Little Vines Nursery

W/E 1st July 

The Nursery and Kindergarten really enjoyed their transition morning, exploring their new classes and finding fun things to play with and are all looking forward to September. Mrs Norman had an amazing ‘moving on’ assembly, and would like to say a BIG thank you to everyone who made her feel so special; she has said she will keep all the decorations on her car until the rain washes them off!

 

W/E 28th June

This week the Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Kindergarten children put on two fantastic performances of Helping Humpty Dumpty. They sang and danced enthusiastically and smiled all the way through – well done to you all! Mrs Bennett came in to show us her three very cute turtles: Snap, Crackle and Pop and we are all allowed to gently stroke their shells.

The Nursery have also been harvesting the fruits of their labour by digging up the lettuces, carrots and herbs and creating a yummy salad!

Happy 3rd birthday to William on 1st July and happy 4th birthday to Amelia on 2nd July! Olivia-Grace and Oliver also turn three in the holidays.


This week the children made the most delicious fish pate. We toasted pitta bread and cut up vegetables to dip in and there were clean plates all round!

We have all welcomed Olivia-Grace’s new baby sister, May, into our Vinehall family. Congratulations to Mummy, Daddy, Rosalind and Olivia-Grace.

The children have spent the whole term practising their races for Sports Day in the Sports Hall as the awful weather has meant we have been unable to use the athletics pitch on any Wednesday, so they are all very excited about the super weather forecast for the 21st! Thank you William, for bringing in your birthday cake to share with us – it was delicious!


W/E 14th June

The children really enjoyed their land, sea and sky art activity lesson with Mrs Konyu this week. They all worked together to help create lovely murals using recycled materials and lots of glue. We are looking forward to seeing their work of art up in Pre-Prep soon!


W/E 7th June

The Nursery have been learning all about the sea. After reading The Rainbow Fish they created their own fish and learnt about sharing their special silver scales and being kind to their friends!

Buzz brought in his enormous shark, Bruce, to join in the fun!

We looked at lots of different shells and made sand castles in our very own sandy beach!


W/E 23rd May 

The Nursery and Kindergarten have had a very buzzy bee week. We designed some fantastic bees, tasted Alice and Annabel’s yummy honey on our home-made bread, made scented soaps using honey – and much more! Florence planted her super pumpkin plant in our garden and we also planted some potato plants that Hattie (in Year 1) gave us; our garden is looking fabulous! Happy birthday, Jonty, for 3rd June!


W/E 17th May

The Year 1 children gave Nursery and Kindergarten their first lesson in coding using a special new Lego train set. They had great fun and are looking forward to their next lesson! Nursery children had a ‘jamming’ session in the woods using fantastic instruments they made themselves. Kindergarten children used the balance scales to weigh out ingredients for baking cup cakes, and enjoyed the finished product!


W/E 10th May

The Nursery and Kindergarten met Keith the groundsman at his workshop and he showed us some of the machinery that he uses to keep the school grounds looking so wonderful. The children have their own builders yard role play area in the classroom and would have loved to ‘borrow’ some of Keith’s drills and saws for it! Happy 4th birthday, Rufus, for this Sunday!


W/E 3rd May

The Nursery children visited Mrs Parkin and the Reception children to see their dinosaurs and the amazing Jurassic world they had created. The children told us lots of things that they had been learning about dinosaurs. We have also been on a walk in the woods to look at the beautiful bluebells.

Kindergarten went on a mini-beast hunt and we found lots of creepy crawlies! Back in the classroom we have been discovering different types of materials and discussing the difference between man-made and natural materials. We also used a big magnet to try and find out which objects were magnetic.


W/E 26th April

This week we went into the sports hall for our first ‘athletics’ lesson! We had lots of races and running around. The children were all very pleased to be back with their friends, with much discussion going on about who had the most chocolate eggs from the Easter bunny!
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