved it was the first day of Spring using our spotter sheets and finding all of the signs. We woke up Honey bear from his long winter  hibernation 馃惢 馃槾  2 The sunshine was so bright!
We proved it was the first day of Spring using our spotter sheets and finding all of the signs. We woke up Honey bear from his long winter  hibernation 馃惢 馃槾  3 Shoots!
We proved it was the first day of Spring using our spotter sheets and finding all of the signs. We woke up Honey bear from his long winter  hibernation 馃惢 馃槾  4 Check!
We proved it was the first day of Spring using our spotter sheets and finding all of the signs. We woke up Honey bear from his long winter  hibernation 馃惢 馃槾  5 That's another one!
We proved it was the first day of Spring using our spotter sheets and finding all of the signs. We woke up Honey bear from his long winter  hibernation 馃惢 馃槾  6 We found wasps
We proved it was the first day of Spring using our spotter sheets and finding all of the signs. We woke up Honey bear from his long winter  hibernation 馃惢 馃槾  7 Dandelions!
We proved it was the first day of Spring using our spotter sheets and finding all of the signs. We woke up Honey bear from his long winter  hibernation 馃惢 馃槾  8 A crocus!
We proved it was the first day of Spring using our spotter sheets and finding all of the signs. We woke up Honey bear from his long winter  hibernation 馃惢 馃槾  9 We found all six signs of spring!
We proved it was the first day of Spring using our spotter sheets and finding all of the signs. We woke up Honey bear from his long winter  hibernation 馃惢 馃槾  10 Good job!
We proved it was the first day of Spring using our spotter sheets and finding all of the signs. We woke up Honey bear from his long winter  hibernation 馃惢 馃槾  11 We whispered into the honeypot to wake up Honey!
We proved it was the first day of Spring using our spotter sheets and finding all of the signs. We woke up Honey bear from his long winter  hibernation 馃惢 馃槾  12 He'd been sleeping all through winter!
We proved it was the first day of Spring using our spotter sheets and finding all of the signs. We woke up Honey bear from his long winter  hibernation 馃惢 馃槾  13 He was pleased to hear that Spring is here!

Retelling the story using small world play - perhaps you could try this at home too 馃

CBeebies Bedtime Stories - 323 - Stanley's Stick

Enjoy the story at home 馃彙

We doodled Stanley. Look at how our drawings are progressing 馃憖 馃憤

We doodled Stanley.  Look at how our drawings are progressing 馃憖 馃憤 1
We doodled Stanley.  Look at how our drawings are progressing 馃憖 馃憤 2
We doodled Stanley.  Look at how our drawings are progressing 馃憖 馃憤 3
We doodled Stanley.  Look at how our drawings are progressing 馃憖 馃憤 4
We doodled Stanley.  Look at how our drawings are progressing 馃憖 馃憤 5
We doodled Stanley.  Look at how our drawings are progressing 馃憖 馃憤 6
We doodled Stanley.  Look at how our drawings are progressing 馃憖 馃憤 7
We doodled Stanley.  Look at how our drawings are progressing 馃憖 馃憤 8

Developing number concepts - nursery are getting really familiar with numbers 1 to 3

World Book Day 2019 - A Booky Breakfast was a huge success in Nursery. Thank you to all parents for supporting with costumes too. More photos of the activities are available on the dedicated icon below on class pages.

Some of you have been out and about looking at trees and going on your own stick hunts! 鉂わ笍

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Our stick adventure begins...

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聽Take a look at our learning so far this Spring聽half term

The Three Billy Goat's Gruff

We have explored the characters within the story and recreated them using new techniques, learning to tear paper and use this to collage. We have even begun to sound like the characters聽too - responding to the key refrains of the text in different voices! We loveheart this story!

This topic has encouraged us to think about making healthy choices.聽 Our roleplay area has become the healthy caf茅 and we took away the unhealthy foods from the cupboards and put them into the sin bin! Foods high in sugar have been swapped for healthier natural alternatives.聽 This ties in wonderfully with the National Sugarsmart campaign.聽

This week we have been looking at alternative versions of the story and learned a really catchy song!聽

The children asked me to put some links to the youtube videos onto the website so they can show the people at home too!聽 What a great idea!聽

We made 3D storyboards for retelling the story at home 馃彙 - look how we can use the tools independently to create!

The Three Billy Goats Gruff - Animated Fairy Tales for Children

Three Billy Goats Gruff Song

We're Going on a Bridge Hunt!

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EYFS went out into their local area to see bridges like those Brunel might have created!

What a super end to Science week! 馃棷馃啋 The outfits were fabulous! Thank you馃憣馃徎

We are supporting Safer Internet Day 2019

Safer Internet Day aims to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. It is a global campaign celebrated in over 140 countries around the world. In the UK, Safer Internet Day is coordinated by the UK Safer Internet Centre and the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved every year since 2011 to help promote a safer and a better internet for all.

Safer Internet Day - Nursery Class

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Chinese New Year - How do families prepare?

Abbie and her brother clean the house in preparation for the Chinese New Year celebrations. Kung Hey Fat Choi to all our children and their families celebrating on February 5th.

Jacob's Grandma popped by to tell us about Tiddlywinks, Mickey Mouse, Etch A Sketch and her yo-yo. She even let us play with them for the morning!

Going spotty for Children in Need 2018

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Nursery had great fun with some extra squishy spots for Children in Need. We practised throwing and catching the balloons we blew up by ourselves! So much fun and such a great cause. Thank you to parents for getting your child in the spirit of all things Pudsey. We had some superb spotty and stripy outfits!

Catch!

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Ready, steady...Go!

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A Special Visitor - We asked Mrs Hanson's Grandma if she had an iPad? She had a lovely morning playing some old fashioned games and making woollen pom poms

We Will Remember Them - Nursery marked the 100 year celebration of Armistice with some craft activities

Our Autumn 1 Learning

Our Autumn Walk to the Nature Trail

Hooray For Fish!

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Nursery have explored the Lucy Cousins book 'Hooray for Fish' as their text for the first half term. The story allowed us to explore colour, size, pattern, feelings and attributes through creativity. The culmination of our efforts was celebrated when parents were invited to take a dive into our own aquarium and meet the fish from the story at our 'Night at the Museum' event.

Thank you for visiting our Aquarium!

Autumn 1 Newsletter

A little more about our Curriculum

We are so glad you've found our class page. Thank you for taking the time to explore it. We learn best through play and every week is packed full of exciting learning opportunities which are irresistible! At St John's we are very proud of our Early Years children.聽

In The Early Years Foundation Stage, the children follow a play-based curriculum that will provide them with the opportunities to

Develop their confidence, independence and social interaction

Encounter a range of new and exciting experiences, through the power of play

Build upon the skills they have as they leave the home environment to start school

Develop these skills as an individual

Prepare for the next stage in their primary school education

Throughout the school day, the children will learn in a range of different ways. Through whole class focused group work, small group learning, adult-led activities, child-led activities and independent play.

Please find additional details about this academic year below.

If you would like any further information on The EYFS at St. John鈥檚 please do not hesitate to arrange a visit. We always enjoy welcoming new friends.

Our EYFS Long Term Planner

Timetable of useful information.

Monday
Tuesday

Mrs Knight in Nursery

Wednesday
Thursday Library book change
Friday PE and Show & Tell

TAPESTRY is our Online Learning Journey for your child. Please click the PDF for more information

Developmental milestones - ages and stages advice for parents and carers.

Please click the link below for the 聽'What to Expect When' free download no

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