Miss M. Hogg
Mrs L. Goldsack
About the class...
Class Teacher - Miss M. Hogg
Learning Assistants - Mrs. L Goldsack
Ashurst has a 26 place morning nursery for children with an admission each September, January and April. Places are available for children the term following their 3rd birthday.
The nursery provides a high quality start for your child’s education and children who attend our nursery are well equipped for their full time education in the following September.
Applications for a place are managed by the admissions section of the LA and forms can be collected from our main school office.
Learning through play
In nursery play is one of the key ways in which children learn and grow. It provides children with vital opportunities to develop their language skills, emotions, creativity and social skills. At Ashurst we have abundance of opportunities and resources ensuring children make sense of their world.
Welcome to Nursery. Take a look at the great learning and fun we had last year (2018-2019). Keep checking back to this page for updated learning.
As part of our Marvellous Me topic we learned all about people who help us. The Fire Service came to visit us and speak to us about how important their job is and how they help us. They told us all about what their job entailed, what equipment they have on their fire engine and how they help us. We were very lucky as we go to sit on the fire engine, try on their special helmet and spray their fire hose!
Having the chicks in nursery has been a wonderful practical experience showing the miracle of life first hand. We have been able to watch and care for the eggs since incubation, this allowed us to witness them hatch into chicks and see how they grow and develop. The children have enjoyed caring for the chicks by feeding, cuddling an bathing them. We were very sad to see them go however we discussed how it was time for the chicks to return home to their mum.
Nursery have been learning all about Hinduism. We looked closely at traditions and discovered that Hindus usually endure in meditation, say prayers and have their own festival days such as Diwali. We looked closer at the Hindu festival of light (Diwali). We started our learning by reading the story Rama and Sita (the story of which the festival was founded). We went on to create our own Diwali lamps, performed a Hindu styled dance, designed our own Sari’s and explored rangoli patterns. We completed our learning by celebrating on the day of Diwali by making cards, designing different rangoli patterns, creating mehndi patterns on each other’s hands and watching a clip all about Diwali.
We had so much fun during the build up to Christmas! It started with a visit from the elf (who got up to some very cheeky things), we sent letters to Santa, made Christmas cards for our families, explored magic snow and finally ended the term with a breakfast with the elves themed party.
Clever Clogs learning street
What a fantastic experience Clever Clogs learning street was! Children had the opportunity to play, learn and complete activities in a building site, doctors, vets and police station. Our favourite part was the special police investigation where we had to solve who stole the money by finding clues around the room. We had so much fun!
World Book Day
To launch our World Book Day celebrations, we held a fantastic Big Booky Breakfast in Nursery. Parents and children joined us for breakfast snacks and 2 exciting stories (Pete The Cat and a well known traditional tale Little Red Riding Hood). Later in the morning, we were joined by Year 3. Nursery children were inspired by our older children reading to them, loving this opportunity. This demonstrated a 'love of reading' we have at Ashurst. Well done to our wonderful role models in Year 3.
Also a special thank you to our wonderful parents and carers for all incredible efforts in dressing up and for joining us for our Big Booky Breakfast.
This week we have enhanced our learning with science taking part in lots of fun filled experiments. On Friday we worked with our Reception children with our own science fair. We set up experiments to look for lots of reactions. We used Kagan giving each nursery child a reception buddy helping children lead their own learning as well as sharing knowledge of science . We made observations of plants, created reactions in milk, made fizzy paint , explored magnetism and followed ingredients to make slime. Miss Hunter, our science lead came to see our science fair.