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Week Commencing 14th December 2020

We have had a wonderful end to a brilliant half term! This week Nursery have taken part in a range of Christmas activities and followed the rest of the school in enjoying their own Christmas Party! The children were so excited to join in with party games and eat a selection of party-themed snacks. We were amazed at their great listening skills when playing musical statues. We have some wonderful dancers in Nursery. We hope you all enjoy the beautiful Christmas creations that the children have been working hard to make this week, and we wish you all a safe and merry Christmas! 

 

Nursery Team. 

Week Commencing 7th December 2020

Friday 14th December 2020:

 

Today, Preschool and Nursery joined the rest of the school in the ‘Santa Dash.’ They took part in their own gardens by jogging, hopping, jumping and moving for as long as they could. They were fantastic!

Christmas has definitely arrived at Quarry Hill this week. The children have loved starting their Christmas gifts for parents and look forward to sharing them with you very soon.

We look forward to an exciting timetable of events next week, and cannot wait to celebrate with you.

 

Have a lovely weekend

Preschool and Nursery Team

 

Week Commencing 30th November 2020

We have had another amazing week in Nursery and Preschool. The children have noticed that things are starting to change in the classrooms! There are lots of decorations and sparkles appearing and our role play areas are starting to transform into grottos! Christmas is on its way.

Keep a look out at your next session to see if there are any more Christmas additions to your classrooms.

 

Have a lovely weekend

Nursery and Preschool Team. 

Week Commencing 16th November 2020 - Nursery

This week, Nursery continue to explore their topic ‘People who help us’. It has been lovely to see them finding out about Fire Fighters and the equipment they need to help others. The children enjoyed using the small world table to act out rescues. During carpet time, the children explored how to call the emergency services using ‘999’ and they explored how to identify which service they would  need. This extended into putting the right amount of people into each service vehicle. In the garden this week, the children have made their own ‘Investigation Station’ bottles. Hidden inside each bottle were a range of small items. The children had to use their detective skills to find all of the hidden objects.

Week Commencing 16th November 2020 - Preschool

This week, Preschool have been focusing on ‘Child Initiated Learning’. This is where children ask their key worker for activities that they are interested in each day. It has been lovely to see how confident they are becoming in making their own likes and dislikes heard. We have had investigation bins, swamps and dinosaurs; quarries and diggers and number dough. Whilst engaging in these activities, we encourage the children to show their friends how to play in their chosen task. This is building their social and communication skills.

Why not ask your child what they would like to play over the weekend? Are they able to make their own choices and show you how to play?

Week Commencing 9th November 2020 - Nursery

In Nursery this week, we have enjoyed exploring a range of creative activities to help build our hand muscles ready for writing, and to build our knowledge of colour and mark making. We have explored what it means to be an artist and a good friend. We have celebrated cultural traditions for Diwali and remembered those who lost their lives in the war for ‘Remembrance day’. All of these wonderful experiences have enabled the children to talk about traditions and celebrations they have at home too. Today, we have enjoyed learning about ‘Children in Need’. We took part in a range of activities, but our favourite activity was colouring in a giant ‘Pudsey Bear’ for our learning wall! We all helped to fill the teddy with our very best mark making. We cannot wait to explore more interesting topics, next week. Nursery Team.

Week Commencing 9th November 2020 - Preschool

Wow! What an amazing start to Autumn 2 we have had in Preschool, already! We have been exploring our new topic ‘People who help us’. We have had Doctors, Nurses, Post officers, Hairdressers and shop keepers experiences for our preschoolers to explore. They have loved learning about each of these special jobs and sharing their own experiences from home. We have enjoyed playing in our homestyle library, were the children love to sit on the sofa and read books together. Today, we all enjoyed taking part in a range of ‘Children in Need’ activities. Our favourite activity was sticking lots of yellow craft materials to a giant Pudsey Bear! We cannot wait to see what our children explore next week. Have a lovely weekend Preschool Team.
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