What we are learning

Week beginning 4th November

Welcome back everybody, we hope you had a lovely break.

We have got a busy, fun term ahead of us including a visit form Zoolab, a fairytale dressing up day and also Children in Need. Please refer to your letter for dates.

This week, we have have settled back into our Nursery routine brilliantly. We have enjoyed talking about fireworks and created some great art work which is displayed in our classroom. We are starting to learn our Christmas songs for our Nativity and have enjoyed dancing around to the music.

Scissor safety lesson

We have been busy practising our scissor safety and have learnt how to carry scissors safely, how to pass scissors to a friend and how to hold scissors correctly when cutting snips in paper. We are getting really good at this and will be practicing as much as possible, please ask the children about this.

Scissor safety

Although the weather is now getting colder we will still be playing outside. Please make sure your child has a warm coat, hat and gloves to keep them warm.


Week beginning 20th October 

Our story of the week was We’re going on a Bear Hunt. We learnt the story so well that by the end of the week we were confident enough to role play it on the big field!

Outside Learning and spiders web

We have been observing the changes within our environments around us, we even took a stroll outside where we discovered some spider webs, they sparkled beautifully because of the foggy morning. They were all different shapes and sizes, we then went on to explore leaves and trees.  Mrs Bell found a tree stump on the playing field that was very old, we knew how old it was by counting the rings on the stump.

Nursery children learning about trees

We would like to say how proud we are of our Nursery children who have all had an exceptionally brilliant first term.

We wish you all a well deserved break and look forward to seeing you on Tuesday the 5th of November.


Week beginning 14th October

On Monday, we were very lucky to join EYU on a visit to the local park. Mrs bell gave us a collecting bag that we filled with natural things such as leaves and pine cones. We brought our collecting bags back to Nursery to share with each other.

Nursery children on walk

Our walk to the park linked in with our topic which is the Autumn season. We would like to thank all of the parents and carers for their help on our trip.

Some children have been speaking about going to the Banbury Fair so this week we have been talking about keeping safe in busy environments and how important it is to stay with our grown ups.

In nursery we played hook a duck. It was quite tricky! We then had to turn the duck over and count the dots to help us with our numbers.

Nursery children with their Harvest Festival hats

On Thursday, we took part in our annual Harvest assembly; the children all sang so well and were very well behaved. Mrs Bell and Miss Ahmed were really pleased. Thank you to all the parents and carers for their kind harvest donations and also for coming to watch our assembly.


Week beginning 7 October 2019

What an exciting, fun week it has been!

Meeting the firemen

On Monday we were very lucky to join EYU for a visit to a fire engine. We welcomed the firefighters with a big smile, looked around the fire engine and even got to hop on. It was so much fun! We all listened really well when the firefighters were talking to us.

One of the firefighters showed us how to make a “rescue swing”. Eli was very lucky to be a little helper. To end our lovely morning, we got to use the fire engine hoses.

Meeting the firemen

This week we have made our first house for the three little pigs. It was a straw house. Making the houses will help us remember our story. Next week we will make a stick house, and finally we will make a brick house.

We would be very grateful if parents/carers could donate towards our harvest hamper; there is a green, labelled box in our nursery cloakroom. Thank you very much for your support.


Week beginning 30 September 2019

Nursery children in Forest School

We have had a great week in Nursery exploring the Forest school area. We learnt how to stay safe and looked for conkers and different colour leaves. To support this term's story ‘A new house for mouse’, we have made our own houses out of junk modelling; some of us added carpets and even left a little hole for mouse to come in and out of!

We have enjoyed some story sacks with our grown ups and next week we will be learning all about ‘The Three Little Pigs’.

Nursery children in Forest School

We have been so amazing over the last couple of weeks, we have filled our Pom Pom pot up and for our treat we had hot chocolate and a biscuit on Friday, it was yummy.


Week beginning 23 September 2019

We have had such a fun and busy week at Little Harriers nursery, we have been playing lots of turn-taking games with our grown-ups who have also spoken to us about nursery rules and feelings.

Mrs Bell has introduced “Pom Poms in the Pot” which is a whole class reward scheme. We are hoping to fill our pot up very soon for our first little treat.

On Thursday, it was European Languages Day. We listened to the Spanish, Polish and Italian languages being spoken and we even joined in with lovely colours and songs.

We have also been doing lots of baking to help raise some pennies for charity at our school’s Macmillan coffee afternoon. We made some crispy cakes and shortbread biscuits. Baking was so much fun - we got so messy!


Week beginning 16 September 2019

We have had a great week in Nursery. We have enjoyed playing outdoors in the sunshine and even had our snack outside. We always take every opportunity to take our learning into the garden so please can all parents please provide their child with a pair of named wellies.

Mrs Bell and Miss Ahmed took us on an adventure through the big school this week, we visited the office, the big hall, and the canteen where everyone has their lunch, and we also had a quick look on the Library bus. In Nursery we also have a lending Library book box so please choose a book to share with your child as this is a great way to develop their young interest.

self Porttraits Nursery

We have been also been talking about how everyone is different, we have looked at each others hair, eyes and skin to see if we are the same or different. We then looked in a mirror and painted our amazing portraits, please have a look and see if you can guess who is who. If possible it would be great to have a photo of your child as a baby to display next to their portraits to see how we have changed.


Nursery Garden Week beginning 9 September 2019

We would like to welcome our new nursery children who have joined us this September. They have all settled so well! Welcome back to our children who joined last year; we are excited for you to continue your learning journeys with us at Little Harriers.

Mrs Bell and Mrs Grant would like to say a very big thank you to parents, carers and children for the lovely gifts they received at the end of the summer term.

This week the children have played a few group games so they can get to know each other's names.

We have enjoyed playing in the Nursery garden. There is so much to explore indoors and out.

On Thursday we walked to the big playground. We are so excited to explore the library bus in the upcoming weeks. Donations of books are always very welcome and clean junk would be brilliant for us to continue our model making.

A quick reminder to all parents: please ensure each item of clothing is labelled clearly and that each child has a named coat, wellies and water bottle. We would also welcome a photo of your child as a baby, to display with our fabulous portraits!