Nursery

We currently have 20 children on roll aged from 2 to 4 years. The nursery team consists of Lizzie Davies, Nursery Teacher, supported by Chloe Lambert, Laura Meacock, Jules Austin and Kirsty Downes, Nursery Assistants.

Autumn Term 2017

 

You can read our latest newsletter here:  September 2017

 

We love to listen to different stories, especially those that link to our farming topic. One of our favourites was ‘Oliver’s Milkshake’.

 

Enjoying snack together

 

Summer Term 2017

Our Learning Journey at Springtime

 

Spring is one of my favourite times of the year and we were delighted to welcome Adam the farmer to our setting. The children were excited to meet the lamb and they were confident to feed the lamb with a bottle.

 

We teach letters and sounds in a fun and sensory way at Luston Nursery and the children are enjoying experimenting with marks and writing the letters in their name.

The picture below shows how a child is using paint to formulate the letter ‘o’ underpinning the mnemonic ‘all around the orange’.

Princesses and princes has been the theme this term. The children have enjoyed the fairy tales ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and what better way to end the term with our very own Cinderella ball.

It was an opportunity to invite parents and for the children to show how they dance in their best dresses, followed by a delicious banquet.

We have also been exploring signs of spring in the forest and the children have been drawing their own representation of trees in the spring in comparison to the winter.

For example: Arlo said ‘trees have leaves on them in the Spring’.

 

 

Spring Term 2017

 

 

You can read our latest newsletter here:  Nursery Newsletter APRIL 2017

 

 

Nursery Spring Term Plan 2017

 

 

Throwing snows balls that landed in Jules Pocket

Throwing snows balls that landed in Jules Pocket – see photo below

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Making marks in the snow

Making marks in the snow

 

 

 

You can read our latest newsletter here: Newsletter January 2017

 

Autumn 2016

You can read our latest newsletter here: Nursery News December 2016

We have had another busy and fun Autumn Term 2.  Here are just a few of the headlines to celebrate with you:

This half term brought a lovely opportunity to tune into our children’s interests. We observed that the children loved reading the ‘Gruffalo’ story. Therefore we decided to create our very own Gruffalo Cave to enable the children to retell the story. The children were invited to share their ideas and thoughts about the Gruffalo and we planned a week of activities linked to the story that included: hunting for the Gruffalo in the woods and making delicious Gruffalo crumble.

 

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Hunting for the Gruffalo in the deep dark woods!

Hunting for the Gruffalo in the deep dark woods!

This term, we have focused on activities that helped the children develop their fine motor skills. For harvest we learnt about the story of the Little Red Hen and planted the wheat, just like Little Red Hen. The children buttered and tasted bread, investigated pumpkins and courgettes and used hammers to bang the golf Ts into the pumpkins.

 

 

 

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We celebrated science day and we read the story ‘Pond Goose’. This helped the children think about the concept of light and dark. We also discussed hard and soft materials and grouped the materials.

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Our continuous provision ensures that children can access a wide range of activities independently. The children have loved completing puzzles and sharing stories with each other.

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Thank you to our parents for donating the pallets which meant we have made a very own mud kitchen. The mud kitchen has been a favourite with our younger children. Digging and then cooking wriggly worm cakes.

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At Halloween the children loved dressing up in their favourite ghost and ghoul characters. We read Winnie the Witch and made our own magic potions.

A pumpkin riding a bicycle

A pumpkin riding a bicycle

Autumn Half Term 1

This half-term we have been helping the children settle in and we have planned activities through nursery rhymes.  The children have enjoyed learning all about Humpty Dumpty and investigating what happens when the egg rolls off the wall.

"Look, the egg has cracked."

“Look, the egg has cracked.”

 

Making Cakes

Making Cakes

 

Spring 2016

Here is our most recent newsletter: Nursery News May 2016

At Luston Nursery we plan a literacy focus each week based on a story. The children help to plan the activities and tell us what they would like to learn linked to the story.  This starting point then links to the children’s learning within all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The story ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ was a favourite. The children felt sad that Goldilocks had eaten the porridge and asked to make vegetable soup, for the bears. Good fine motor control was required to cut the potatoes, peppers, mushrooms and carrots. The vegetable soup was delicious!

 

 

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Friday mornings is PE and dance! The photos show children pretending to be Goldilocks on her adventure through the forest. The children had to balance bean bags, weave in and out of canes, swim through the pond and crawl under the cave until we reached the bears cottage! Characteristics of effective learning – good concentrating!

 

 

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Characteristics of effective learning – good concentrating!

 

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Look at my portrait of Goldilocks

 

Tuesday morning is outdoor learning. The children found a crater in the forest and we think it was the Aliens in Underpants!

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Making mud pancakes

Making mud pancakes

 

 

Here is our  Feb 2016 newsletter

 

 

Mathematics – All about Number Sense!

 

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Autumn 2015

Here is our October newsletter: October 2015

June 2015

This half term we are learning all about superheroes.  We decided to use this theme for the School’s Wear What You Like day and all dressed up as either a superhero or a princess.  What fantastic costumes everyone!

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April 2015

You can read our latest newsletter here: APRIL 2015

March 2015

We had lots of fun on World Book Day with children and staff sharing favourite books.

Laura dressed up as a character from her favourite book – can you guess who she is?

Laura dressed up for World Book Day

Laura dressed up for World Book Day

February 2015

Please have a look at our latest Newsletter: February 2015

November 2014

You can read our latest Newsletter here: November 2014 Nursery News

Welcome to the Autumn Term! 

We hope you have all had a good Summer break. We have welcomed eight new children to the Nursery this term and they are all settling in well. We now have 21 children on roll and many of our sessions are now full, fantastic news as we have only been in operation for two terms.  We have now started a waiting list for those wishing to start with us at Luston Nursery, so please do get in touch if you are interested in a place for your child. Nursery September 2014

Our latest newsletter is now available to view: Nursery News September 2014

Summer 2014

Find out what we have been doing this month: July 2014 Read our latest newsletter here: Nursery News June 2014 Here are some photos of what we have been doing in the Nursery this term:

March 2014

Due to increasing numbers, we now have a vacancy for a Nursery Assistant – have a look on our Job Vacancies page.  Do give us a call if you are interested and would like to come and have a look around.

February 2014

Please read our recent newsletter:  Nursery News February 2014  

January 2014

Our Nursery is now up and running.  The children are settling in well and enjoying the fantastic new setting.

November 2013

We are pleased to announce that we have now appointed Liz Davies as our Nursery Supervisor and Chloe Lambert as Nursery Assistant. If you are interested in putting your child’s name down for the Nursery, please get in touch, spaces are filling up fast.

September 2013

Building work has now been completed  and equipment has been ordered.  Do come along to our Open Morning on Thursday 3rd October between 9.30 am and 11.30 am to have a look at what we have to offer.  The room is looking fantastic:

July  2013

Building work has now commenced on our spare classroom.  We expect the nursery, plus wraparound care, to start in January 2014.  Please get in touch with us if you would like further information. Watch this space for photos of progress…..   11th July – Work has started on the kitchen area: Kitchen 11/07/13 16th July – The kitchen area progresses:

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