Welcome to Green Nursery
In Green Nursery we want to help children make friends as they play and explore. We want to share stories and teach them new songs. We want to see them grow and develop. Mostly, we want to give them lots of wonderful experiences that help them learn as they play and have fun!
Our Learning Environment
Developing a life long love of reading is vitally important, we have a range of books in all areas of our learning environments, as well as our cosy reading den. We love seeing how children revisit their favourite stories over and over again.
Our small world and construction area enables children to use their experiences, interests and imagination to recreate and make up their own stories.
The children's interest in pirates is growing every day!
Our sound/music area enables children to explore their voice and explore sound in different ways.
Our paint mixing area enables children to explore colour and learn which colours go together to make others.
Our Visual Timetable
Our routine is one of the most important aspects of our day. It enables children to feel settled and learn to understand what comes next.
Our Classroom Promises
In Green Nursery, we want to feel safe and learn
So we promise to...
Play with our friends
Use our own ideas
Be kind friends
Listen with our ears
Tidy up for group and story time
Green Nursery Learning
We base our learning on core stories, please click on the links below to take you to the core story planning.
12th May 2021
A Bridge for a Troll
The troll sent a letter to the children asking them to build him a new bridge as he had left his old bridge. He did promise not to eat any more goats!
Have a look at the bridge ideas and the amazing bridges they made. You can tell they used their own ideas. Their problem solving skills, perseverance and determination was wonderful to see!
Maths Day 7th May 2021
Today we celebrated everything maths!
The children took part in various challenges linked to the story
'How Many Legs'
These challenges were...
Challenge 1 - Subitising
Challenge 2 - Pattern
Challenge 3 - Matching numerals to animals
Challenge 4 - Making marks to represent number
Challenge 5 - Shape animals
We ended the morning having snack in our key groups and we counted how many legs each group had!
What a wonderful time we had!
30th April 2021
After the children developed their own pirate game last week, a pirate interest basket was introduced. Today they noticed a treasure map in the front of a book. We used the internet to find some more maps and noticed they looked old and tatty. We used teabags to make the paper look old and the children carefully tore the edges (which took a lot of patience and determination). They then created their own treasure maps! There was lots of discussion about x marks the spot and they really thought about what was going to be on them.
The maps were all different and unique
Super treasure maps
This learning carried on all day, the children asked to find out more about pirates, they asked to look at books and they made their own hats and patches!
In the story 'Farmer Duck' the farmer eats chocolate all the time! We discussed whether this is healthy and from those discussions the children decided to make food using open ended resources. This then became a cafe. They made a menu and spent the rest of the morning preparing food to serve.
16th April 2021
We thought about how the characters in the story 'Farmer Duck' might be feeling. The poor duck felt sleep and weepy and tired! The children talked about their feelings. This is what some of them said...