Fantastic Friday 7th May 😊

This week has been a very short week in Nursery but none the less a very busy one too! We were very sad to have our last hold of the chicks this week and wave them off goodbye back to the farm 😢😢🐥🐤

This weeks initial sound in phonics was the ‘n’ sound. As ever we loved making lots of silly soup with objects that started with the sound ‘n’ and enjoyed bouncing the sound. Why not attempt to make your own silly soup at home with all the sounds we have learnt so far. (s,a,t,p,i,n).

In Maths we have been exploring pattern using a variety of media and materials. The children particularly enjoyed making n, n, necklaces with beads for the puppies in the vets role play, forming patterns by colour. Why not try dying some pasta and practice threading and making patterned necklaces at home using shoelaces?

For shared reading this week we continued to be word detectives and use our farm stories to find our sight words. (and, a). We gave the children little post it notes with the word wrote on and asked them to place the post it notes under the word they were matching in our books. Please have a try at home and become super word detectives!

Please take a look at this weeks photos!😁

Reminder: We have now stopped paper copies of the newsletter however if you are unable to access this on the blog please send in an email to nursery@olsj.co.uk requesting a paper copy.

Have a lovely weekend. God bless! The Nursery Team.

Friday 30th April 😀

This week in Nursery we have been very excited to welcome some new members to our class… Baby chicks!🐣 🐤🐥

The children have loved watching the eggs hatch in the incubator and were so excited to sit and observe them once they were transferred to their cage. This afternoon we all sat in a circle and had a little hold of the chicks! Have a look at some photos. 😁

This week in shared reading the children have learnt a new sight word ‘and’. Over the week they have become great reading detectives and have been amazing at spotting the word ‘and’ in this weeks book ‘Six in a bed’.

In math we have been practicing one more than. Using the farm animals the children were given a number that they needed to count out and then asked if they could add one more. Maybe they could continue to practice with objects at home and show you what great mathematicians they are!

This weeks initial sound in phonics is ‘I’ we loved bouncing the sound and making lots of silly soup with objects that started with the sound ‘I’.

The children had their first music session on Thursday with Miss Selena, They enjoyed learning some new songs and exploring different instruments! 🎵🎶

Reminder: We have now stopped paper copies of the newsletter however if you are unable to access this on the blog please send in an email to nursery@olsj.co.uk requesting a paper copy.

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Have a lovely bank holiday weekend, take care God Bless The Nursery Team 😊

Friday 23rd April 😊

Welcome back to Nursery for the beginning of Summer Term 1. We have been fortunate to have some beautiful weather to enjoy with the children outside.

This week in Nursery we have been exploring 3d shapes in Maths. The children became familiar with the names of our 3d shapes. eg. sphere, cube, triangular prism and cone. We had lots of fun being 3D detectives and the children were eager to find these shapes in our environment.

This week our new sound in Phonics was the ‘p’ sound. The children were fantastic in identifying objects within our classroom that began with the ‘p’ sound to add to our silly soup. It made for a ‘p’,’p’, perfect soup!!

Additionally in Nursery this week the children settled back in well and we had lots of creative fun both indoors and outside. Please check out this weeks photos below. 😊

Happy Easter from the nursery team!! 😀

Dear parents/carers as we approach the Easter weekend we reflect on the short term we have had back in nursery and are thankful that we as a family at OLSJ were given the opportunity to be reunited again. It has been an absolute delight to have the children back in nursery and so engaged in their learning. We are truly grateful to all our parents/carers for their unwavering support and wish you all a happy and safe Easter! We pray that all of our school family continues to stay in good health and we look forward to seeing you all again on the 19th April 2021.  God Bless, From the Nursery team 😀

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This weeks learning in Nursery 26/3/21 😀

As Easter approaches we have been very focused on learning all about the Easter story. The children enjoyed lots of activities surrounding the Easter story such as retelling the story using picture cards, collaging their own crucifix, designing their Easter cards along with lots of Easter egg themed maths games. In phonics this week the children continued to wow us with their amazing learning. This week we learnt the ‘a’ sound. They are really picking the sounds up well and are really enjoying making lots of silly soup. The children are really loving their free flow play and have been very busy exploring lots of different activities both inside and outdoor take a look at this weeks photos!😀

Friday 19th March 😊

What a fantastic week we have all had in Nursery. It has been great to continue welcoming back all of our friends. The children really have missed each other and it has been so nice to see those friendships resume.

The children have been very busy this week participating in lots of different activities. Our story of the week was The Gingerbread Man and the children enjoyed collaging their own gingerbread men. Additionally they used playdough to make buttons for our gingerbread templates using their counting and number skills so that the amount of buttons corresponded with the number displayed on the template. For Maths this week we explored capacity using both sand and water, practising our empty/full language. In RE this week we were excited to learn all about St Patrick and the children really enjoyed taking part in some Irish dancing and colouring in our clovers. For phonics this week we were brave and started to learn our ‘S’ sound. We played ‘silly soup’ and the children really did well and worked hard to learn and recognise this sound. We were super lucky to have some great weather this week and the children adored being outside and engaging in lots of outdoor activities. We wish you all a lovely weekend!

Nursery’s Return to school 😁

Wow! What an amazing week we have had returning to nursery! The children have all settled back into their daily routines like they were never away. It has been an absolute pleasure welcoming them all back.

The children have been really busy enjoying lots of different activities in class!

Story of the week: The children have really enjoyed listening to different versions of the story Little Red Riding Hood. Towards the end of the week they knew the story so well that together they retold it by drawing a story map on the interactive board.

Phonics: This week in phonics we had fun using the claves to keep the rhythm of lots of different nursery rhymes.

Creative: This week the children enjoyed decorating pots and planting a sunflower seed for their mummy’s. We hope all you amazing mummy’s love them and have a wonderful mothers day! ❤

Stay Safe and enjoy your weekend! From the Nursery Team 😉

Friday’s Fantastic Home Learning!👏

Wow what a past 8 Weeks we have had! The nursery team would like to say a HUGE thank you to each and every parent and carer for all the support you have given us and the children. We know that it must have been a struggle at times but you have all done an AMAZING job!!! We as a team are so excited to welcome back the children bright and early on Monday, so rest up have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you all! 😁

Have a look at todays amazing home learning pictures! 😀

Wow well done Sarah it looks like you have been very busy indeed! Are you growing a beanstalk just like Jack with those beans? 😊

Friday 5th March😀

Good morning Nursery! Thank you for sending all the lovely photos of all your home learning to nursery@olsj.co.uk. The nursery team would like to say a big thank you to all our parent, carers and children for all your effort, hard work and engagement throughout these past weeks. You have all been absolutely AMAZING and we cannot thank you all enough! 👍

Thank you for joining Thursday’s google meet story time. We hope you enjoyed it! We will do our last session today at 2:30pm. This will also be an opportunity for parents to ask any questions they may have regarding the children returning to school on Monday. We look forward to seeing you this afternoon!😊

http://meet.google.com/kza-mwek-mej

Parents Information: Home learning packs! We are busy putting the children’s wonderful home learning in their Me Books. Thank you for returning packs week 1&2, week 3&4 and week 5&6 and 7&8 to us. If you haven’t return them, please try your best to do so on Monday 😀

Let’s begin our learning with our morning prayer! Hands together! 🙏  “In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit…….Amen.  Oh my God, you love me. You’re with me night and day. I want to love you always, in all I do and say. I’ll try to please you Father, bless me through this day……..Amen. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit……..Amen”

Story of the Week: This week our story of the week is ‘Jack and the beanstalk’. We hope you are enjoying it! Please click on the link below and listen to another version of this story. What has been your favourite part of the story? Tell an adult. 📘

Phonics: This week we have been recapping all the different aspects of Phonics we have explored already. Today we will re-focus on Rhyme. Can you spot the rhyming words in the videos below? 👂

Maths: This week in Maths we have been focusing on height. I am sure you have now become height specialists…. Watch the video below for a final recap then why not check out the top marks game on comparing heights, click on the link below 📏

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/early-years/lets-compare

Golden Time: For todays golden time we would like your child to draw a picture of something they are looking forward to doing when they return to school on Monday! Be as creative as you like, you could use pens, pencils, paint, cutting and sticking or something else!

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Storytime: Today’s end of day story is ‘Barry the fish with fingers’ We hope you enjoy it! 😀

Thank you for a fantastic day of hard work and learning! Lets give thanks to God for a beautiful day of learning! Hands together 🙏

“In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit…….Amen. At the end of the day, we come to say, thank you for your love today. Thank you for our families and all the friends you give to me. Guard me in the dark of night and in the morning send your light. Amen. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit…….Amen“.

Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you all on Monday😁