Cotmanhay Infant and Nursery School

Celebrate, Inspire, Nurture, Succeed


Summer Term 5 - April - May

Summer Term 1

April - May 2016

Week 1 - 11th-15th April 2016


This week we have introduced the topic of journeys. The children have been exploring maps and using lots of lovely language to describe their journeys from home to nursery. They have also worked in groups to create maps of nursery. Click through the gallery below to see their fantastic work.


Week 2 - 18th-22nd April 2016


This week the children have been looking at different types of vehicles. They have created some lovely paintings of cars, boats, aeroplanes and trains and made some brilliant models using lots of recycled boxes, tubes and cartons. We have also been using our counting skills to print and count sets of vehicles. The children's fantastic work can be seen on our new display in nursery! Also this week we have investigated how far vehicles travel down a ramp and measured the length travelled using the large cubes. In PE this week we have been thinking about the space around us and played a fun game using the hula hoops.  


Week 3 - 25th - 29th April 2016


This week the children have enjoyed listening to The Train Ride. They have used the small world story toys to create their own train stories which were lovely to hear. We have also been making marks about the story and painting pictures of our favourite parts.


Week 4 - 2nd - 6th May 2016


This week our younger children have begun the Smile4Life tooth brushing programme. This new initiative is supported by the NHS Oral Health Promotion team and Derbyshire County Council. Each child receives a free toothbrush and toothpaste and we will aim for the children to brush their teeth once a day, which is to support regular tooth-brushing at home.


Week 5 - 9th - 13th May 2016


This week the nursery children have been continuing their topic of journeys and talking about going for walks. We read the story Rosie's Walk and then we went on our own walk to the post box to post some important letters. The children loved being out and about in their community and could all talk about the observations they had made. We talked about road safety and we all know that you need to STOP, LOOK and LISTEN before crossing over a road. Click through the images below to see us on our walk.

Week 6 - 16th - 20th May 2016


The children have expanded their journeys topic this week and moved on to journeys into space and we read the story Whatever Next! The children really enjoyed this story and loved using the large boxes and colanders to retell the story and create their own imaginative journeys. Miss Latchford joined some children for their story telling session and she was very impressed with their imaginations and story telling skills. Well done Nursery Bears!


During the week the children have also created some fantastic rocket pictures using shapes, printed and counted sets of stars and painted their favourite part of the story.