Northfleet Nursery School

Northfleet nursery school

“Learn to play then play to learn”

Our Learning

Week Starting 20/06/22

This weeks "Book of the week" is Red Riding Hood. The children have been drawing maps to represent the journey from Red Riding Hood's House to Grandma's house. The children have also been learning about different types of fruit and vegetables that Red Riding Hood may have been carrying in her basket. This week also was the week we held our art exhibition at LV21 in Gravesend Town.








Week Starting 13/06/22

 This week children have been learning about planets and how astronauts get to space. Some children also took a trip to the Gurdwara with their parents to learn about the Sikh religion.







Week Starting 06/06/22

This week we have been busy creating artwork based on different contemporary artists for the upcoming boat exhibition. We have also enjoyed making shape aliens after reading "Alien's Love Underpants," and drawing pictures to celebrate a special male role model in our lives.  








May - Our Learning

Week Starting 23/05/22

This week our Book of the week is the Ugly Duckling. We have been talking about our feelings and how others feel if people are being mean to them.








Week Starting 16/05/22

This week the children have been learning all about birds! The children went into the garden with binoculars that they had made themselves and tried birdspotting. We also learned how to identify different birds and made some of our own.








Week Starting 09/05/22

This week the children have continued learning about growing and new life and we have been looking at the life cycle of a butterfly. The children are very excited to watch our very own caterpillars grow into beautiful butterflies. This week also marked an important event as the children celebrated the Queen's jubilee with crown making, singing and a party with lots of delicious English snacks.








Week Starting 02/05/22

Our book of the week at nursery has been Titch. The story is about a little boy who has smaller toys and items compared to his bigger sister and brother. However at the end of the story Titch plants a tiny seed that grows into a huge plant. All of the lesson activities that the children have taken part in have been linked to the story and the theme of size. These activities included making marks to represent your family, sorting objects by size, listening and guessing which instrument was played as well as making a sandwich with cress grown from a previous week’s activity.








April - Our Learning

Week Starting 25/04/22

Throughout this week at nursery the children have been learning about growing and Eid. The children have read the story of Jack and beanstalk, planted beans, practised using scissors to cut leaves, watch a DVD about Eid, made their own henna pattern and made an Eid card.








 Week Starting 18/04/22

 This week the children have returned to school after the Easter break, happy and ready to learn. The activities were based on the story "The Enormous Turnip". The children planted cress seeds and will be watching them grow over the next week. They also looked at their snack fruit and researched how the grew and which country it came from.







March - Our Learning

Week Starting 28/03/22

This week at Nursery the children have been learning all about the Easter story. This includes tasting new foods like a Hot Cross Bun and taking part in Easter activities.








Week Starting 21/03/22

This week at Nursery the children have been learning about Mother's Day and have been making gifts to give to their mums. They have also been practising their Mother's Day songs to sing at Friday's assembly.








Week Starting 14/03/22

This week at Nursery the children learned all about the importance of oral health. The children discussed healthy eating as well as how often to clean our teeth and how it is that we do that.








Week Starting 7/03/22

This week at Nursery we have been learning about "Nursery and our friends." The children having been drawing pictures of each other looking at similarities and differences such as hair, skin and eye colour. Our book of the week "The Rainbow Fish" supports the learning of how to be kind by sharing and being kind to our friends.








February - Our Learning

Week Starting 28/02/22

This week in nursery we read 'The Elves and the Shoemaker.' We used the threading boards, built fairy houses and made magic potions. 
We have also been busy celebrating world book day!!! We enjoyed dressing up as our favourite book characters, taking part in a fashion show and doing a big conga line around the nursery!!!










 Staff Photos - World Book Day

Week Starting 21/02/22

This week at Nursery we learned about the "people who help us" in our day to day lives. Including the emergency services such as the Police. In our learning we made walkie talkies and even had a visit from a Police Officer.








Week Starting 7/02/22

This week at Nursery we've been celebrating mental health and wellbeing week. Range of activities including meditation, art and expressing ourselves with music. We also have had snacks from many different cultures. On Friday (11th) the children and staff all dressed in any way they chose to express themselves.







Staff Photo - Mental Health and Wellbeing Week

January - Our Learning


Week Starting 31/01/22

This week at nursery we are focusing on measuring. The children have been enjoying activities such as biscuit making, where we measured out the ingredients and focused on the mathematical language such as "1 whole cup" and "1 half a cup". The children also had fun looking at distance to see how far they could roll their car. We measured the distance counting footsteps or using large tape measures. 







Week Starting - 24/01/22

This week the children were learning all about size and practised using mathematical language such as 'big and small', 'long and short.'  They took part in activities such as hunt for the big and small dinosaurs, roll different lengths of  playdough and stretch an elastic band to make a drum.  
Our young learners were also introduced to positional language when speaking about who was 'in front' or 'behind' them in a conga line. 







Week Starting - 17/01/22

This week we learned all about Toys: our favourites, where they belong and how we can share them. We also learned about the people who help us.







Week Starting - 10/01/22

This week the children enjoyed learning about different superheroes and their powers. It has allowed the children to express themselves and value their uniqueness. They were creative and imaginative when making a superhero mask and watch as well as learning how to move like a superhero.








December - Our Learning

Week Starting - 13/12/21

 This week the children have been preparing and making decorations for their Christmas party. This includes hats, snowflakes and paper chains.







Week Starting - 06/12/21

This week the children have been continuing their learning of Christmas and rehearsing their nativity play that has been recorded and will be watched by families at home.







November - Our Learning

Week Starting - 01/11/21

This week at nursery we have been learning about Diwali. We had a creative week making and decorating our Diva’s. We watched DVD about Diwali to learn how Sikh’s and Hindi’s celebrate at home. On Friday we held a Diwali workshop. We had a fabulous day full of great experiences. We ate traditional Indian food, learnt a Garba dance and listened to a story called Bhandi Chhorh Divas. 







Week Starting - 08/11/21

This week at NNS the children were learning how to stay safe during a fire drill. Alongside this the children also learned about the dangers of fireworks. We watched a DVD on fire safety and spoke about how firefighters help us during an emergency.







Week Starting - 15/11/21

This week at Nursery the children read 'Harry and the Robots.'  They enjoyed junk modelling their own robots and making the Beebots move using the different controls.  The children also talked about people who help us and practiced bandaging their friends!!







Week Starting - 21/11/21

This week the children have been learning about the bedtime routine. They took part in brushing their teeth and preparing babies for bed by reading and singing to them.







Week Starting - 29/11/21

This week at Nursery the children are busy getting ready for Christmas. They have been learning about the Nativity and singing Christmas songs.








 Our Learning September-October

Week Starting - 27/09/21

This week children read the story of the Little Red Hen and have learnt the importance of being helpful and sharing with others. We linked the story to Harvest and the children made some delicious bread.  








It has been a fun filled couple of weeks at our school. We have been learning about the importance of harvest and sharing what we have. Our families have all been helping by donating food items to the HIVE Foodbank. Today Father Cyril came to visit us. He spoke to us about doing our little bit to support others who don't have food. He also said that "sharing is caring". We treated Father Cyril  by singing the Harvest songs that our teachers taught us. 













Week Starting - 04/10/21

 This week at Nursery our theme is "my school" the children have learnt to be independent and follow school routine. The children now understand the need to keep safe, take turns and share with their friends.








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Week Starting - 11/10/21

 This week at Nursery our theme is "Keeping Healthy." The children have been learning about healthy food choices and have been taking part in different physical activities.  The activities have also allowed the children to practice the skills they learnt last week. These include using equipment safely, taking turns and playing cooperatively.






 Week Starting - 18/10/21

This week at Nursery our theme was "Black History Week". We celebrated our African cultures in school. We did this by singing and dancing with our lovely parent volunteers. We also played traditional African drums together.

This week at nursery we have been learning about black history month. We enjoyed a week full of celebrations with many visitors originating from different countries and cultures in Africa and Carribean. We enjoyed some African dancing taught by Confident Queen, some Gospel singing and listening to African songs played on the keyboard by some of our talented parents.