Cotmanhay Infant and Nursery School

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Spring Term 3 - January - February

Spring Term 3

January - February

Week 1


Welcome back. We hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas. It has been lovely to see all the children return to nursery and excitedly share with us their news. We would also like to welcome the new children and their families who will be joining Nursery Bears this term.

Week 2


This week we have all been enjoying the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The children have been retelling the story and sequencing the life cycle of a butterfly. We have been using our creative skills to print shapes on to butterflies and print sets of food of which the caterpillar ate. We have also been practicing our cutting skills and have made wiggly caterpillars by cutting out a selection of coloured circles and then joining them together using tape, split pins or glue. The Nursery staff have used the childrens lovely work to create a new display in nursery, which looks beautiful, just like the butterfly at the end of the story.  

Week 3 - 16-20th January 2017


This week our focus story has been The Shopping Basket by John Burningham, in the story Steven is asked to go to the shop by his Mother, however on the way back home Steven comes across six different animals and unfortunately he doesn't make it home with all the items his Mother asked him to get. The children have really enjoyed listening to this story and it made them all laugh out loud! Encourage your child to use their mark making skills at home and create their own shopping list. 

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To enjoy this story with you child at home type The Shopping Basket by John Burningham into your Internet search bar. Remember to always keep your child safe and ensure they are supervised at all times whilst accessing the Internet! 

Week 4 - 23rd - 27th January 2017


Our story this week has been The Tiger Who Came to Tea. The children were surprised on Monday when they found a sleeping tiger in the book corner, we quietly read the story so we wouldn't wake him up. We have worked very hard creating plates of food for the tiger, using our mark making skills to write about the story and baking some delicious cakes.

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Jog into January - Fitness Friday 27th January 2017 


Throughout January school has been encouraging our children and families to lead healthy lifestyles and make healthy choices. In nursery we encourage children to stay fit and healthy through physical exercise and we also encourage the children to enjoy a healthy snack as part of their nursery routine.We finished Jog into January with Fitness Friday and all the children attended school and nursery wearing their 'sporty clothes', we participated in different physical activities; Go Noodle dance activities, Dough Disco and we jogged around  the nursery playground five times. We also made healthy sandwiches for snack, see our Fitness Friday photo gallery below .


Click the link below to access the Change4Life website for more information on healthy living.


Week 5


This week in nursery we have been celebrating Chinese New Year, the year of the Rooster. We have enjoyed making Chinese dancing dragons, cutting out and decorating lanterns, dragon dancing in PE and cooking up a delicious Chinese stir fry as part of Understanding the World and Physical Development aspects. Click the image below to find out more about Chinese New Year.


Week 6


Love is in the air!! This week we have been talking about Valentines Day and the importance of telling all our family just how much we love them. We shared the story Guess How Much I love You! During circle time we talked about the people we love and why and used our mark making skills to write about the people we love. We also made a Valentines card and some yummy heart biscuits.