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.
All about Me Books
For our topic 'This Is Me', each child was given a blank all about me book. They each had to fill their books with various exciting things that would help us learn all about them: what they like, favourite things, family and special events etc. We were really wowed with the outstanding effort by parents and children, their books were amazing! Children shared their books telling us all about what was on each page and why (the buzz from each child when sharing them was heartwarming).
We saw some wonderful things such as: leaves from walks, photo's of holidays, hand prints, favourite food packets, cinema tickets, drawings of favourite toys and even an amazing sticker collage! Thankyou for your brilliant effort.
We really did love hearing all about about you.
Clever Cogs Learning Street
Yet again we had another fantastic experience and visit from Clever Clogs Learning street. Children had the opportunity to play, learn and complete activities in a building site, vets, police station and the newest addition was a archaeology cave. Children really did have so much fun!
Keeping our body and Mind healthy
In nursery we have been learning all about ways we can keep our body and mind healthy.
We started by sharing the importance of washing our hands and keeping germs away, children then watched and copied hand washing techniques and sang a song to help. Children then received a sticker and had to ask their adults if they had washed their hands today too.
Brushing our teeth
Next we talked about why we need to look after our teeth by brushing them. Children sang a song about brushing teeth and then had a go using a toothbrush and printed mouth. Children then received a toothpaste and brush pack to use at home.
Eating healthy foods
Our favourite kind of activity food tasting! Children were amazing at trying new healthy foods, even though some of them looked very strange! We tasted celery, lettuce, red pepper, plums and strawberries. We shared our thoughts on foods that are healthy and unhealthy and talked about how we may have some things as a treat, like chocolate.
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.