In Nursery we are all SUPER STARS who learn through our play! School is a fun place to be and our teachers like to find out about what we are interested in. We learn about pirates, dinosaurs, superheroes, princesses and space and there is always something exciting to see or do!
We love to explore and investigate in the water, sand and outdoor area. Lots of us like to build brilliant structures and models in the construction area or workshop. Our creative area is always a busy place to be with paintings and play dough creations being made. Some of us like to spend time in the home corner making imaginative food and drinks for each other and our teachers! The reading area is the quiet place in our classroom where we can choose to read a book or relax.
Our ‘Listening Song’ helps us to learn to become good listeners at carpet time. We especially look forward to taking part in all the ‘Funky Fingers’ and ‘Squiggle’ sessions using shaving foam, dough and hair gel to build up our writing muscles and develop our fine motor grip and control.
The Nursery Team
We are pleased to be able to invite all of our Nursery parents/guardians to use the new Easy Peasy smartphone app trial . This app is designed to improve early child development. For 20 weeks you will be sent fun, simple game ideas to your mobile phone that you can play at home with your child. These games are designed to build your child’s language and communication skills, self-control, resilience and concentration. After playing each game with your child you can leave a comment and read the comments of other parents/guardians in our Nursery ‘pod’.
On Friday 25th May, Park Brow Nursery was delighted to welcome MP George Howarth to our morning nursery Stay and Play. He met with our children and parents and was keen to discuss how our trial of the Easy Peasy App at Park Brow was helping their children to make progress, especially in their Prime Areas of Learning.
Admission to Reception Class September 2018
Will your child be 5 years old between September 2018 and August 2019?
If so, the national closing date for submitting your application is 15th January 2018.
If you would like any more information about this please do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff.
You can find out more information about the procedures and make an online application by visiting:
Park Brow’s very own ‘Hungry Caterpillars’
After reading Eric Carle’s classic story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and to begin our Summer Term topic on Mini Beasts, the children were thrilled to welcome a delivery of our very own tiny caterpillars this week. The children helped to put special caterpillar food into each pot and then carefully transfer each caterpillar from the large pot that they arrived in into its own smaller pot. They then used magnifying glasses to look closely and talk about what they had observed. The children were able to remember lots of key vocabulary that we had talked about when we read the story such as ‘cocoon’, ‘pupa’ and ‘metamorphosis’! After only a few days with us in school, the children were amazed to see how much they had grown and at how hungry caterpillars really are!
Easter Bonnet Parade
We concluded Spring Term with our fabulous Easter Bonnet Parade. Parents were asked to work with their children at home to create a hat or bonnet to enter into our competition. We were amazed by how many children took part and by some of the fantastic ideas for hats and bonnets that came into Nursery. The children all joined in our Nursery parade so that all their friends could see their creation. The children each took turns to vote for the hat or bonnet that they liked best so that the winners of the morning and afternoon session competitions were chosen by the children themselves. We hope you had as much fun at home with your children creating the hats and bonnets as we did watching the wonderful parade!
Nursery Reading Challenge
At the end of Spring Term, we also celebrated those children who had brought their Nursery library book back to school every week during this half term. Well done to those children who achieved their prize and a Bronze Reading Challenge certificate. During Summer Term, there will be another opportunity for all children to achieve their Bronze Reading Challenge certificate by bringing their library book into school to be changed each week. For those children who have already have achieved this, can they gain their Silver or Gold certificates?
World Book Day 2018
World Book Day was celebrated in style in Nursery with children dressed as a variety of characters from The Gruffalo, Little Red Riding Hood and Moana to Fireman Sam, Matilda and Peter Rabbit.
Amazing Ice Investigations
After learning about Winter the children worked together to create their own ice. They added various objects, glitter and sequins into their pot and then filled it with water. The children predicted what they thought would happen when the pots were put into the freezer. Great fun was had by everyone on discovering the changes that had taken place!
I am proud of all of the fabulous Nursery children who took part in our Early Years performance of ‘First Nativity’. The children were dressed as angels and sang their song ‘One bright halo’ brilliantly in front of an audience of family and friends.
Our Art Week focus was on the artist Wassily Kandinsky. All the children painted their own circle art for our class masterpiece.
Our Autumn Walk was a fun way to begin to find out about the changing seasons. We collected lots of leaves and twigs and Mrs Rogerson brought lots of conkers into school to count.
All of our Nursery children got to celebrate our class puppet’s birthday by bringing in their own favourite toy.
What is Development Matters
Development Matters is guidance material to support the teaching and implementation of the statutory requirements of the EYFS for Nursery and Reception age children.