Cotmanhay Infant and Nursery School

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Autumn Term 1 - September - October 2016

Autumn Term 1

September - October 2016

Week 1 - 5th - 9th September


This week we have had lots of children return to Nursery Bears and it has been lovely hearing about their experiences over the Summer holidays. We have also been welcoming new children and families into our Nursery, and we will continue to welcome many new faces over the next few weeks.




Week 2 - 12th - 16th September


This week we have begun to focus on Traditional Tales. Our focus story this week has been The Three Little Pigs. The children have really enjoyed listening to this story and it has been lovely hearing the children retell this story in the nursery garden. We have also been busy creating pig puppets, writing about the story and having fun making pig biscuits.

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Week 3 - 19th - 23rd September


The children have enjoyed listening to and joining in with the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We have been using our knowledge of measures to sort and sequence objects in size order and match size objects together. We used our mark making skills to write about the story and the children have been practicing their scissor skills to cut out a bear and use wool to thread with. We also learnt a song about Goldilocks.The nursery staff have created a lovely display using the children's brilliant work.




 To enjoy the story again and listen to the song at home click on the links below.


The Goldilocks song


Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Story


Week 4 - 26th - 30th September


Jack and the Beanstalk has the been the traditional tale we have been enjoying this week. The children really enjoyed this story and used their imaginations well during story telling activities. We have been counting to learn and name shapes and created some lovely shape beanstalks using collage and paint techniques. The children also formed some fantastic handwriting patterns on leaf shaped paper and we enjoyed collecting leaves from the garden to count and collage with.


To enjoy this story again click on the link below.


Jack and the Beanstalk - story


Week 5 - 3rd - 7th October


This week in nursery the children have been enjoying lots of activities linked to the story The Three Billy Goats Gruff. The children have been learning about different sizes and retelling the story with their friends. They have also helped to create a big, medium and small goat for our new display. 


Week 6 - 10th - 14th October


The focus in nursery this week has been Harvest. To introduce this to the children we shared the story of The Little Red Hen. In this story the Little Red Hen is left to complete lots of jobs by herself because her friends refuse to help her. In nursery all of children are friendly and supportive and they all helped when we baked bread.





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Week 7 - 17th - 21st October


This week the children have all been excited because it marks the annual event of Ilkeston's Fair. The children have been using all of their knowledge and skills to count ducks in our 'Hook a Duck' game, use shapes to create a 'Ferris Wheel', use scissors to cut out and decorate a 'Helter Skelter' and create their own stories using the fair small world toys. We also enjoyed hot dogs for snack.


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