Welcome to Nursery!
This half term our learning will all be linked to the text - 'Billy's Bucket'
Billy wants a bucket for his birthday. At first, his parents try and persuade him to have a more conventional present but eventually they take him to Buckets “R” Us to select his gift from a huge array. Once he fills his bucket with water, Billy claims he can see all the wonders of the ocean deeps and his parents humour him.
However, when they ignore his instructions not to borrow his bucket, something amazing happens.
It links to Understanding of the World by looking at contrasting such as land and sea. It explores different undersea animals and their features. Uses and explore new language from the illustrations such as fins, flippers, scales, coral, tusks etc. as well as that in the text such as sardine, barracuda, shoal, herring, stingray.
Nursery Times and Organisation
At Bradley Green we have Morning and Afternoon Nursery sessions and we now offer 30 hour funded places.
Morning Nursery starts at 8.30am and ends at 11.30am. Afternoon Nursery starts at 12.15pm and the session ends at 3.15pm.
Our 30 hour places are from 8.30am until 3.15pm. You can purchase a school dinner or provide a packed lunch.
Mrs Turner is the teacher in Nursery and Mrs Depledge is the teaching assistant. If you are interested in enrolling your child in Bradley Green Nursery please contact Mrs. Wood on 0161 368 2166.
At Bradley Green Primary Academy we believe that every child matters and that every day in school matters. Therefore, we strive hard to make sure that the experiences and opportunities we provide for our youngest children are exciting and interesting so that they become curious and develop a love of learning. We want the children at Bradley Green to feel like every day at school is the best day in their life.
The children in Nursery have the opportunity to develop and learn in indoor and outdoor environments that ignite interest and a love of learning.
This video takes a look at some brilliant adult-led learning experiences in the forest school in nursery.
There are many imaginative activities that the children engage in using natural resources, and that develop skills across the whole curriculum. There are some amazing activities, including:
-Finding sticks and measuring with them
-Using sticks in open-ended ways, and imagining them in different roles, such as a unicorn horn or a sword
-Using natural sticks as rhythm sticks and claves, and using them to make music and keep the beat to songs.
-Using sticks to explore the outdoor area, hitting different objects such as the fence and discriminating the sounds that objects make
-Using sticks for simple phonic exploration
There is a great use of singing and music in this setting, even in the forest school, which really brings learning to life.
In this next video, the children engaged in all sorts of free choice activities in their forest setting. They used dangerous tools, such as potato peelers for whittling bark off sticks. They climbed up pallets and experienced the thrill and danger of height.
Every Friday a newsletter will be posted on Class Dojo and displayed in the Nursery cloakroom to inform you of what has happened in Nursery throughout the week. The main aim of the weekly newsletter is to inform parents/carers and childminders of the focus on teaching and learning in Nursery and to involve you in your child's learning and development whilst they attend Nursery.
Nursery Term Planning