Nursery News 24th February

Welcome back everyone!

We are super excited to get this half term started! Our theme is The World Around Us : Spring has Sprung! We have some great things planned, some of which include your involvement, so please read carefully!

Someone Special Celebration

On the 20th March will we be hosting afternoon tea for the ‘lovely ladies’ in the children’s lives. This is our version of celebrating Mother’s Day. We host it for ‘lovely ladies’ in March and ‘marvellous men’ in June. We call it the Someone Special Celebration to be inclusive for all our families at school. It also means that children can invite a sister, or Grandma or any female who is special to them.

The Someone Special Celebration will begin at 11.15 am. The children will spend the morning making decorations, cards, sandwiches and buns – to share with you on your arrival. You can then sit with your child for afternoon (morning) tea – whilst we serve you drinks! The children’s journals and work will be available for you to share with your child.

This is for all our children, and we kindly ask that afternoon children swap to the morning on this day. The session will end at 12pm as usual. There will be no need for packed lunches on this day!

We will be sending out invitations for you to return naming the lovely lady who will be attending (only one per child). The Someone Special ticket will cost £1.50.

World Book Day

The official world book day is the 5th March; however, we are planning to do something extra special each day. Our focus book for Text Detective the week before is Jack and the Beanstalk, so our World Book Day events are planned around this story.

On Friday 28th February the children will bring home a small booklet for you to complete with them over the weekend, it is based on re-telling the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Please ensure these are in bookbags for Monday. Children will be invited to tell their own version of Jack and Beanstalk to the class, using the booklet they completed with you at the weekend.

Monday 2nd

At circle time, children will be invited to tell their own version of Jack and Beanstalk to the class, using the booklet they completed with you at the weekend.

Tuesday 3rd

Some older children from Key Stage 2 will be visiting to read to small groups of children. They will be reading different versions of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Wednesday 4th

A Giant will be visiting the class to read his version of Jack and the Beanstalk! Will we feel sorry for him by the end!?

Thursday 5th

We will be making some scarecrow Giants to protect our beanstalks outside! Please send your children to school with old clothes for the giants!


Friday 6th

We will be having a Traditional Tale Show and Tell, please send in your children’s favourite traditional tale story book (The Three Little Pigs, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Goldilocks, Little Red Riding Hood, The Gingerbread Man etc).



Spring has Sprung! Theme Planning

Text Detective

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jaspers Beanstalk

My Bean Diary

Dora’s Eggs

Dora’s Chicks

Rhyming Rabbit

We’re Going on an Egg Hunt!


Wow Words


Grow (Growth/ Grown)









Supported by previous Wow Words from Spring 1: Transform, , Similar, Different, Change, Transform, Journey, Adventure.


Rhyme Time

I Hear Thunder

5 Little Ducks Went Swimming One Day

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

Old MacDonald (with Spring baby animal names)

5 Hot Cross Buns in a Bakers Shop



First fortnight

Story Telling

We will be using our new Jack and the Beanstalk puppets at our Puppet Theatre and listening to the story at our listening centre.

We will be creating our own giant beanstalk in our reading area, with each person re-telling a part of the story on a leaf, so that the whole beanstalk tells the story from the beginning to end.

Exploring beans, seeds, bulbs, plants and flowers

We will be planting our own beans and growing beanstalks! We will be recording their growth- will they reach the castle? What will they measure and whose will grow the tallest?

We will have daffodils and tulips in our creative areas for the children to recreate with paint, pastel and other media.

We will be taking part in the ‘Gallons of Green’ challenge – finding out how to make the colour green and then trying to make as many different shades of it as we can!

We will be having potted herbs on our lunch tables for the children to examine and eat.

We will be examining bulbs and learning about what plants need to grow and survive. We will be wondering how this is the same or different for humans.


We will be reading magic bean packets to find out what the beans do and counting out the right amount of beans to make the magic happen!

We will be searching for magic beans in the soil (water) area and reading the packets to match them.

We will be reading the food label/ brand logo display in the home area, to see which ones we recognise.

We will be reading our packets of food at a lunch time and discussing whether the food was grown like our beanstalks and herbs or made by humans.


Thank you for reading and see you soon!

Mrs Wall, Miss O’Brien and Miss Wood