Welcome to Nursery!
We are a 78 place Nursery which is made up of:
and Full time places
We are accepting the funded Full time places and have Paid full time places available.
The Staff who work in nursery are...
Mr Robinson - Nursery Manager
Miss Garnett - Key Worker
Mrs Perveen - Key Worker
We still have a few places still available please come and speak to a member of the staff if you are interested in enrolling, and look below at all the lovely things we do here at Leigh Nursery
Our first week in nursery!
The new nursery children have spent the first two school weeks settling in well. They have taken part in lots of fun filled activities to help them settle into their new learning environment. They have engaged in a range of activities such as threading bobbins, completing jigsaw puzzles, painting, water play and exploring the nurseries forest school. The children then worked with Miss Garnett to complete a physical activity of throwing and catching. The children were asked to show their skills and techniques when it comes to throwing, catching and kicking a ball. Also, a fine motor activity took place, the children worked hard with Mr Robinson to have a go at writing their name. The children then took part in a numeracy activity with Mrs Parveen, where the children explored and identified shapes and had a go at creating a shape face.
Why do you love me so much?
This week the children have been introduced to the new nursery topic 'Why do you love me so much?'. The children have been talking about themselves and their families and why they love them so much. Throughout the nursery the activities have completed the theme. The children worked with Mr Robinson at the art table, the children were required to use the mirror to look at themselves and explore their face. They were then asked to identify facial parts and then have a go at painting themselves. The children shown great understanding of this activity and have created some lovely photo's. Also ,the children have been learning the nursery rhyme 5 little ducks in their family groups. The children then worked with Miss Garnett to have a go at counting five little ducks and understanding what happens when one is taken away.
Today the children took part in a safety awareness day. Mr Robinson introduced to the children the importance of being safe when crossing the road with our mummies and daddies. In relation to this, the children had fun playing in the nursery play ground using the zebra crossing, traffic lights and stop signs. They were demonstrated how to cross the road safely and what action needs to be taken when crossing the road. Also, the children explored the importance of being safe when playing on a computer, tablet or ipad.
'Why do you love me so much'
This week in nursery we focused on the engage part of our cornerstones topic ' why do you love me so much'. The children were able to talk about who is in their family. In relation to this, the children completed an adult led activity; 'I can talk about my family members'. The children were asked to bring in a family photo and talk about who is in their family. The children took part in an engaging session in nursery as they had a visit from a baby. The children were given the opportunity to ask questions about the baby. Mrs Akhtar spoke about how she cares for her baby and why she loves her baby. Furthermore, throughout the nursery week the children have completed a writing activity with Mrs Perveen, the children explored their nursery picture and made marks as annotation.
Maths Day - 6.10.2017
Nursery has taken part in maths day today; we completed a range of activities looking at shapes and numbers. This was my favourite activity!
The Lost Teddy
As a part of our 'Innovate' section of cornerstones the children were introduced to 'The Lost Teddy'. They understood he was discovered on the way to nursery. The children had a go at describing his appearance, as he is muddy and ripped. The children had the chance to observe the teddy and were asked what they think the teddy needs to feel better and how they can look after him.
1. What do you think the happened to the teddy?
The children expressed their concern for the teddy and thought the teddy had been dropped in the road or at the park.
2. What do you think the teddy needs to get better?
The children voiced that the teddy needs a wash, a hug or some food.
3. What can we do to help care for the teddy?
The children shared that the teddy needs a bath and maybe some plasters because he is hurt.
4. How can we make sure teddy gets home to the people who love him?
The children suggested asking him where he lives.
WK Beginning 9.10.17
This week nursery have been focusing on measuring, the children have looked at the concepts of 'Big, Medium, Small, Tall and Short'. Mrs Perveen introduced the children to a measuring activity, which required the children to measure themselves in height with parcel boxes. The children then counted how many boxes tall they were. Furthermore, the children then worked with Miss Garnett on the interactive whiteboard. The children were asked to identify body parts and match them to the correct position. Throughout the nursery, the children have enjoyed taking part in a range of activities such as, writing, exploring the small world area, numicon printing and many more fun activities.
Week Beginning 19.10.13
This week in nursery the focus has been centered around child initiated play with regards to the lost teddy. The children had the opportunity to take part in a range of activities. The children enjoyed working with their peers to wash the teddy, care for the teddy using doctor play equipment and discuss how the teddy feels. The children then used the construction in their play to build the teddy a house and used giant bricks to create a bed for the teddy. This term the children have really enjoyed talking about the lost teddy.
Have a lovely half term everyone, from Nursery!!
Why do leaves go crispy?
The topic for this term in nursery is 'Why do leaves go crispy'. The children have explored the role play this week as it has changed into a woodland area. The children enjoyed crunching leaves, digging in soil and pegging leaves onto a washing line. With regards to this, the children then engaged in a pumpkin themed activity, which required the children to take quantity away from a larger group. Hammers were used to put pegs into the pumpkin and match the correct Numicon. Also, in nursery this week the children have read the story 'The Stickman'. In relation to this the children got creative with Miss Garnett and designed their own stickman using a variety of resources such as, feathers, sprinkles and googly eyes. What a fun week we have had!
Why do leaves go crispy? 6.11.17 (wb)
This week in nursery the children have been exploring why leaves go crispy. In relation to this, the children have explored sizes/lengths of leaves, they have been able to order leaves as; big,medium and small or long, medium and short. Furthermore, the children then took part in an adult led activity of ordering sticks and measuring them with cubes. The children worked hard to identify long, medium and short sticks. Also with regards to our current topic, the children spoke about why leaves change colour, as they worked with Mrs Perveen the children examined what happens to leaves when they are placed into the microwave.
"Its hot" - Yasmine
"Its gone crispy" - Zahid
"Its gone brown" - Salahudeen
"It fell down from the trees" - Jannat
In family group this week the children had a go at ordering objects that were Long, Medium and Short!
Why do leaves go crispy? 13.11.17
In relation to our Autumn topic, the children have worked with Mr Robinson to create autumn pictures using paint spa on the computer. Cooking also happened in nursery this week, the children worked with Mrs Perveen and had a go at making lovely pumpkin biscuits. The children were shown how to add in the ingredients and each had a go at making their own biscuit. As there has been lots of leaves round the nursery, an activity based on leaf blotting took place. The children were encouraged to discuss leaves and their colours. The children were then given food colouring and pipettes and were asked to apply different colours to their paper leaf. The children were asked to discuss what colours they can identify and what has happened to the colours.
Why do leaves go crispy?
This week the children have been reading the story Ferdie and the Falling Leaves. The children have worked with Mrs Perveen to sequence the story and discuss what happens in the story. In relation to this, the children children worked with Mr Robinson to write about the story and to draw a picture of Ferdie. The children have enjoyed reading this story and have spoke beautifully about the story.
Zahid: "Ferdie was sad because leaves fall down".
Jannat: "The leaves go on the floor"
Ruqayyah: "He Tried to put them back on"
Furthermore, the children also worked with Miss Garnett to identify numerals and match an amount of conkers to the correct number using numicon pieces.
Why do leaves go crispy?
This week the children have read the story Leafman, they enjoyed listening to the story and discussing the key parts. In relation to the story, the children worked with Miss Garnett to create their own leaf art using natural resources such as; leaves, pine cones, conkers, maple seeds and pumpkin seeds. The children got creative and re-created some of the characters from the story.
This week the children received a letter from Ferdie (from the story Ferdie and the Falling leaves). He was requesting the help of the children as he needs them to help make a house.
The children worked with Mr Robinson and recapped the story of ferdie and the falling leaves. They then were given the task of creating a house for Ferdie using a range of resources. The children enjoyed being super creative this week!
WK Beginning 4.12.17
This week the children have begun to write their Christmas card inserts. They have been working with Miss Garnett and discussed who they wanted to write card for. In relation to this, the children have got creative with Mrs Kauser and have completed reindeer hand prints for the front of the card. The children are enjoying getting creative and into the Christmas spirit.
Spring 1 - Are Eggs Alive?
This week the children have been introduced to our exciting new topic 'Are Eggs Alive?'. The children arrived at nursery to find an incubator had been delivered and inside were some eggs!. As a part of our cornerstones topic, this section covers the 'Engage' part, where the children are introduced to a memorable experience. Therefore, the children have been engaged in discussion regarding the eggs. Such as, 'What may be inside the eggs'.
"The eggs are going to hatch" - Zahid
"Chicken come out of the egg" - Nayab
"Eggs you cook them in the pan" - Musa W
The children have came back to an exciting transformation, our role play has changed! It has changed from a park setting to a farmyard. The children worked with Miss Garnett to explore the role play. The children were super excited to explore the new setting. The children were able to identify the change that had happened. They enjoyed playing in a group together to explore the farm.
"Its now a farm" - Ruqayyah
"I see a pig, ducks, cow" - Isha
"The farmer lives there, he looks after the sheeps"- Nayab
"Look there's an egg" - Umar
The children then worked with Mr Robinson on an adult led focused around communication and language. The children were gathered around the incubator and were asked to look at what they could see and talk to their partner about what may be inside the eggs and what has happened now the eggs have cracked. The children enjoyed talking about the eggs and seeing them hatch!!
This weeks home work - The children were given a polystyrene egg to take home, they were to decorate the egg how they wanted and to use a variety of creative materials.
Are Eggs Alive?
This week the children have been discussing what do chicks need to stay alive and what do we need to stay alive. The children were able to talk about the key needs of the chicks and ourselves to stay alive.
"We need a house" - Musa
"The chicks need food" "We need to eat food and water" - Zahid
"We need clothes" - Jannat
"They sleep on a bed" - Sahil
The children then took part in a cooking activity with Mrs Perveen. The children were shown how we boil and egg and were encouraged to talk about what happens to the egg. The children then were given the opportunity to crack the egg, peel the shell and taste the boiled egg.
"This egg is runny. This hard. My Mummy cracks it" - Lamaisah
The eggs are soft. This one is not cooked. My Mum cuts it and I eat it" - Ayaan B
"I eat eggs, I eat my egg in toast. It gone hard not squidy" - Yasmine
"My Mummy cracks it and puts it on a pan. She puts it on the fire. Its white, hard" - Nashaad
Last week the children saw the eggs begin to hatch, now the chicks have grown and are more alert the children were given the chance to hold them. They worked with Mr Robinson and were shown how to carefully hold the chick and to carry it back to its incubator. The children were encouraged to talk about how the chick felt and its appearance.
"The chick be small" - Umar
"The chick is fluffy and yellow" - Ayaan F
"The chick is a baby" - Ruqayyah I
"I see the chick, look there is lots" - Jannat
The children then took part in a numeracy adult led with Miss Garnett. The focus of the activity was on 'one less'. The children used rubber chicks in their activity, they counted the chicks and were encouraged to take one away and discuss what happens when one is taken away.
Are Eggs Alive?
Following on from this, the children worked with Miss Garnett to use magnifying glasses to identify different types of feathers and to talk about their features and differences.
Zahid : "This one is blue, this one is orange, they are different"
Jannat: "This one has got spots on"
Mustafa: "Feels softy"
Halima: "Tickles, Pink feather"
The children were excited to get creative with Mrs Perveen. The children were asked to discuss how the chick looks and what materials could we use to create a chick. The children worked hard in the art area and created lots of lovely chicks!!
Alongside this, the children enjoyed playing out in the nursery garden, they enjoyed showing different ways of balancing using the stepping stones and beanbags. The children were pretending to be pirates balancing on a plank and they had to balance and bend down to collect the treasure (beanbag).