Home Learning – Wall of Fame!

This week our home learning has been all about being healthy. Our activities were based around the stories ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ and ‘Oliver’s Fruit Salad’ by Vivian Bartlett. We thought about foods that are healthy and unhealthy and some of us even tried foods that we have never tried before! We also got creative with foods,… More

Home Learning – Love and Families

This week our home learning has been about love and families. We began by reading ‘The Great Big Book of Families’ by Mary Hoffman. In the book there are lots of types of families who live in different houses and like to do different things together. We looked at a poster called ‘Different Families, Same… More

Home learning – Elmer

Our home learning week beginning 15.6.20 was all about celebrating difference and diversity and promoting equality. We used the story about Elmer the patchwork elephant to help our youngest children in Nursery explore the theme. During the week, we completed lots of fun craft activities involving patterns like Elmer’s – some of use even dressed… More

Home learning – Somebody Swallowed Stanley

Our home learning week beginning 8.6.20 was focused around the story ‘Somebody Swallowed Stanley’ by Sarah Roberts. As part of the learning, some children visited the beach and collected stones and shells to count and we also experimented with capacity by filling and emptying different sized containers. To support our physical development, we coloured in… More

Home Learning – Pirates Love Underpants

Our home learning week beginning 1.6.20 was focused around the story ‘Pirates Love Underpants’ by Claire Freedman. We have enjoyed activities such as dressing up as pirates, colouring in and cutting out underpants to hide around the house, craft activities and learning games on the computer. Below are a selection of photographs showing some of… More

Do dragons exist?

Our topic in Nursery for the first spring half term was all about dragons, princesses, knight and castles. We particularly enjoyed dressing up and taking part in role-play activities: To complete the topic at the end of the half term, we enjoyed learning a dance to medieval music and we had a fantastic banquet with… More

Children in Need

Last week in Nursery, we joined the whole school in celebrating Children in Need. We came to Nursery in non-uniform and some of us even had Pudsey Bear themed clothes and ears! The theme this year was ‘Spend a Penny’. We were invited to bring some money in to Nursery and we had to put… More

Can we explore it? We went on a bear hunt!

As part of or topic ‘Can we explore it?’, we read the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen. To really bring the story to life we went on our own bear hunt through the woodland walk at the bottom of our school field. We brought our wellies, warm coats, hats and… More

Settling into Nursery

We have had a very busy first half-term at Newsham and our youngest children have settled into Nursery extremely well. We have been learning to follow all of the new rules and routines and have enjoyed exploring the Nursery indoor and outdoor environments through play.

We have froglets!

Over the last few weeks we have watched our tadpoles change into little froglets. They have grown front and back legs and their tails have been absorbed. Soon Miss Ames will take them home and return them to their natural habitat in her Dad’s pond so they can turn into fully grown frogs.