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Our children have passed Nursery with flying colours and are now ready for Reception
Please take a look at our children in their robe.
Well Done Nursery! SUPERSTARS!
Special Visitor to Nursery
Nursery children had a special visitor this week. We welcomed Reverend Dave from Christ Church Ainsworth Parish Church to our unit. Our children enjoyed showing him all the activities we do in Nursery. Reverend Dave had a make over and then to end his visit he read us a story.
Thank you for visiting us Reverend Dave. We hope you enjoyed your day!
Stockley Farm 2015
Come and join us on our trip to Stockley Farm!
A great day had by all!
We visited Brownhill Farm, which we found out used to be a dog kennels, and is just behind our school.
The farm belongs to Honey-Jo's grandparents. Honey-Jo will be starting our Nursery in September, so she was there to help us look around.
We met Lucy the parrot who had us in fits of giggles. We got to look around the stables, meet the horses, see the 'horses' taxi and the afternoon children were lucky enough to watch a blacksmith shoe the horse.
We had a good play around the grounds and found lots of interesting things to see.
Then we had a lovely surprise as Honey-Jo's mum and dad treated us all to drinks and snacks.
Thank you so much for having us at Brownhill Farm, we loved it!
Christ Church Ainsworth Parish Church
Continuing our 'All about Ainworth' topic the Nursery Children took a visit to Christ Church Ainsworth Parish Church.
Mr & Mrs White gave us a tour of the church and grounds. We found a secret room and heard all about 'Shalom' the squirrel who bit a hole in the church roof.
Thank you Mr & Mrs White for giving up your time to take us around. The Nursery Children loved the visit!
Our topic in Nursery is our local area. We had a lovely walk around Ainsworth and found out where lots of places are. The Nursery children used cameras and ipads to take pictures of the places that we found.
In class we made back packs in the junk modelling and maps around our school.
Each week we will visit a different place in Ainsworth to learn more it and add photographs to our maps.
Keep checking the website to see where we've been and look out for Paddington Bear joining us on our travels.
Click on the shows to come on the walk with us!
This term our topic has been Minibeasts. Each week we have learnt about a different minibeast and made lots of insects and spiders to make our room look fabulous.
We decided to end our learning with an 'Ugly Bug Ball'. The Nursery children decorated different foods to look like bugs and especially enjoyed making their worm gardens.
The afternoon children were treated to a visit from Year 5, who helped us make our party food and then read stories to us that they had written in R.E.
Thank you Year 5 for a lovely afternoon.
Our party day was a huge success. after a fancy dress parade. singing songs and playing party games, we then sat down to a huge feast!
Thank you to all our parents for donations of food and especially the home made treats that were sent in.
Please click on the shows to see all the fun we had!
The Bug Lady & The Creepy Crawly Roadshow
Well what a treat for our Reception and Nursery children. We welcomed John & Tracey into school and our children were so excited waiting for the creepy crawly show to begin. Reception and both morning and afternoon Nursery were able to actually see and touch some fantastic Creepy Crawlies!
A massive 'Thank You' to John & Tracy who did a superb show and taught our children lots of facts about Creepy Crawlies.
Please click on the links to visit their websites
We hope you enjoy the shows!
We were lucky enough to have Mr Simon Yates, a paramedic who brought his ambulance to school and showed us lots of special equipment and told us all about his job, and the importance of the emergency services and that special number 999.
Please visit this link for it is very important for children to understand how their ambulance service works and what to do in an emergency.
They have put together a number of very useful activites books which all feature NWAS' special ambulance character Ali.
All these activity books can be downloaded and used to help teach children the rights and wrongs of the ambulance service
Thank you Simon, our Nursery children loved your visit!
We were very lucky to have Robyn's Mummy Melanie visit us to tell us all about her job as a midwife. Melanie told us how she looks after babies before they are born and after they are born, as well as looking after the new Mums too. Robyn did a super job helping her Mummy show us what she uses when at work.
Thank you Melanie for coming to visit us and telling us all about your job!
We have been talking about people who help us and especially our ‘Emergency Services’.
Our Foundation Unit had a visit from some very important people, ‘The Police’. We were very lucky to have DI Martin Hopkinson who is a Policeman to come and talk to us and bring a Police Car with other Police Officers.
The Policemen told us all about their job and what they do to help us. We wore the Policemen’s helmets, held the walkie-talkie, handcuffs and truncheon.
Miss Hardman was dressed as the Police Officer and Miss Wharmby was the robber. Miss Hardman chased Miss Wharmby around the classroom and then when Miss Hardman caught Miss Wharmby the handcuffs were put on! Our children laughed so much at this!
Then we went out to see the Police Car. Our children sat in the Police Car, turned on the blue flashing lights and turned the police sirens on too.
What a fantastic experience for our children!
We would like to thank the following officers for coming to visit us.
DI Martin Hopkinson (Ashton)
PC Phillip Flanagan (Radcliffe)
PCSO Mike Mason (Radcliffe)
PCSO Andrew Crookes (Radcliffe)
Thank You for giving up your time to come and visit us. Our Children loved your visit!
Nurse Becky Visits Nursery & Reception
Continuing our topic 'People Who Help Us' Scarlett's (Nursery) & Lyra's (Year 1) Mummy Becky came to talk to us about her job. Becky is a Nurse at a children's hospital and looks after premature and poorly babies. Becky brought in baby dolls, tiny nappies, bottles and dummies for the children to see. Then our children had a turn at putting the nappies on, feeding the babies etc. Becky brought her stethoscope and the children could listen to each others heart beats. Scarlett did a wonderful job helping her Mummy passing the items round so everyone could see. Lyra came in from Year 1 and showed us some photographs of when she was a tiny, tiny baby. The children loved the visit from Becky and we now know what a nurse in a children's hospital might have to do. Thank you Becky, Scarlett & Lyra, we enjoyed your visit very much.
Posting Our Letters
As our topic is People Who Help Us we asked our Nursery children about the people who help us at home etc. We the encouraged Nursery to write thank you letters to the people who help us at home. We then placed the letters in envelopes, let our children put the stamps on and off we went up to the local post office to post our letters. Our Nursery children walked beautifully and enjoyed their little outing.
Please watch the slideshow to see us posting our letters.
Visit from Firefighter Kate
As our topic this term is People Who Help Us, we were lucky enough to have a visit from Harry's Auntie Kate who is a firefighter stationed at Heywood. Our children were treated to a power point and talk about Kate's job and Miss Wharmby tried on Kate's fire fighting attire. The children loved Kate's visit and wanted to ask lots of questions.
Please take a look at Kate's visit and the power point used.
Thank you Kate for visiting us and telling us all about what a firefighter does.
World Book Day
To celebrate World Book Day children came to school dressed as characters from their favourite books. We also welcomed Mrs Hardman to Nursery to read to us.
Please take a look at how fantastic our children look!
Chinese New Year (Year of the Sheep) 2015
An educational and fantastic week was had by all Nursery & Reception children as we celebrated Chinese New Year. To start off the celebrations we all watched on the whiteboard Chinese Children celebrating their New Year, then Mrs Barnes & Mrs Harrison explained to the children all about the fantastic activities we were going to be doing. Nursery made Chinese Lanterns, a Chinese New Year Sheep, Ribbon Dragon Dancing, and to finish off the week Nursery & Reception enjoyed a Chinese Banquet of rice, noodles, sweet and sour and prawn crackers.
Phew! A very busy but very enjoyable week for all our children and staff too!
Please watch the shows to see the fun we had!
Our Nursery and Reception children were given a box. We asked them what they wanted to make with it. They decided on a Turtle Den which they could use to spy on people, which led us into a great session on Camouflage. We asked them the best colours to paint their den with, Reception children turned their paintbrushes upside down and wrote Turtle Den in the paint. This activity was loved by all, we even had children making their own turtle dens out of the construction crates. Please take a look at the slideshow to see some of our children with their Turtle Den!
Nursery children have been very busy making Valentine cards and Valentine biscuits. Please take a look at the slideshows.
Please take a look at our Nursery Children making Krispy Cakes as a treat for their snack.
They looked and tasted delicious! Well Done Nursery!
On our 'Make and Do' table we placed cut out trees and asked the children if they would like to go and decorate them so they looked like winter trees. Glue and glitter at the ready and our children have made some beautiful winter trees. Lots of language could be heard coming from the table, frosty, icy, sparkly, cold, snow, winter etc. It was a great activity to practise their fine motor skills too.
Please take a look at the children who wanted to make a 'Winter Tree'.
We ask our children what they would like for their snacks, Mrs Barnes writes this down, then using the whiteboard, so all our children can view the Asda website, we log on to Asda and order the snacks/food for the following day.
The children are so excited when the Asda van comes and they help bring the shopping into the classroom. Take a look at our Morning Nursery Children helping carry the shopping into class.
Well Done Nursery!
Fun in the Snow!
Please take a look at some of our Nursery children having fun in the snow.
After reading the story of Jack Frost, we asked our Nursery children to come to the 'make and do' table and make a snowman for our classroom display. We had a vast range of different materials for our children to choose for their snowman. We are delighted with the snowmen that are now on display in Nursery.
Please click on the shows to see our works of art!
Nursery Make Snow!
Our Nursery children took part in a science experiment on how to make snow.
They put a spoonful of snow powder in a bowl and added water. They watched how it fizzed and hey presto, we have snow. Their little faces lit up when they had made snow. Please take a look at some of our Nursery making snow.
The Big Catch of Fish
With the theme of our school hall displays being Miracles/Parables of Jesus, Nursery and Reception were very excited as in our RE session Mrs Connelly & Mrs Harrison had already discussed one of his miracles with our children,' The Big Catch of Fish'. This was read to the children from our children's bible and we watched on the whiteboard, school children from a different school performing the catch of fish. Our children loved this so we decided to make our display board in the hall this miracle. Every child took part and helped to make the boat and the fishermen, and they all designed their very own fish for the fishermen to catch in their net.
The display sits proudly in the hall and even if we say so ourselves, it looks magnificent!
Older children in the school are stopping to look and asking questions about the display which is fantastic to witness as our children love telling them all about the miracle.
Please take a look at the shows to view our children hard at work and the finished display.
A Very Special Visitor To Nursery
Please take a look at our Afternoon Nursery children meeting the very special visitor!
Afternoon Nursery Making Reindeer Food
Please take a look at our excited children making Reindeer Food.
Nursery Go To The Panto
On 18th December the whole school went to see Cinderella at the Bolton Albert Hall. Lots of laughter, ice cream at the interval and a fantastic performance was enjoyed by the whole school and especially our Nursery who were lucky enough to have front row seats. We brought Paddington Bear along too!
Please click on the show to see our very excited Nursery Children on their way to the venue.
Nursery have had a fantastic time learning about the Hindu festival Diwali. They have made their own clay ‘diva lamps’ to light the way home for Prince Rama and Princess Sita, they have made Rangoli patterns and some beautiful Mehndi patterns on hands as well as eating a feast of rice, curry, Nan bread and poppadoms with chutney.
Please click on the slideshows to view our Diwali Celebrations!
Remember, Remember the 5th of November
Nursery children celebrated this day in style! We had lots of firework activities to make in class and we had a Firework Display with black peas, hot potatoes and Parkin to eat!
Our children had a fantastic time celebrating the 5th November!
Please click on the slide shows to see the fun we had!
Nursery Autumn Walk
Wellingtons, coats, hats etc were the order of the day for our Autumn Walk, and off we went to look for the signs of Autumn. The children collected leaves and twigs to bring back to school.
Please click on the slide shows to see our Nursery Children enjoying their Autumn Walk.
Dingle Dangle Scarecrow
Please take a look at our Reception and Morning Nursery Children performing Dingle Dangle Scarecrow for you. We have some beautiful singing and actions for you to enjoy!
The Foundation Team
Nursery and Reception held a Pumpkin Competition before we broke up for half term. Mr Gerrard came and chose the winners although he did say he found it very difficult to choose as all the pumpkins were fantastic. We agree, thank you to all our children and parents etc for designing fantastic pumpkins. All our children received a prize as they had put so much effort into their designs.
Please click on the slideshow to see your fantastic creations!
The Foundation Team
Please click on the slideshow to see our Nursery Children enjoying their lunch!
Welcome to our new Nursery Children!
They have settled in so well , making friends and joining in with all the fun, learning and play we have every day. We are seeing lots of happy faces and hearing lots of laughter in our unit which makes us very proud! Please visit the school website often to see regular updates of your child’s learning journey with us. Please click on the slideshows to see what our Nursery Children do on a typical day!
Mrs Barnes & Team