Eggs - March 2018
On Monday, Mr Stevens paid the Nursery children a visit. He arrived with two different shaped boxes. After a long discussion about what we thought was in the boxes we realised both contained eggs. The children explained that eggs were not round like a football but had an oval shape. After an exploration into the differences between the box of eggs and the Easter egg, they all decided to have a look at what was inside.
Blake “The yellow part is called yolk.”
Bella “I know that one’s chocolate because it smells like chocolate and it’s brown.”
Following on from the exploring of the eggs, the children settled down and listened to a story called Dora’s Eggs beautifully.
They were lucky enough to then have a little piece of the chocolate egg whilst discussing the importance and symbolism of eggs at Easter time.
Nursery Easter Extravaganza - March 2018
Children in the EYFS came back to school dressed in their pyjamas for our Easter extravaganza hot chocolate story session.
We listened to stories and read stories with our families and friends before enjoying the Easter nests made by the reception children and the hot chocolate complete with squirts cream and marshmallows.
In total 105 people attended - thank you all for your incredible support!
World Book Day Nursery - March 2018
We had a lovely day celebrating World Book Day in Nursery on Friday 9th March. The children and the staff went to amazing effort with their costumes and took part in some lovely book themed activities!
Construction - Nursery March 2018
Children in Nursery have been learning to use wood work tools to create and construct.
We have learnt to hammer and sand our wood.
EYFS Outdoor Development - January 2018
This week in EYFS our parents helped to further develop our outdoor area.
The weather was kind to us and we replaced the rotten raised beds ready for planting with bulbs and plants in the Spring. We filled the beds with compost kindly donated by Coopers DIY in Beccles and the wood planters were purchased by the Friends of Albert Pye.
Beds and paths were cleared of leaves and plants pruned. In the wood area we created a rope tyre swing which the children are already putting to good use and a permanent stick den. "It's so warm in here!" the children said.
Many thanks to all who helped, your enthusiasm, problem solving and hard work is greatly appreciated!
Nursery's Christmas Rhythm and Rhyme - December 2017
In December our Nursery held to sessions for their Christmas Rhythm and Rhyme share.
Parents and family members were invited along to watch and join in with lots of festive songs. Everyone had a lovely time and the Nursery did a fantastic job!
Thank you to everybody that was able to attend.
Firefighters - Nursery - November 2017
We were all very excited when our local Fire Officers came to visit us at Albert Pye.
We looked at all the equipment and different hoses lights, Jaws of Life and four ladderson the fire engine. We were allowed to sit in the fire engine and have a turn in the driver's seat!
Owl Babies - Nursery - November 2017
In Nursery we have been listening to and retelling the story of Owl Babies.
We concentrated on making our owl paintings, exploring different media, including paint, glue, feathers and objects for eyes. Outside we rolled and squashed and pinched clay to make owls, adding feathers and leaves and berries and flew them in to the trees to wait for their Owl Mummy!
Visit to Beccles Library - Nursery - November 2017
We visited Beccles library to share stories with our Grown ups. We met the Library Information Assistant and she read us a story and sang rhymes with us.
We then chose our own stories, carefully turning the pages and looking at the pictures and listening to the words.
Children in Need - Nursery - November 2017
On children in need day we invited our Grown ups in to share some Maths activities with us. We had lots to do, we iced biscuits whilst carefully counting our toppings, made dotty bandanas and decorated Pudsey faces with circles. We set the table for our teddy bears picnic and played games sing dice and timers. Some of us dressed up in Pudsey outfits. We talked about why we were raising money for Children in Need.
Bedtime Bears - Nursery November 2017
The children in Nursery and Reception came back to school in the evening in their pyjamas for a special 'Bedtime Bears' story session.
All the staff wore pyjamas too and read stories to the children. Then parents and carers joined in, sharing books together with the children and drinking Hot Chocolate and eating cakes made by the Nursery before going home to bed.
It was fantastic to see 52 children there, what a great evening, developing a love for story time and books together.
Goldilocks and the three bears - Nursery October 2017
The children in Nursery have been listening to the story of 'Goldilocks and the 3 bears' after Hugh told us all about the porridge. We joined in retelling the story and drew pictures to decorate the bears house of the 3 bears.
We have cooked and eaten porridge, exploring how the oats change texture as they cook and have made cups of tea and cake for our teddy bears to eat at their picnic. We have even made a 'bear book' for our book area. Everyone painted their own bear and we all have our photograph in the book - come in to Nursery and have a read!
Dental Workshop - Nursery and Reception - May 2017
This week the dentist came to visit Nursery and Reception. She told us about our teeth. We have 20 baby teeth and did you know they fall out and then we grow our adult teeth! She showed us how to brush our teeth carefully and also showed us healthy foods to eat.
Pop-up Cafe in Nursery - May 2017
Nursery held a 'Pop-up Cafe' in Nursery this week. We had to plan what to make and write our menus. Then we had to make the biscuits and balance cakes, using the scales to balance the egg with the sugar, flour and butter, carefully measuring the right amounts. It was very sloppy and sticky before we baked it!
We made healthy fruit punch, chopping up apples, strawberries and pineapple to add to our special drink. On the day we had to read our menus to our grown ups and write what they wanted for their order.
We then served our grown ups and shared eating the cakes and biscuits together.
Gardening Party - Nursery - 23rd March 2017
A huge thankyou to the parents and relatives who volunteered to help at with our gardening working party. The vegetable patch was cleared ready for planting, the tyres filled with soil, the borders tidied and the overgrown bushes were given a major prune!
The children were so excited to see the new stone path take shape and were quick to test it out!. Also, a big thank you to Mr and Mrs Wickham for the free top soil, Mr and Mrs Eades and Mr and Mrs Tonkes for the logs, and Mr and Mrs Cameron for the logs for the mud kitchen.
Coopers DIY kindly donated compost and bark and many parents and Evergreens Garden Centre have provided pots and seeds.
Thank you for such amazing support!
Rosie the Hen - March 2017
We have been reading and retelling the story of Rosie the Hen. Mrs Eccleston brought Rosie the hen into Nursery for us to look at and find out information about a real chicken.
We learnt that chickens eat broccoli, corn and layers pellets and that they have feathers not fur. She felt so soft and warm. We counted her toes and she had 5, 4 at the front and 1 at the back.
We listened to Rosie clucking and found out that they cluck when they lay an egg!
Nursery Beach Schools
This month our Nursery classes took part in Beach Schools in Lowestoft.
The hands-on trips included creative tasks such as beach combing and creating our own artwork from our finds and were led by a qualified instructor from the Suffolk Wildlife Trust.
The Children all had a great time and enjoyed the experience.
Nursery News - December 2016
Nursery have had a café outside this week and have read the menus to choose the food and used the till to take customers money.
We have been talking about feelings and looking at how people's faces change when they are feeling sad, happy, excited or cross. We used mud and clay to make faces . The mud was very squelchy!
Inside we have been sorting and counting baubles and decorations, listening to advent stories and singing Christmas rhymes.
Firefighters Visit - November 2016
Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage have been finding out about the different occupations people have.
The firefighters visited school with the fire engine and we found out how the firefighters use the hose to put out fires and the special equipment they use to keep themselves safe and rescue people.
They even turned on the siren and flashing lights!
Children in Need - November 2016
On Friday 18th November Nursery parents and carers joined the children in Nursery for the 'Spotacular' Children in Need share session.
Children counted and matched bears, had a teddy bears picnic, making sure each bear had a cup and a plate and made patterned bandanas, just like Pudsey."