Our book focus this half term has been 'The very hungry Caterpillar'. The children have enjoyed learning about the life cycle of a butterfly and watching our caterpillars turn into butterflies. We have acted out the lifecycle by pretending to be the 4 stages, egg, caterpillar, cocoon and butterfly.
We have been very busy this half term getting our allotment ready to plant all of our seeds that we have been growing in Nursery. We are looking forward to learning about how to care for plants in the summer term!
Our book this term was We're going on a bear hunt. The children have really enjoyed exploring our forest school area looking for Rosen bear who went missing. We created lost posters in order to find him! We then explored the story looking at the different places the family were looking for the bear and we created our own pictures of each of the setting - wavy grass, cold river, sticky mud, deep forest and snowy snow storm! We then talked about what the bear looked like and create bear pictures. We also created our own character to go on a hunt with, some of us chose bunnies, crocodiles, tigers, lions, elephants and cars!
As part of our phonics learning this term we have been exploring a range of instruments, learning the names of them and trying to make loud and quiet sounds with them. We also have enjoyed playing lots of listening games!
Mystery Visitors in Nursery!
We have been investigating some very strange things in Nursery this week! A Door magically appeared in our curiosity cube. The next day white footprints appeared all over the classroom - we thought maybe a snowman was loose in our classroom. The next day a letter arrived from Basil our Kindness Elf telling us he had been noticing how kind we were in Nursery. He is leaving us kindness challenges each day!
Autumn 2 terms learning!
We have been using developing our creative skills in making lots of Christmas crafts! We threaded, printed, painted, cut, glued using a variety of medias. We have also used loose parts to create our own Christmas trees outside and had a virtual visit from Jess the vicar at St. Thomas'.
We love to learn outdoors in Nursery! We have enjoyed making lots of potions and mud cakes in our mud kitchen, and have been making bubbles and mixing colours in the playground!
Forest School Fun!
We have continued to explore our outdoor area, venturing further afield this term to investigate the changes in the seasons in our forest area!
We have been learning about Remembrance and why we wear poppies. We listened to a story and engaged in lots of different poppy activities such as counting poppy seeds and playdough poppies. We also used different collage materials to make out own poppy pictures.
Odd socks day
We celebrated odd socks day by recognising we are all different!
Children in Need
We enjoyed celebrating children in need day. We had lots of Pudsey themed activities that we tried throughout the day!
This term we have learnt about the festival Diwali. We learnt that Diwali is the festival of lights. We made our own rangoli patterns out of shapes, rice and chalk and decorated henna patterns on hands.
We enjoyed experimenting with different medias to create our firework pictures. We talked about the changes in the colours and the noises the fireworks make.
Polar Bear Polar Bear, What do you hear?
Our book this term was Polar Bear Polar Bear, What do you hear? We have talked about the different characters in the story and made up own own characters to go into our Nursery book.
We have been enjoying learning different rhymes and singing them in Nursery!
We have been enjoying noticing and talking about the the changes we can see happening outside. We went on a Autumn hunt with our families and brought in lots of Autumnal objects which we then used our magnifying glasses and senses of touch and smell to look at, and create Autumn pictures. We have read stories and sang new songs about harvest and the changes in the leaves.
Welcome to Nursery!
What a busy few weeks we have had settling into Nursery. A huge welcome to all of our new children and families, we look forward to getting to know you and working with you all. We have been getting to know our new friends and teachers in Nursery.
We are enjoying new learning experiences in our Nursery class and have been exploring all the toys and resources we can play with.
Our 2017 Ofsted inspection commented - that we still provide good quality education & a stimulating & caring environment. Individual needs are well met & children quickly grow in confidence. There is a positive culture for safeguarding & pupils said that they feel happy & settled in school.
"I am amazing. Together we are magnificent!"