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Grange Valley Primary & Nursery School

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Welcome to our 3 Year Old Nursery

W/B 25.09.23

This week we have been exploring the idea of being individual, special and unique through the story of ‘Elmer’.

We have been talking about what makes us unique through discussions about hair colour, eye colour, likes, dislikes and so on. We have also created fantastic self-portraits to display in our key group rooms.

In group time this week we made our own Elmer designs using a range of media. We talked about patterns how unique each elephant was. We also enjoyed a messy afternoon while exploring colour mixing in the tuff tray.

In our Physical Development session we took part in an Elmer themed Write Dance. We explored using our gross motor skills to make patterns using scarves before putting pen to paper to do large scale mark making.

We have also enjoyed continuing to explore the Nursery environment. The children's confidence continues to grow each week and it's great to see them using all the different resources in each area.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Nursery Staff 

W/B 18.09.23

This week we have been reading 'The Colour Monster'. We've been talking about different emotions and how they make us feel inside. We used a mirror to explore our different facial expressions when we feel sad, happy, angry and excited. We used resources to create smiley faces. Talk to your child about what makes them feel happy and sad. 

In the Creative Area we made our own Colour Monsters. Children used a printing technique and we added some googly eyes. We also explored colours when we played a colour sorting game.

To end the week we used musical instruments and movement to respond to happy music, sad music and angry music. 

We hope you enjoy sharing your library books over the weekend. Don't forget to return them on Monday for our next visit to the library. 

Have a great weekend everyone!

Nursery Staff 

W/B 11.09.23

We have had a super busy week in Nursery! All of our new children have now started and they're settling in well. It's been great to see how quickly our older children and new children have made friends and how lovely they play together. 

Over the past week we have been exploring the different areas in Nursery and learning about all the different things you can play with. We've already seen some fantastic craft creations and some wonderful mark-making. 

We have introduced our Nursery routine and children now take part in daily self-registration, key group sessions, snack time and story sessions. Each day at group time we talk about what day it is and what the weather is like, this is something you could talk about on the walk into Nursery. 

To finish off our week we went for a walk on our beautiful school field. The children saw some signs of autumn on the floor and we collected some items to explore back in Nursery.

Thank you for your continued support at drop off and pick up times as the children and staff are getting used to all the new faces.

Have a wonderful weekend and we will see you all on Monday.

Nursery Staff 

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