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National Day Of Reflection

Today marks a whole year since the first lockdown due to the Corona Virus. We have gathered together in Nursery for a collective worship to thank God for keeping us safe and to thank our amazing key workers for all of their hard work. We joined together and shared our drawings of a rainbow that we had wrote some special words of thanks on. We pray for those that have passed on to heaven, for those that have struggles financially and those that have been effected by this virus. We pray for a brighter year ahead , for good health and protection. 

Ten Crazy Ladybirds ๐Ÿž

We have moved onto a new book in Nursery... Ten Crazy Ladybirds! We have been discovering what lady birds are today and where we might find them. We have also explored a range of activities that compliment this book during our choosing time. We have painted ladybirds with pom-poms and packing peanuts, counted the spots onto the lady birds and even made play dough ladybirds! 

Art Day!๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ‍๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿพ‍๐ŸŽจ

This week we shave been superstars yet again! As a special treat we have spent the day creating some fabulous art work. We have painted our own plant pots and then planted some seeds- can you guess what we have grown? We have also taken part in a challenge, we have drawn some of our favourite fruits and persevered until it was complete. We have also created a beautiful self portrait and looked closely at our facial features! 

Work Outside Wednesday!

In Nursery we love to play, explore and learn outside. Each week we spend some time in our big garden choosing some activities that we would like to do. The Nursery children love to play with the cars, bikes and even help Mrs P plant some seeds...I wonder what we could be growing?๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿ

Jackson Pollock!

This term we have been discovering a fabulous artist- Jackson Pollock!

Pollock is a very brilliant painter who uses drips and splats within his work. We have all practiced painting just like him using bright colours and runny paint. It was quite messy!!! 
Take a look at our beautiful art work!

๐ŸŽตMagnificent Music!๐ŸŽถ

In Nursery we love to explore music. This week during our carpet time we have learnt the names of some instruments and how to use them correctly. We have sang some lovely nursery rhymes and even put on a show for our teachers. The children have all been superstars at showing how we use our instruments respectfully and listening to our instrument rules. 
We have also played our instruments to one of our favourite songs- Our God Is A Great Big God!

Well done and thank you!

This week all of the Nursery children have been amazing! As a special treat for being fantastic Mrs Hubbard and Mrs Smith brought us all ICE CREAM!!๐Ÿฆ A big big thank you to all of the children for making the return to Nursery such a special one, and of course thank you to our parents for your continued support throughout this time. 

We are back!

We are so happy to be back at St Anne’s and open the doors again to our children. We have missed our beautiful setting so much and seeing the children enjoy it every day. We have had a week of fun, games and learning to settle us back into our Nursery routines. We can’t wait to see what the rest of the spring term brings!

โœ๏ธAsh Wednesdayโœ๏ธ
We hope you enjoyed making and eating your pancakes for Shrove Tuesday. Today is Ash Wednesday- it is a Holy day in the Church of Prayer and Fasting. It leads us into Lent which is a time of reflection and preparation before we celebrate Easter. During Lent we pray, fast and give. How will you prepare, reflect and give- just as Jesus did?


When we return to nursery we will begin our Lenten journey as we pass our prayers to each other daily. We would normally send home our prayer bag, however we are unable to do this at the moment, so we will be creative instead! We cannot wait to exchange prayers and thanks with you this term!


๐ŸŽ‰Happy Half Term๐ŸŽ‰

A big, big well done to all of the children and parents at home! Without your support this term all that we have achieved would not be possible. Today we have been celebrating all of our hard work with a party! We have dropped off a party bag filled with some treats for the children to enjoy to their door steps and we have loved to see the children enjoying their goodies! Have a safe and happy half term everyone! 

๐ŸฅžShrove Tuesday๐Ÿฅž

Today we have made our own pancakes using flour, eggs and milk. We mixed it up in a big bowl and watched it turn into batter. We then helped Mrs Palfreman cook them in the pan and we even tried to flip them over! Once cooked we added on all of our favourite toppings such as; jam, sugar and chocolate sauce!

โœ๏ธThanking Godโœ๏ธ
During these uncertain times it is important to take the time to talk to God. At home we have been showing our families how we make the Sign of the Cross and how we say our daily prayers. Today we have taken the time to thank God for something or someone special in our lives. We joined together and showed off our good listening whilst others shared their special item or who their special person was. We said that we are thankful for our; mummies, daddies, dogs, cats and even said thank you for all of our lovely toys. What would you like to thank God for today?

๐ŸƒOur Daily Exercise๐Ÿƒ

It is very important that we stay fit and healthy whilst not in Nursery. We have been joining in with lots of PE at home such as; Cosmic Kids Yoga, PE with Joe, fun dances and lots of long muddy walks! We he been using our senses whilst our walking this week and finding things that we can see, hear, taste, smell and touch! 

๐Ÿ“šWe Love To Read!๐Ÿ“š

Here at St Anne’s Nursery we love to read! We love all kinds of books and we love to share them with our teachers, friends and family. Whilst our learning may look a little different at the moment we have still made time to share lots of lovely stories. We have shared books through both Zoom and pre-recorded videos from our teachers. We have also been reading lots at home for enjoyment throughout the day. We have also enlisted the help of our older siblings at times to give us a helping hand!


๐Ÿ’ญMental Health Awareness Week๐Ÿ’ญ

 This week we have looked at our feelings and emotions. We have linked our feelings to our focus book of the week ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and discussed how the pigs may have felt at different points throughout the book. Although we may be continuing to learn at home, we always know that there is a grown up we can talk to about our feelings and that our nursery teachers are always there for us. Today we have been set a mission, we are going to do one thing to make another person smile!


Here at St Anne’s Nursery we are always here for you!๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒˆ

๐Ÿช Shortbread Parent Project ๐Ÿช

This week we have been very busy visiting all of our children who are currently learning from home. The EYFS team have delivered a pack of ingredients to make shortbread and we have made them together through Zoom. This has provided us a lovely chance to see all of the children that we are missing greatly and has given the children a multitude of learning opportunities. ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฅฃ


Baking together as a family has given the children the opportunity to explore; weight and measure, shape, following instructions, ordering activities, kitchen safety, exploring the senses, fine and gross motor activities and many more... 


We have loved to see all of the children creating their shortbread and we can’t wait for our next parent project!




๐ŸŒˆStay Safe & Well!๐ŸŒˆ

Here at St. Anne’s Nursery we are keeping busy at home with our online learning. We have been looking at the number 1, 2 and 3 this term and exploring various stories such as The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Three Little Pigs! Come and take a look at some of our fabulous work...

We have been keeping our bodies fit and healthy by joining in with various PE challenges at home. Our in school PE days are Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you child is attending nursery on Tuesdays and Thursdays please dress them appropriately for PE. โšฝ๏ธ๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿฅ


Not only have we been getting our bodies moving, we have also been working very hard at building up our hand muscles in a variety of ways. We really enjoy singing songs and using our play dough. Every day we go to the Dough Disco and join in with our favourite songs. ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ


Although we cannot be all together at the moment we are joining together on Zoom twice a day. We are meeting at 10am and 2pm daily. We love to play games, sing songs and read lots of stories together on our calls, as well as doing lots of fun learning. On Fridays we join together in smaller groups on Zoom to do Show and Tell and to play some fun games such as I spy. The early years team are also sending out lots of fun videos. We are rewarding the children for all of their hard work through Class Dojo and two winners are selected each week. This is also our main route of communication with parents. ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“šโœ๏ธ


 This term we have introduced our Parent Projects. Every other Friday we come to visit the children on their doorsteps and drop off a project socially distanced. So far we have delivered bird seeds and bird watching sheets to complete the Big Birdwatch. We have also made bird feeders. This week we are making some delicious short bread biscuits to talk about the senses, weight, shape and kitchen safety.  ๐Ÿช๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฝ

We love seeing what the children have been up to whilst learning at home and we can’t wait to see what they get up to in the coming weeks!๐ŸŒˆ



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