Our Inventors’ Room is the base for some of our older two year old children and also our three and four year olds. This larger space provides challenges for all children through carefully planned continuous provision and an ever changing environment. It supports all children to make progress within the Early Years Foundation Stage. Access to the outdoor provision is available throughout every session so that children can choose if they would like to learn indoors or outdoors.
All children in the Nursery School are able to access our Forest School. Forest School is an inspirational concept providing learning opportunities through practical activities in an outdoor environment. Forest School embraces an approach of nurturing, supporting and developing the self–esteem of children. Our approach also enables children to develop their speech and language skills by creating positive and exciting outdoor experiences.
Welcome back after the Summer Holiday. We hope you all had a lovely break. A special welcome to all the new children and their families who are joining us this term. We look forward to meeting you all.
International Dot Day: 13th September 2017
This week we read the story 'The Dot' by Peter H. Reynolds. It is the story about a little girl who struggles to make her mark on paper yet goes on to make a picture, entirely created by dots. Today the children have enjoyed dressing up in their spotty clothes to celebrate 'International Dot Day'. We have been busy making marks and creating our own dot pictures.
Stay and Play: 20th September 2017
Today our grown ups were invited to Stay and Play for the first hour of the session. The children really enjoyed sharing their activities with their grown ups and showing them all the fun things we do in the Inventors Room.
Harvest Collection: 27th September 2017
This week we have been collecting tinned/packed foods, toiletries and baby products for Burnley Women's Refuge. Thank you to everyone for your kind donations.
The Gruffalo: 3rd October 2017
The Gruffalo is one of our favourite stories which we love to read at Nursery. Today we were very excited to see the story come alive by watching a performance at Burnley Mechanics.
Gruffalo Trail Day: 11th October 2017
Thank you to everyone that came to our Gruffalo Trail. The children had lots of fun with our many Gruffalo activities. They particularly enjoyed searching for all the story characters and taking part in the Gruffalo Treasure Hunt with their grown ups.
Autumn is here!
We have loved hearing all about your Autumn adventures and seeing your 'Autumn Selfie' photographs. In Nursery we have observed lots of Autumnal objects such as pine cones, twigs, pine needles, conkers, sycamore seeds and lots of different coloured leaves - red, yellow, orange, brown and green.
Happy Diwali: 19th October 2017
This week we have been learning all about Diwali. We have celebrated by making Diwali cards, Diva lamps using clay and painting Rangoli patterns. We also tried poppadoms and chapatis at snack time.
Halloween Fun: 23rd October 2017
Throughout this week the children have joined in with lots of spooky activities. At the beginning of the week we held a Halloween party after Nursery and had lots of fun playing games with our friends. We have made our own Magic potions and spells including one spell to fix Winnie's broken broomstick which we found in Forest School! We have also carved pumpkins, dressed up and lots more!
All the children helped to make a Poppy wreath to remember all the soldiers who fought in the war. We also held a 2 minute silence during group time.
This term we have had lots of fun exploring our Woodland area. Please take a look at the Woodland section of our website to find out more about our learning in Forest School.
National Nursery Rhyme Week: 13th November 2017
This week we have enjoyed learning a different rhyme each day to celebrate National Nursery Rhyme Week.
Exploring Ice: 13th November 2017
Today we discovered lots of ice in our water trays outside. The children were very eager to explore the ice and tried lots of different ways to melt the ice. We tried pouring water on the ice and dropping the ice on the floor. We also tried using different tools to tap the ice and break it into smaller pieces.
Children In Need: 17th November 2017
Today we helped raise money for Children In Need by wearing a rainbow of colours and by selling cakes which we had made in Nursery. We raised an amazing £97.31. Thank you everyone!
Stay and Play: 22nd November 2017
We really enjoyed having our grown ups Stay and Play with us today.
Christmas Elves: 1st December 2017
We were all very excited today when two of Santa's Elves arrived at Rosegrove Nursery School. They are called Ben and Holly. Each day we have to help them solve a problem. Today we had to make a bed for Ben and Holly so that they would have somewhere comfy to sleep whilst staying at our Nursery.
Decorating the Christmas Tree: 5th December 2017
Today we had lots of fun helping Ben and Holly to decorate our Christmas Tree.
Christmas Fun with Ben and Holly
We have had lots of Christmas fun with Santa's Elves Ben and Holly. We helped them to wrap presents to put under our Christmas Tree and made Christmas Cookies using the playdough and different shape cutters.
Family Christmas Celebrations: 12th December 2017 & 13th December 2017
Our grown ups were invited into Inventors to join in with our Family Christmas Celebrations. We sang some songs by the Christmas Tree, made Christmas decorations and even got to make some magic reindeer food. We had lots of fun!
Christmas Jumper Day: 15th December 2017
Thank you to everyone for wearing your Christmas Jumpers to raise money for 'Save the Children'.
Puppet Workshop: 19th December 2017
Today our grown ups joined us in making Christmas puppets. You could choose to make an Elf, a Snowman, a Reindeer or Santa. Puppets are a fantastic way to develop children's confidence, communication and Literacy skills.
Christmas Party: 20th December 2017
Everyone had a fantastic time at our Christmas Party. We loved watching the Magician and joining in with Hartbeeps Christmas activities. We particularly loved dancing in the snow. We were also very fortunate to get a visit from Father Christmas. Merry Christmas Everyone!
Healthy Week: 29th January 2018
This week we have learnt about the different ways to keep our bodies healthy. We explored a selection of healthy foods and were particularly fascinated by the inside of the pomegranate. We have also been learning about the importance of washing our hands, exercising regularly, brushing our teeth every day and getting plenty of sleep. On Wednesday the children's grown ups were invited into Nursery for a Stay and Play session where they got to make a Healthy Smoothie with Emily.
Safer Internet Day: 6th February 2018
Today we have been learning all about how to stay safe whilst using the internet. During our group times we discussed what we use the internet for and talked about the different ways we can use the internet safely. We also read the stories 'Penguinpig' and 'Webster's Friend' and talked about what to do if we see something we are unsure about.
Making Pancakes: 7th February 2018
Today we enjoyed making our own pancakes in preparation for celebrating 'Shrove Tuesday'. We worked together to measure out our ingredients and then mixed it all together. We had to be very careful and sit away from the very hot pan whilst Emily cooked them. We then got to taste them and they were very yummy!
Celebrating Chinese New Year: 19th February 2018
This week we have been learning all about the celebration of Chinese New Year. We have enjoyed role playing in our Chinese restaurant, making dragons and even tasting yummy Chinese food. We also learnt that this year it is the year of the dog.
Dinosaur Eggs: 20th February 2018
Today some frozen dinosaur eggs arrived at Nursery! We had a bit of a problem as the dinosaurs were frozen inside the eggs. We had lots of ideas of ways to rescue the dinosaurs. We tested our ideas by tapping, shaking and heating the eggs up near the radiator. The children were really pleased when the dinosaurs were finally released from the eggs. They were also fascinated by the patterns they had observed in the ice.
In Inventors we have been developing our writing skills through our Write Dance sessions. Write Dance is an exciting music and dance approach that provides movement opportunities so children can develop the physical skills needed to develop their handwriting skills.
Snow Fun: 27th February 2018
The children have had lots of fun playing outside in the snow building snowmen.
Baking Gingerbread Men: 28th February 2018
Over the last few weeks groups of children have enjoyed baking Gingerbread Men with Emily. After reading the story 'The Gingerbread Man' the children helped to measure the ingredients and discussed what size Gingerbread Men they would like to make.
Zoolab: 28th February 2018
Today we had a visit from Zoolab who brought lots of creatures based around a Chinese New Year theme. We got to meet a snake, a rat, a spider and lots more. We even got to touch and hold some of the creatures.
Mum's Day: 7th March 2018
Today our Mums, Grandmas and Aunties were invited to Nursery for the first hour to Stay and Play. We all had a lovely time celebrating Mother's Day.
World Book Day: 8th March 2018
To celebrate World Book Day we all came to Nursery dressed as our favourite book characters. Some children also visited St Augustine Primary School to share stories with the Year 6 children.
Our Special Delivery
We were all very excited about our special delivery at Nursery....some eggs! We talked about what we thought was inside the eggs and had lots of suggestions including dinosaurs, ducks and chicks. We put the eggs in a special incubator to keep them warm and safe.
Over the next couple of days we were very happy to discover that some chicks had hatched out of the eggs! We have had lots of fun learning all about them and the life cycle of a chick. We have also learnt about other animals that hatch out of eggs too. We have observed the chicks closely each day and have recorded in a diary what we have learnt. We even got to hold them!
World Down Syndrome Day: 21st March 2018
At the beginning of this week we read the story 'Socks' by Elizabeth Lindsay and Nick Sharratt. We enjoyed looking for all the things we could see made from socks including Sockerels, Sockodiles and even Goldisocks. We then had lots of fun using our imaginations to create our own sock creations. We also looked at the patterns on different socks before designing our own and matched pairs of socks together. On Wednesday 21st March we supported the Down's Syndrome Association by wearing odd socks to Nursery and donating £1 to the charity.
Easter Egg Competition
Well done to everyone who decorated an egg for the Easter Egg Competition. We have enjoyed seeing all your creative designs.
Happy Easter Everyone: 23rd March 2018
This week we have been doing lots of fun Easter activities such as making our own patterns on eggs and building a home for the Easter Bunny. On Wednesday our families were invited to join us for our Easter Trail Day. We had a lovely time completing lots of Easter challenges including searching for numbered eggs in Forest School, making chocolate nests with Emily and solving egg problems. At the end of the week we also had a visit from the Easter Bunny and found lots of chocolate eggs that had been hidden outside.