Emmaville Primary School

Crawcrook Nursery

Welcome to the Crawcrook Nursery Class Page.  Here, you can find out about everything that we've been doing this year.
Week Ending 14th January 2022
 
This week we have welcomed our new cohort into the nursery - we have been blown away by how easily they have begun to settle in.
 
We have focused our group times around speaking and listening skills, team games, and calming activities. 
 
 
Week Ending 17th December
Week Ending 10th December
 

This week has been a whole school STEM enrichment week (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). Over the week, children have been working together to complete problem solving challenges based on some of our favourite fairy tales.

 

We read the story of the Gingerbread Man and were given the challenge of building him a boat to get him across the river. The children worked well in teams to talk about the materials and built a boat together. We then tested the boats in the water tray and discussed improvements to help them float better.

 

One of our other challenges was based on the story of The Three Little Pigs. Each group used different materials to build a house for the pigs. We then tested them with a hairdryer to see which one would be best against the wolf’s huffing and puffing.

 

We ended the week with a VIP guest, Santa! It was very exciting going to visit him in his grotto and the nursery children were thrilled to receive a special gift.

Week Ending 3rd December
 
 
This week we have welcomed December and started the build up to Christmas! Our Makaton sign of the week is 'Christmas', and we are learning to sing and sign the Christmas Pudding song.  We also looked at some Christmas objects to expand our Christmas vocabulary.
 
Our kindness elf called Eric arrived this week. He has a door to the North Pole and has been leaving us kindness challenges to complete every day. When he sees us being kind or thoughtful to our friends he leaves chocolate coins!
 
We have started on some lovely Christmas crafts and decorations this week. We made paper chains which the children have proudly hung in the classroom and we began our salt dough tree decorations. The children all helped to pour in our ingredients and stir the mixture to make a dough. We then chose our shape cutter and cut out our decoration. Our creations are currently drying out and will be ready to decorate next week.
Week Ending 26th November
 

What a SUPER week it has been! We started by reading some superhero books- Superkid and Supertato. We then found that some of our nursery animals had been trapped! We used the tongs carefully to rescue them so that we didn’t touch the lasers.

 

The children were asked to build a superhero city with Numicon. They had to use the different sized Numicon to match the shadows of the buildings. Those that could match the towers were then asked to count the number of 'windows' in the buildings/ holes in the Numicon.

 

We did some Spider-Man yoga when all children listened to the instructions very carefully and were able to copy all the spidey moves.

 

Take a look at our fantastic superhero pegs. We all chose the colour of our superhero, coloured in the peg, added a cape and mask, then drew on their eyes. We enjoyed lots of creative imaginary play afterwards with our superhero pegs and also exercised our finger muscles by pegging them onto things.

 

We ended the week by making some super smoothies. We decided that this is what the superheroes drink to give them powers. We blitzed up bananas, strawberries and milk and all the children had a try. There was some super flying and super strength going on during choosing time!