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Welcome to Conway Nursery!

Welcome to Conway Nursery where we aim to provide a bright, fun, stimulating environment that encourages our children to learn through their play. Our team is passionate about developing children who are confident, eager learners who are challenged to achieve the very best.

 

"I love nursery" Safaa age 4

"I play lots with my friends" Umaimah age 4

"It is fun" Ameen age 4

"My teachers are nice" Zoya age 3

What we like to do at nursery!

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Our children are encouraged to become independent in their play, they are given the opportunity to select and carry out activities of their choice and have the freedom to explore their surroundings.

Playing outdoors

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Role play

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Being creative

Exploring

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Topic 1 - Ourselves

The children joined our nursery in September 2017 and in order for them to build relationships and to get to know each other better, our first topic was ourselves. The children spoke about their families and made connections between their home lives and those of their peers. We also talked about our likes and dislikes and made beautiful family portraits that we displayed in our classroom.

Topic 2 - Jobs

The children thoroughly enjoyed learning about different peoples occupations. We transformed our role play area into a Hospital and the children had fun taking on the roles of the doctors, nurses and patients. We also took the children to the local supermarket where they learnt about the roles of the shop keeper and experienced purchasing and paying for items independently. The children discussed the jobs that their parents and other family members have, they were encouraged to use sentences to do so.
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Halloween

Look at how much fun we had at our Halloween party!

Bonfire night

The children have loved learning about Bonfire night. They made firework pictures using a range of materials including chalk and paints. They watched a firework display on the computer and they even toasted marshmallows on a bonfire whilst drinking hot chocolate.
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Parent Workshop - Reading

The nursery team would like to say a big thank you to all the parents who attended our reading workshop. It was so lovely to see so many of you there. The parents were provided with home reading packs for their children to encourage them to read at home. The teachers also modelled reading stories, modelling the types of questions they can be asking their children at home as well as holding a discussion about the importance of reading and how reading contributes to our curriculum.
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Topic 3 - Transport

The children have been learning all about different forms of transport. They went on a transport walk in the local area and completed a survey. They had the opportunity to explore Miss Dugmore's car, talking about the different parts they could see, looking under the bonnet and even sitting inside the car to experience how it feels to drive. We also took the children to the local garage where they met the mechanics there who were kind enough to show us the tools they use to fix vehicles. Then back at school we transformed our role play area into our own garage where the children could act out their experience.
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Wheels Day

To end our topic of Transport, we held a wheels day in nursery where the children brought in their toys from home.

Topic 4 - Christmas

The children were taught about the true meaning of Christmas. They listened to the Christmas story and talked about father Christmas and his reindeer. We visited the school entrance hall to look at the beautiful Christmas tree before coming back to class to decorate our own.
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The classroom looked beautiful. The children made a Christmas house in the role play area, Christmas cards, calendars and a stunning collage of Santa and his reindeer. They also had the opportunity to wrap presents and play in the snow. We had a wonderful time learning all about Christmas and the children were all really excited.

Our Christmas Party!

Look at how much fun we had at our Christmas party. We played games such as musical chairs, statues and bumps. We ate party food and had a very special visit from father Christmas, who gave us all a present for being such good boys and girls this year.

Topic 5 - Bear Hunt

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The children read the story 'We're going on a bear hunt'. They then used a story map so that they were able to retell the story just by looking at pictures and using simple actions.
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We transferred our role play area into the bear hunt story and the children were able to re-enact the story they had learnt.
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The children made pictures of bears using a range of shapes.

Teddy bears picnic

To end the topic the children brought their teddy bears from home into school for show and tell. We then had a teddy bears picnic in the classroom and the children made their own jam, honey and cheese sandwiches.

Topic 6 - Pirates

Wow look at our pirate ship! The children had so much fun pretending to be pirates.
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The children used various construction materials to build a pirate ship outdoors.
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Pirate day

To end our topic on pirates the children came to nursery in fancy dress. We went on a treasure hunt in the school playground and had a pirate feast on our very own pirate ship.

Pancake day

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THE PANCAKE RACE!

World book day!

Look at all of the amazing costumes the nursery children wore for world book day. The teachers also joined in the fun and dressed up as characters from their favourite stories.
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Topic 7 - Under the sea

The classroom was transformed into a under water world. The children dressed up as scuba drivers and sat in their very own submarine to explore life under the sea.
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The children took part in a range of activities.

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And thoroughly enjoyed engaging in role play.

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Topic 8 - Easter/Growing

As part of our topic the children made a Easter shop in their classroom, where they enjoyed shopping for Easter treats such as chocolate eggs, hot cross buns and Easter cakes.

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The children also looked at various things that grow during spring i.e. Daffodils. They planted their very own grass seeds and watered them daily. The children had a discussion about what they thought would happen to the seeds and what the seeds needed in order to grow.

Our Easter bonnets

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We would like to say a big thank you to our parents/carers for all the effort they went to,to make Easter bonnets with their children at home.
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Parent Workshop - Easter bonnet parade and Easter Egg hunt

We were so pleased to see so many parents attending our Easter bonnet parade. 

 

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The children also had a very special visit from the Easter bunny who left some lovely chocolate treats hidden around the nursery classroom for the children to find.

Topic 9 - Traditional Tales

This year the children have been taught a range of traditional tales including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

Take a look at all the lovely activities the children have been taking part in.

Cinderella

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We made our very own magic wands to grant wishes, just like Cinderella's Fairy Godmother.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

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The children worked together to build bridges so that they were able to cross the river without being caught by the nasty Troll.

Our Prince and Princess Party

We had a fantastic party! The children all looked amazing in their party clothes and enjoyed a day of dancing and games.

The nursery team would like to say a big thank you to all our parents/carers for providing the party food and drinks.

 

The Royal Wedding Celebrations

To celebrate the up and coming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markel we held a party in nursery. The children all dressed up and we acted out the wedding with the children taking on the roles of the bride, groom and wedding guests.

We then had a high tea, including tea, cakes and strawberry jam with scones.

Parent Workshop

A big thank you to all our parents/carers for attending our workshop. We hope you found the workshop beneficial and you enjoyed taking part in the planned activities with your children.

The purpose of the workshop was to give all our parents a idea of the expectations for their children when they move to Reception in a few months time.

A range of challenging activities were set up around the classroom for the parents to participate in with their children.

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Nursery Planning Overview

Take a look at the wide range of curricular activities the nursery team provide within the setting.

Here are some links to fun websites your children can use at home.

Language Land

Language land is a structured language group that is suitable for children who struggle in communication or have English as an additional language. Language land encourages children to develop their vocabularies, to speak using full sentences and to acquire basic skills that are needed to build their confidence, self-esteem and social skills.
    Language land targets the skills of listening and memory, vocabulary and use of language.
If you have been told by your child’s teacher that they are a part of Language Land below is a few examples of what we do during Language Land sessions in school and can also be used to reinforce learning at home.

 Week One

Magic Sack Activities

Memory:

Place 6 animals onto the magic carpet. Ask each child in turn to pick up two animals in the right order and put them into the magic sack.

Looking Game:

“Everybody do this” Children are to copy what adult does with no talking

Magic Tree Activities
Sorting:

Clothes and transport.

Use 4/6 items of clothing and 4/6 transport items or pictures and 2 coloured circles. Explain that we are collecting all the clothes in one circle and all the transport items in another. Give the child and item or picture and let them decide what circle it goes in.

 

Week Two

Magic Sack Activities

Memory:

As above however extend to 3 animals if appropriate.

Each child has 2 turns.

Listening game:

‘Jump in the middle’

Children stand in a circle and jump in if they match the statement e.g. if you are a girl jump in the middle, if you are wearing trousers.

Magic Tree Activities

Clothes Vocabulary:

Each child is to name at least 2 on adult request e.g. ask “what’s this called?”

 

Week Three

Magic Sack Activities

Memory:

Feed the monster using monster mouth and 6 items of plastic food or pictures.

As above ask each child to give 2/3 items (as appropriate) in sequence to the monster.

Magic Tree Activities

Sorting:

Summer and winter clothes.

Children to have 2 turns and adult check vocabulary knowledge

Week Four

Magic Sack Activities

Memory:

Feed the monster.

As above and increase the choice to 8 items if appropriate for children. Ask children to give 2 or 3 items in sequence to the monster.

Listening:

‘pass the clap’

Adult starts off a clap and it passes around the circle, when passed one way, go back around the other way.

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Sorting:

Road and air transport items.

Sort using the road and air boards, objects and pictures, bike, bus, care, aeroplane, helicopter, hot air balloon. Reinforce Vocabulary.

If this is too hard or advanced for the group sort between transport and animal pictures and reinforce the vocabulary.

 

 

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