Welcome to Nursery!
Our new Nursery children have settled into school very well. They have enjoyed making new friends and exploring the different areas in our classroom.
All About Me
We have been learning all about our senses. We completed a range of different activities using our eyes, ears, noses and mouths to explore our senses.
We also made pictures of our faces using paper plates. We looked in the mirror and talked about what colour our eyes and hair were and then used different materials to recreate these on our plates.
We have been talking about our homes in Nursery.
We drew pictures of our homes and who we live with. We talked about why our homes are special to us.
We created our own shape pictures of our homes. We talked about the different shapes we could see. We were able to name them and we also began to describe them by saying how many sides and corners they have.
We have been learning all about the changes we see in the different seasons throughout the year. We know that we are currently in Autumn because the leaves have changed colour to orange, yellow, red and brown and they have begun to fall off the trees. We completed an Autumn walk to investigate these changes further.
We made different patterns out of some of the Autumn objects we found.
We also made pictures of Autumn trees. We had to paint our hands brown and print them onto the paper. This made our tree trunk and branches. We then used some tin foil dipped in red, orange and yellow paint to print the leaves. It was a bit messy!
Celebration of Light
We have enjoyed learning about different Celebrations of Light. We talked about Bonfire
night and how we celebrate it with our families. We made our own firework splatter pictures using paint and glitter.
We also held our own Celebration party. We held a Birthday party where we sang "Happy Birthday," had a party tea and played party games. We then held a Diwali party where we sang songs, lit candles and ate fudge. We compared the parties and talked about which one we liked best.
During our theme of Winter, we made sock snowmen! We had to fill a white sock with rice and then use elastic bands to make his head and body. We then added some eyes, a nose and a mouth and made him a hat and scarf to keep him warm.
We also made Snowman pictures using 2d shapes. We used a sponge to print a big and little circle for his head and body and we used a triangle to make his carrot nose. We then used squares and rectangles to make his hat and scarf. We also read the story of Kipper's Snowy Day and we retold the story using sequencing pictures.
We had a very exciting day when Wings over Washington visited our school. We met three birds of prey, Lucky the Barn Owl, Mort the Harris Hawk and Rambo the Eagle Owl. We found out lots of interesting facts about them, including where they live, what they eat and how to take care of them. Some children were very brave and even got to hold some of the owls!
We really enjoyed Reading Week as we took part in lots of different activities involving reading. Mr Frier, our Year 3 teacher, visited our classroom and read us his favourite book. The Year 3 children then read a selection of books to us. We all dressed up as our favourite book character on World Book Day. We looked fabulous! In class we completed lots of activities based on the books by Julia Donaldson. We learnt about ordinal numbers by ordering the characters from the Room on the Broom story and we created our own terrible creatures like the Gruffalo!
This week, we have been learning all about Fairy Tales. We have enjoyed reading Jack and the Beanstalk, the Gingerbread Man, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and the Three Little Pigs. We have acted out the stories, made Wanted posters for the Big Bad Wolf and the Giant and even created our own beanstalk pictures using our handprints. We also learnt about capacity and used some of Jack's magic beans to work out which containers would hold the most.