Nursery: Blog items

A message from Baby Bear??? Whatever next!, by Mrs Fitzsimons

Date: 15th Nov 2016 @ 8:57pm

This week we have been reading Whatever Next! by Jill Murphy.

This afternoon, the Nursery children discovered a very unusual message from Baby Bear! They set to work straight away to write lists for him to help remind him of the items he needed to take to the moon on his repeat visit!

Diwali Big Talk 11.11.16, by Mrs Fitzsimons

Date: 13th Nov 2016 @ 7:38pm


This week we have been learning about the 5 day long Hindu celebration of Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights. The children have learnt about some of the Hindu tradional customs during Diwali - dressing in their best clothes, giving presents and sweets, visiting their family and friends, worshipping in the temple, decorating their houses, lighting diya lamps. They also learnt about how Hindus decorate the ground with rangoli patterns during this time.

Share the image with your child and ask each other these questions:

What is this? (a rangoli pattern)

What has it been made with? (coloured rice)

What can you see?

What colours can you spot? 

What else can you see in the pattern? (flowers, diya lamps with flames)

Why has this been made? What special time of year was this made? (during Diwali)

Who might have made this pattern? (Hindus)

We have also included 2 fantastic videos that we watched in Nursery of very talented people creating beautiful rangoli patterns with rice. It would be great for the children to watch these at home with you this week.

Bonfire Night Big Talk 04.11.16, by Mrs Fitzsimons

Date: 3rd Nov 2016 @ 9:01pm


Thank you so much for the comments on our blog page last week! We loved reading about Ava and Olivia's responses!

Please share this week's Bonfire Night image with your child at home. Here are some lovely questions you could ask each other:

What can you see? What do you think is happening? Why? What time of year is it? Which colours can you spot? What sounds might you hear? Which clues can you see?

We would absolutely love to hear your child's responses and whether they have been to a Bonfire Night over the weekend. Please login and comment on the blog page below. We have been talking a lot about firework safety with the children. We hope you all have a fantastic, safe Bonfire Night!

Autumn Big Talk 21.10.16, by Mrs Fitzsimons

Date: 20th Oct 2016 @ 9:10pm

We do not set homework as such in Nursery, as we believe that it is important that families have plenty of time after school to be together, to read together and also to enjoy each other’s company! Each week we will send home, as part of the newsletter, a picture, photo or image for you to look at with your child. These photos have been sourced from Google Images and Pinterest! They are interesting and unusual images chosen to encourage, develop and increase children’s vocabulary and listening skills. There will also be some examples of questions you could ask. We would LOVE to hear your child’s responses on our Nursery blog page!


Here is the half-term's Big Talk picture. Ask your child questions about the picture – What can you see? Who is there? What do you think is happening? What are they doing? Why? Where? What time of year is it? How do you know? Tell them your own opinions about the picture and then ask for their opinions. How does it make you feel? We hope you enjoy this week’s Autumn image!

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