Welcome to EYFS!
|Nursery Bear Cubs
|Mrs Christine Johnson
|Miss Jessica McNulty
|Miss Leigh Brannigan
|Learning Support Assistant
|Mrs Rebecca Barker
|Mrs Natalie Davis
|Mrs Lisa White
Reception is a unique and exciting time as our children embark on the transition to school and begin a lifelong learning journey. Through developing a secure relationship with our early years staff and each other, our children become confident and independent learners who feel happy and safe at school, and develop a real love for learning.
A variety of practical, hands-on and playful learning experiences are aimed at sparking our children’s curious minds and promote critical thinking and open-ended exploration of concepts and themes. Using high-quality children’s literature as our starting point, our children are introduced to the magical world of reading and writing through daily phonics sessions. We encourage our children to explore mathematical concepts through practical activities, role-play and discussion of our everyday lives and the environment around us.
We strive to achieve an environment where children can play, feel relaxed and be comfortable. When children feel emotionally safe and secure, they develop the confidence to explore and find out about the place they are in and the things they can see and touch.
In collaboration with our early years team, the children are equipped with the necessary skills to progress towards the more structured academic challenges of Year 1 and beyond.
We loved the snow this week in Nursery, as soon as it was falling we immediately stopped carpet time, put on our coats and enjoyed exploring the snow! We tried very hard to catch the snowflakes on our tongues. It was so much fun!
It has also been very frosty this week! We explored the word shattered as we discovered all the ice that was in our playground, our hands got a little bit cold and we had to dry our gloves and mittens on the radiator.
We have really enjoyed dressing up as Santa and Elves this week. We have been delivering 'presents' and spreading joy!
The Lunch Clubbers enjoyed their Christmas lunch, especially the Christmas crackers! The crackers were very noisy and lots of fun.
Russell Sprout the Nursery Elf has been surprising us each day. Oh dear! He seems to have found Ms Brannigan's secret stash of Pringles and he has eaten them all! He has only left her a few stale crummies!!!!!
Christmas has come to Bearwood Nursery! We have a very special visitor; his name is Russell Sprout. He gave us 3 beautiful decorations for our tree.
We really enjoyed decorating our tree this morning, we think it looks amazing! What do you think?
Reception had an idea to come back to school at night to continue our learning about the dark and the stars. We dressed up in our pyjamas and came back to school at 5pm. We then made a telescope, looked for stars, had hot chocolate and had a bedtime story. We had the best time!
A massive thank you to Mr Washington (a parent of a nursery child) who was able to get lots of old tyres from his workplace. The children have thoroughly enjoyed having these to play with outside this week and we have been extremely creative with them. We have rolled them, pushed them, sat in them, made them into dens, built an obstacle course out of them and even used them for our mud kitchen ingredients!
This week Reception have been working really hard on their phonics. We have learned so many sounds already. Our favourites so far have been p, penguin and d, dinosaur. Some girls made a penguin independently in discovery time and we all enjoyed d d dipping the d d dinosaurs in the paint and stomping them around the paper.
This week Reception have been busy looking at houses. We made a numicon city and counted how tall each building was. We then made our own houses using 2D shapes, we were very creative in our designs.
We have an exciting new addition to our garden- the mud kitchen! We have been exploring the different natural resources and cooking up some inventive recipes.
In Nursery we have had great fun exploring pumpkins and scooping out the ooey gooey insides. We also had a wonderful time tapping pegs into the hollow pumpkins with hammers.
We had a group photo for International Attire day. We enjoyed talking about our outfits with each other.
In Phonics we have been exploring the different sounds our musical instruments make. We love to sing I play, I play I stop! It is our favourite song.
This week in Reception we have have explored the topic 'All About Me'. We have talked about our families and created beautiful artwork of the people and furry friends we live with. We have also been developing our fine motor skills through multisensory activities and name writing. Well done to everyone in Reception for continuing to make fantastic progress!
Reception have had another fantastic week at school and have continued to settle in really well. This week, we have been exploring feelings through the Colour Monster story. The children have participated in discussions and activities related to the story and thought about what makes us feel certain emotions. They really impressed us with their great creativity and empathy when sharing ideas about how we could make the sad, blue monster feel happy again. Well done!