Welcome to London Class. Please visit our class page every week to see what our Nursery children get up to. London class is lucky to have three staff members who are passionate in making learning fun for our youngest learners.
Welcome to Eastbury to all the new children and parents.
Week 1 & 2
We have had a great couple of weeks where children have settled in fantastically well. We have been learning each other’s names and starting to make new friends. Check out the lovely learning that has been taking place in our indoor and outdoor provision.
The topic for this term is 'All About Me'. We have been enjoying getting to know our new children and finding out about their, families, likes and dislikes. See below the lovely family portraits drawn by our young artists.
We have been reading the much loved classic 'Rainbow fish'. It explores the topic of sharing, friendships and being kind. The children had fun creating the main character using different materials.
Please enjoy this short snippet of Aairah retelling the story
Here at Eastbury Community, we are extremely lucky to have a specialist language teacher. The children are learning Spanish from Nursery- Y6. Please enjoy this short snippet of our Nursery children learning the days of the week in Spanish.
Nursery has had a fantastic first term here at Eastbury. I am so proud of how far they have come since joining us in September. We shared and celebrated the children's personal achievements and spoke about the exciting learning that will take place next term.
We had lots of fun celebrating Autumn. The children did some investigating to find out what's inside of a pumpkin and they also created lovely art work using acorns.
Welcome to Autumn 2. Our little ones have done amazingly well settling back into the school routine. It has been lovely hearing what they got up to during the half term holiday.
The theme for this term is 'Superheroes & Celebrations'.
Week 1- Numeracy
All the children in Nursery are confident in reciting numbers. We recite numbers daily whether its through singing Nursery rhymes, counting how many children are in each session or as a brain gym activity. The next step is for the children to start counting using 1-1 correspondence. 1-1 correspondence involves learning how to count a group of objects by assigning one number to each object and only counting each object once. In nursery we use unfix cubes, numicons, counting bears as well as everyday objects to facilitate this. During this weeks focus task, the children counted the circles presented on their page. They counted the numbers out loud using 1-1 correspondence and were then challenged to write the numeral next to it. Fantastic work!
Week 2- Remembrance day
To celebrate and honour the superheroes who fought in WW1, the children made Poppy themed biscuits. We discussed the significance of Remembrance day during carpet time and the children shared one brave thing they do at home. This included trying new food and sleeping in their own rooms! After the carpet session, it was time to make the yummy treats. This was a great activity to develop the children's fine motor skills as they activated their small muscles to mix, pour and spread the red icing mixture. This activity also strengthened their hand- eye coordination skills. As the children ate their biscuits, they were reminded that eating too much sugar was bad for them but eating small amounts on occasion was ok.
It's never too early to teach the children about democracy. As a Rights Respecting school, it's extremely important that we instil this value from the very start. At the end of each session, the children take a vote on which story they would like to listen to. They are given the option of two story books and then are asked to place their counter in front of their chosen book. The book with the most vote gets read by the class teacher.
To celebrate UK Parliment week, we discussed two serious issues; Road safety and Littering. The children were able to give fantastic examples of what could happen if they are not careful when crossing the road and were able to identify the correct way to discard their rubbish. At the end of the discussion, a vote was taken and it was decided that Road Safety was the issue that must be taken up up to a higher level.
The children had a great time this week celebrating Diwali and Children in Need!
Diwali is one of the largest festivals celebrated as part of the Hindu religion. Teaching children and allowing them to experience other religions and cultures is important to creating a diverse and understanding community. It also enables children to feel valued, supported and respected, with this comes confident children and learners.
Children in need
Children in Need is a charity that provides grants and funding to projects based in the UK that have the aim of helping disadvantaged young people. This help comes in a wide variety of forms. For example, a lot of Children in Need’s invaluable work involves supporting charities that help children who have been affected by poverty, disabilities, abuse, and mental health difficulties. In Nursery, the children came dressed up in yellow or spotty clothes and took part in fun Pudsey themed activities.
We would also like to thank all the parents and carers who donated generously to the cause.
Our core text for the past two weeks has been Kipper's Birthday, written by Mick Inkpen. It ties perfectly with our Celebration topic and the children had great fun planning their party. We’ve talked about birthday parties, made party invitations, designed bunting decorations and ended it by eating yummy birthday treats just like Kipper!
The children explored the concept of healthy eating. We discussed the benefits of eating healthy and the consequences of eating unhealthy food. The children then had a go at categorising some food during indoor free flow. We also explored the concept of moderation. The children understood that it is okay to eat food that are considered unhealthy in moderation.
For our full time children, we have introduced daily brushing after lunch. Early intervention in the early years is vital for improved outcomes in the short and long term and will positively impact across the life course of the child. We’re aiming that daily tooth brushing in Nursery will promote good oral hygiene routine, establish good brushing techniques and help prevent dental disease and its consequences (pain, infections, bleeding gums, bad breath and difficulty eating).
Our pupils have been excitedly immersing themselves in the holiday spirit. Keep tuned to see what other exciting activities lie ahead as we continue to celebrate this magical season!
In Numeracy, we have been exploring the concept of size. The children had fun ordering objects from small to big and they also explored the size 'medium'. To deepen their understanding , we read Goldilocks and the 3 bears and which illustrates different sizes really well!
Our parents and carers are in for a treat as the children have been busy making Christmas cards for them. They did a fantastic job painting a snowman! Whilst their snowman was drying, the children had a go at writing their names for the card insert. Some children were able to copy the names directly into the insert whilst others had a go at tracing their names first.
It has been very cold and wet recently but that did not stop our children having fun outside!