Welcome To The New School Year

A big welcome back to some of our children and families and a big welcome to those of you who have joined us this term.

The children have settled in well and coped with the changes that have been made to the Nursery environment and routines.

Already we have joined Key Stage 1 for a bubble assembly with a brilliant bubbleologist. This has lead to lots of different art and science activities related to bubbles. Our topic for the beginning of this half term is 'What Goes Round' which supports their experiences of the cycle race through the village as well as exploring the science and fun behind bubbles.

Routine Reminders

  • The doors open at 11.45am. Feel free to come in to share with the children story time and to support them to get ready for home. This also provides you with the opportunity to have a chat with each other or with staff in the warm and dry.
  • Library day is Thursday. Library books can be left in the appropriate tray in the classroom.
  • Learning Journals can be left in the appropriate tray each morning if the children have something to share with us and the other children.


Autumn Term

The Autumn Term has been busy so far, with more to come! Our topic of Nuts and Acorns provided plenty of opportunities to explore the season of Autumn in the wider learning environment with a morning in the Forest School area, bug hunting, bark rubbing and mud drawing with stick pencils. In addition we have created different pieces of artwork from conker rolling in paint to printing with Japonica fruit. Examples of these are displayed outside the classroom. The morning spent sweeping the leaves up in our outside area involved a lot of fun. We decided the best thing to do with the heap of leaves we had collected was to throw them all up in the air again for them to blow in the wind!

We will be beginning our next topic of 'Who Stole The Sun' which will provide the children with experiences of light and dark through science, role play and art. This will lead us up to the festive season!


Spring term

Happy New Year! Welcome back to the new school term. We hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas. We have been hearing from the children all about the lovely presents they received and the fun they have had over the holiday. A busy term now awaits them! 

 Our topic, this half term, will be ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ The children will be involved in activities that support this theme, including sharing the story of Big Nutbrown and Little Nutbrown Hare and using the language of size. We will talk about ourselves and our families and who is special to us.
As we are now immersed in the season of Winter, we will be reflecting on this in science, the natural world and our small world play.
To support our number recognition, we will focus on a number each week and explore it in relation to other numbers. 

Our topic for the second half of the term will be 'What Beautiful Colours We Are!' This will provide us with the opportunity to explore colour mixing in addition to looking at what makes us the same and what makes us different from each other.

An Easter Eggstravaganza morning will be enjoyed by children, parents and staff as we approach the end of this term.

Summer Term

Welcome back to the new school term, our final term of this school year. We have planned lots of activities which will hopefully make full use of the warmer weather and all this season has to offer. A walk around Wickham Market is planned for the first half term and we are hoping to visit the local allotments during the second half term.

Our topic is 'A Seed In Need' with our role play area set up as a garden centre. Planting seeds and caring for the plants will be a focus, in addition to exploring the outside environment.