This week in nursery has been all about mini beasts and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We have made play dough caterpillars, gone on a bug hunt and practised our writing and pencil control.
We listened to the story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar and used fruit to help us with our counting. We then used the fruit and other foods from the story and sorted them into healthy and unhealthy choices. Naturally, we have also enjoyed lots of fun in the sun too!
It has been a chilly, New Year filled with love in Nursery this week. We have been learning about the Chinese New Year- the year of the Ox. We have been making dragon masks, exploring noodles in the tuff tray and also searched for Chinese Zodiac signs. We also made some beautiful Chinese lanterns.
We have been learning numbers 0-9 on the woodland tuff tray and also practised writing names in chalk in the outside area and used a light board to make words with letters. We have also been imaginative and showed problem solving skills when we made a train track.
There was lots of ice around this week and we really enjoyed exploring it using a range of tools.
As it is Valentine's Day this Sunday we celebrated a bit early by making love potions and cards!
We wish you all a happy half term and we will see you all again on Tuesday 23rd February.
To celebrate National Storytelling Week in Nursery we have listed to that great favourite Little Red Riding Hood and sequenced the story using picture cards and wooden characters. We played a storyboard game, made our own story and talked about it. We listened to Captain Sir Tom Moore's story called '100 steps' and thought about how amazing he was.
It was also Children's Mental Health Week so we did some Cosmic Yoga.
Continuing with our bird theme, we made some fantastic handprint Robins and outside we constructed giant bird's nests. Out tuff tray this week was a sensory woodland one day and full of dinosaurs the next!
We kept fit by dancing like pirates with Jumpstart Johnny and also kept our fingers fit by rolling out clay. We used the clay to make decorations by imprinting herb and plants to make masks. As if all of this wasn't enough, we also used the sand writer to practise writing our names!
Here we go with yet another busy week with our youngest children. The beginning of the week was cold so we explored ice in the outside area. We explored how it felt and what happens when it melts.
We celebrated 'Burns Night' by baking shortbread biscuits - yummy! We continue to practise our numbers and colours- this week we focussed on orange. We have used magnetic letters to spell our names.
To mark the big garden birdwatch (29th - 31st January) we made some blue tits and learnt about their life cycle! Take a look at our learning below.
Wow, it's been another busy week in Nursery with Mrs Feakins and Mrs Gates.
We have been learning about colours in the tuff tray. Seagulls have featured heavily this week - we have learnt a song about them and made our own using paper plates. We have been learning to recognise numbers and qualities from 1 to 5 and also explored different textures.
In our topic "Where we live' we have been looking at local landmarks and logos and we re-created the Delaware school logo with various objects! Phew!
This week in nursery we have had fun exploring the Reception class outdoor area. We have made play dough snowmen, had great fun with aqua beads and created a winter scene finger painting.We have used the tuff tray for shape sorting activities .
Everyone really enjoyed the science experiments where we were using ice and salt and seeing if we could get the ice to stick to the string.
Happy weekend everyone!
Well what a strange week it has been, but it hasn't stopped us being really busy. The children of key workers in Reception and Nursery have formed a lockdown 'bubble' and the nursery children have been very busy indeed. In our penguin tuff tray we have been exploring different textures and having great fun popping bubble wrap. We have also made and counted penguins.We have used pipettes to drop colour onto snowflakes and explore mixing colours. We have decorated some winter hats and practised recognising and matching numbers up to 5. It was also great fun to complete our winter sheets which helped with pencil control. Happy New Year to you all. Stay safe!
During really bust last week of term we decorated our own festive jumpers, made Christingles . Created some eco-friendly reindeer food using a pestle and mortar to crush cereal. We then added snowflake punches to make shapes in leaves and paper. We enjoyed some messy play with candy canes, mark making in paint. Finally we enjoyed singing and practising actions to Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and enjoyed a delicious Christmas lunch!
It's getting very festive in Nursery. This week we have been finding patterns and matching sets in the tuff tray. We have also explored textures and used small tools in the tuff tray with our 'Sensory Snowman'. We have made Rudolph hats, handprint Christmas trees, amazing buildings and designed gingerbread houses. We have been practising tracing using Christmas worksheets. We were asked the question- "What is Christmas? and How do you celebrate Christmas?". This week we used teamwork to build a bridge across the tuff trays so that the Snowman could get to his house. Finally, we had a fantastic Christmas party and we played pass the parcel which helped us to take turns. We look forward to the last busy week of the term next week!
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Nursery this week. Children have helped to make a Snowy Christmas train track in the tuff tray by sieving icing sugar for snow! There has been lots of Christmas crafting going on including: making cards, creating snowmen and following instructions to decorate them e.g. 'Give him 2 eyes and 3 buttons!" We have also decorated our Christmas tree which was kindly donated by Mole Valley Farmers. We have also had lots of fun finding our Elf 'Sparky'.
Remembering the real meaning of Christmas, we have been exploring our Nativity scene.
In the role play area we have been playing in our Christmas post office. We have also practised some Comic Yoga and copied our names in chalk! Phew what a busy week.
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