What we are learning

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!


Week beginning 8 July 2019

Our stories of the week are What Colour is Love by Linda Strachan and The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

Butterflies displays and Pupils colouring

We had an exciting week as our chrysalis changed into butterflies which was amazing. We took them into the garden on Friday and let them free. They loved the purple buddleia plant in Nursery garden. We learned about the lifecycle of the caterpillar over 3 weeks and took lots of photos.

Last week Harriers had its 70th birthday and we celebrated with the whole school, singing songs to our guests and families. Afterwards was the school fete. It was amazing!

Sports Day -webReady for Sports Day.

We had a picnic and joined EYU in their garden on Wednesday. All of our families were invited. Sports day was Thursday on the school field. It was a fun afternoon and we were cheered on by our families who came to watch. 

We hope you have a lovely weekend. Only one more week until we break up!


Week beginning 17 June 2019

What an exciting week! We have made a willow structure in our garden for art day. We had to weave ribbons, material and bells around the willow, with the help of our adults. This helped us to work together as a team. It looks really pretty and we cannot wait to play with it together.

Playing in the willow arch

We had shaving foam out and wrote letter and numbers in the foam with our fingers. It was great fun.

We went to our celebration assembly in the school with the whole school to hear about the class art projects. They are all going to be displayed in the hall.

We talked about healthy eating and which foods are healthy. We made our own fruit salad and counted all the fruits to help us with our maths. We talked about health foods we would choose to put in our lunchboxes.

Have a lovely weekend.


Week beginning 10 June 2019

On Monday it was ocean day at school. We looked at fish and creatures that live in the sea. We were very creative, making jellyfish out of cardboard and we painted them and threaded pretty ribbon to make the tentacles. It was tricky but we were amazing. They are hanging in our classroom.

Jelly Fish

It is nearly Father's Day. We have been making superhero cards for our dads. We had to paint our feet to make the cards and it was funny and tickly and made us laugh!

We went to singing assembly to practise our song for the Harriers' 70th birthday celebrations in July. We sit in the hall with the whole school for assembly, and Mrs Grant and Mrs Bell are very proud of us.

A fine lady

On Friday it was whole school art day. It is always fun to join in with and be part of the whole school.


Week beginning 3 June 2019

Welcome back everyone after our holiday. Our topic this term is superheroes and we've turned our roleplay area into heroes and villains: Superhero City! We have talked about who our heroes are, mummy, daddy, policemen, doctors, nurses, teachers, and others. We made superhero towers with cubes to help us with our counting. We matched the correct amount of cubes to numbers 1-10. It was tricky but we recognised our numbers as well.

Our story of the week is Superworm who is the wriggliest, squiggliest superhero in the world. It is a lovely rhyming story.

Veggie Garden

Strawberries

Out in our Nursery garden we have been so busy growing and planting beans, peas, tomatoes, leeks and flowers. We grew them from seed and kept them in the greenhouse until they got bigger, then we planted them all in the garden. We have to remember to water and talk to our flowers to help them grow!


Week beginning 20 May 2019

Our sunflowers are amazing! We have been watering and talking to them and putting them out in the sun. They are getting taller every day. We are going to take them home. We have also planted some tomato and strawberry plants in our recycled hangers. We have to remember to water and care for them them day. We have been learning about healthy fruits and vegetables.

We have made bird feeders for the birds out of lard and seeds. We have very cheeky squirrels who sometimes steal the birdfood from the bird table!

Some of us independently made musical instruments from the junk modelling. They were trumpets and shakers. We were so proud.

Car wash

In the garden we had fun making our own carwash. We had bubbles, sponges and buckets and the cars were clean and shiny. We worked together as a team! 

We hope you have a lovely holiday with your family over the half-term break.


Week beginning 13 May 2019

Our story of the week is The Biggest Muddy Puddle in the World - Peppa Pig.

The weather has been beautiful this week so we have done lots of learning outside. Our new sand came, so we poured, measured and used our imaginations to build in the sand. It was great fun and we chatted to our friends while we played. We had bubbles in the water tray and boats to float. We are learning to put our aprons on ourselves when we do messy play; sometimes this is tricky and we have to ask for help. 

Peppa Pig muddy puddles and walk

Our Muddy Puddle walk on Wednesday was amazing. We did our walk in Nursery garden and loved splashing in the puddles! We had to find Peppa Pig's family hiding in the garden then had an adventure in Forest School, running, hiding and exploring the forest. We raised £156.55 for the charity "Save the Children"! Thank you to all of our mums and dads for the delicious cakes, which we sold to raise the money.

Our vegetable patch is now filling up with lettuces and tomatoes. We are watching them grow, along with our sunflowers.

Sunflowers, strawberries and vegetables


Week beginning 7 May 2019

Welcome back everyone after our long May bank holiday weekend.

We had a lovely start to our week. The Park Rangers came from the Council and taught us about sunflowers and helped us plant a sunflower each in little pots. We learned about compost and we told Ian the Park Ranger that we make our own school compost by recycling all our fruit and vegetables after snack each day, putting the waste on our composter on the school playground (by Forest School). We gave our sunflowers names and have to remember to water and talk to them. They really like being in the sun.

Sunflowers display

We have made a sunflower collage for our display. We used real sunflower seeds which was quite exciting. We love putting our pictures on the wall to show our mums, dad and carers. We have also been to the whole school singing assembly. We join in by doing actions if we don't know all of the words.

Please remember next week's Muddy Puddle walk is on Wednesday so we need non-school uniform, coats and boots as we may be very messy! If you would like to bake or donate cakes or biscuits, that would be great. Thank you.