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 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 toys and friends
Walk inside and run outside
Tidy up and learn
Show we are ready to learn - good sitting, good looking, good listening
Our Learning Environment
We base our curriculum around core stories and rhymes. Developing a life long love of reading is crucial and as well as reading to the children during sessions, we have a range of books in all areas. We love to see children in the cosy reading den revisiting their favourite stories over and over again.
We end every nursery session with a shared story. The children and their key person share a range of fiction, non-fiction and rhyming stories, as well as singing nursery rhymes.
Core story overviews are listed below.
Please click on the word documents below to see how we use selected books to cover all areas of learning!
Our small world and construction area enables children to use their experiences, interests and imagination to recreate and make up their own stories.
As well as enhancing our environment with resources to develop core story learning, we also follow the interests of the children.
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.
24th September 2021
Amelia brought a snail to nursery today. We looked at the swirl on its shell and made a spiral out of string. We talked about the spiral and thought we could try to create one using the string.
The children were so independent 'writing' their names, as well as learning a new painting technique 'string painting'
16th July 2021
We had a great day today! We enjoyed playing party games and had a picnic all together at the end of the session.
13th July 2021
After learning all about minibeasts, we were so excited to find lots of them in the nature area!
6th July 2021
Spiral Snail Shells
The snail has a shell on it's back!
The children noticed the spiral on the shell and had a go at making their own spiral using string. They had a go at drawing and cutting spirals too!
5th July 2021
Come on England!
The children were all eager to talk about the England match over the weekend.
"I watched football, it's coming home!" (Zara)
"England won!" (Adam)
How many goals did they score? "4"
"I watch England, he headed the ball. They scored 4 goals!" (Baqar)
"My daddy put football on for me so I can watch it. My daddy sometimes goes football!" (Haajar)
We looked at the symmetrical wings on the butterfly in our Bug Collector story. Look at how amazing the children did making symmetrical wings. We had a go at mark making symmetrical patterns too!
21st May 2021
We love books!
Next week we are going to revisit the children's favourite stories. The children used voting stones to choose their favourite. Look what they chose...
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...