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Nursery

Welcome to Weyford Nurser

Our Nursery is staffed by a team of qualified teachers and supported by experienced Teaching Assistants. We work closely across our Early Years Unit with pupils and staff in the adjoining Reception classes. 

We offer places for children from 2.5 years old until they start school!

Term time only 

Morning, afternoon or full day sessions

(Early childcare sessions are mornings only).

Please contact the school office for further details. 

Funding - 30 hours free childcare

We offer up to 30 hours childcare for eligible 3 and 4 year olds.

 

Please make sure to apply for an eligibility code the term before booking the 15 additional hours.

See www.childcarechoices.gov.uk for more details.

What to expect when

CBeebies: Something Special - Hello Song

Sing along to the Hello song from 'Something Special'.

Just a reminder that we ask you not to bring nuts or food containing nuts to school. We have several friends who have allergies, so we ask for your cooperation. Thank you!

Our learning journey

Look here for weekly updates on our learning!

Friday 8th January

Happy New Year!

 

Well! What a start to our new term and to 2021...

The whole team sends their best wishes to you and your families for a safe, happy and healthy new year. 

 

This week we have had some friends learning in school, and some friends learning at home. Whichever route you find yourself learning with, please remember we are here to support you if you need us. Please remember to only do what you and your child can manage. We understand that families have a lot to deal with at the moment. We hope that you will take from our plans the parts that interests you and your child. We only ask that you check in with us at least once a week to let us know how you're doing on Tapestry. We will be hosting a live meeting on Google Meets on a Monday where there will be time for a story and a chat for those that would like to attend. 

We will ensure planning for the week ahead is made available to you, and will post it on Tapestry and here on the website to ensure it is easy to find. Please do contact us if we can offer any help. 

 

 

This week we have been thinking about our favourite foods, we have listened to The Very Hungry Caterpillar and talked about all the foods he managed to eat. We talked about our Christmas holidays and ALL the special foods we ate with our families. 

Did you find out about your families favourite foods too? Where is your food grown or made, could you find the place or country on a map?

 

 

 

 

 

We love playing outside this week, but it was so cold!! We made some Ice decorations for our role play shed!

Makaton Sign of the Week - 'Happy New Year' πŸŽ‰

18th December 2020

Happy Christmas from

Robin Class Nursery!

We have had such a fun week making lots of Christmas crafts and delicious treats. We have partied and danced and are so excited for Christmas to come! We're ready to put out our treats for Father Christmas and his reindeer, rest with our families and get have a fabulous break.

 

Wishing you all a restful, relaxing, healthy and brilliant Christmas and New Year.

We will see you again from the 5th January 2021!

 

 

Singing Hands: We Wish You a Merry Christmas - Makaton Sign Language

Makaton signing: This is one of our favourite songs from the Singing Hands Christmas DVD "It's a Christmas Cracker" featuring Makaton signs and symbols. Our...

11th December 2020

We have had such fun this week beginning with our Christmas lunch and party games on Wednesday and helping Ms Morris celebrate her birthday too (she sends a big thank you to all of Robin Class!). 

On Friday we wore our Christmas jumpers to school, we are all ready for Christmas to come now!

Makaton for 'Christmas Tree πŸŽ„

Makaton for 'Christmas Tree

27th November 2020

This week we have enjoyed being outside as much as possible and we have been practising our new makaton sign too - 'outside'!

 

Outside - Makaton Sign of the Week

20th November 2020

This week we have enjoyed reading The Shopping Basket by John Burningham. We have turned our role play corner into a shop and the children have enjoyed buying and selling fruits and vegetables. We had a fruit tasting session where we had a go at trying some fruits that we were familiar with, and some that we might have been lass familiar with. We tasted both sour and sweet fruits, our lemon faces were the best!

 

Makaton for 'Fruit' πŸ‡πŸ‰πŸπŸŒπŸ“

Makaton for 'Fruit' πŸ‡πŸ‰πŸπŸŒπŸ“

13th November 2020

We had a fabulous day today celebrating both Children in Need and Diwali. 

We started our morning joining in with the last 20 minutes of Joe Wicks 24 hour PE challenge, we planked, stretched and ran our ourselves fit!

We also made some super stained glass window biscuits to celebrate the colour and light represented by the Diwali celebration. We fingerpainted some rangoli patterns and finally enjoyed some delicious lollies that we made earlier in the week! Fabulous!

Happy Diwali to you!

11th November 2020

This week we will take some time to remember some very important people who helped us and our country a long time ago. We have worked together to make a wreath using our handprints, and we will lay this with others from across the school on Wednesday.

The Makaton sign of the week is 'remember'.

Makaton sign of the week "to remember"

6th November 2020

Welcome back to school! This week we thought about what we want to be when we grow up. Those friends who came to school on Monday dressed up and had lots of fun talking about what we want to be when we grow up! There were explorers, astronauts, doctors and even a bat! Fabulolus!

 

This week we also explored fireworks and talked lots about staying safe if we were lucky enough to have our own fireworks celebrations. We know that we need to wear gloves if we hold a sparkler and that because they are so hot, we must always listen to our grown ups!

We had so much fun spinning, jumping and leaping about trying to be fireworks, we made so many fabulous firework noises too - whoosh, bang, crash, weeeee, whizz!!

 

 

 

Water (drink of) - Makaton Sign of the Week

Hello! This week's sign is Water (drink of).Join in with our Sign of the Week. Make your own video and share on social media using the hashtag #wetalkmakaton Do...

23rd October 2020

We have had a fabulous week learning and playing with all things rainbow! We have been celebrating life in 2020, and the rainbow symbol seemed very appropriate in the current situation!

We have sorted colours, made beautiful rainbow art, made rainbow playdough and decorated (and eaten) delicious rainbow biscuits. We have collaged, read stories and had a fabulous time chalking and painting, and to round it all off, on Friday evening amongst the drizzle and sunshine, there was even a real rainbow for us to enjoy too!

 

Rainbow - Makaton Sign of the Week

Hello! Justin Fletcher from Something Special shows us this week's sign: Rainbow.

16th October 2020

Next week is arts week - please see the flyer below!

Arts Week in the Early Years

(19th October 24th October 2020)

For Arts Week this year, the children will be exploring and celebrating different decades, the art, fashion, culture and music that came with it.

Nursery and Reception will be exploring and celebrating 2020.

The children will be exploring “Rainbow Art”.

Each child will complete a piece of artwork for our virtual art gallery, which will be posted on Tapestry and the school website. If you are interested in buying your child’s piece of artwork, please let the office know and we can organise for this to be framed and organise a payment of £3

 

Friday 24th October:

Please come dressed in your most colourful favourite outfit ready for our socially distanced “Arts Week” parade. We are aiming to make a “human rainbow” with our outfits. Please be mindful about what your child wears, as they will still play outside and take part in messy play activities. (No dressing up outfits on this occasion)

 

 

 

Shhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!

This week we have been getting ready for Christmas and making some festive art ready for our Christmas cards!

Keep an eye out for the art coming home soon! If you want to order any cards, each piece of work has it's own unique code that you can input at Cauliflower Cards. Make sure you return the art to us so that we can send it off ready to be made and shipped off to you!

Also this week, we have been gobbling up gingerbread man, practising our threading, rolling down hills on the field, listening carefully to all the sounds we could hear on our walks as well as being fabulous friends and taking care of our new friends. We've got stuck into lots of sensory messy play and made marks in shaving foam and sand foam too, our hands are getting so much stronger now! 

Fabulous work Robin Class!

Thank You - Makaton Sign of the Week

Hello! This week's sign is Thank You.

9th October 2020

 

Please remember wellies and waterproofs -

we go outside everyday so need to stay warm and dry!

Thank you.

 

We have been carrying on our investigations about the gingerbread man, decorating our printed pictures, making lots of gingerbread men from playdough and running as fast as we can. We also had little gingerbread men for snack, and wondered what would happen if the little gingerbread person actually did get wet, so, we tested it out, an dunked her in water! Oh dear, ask your child what became of that poor gingerbread person!!!

 

We enjoyed being outside despite the weather and made bubbly puddles and watched as the powder paint colours swirled together too.

 

We are investigating a new colour each week, this week we sorted out lots of red toys and made some lovely red pictures!

Bubbles - Makaton Sign of the Week

This week's sign is Bubbles.

2nd October 2020

This week we have been retelling the story of the Gingerbread Man and practising running as fast as we can!

We decided to make our own bakery shop in the classroom and designed cakes, breads and biscuits from salt dough to sell in the shop. We loved helping to put the role play together!

We were also lucky enough to enjoy the sunshine and the wind and collected lots more conkers from the horsechestnut tree. We dipped them in paint and watched them roll down the tuff spot! They made super patterns and we noticed how the paint mixed together too. 

 

This week we learnt the makaton sign for please. 

25th September 2020

This week we have been enjoying the change in weather and stomping in leaves, collecting conkers, making bubbles in puddles and watching sycamore helicopter leaves fly in the wind!

 

Please remember to send your child in with a waterproof coat and wellies if you have them!

We have been encouraging your child to become more independent at putting on shoes, coats and wellies too - ask your child to show you how much they can do themselves!

 

We have also been having a go at using scissors as well as lots of hand gym activities to get our hands strong enough to use the scissors independently. We cut out our own little pigs after enjoying the story of the Three Little Pigs so much.

 

 

This week we learnt the sign for hello!

Makaton sign for hello

18th September 2020

Welcome back to Robin Class! We have been so excited to welcome children back into the nursery as well as being able to meet lots of new friends who are just begining their journey with Weyford. 

All children have settled in so well, and have managed the transition back to routines with such confidence.

We have spent time getting to know each other again, familiarising ourselves with the setting and equipment as well as making sure we stay healthy and wash our hands, lots!!

 

This week we have really enjoyed playing outside, discovering the school field and retelling the story of the Three Little Pigs.

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