This week we have been learning about Autumn. We have thought about what happens at Autumn time and what colours we see during Autumn. We have loved seeing all your Autumn walks and adventures that you have added to Tapestry. We have also started reading the story Stick Man in our story sessions and really thinking about the events and characters in the story. On Friday we celebrated Children in Need. Everyone looked amazing with their own clothes and spotty outfits and thank you all for your contributions for our bun sale and donations.
Welcome back and hope you all had a lovely half term break.
This week we have loved learning about Bonfire Night. We have loved looking at pictures and videos of fireworks and talking about how we celebrated Bonfire Night. We have also produced lot's of firework artwork. Our story this week has been Handa's Surprise and we have enjoyed using the story sack in the reading area to re tell the story. We have also enjoyed counting the seven different fruits that Handa has at the beginning of the story.
Our work with The Three Little Pigs has continued this week and we have loved learning actions to help us to re tell the story. We have practised these actions lots and they have helped us to remember key story words and phrases from the story. We have also been practising our cutting skills to help us in the workshop area. We have been showing how we can make snips in paper with scissors and some of us even followed straight and wavy lines with our scissors. In our group time we have enjoyed sharing our 'Profiles' with our friends and showing our friends all the things that we have done and are proud of.
We hope you all have a happy half term.
This week we have been learning the story of The Three Little Pigs. We have been making the little pigs houses using straw, sticks and bricks in the workshop and the playdough area. We have enjoyed listening to all the different versions of the story and been re telling the story outside using puppets and props. Next week we will be learning some actions to help us re tell the story. We have been enjoying doing 'Dough Disco' every morning and it has been helping us with our mark making.
This week in Nursery we have been looking at our families. We used Maths resources to show how many people live in our house and counted how many people live in our house. Some of us even used the Numicon to show how many people were in our family. It has been lovely learning some new songs about families and we loved dancing to the Baby Shark song. This week we have also been focusing on colours. We have been matching and naming different colours and we are are loving our new 'Funky Fingers' area where we can practise our fine motor control and our colour recognition.
This week we have been learning all about the parts of our body. We have labelled parts of the body for our Learning Journey board and sang the song 1 finger, 1 thumb. We have also been sorting body parts that we have 1 and 2 of for example we have two eyes and we have one nose. We enjoyed reading and learning actions for a poem called All of Me to help us think about all the things that our body can do. This week we have also continued with lots of different ways of mark making.
We have had so much fun this week continuing with our topic, Marvellous Me! We have been busy drawing and painting pictures of ourselves and our family. We have also drawn around each other and thought about parts of our bodies. We have sang Heads Shoulders knees and toes and Tommy Thumb to help us remember parts of our bodies. In the reading corner we have loved sharing stories with Sam Bear and he has loved listening to all the stories. We have also thought about how to be kind to our friends in Nursery and how to make our friends happy.
This week we have all had so much fun and settled into Nursery routines very well, especially the new children. We been learning and remembering how to be a good listener and used Mr Potato Head to help us listen well during our group times. We have loved playing in the home corner, playdough area and outside in the sunshine this week. We have also been celebrating 'Dot Day'. We have loved creating lots of different artwork using dots and our pictures and paintings are on our display in the classroom.
This week we welcomed back our 2nd Year nursery children. Together we reminded ourselves of the rules and routines. The returning children were told of their very important job, to look after the nursery new starters on their visits.
We talked about how we could help the new children; by showing them the toilet, or by helping them to play in different areas of nursery.
Our favourite activities have been making faces with the natural materials, painting swirls and lines, and exploring what happened to the rain!
This week staff have been busy visiting all the new starters in nursery. Sam the Bear also visited the children all ready in his school uniform. We have been busy preparing the nursery making a cosy area for stories, a 'calm' area and creating some new amazing outdoor areas.
You will love 'The Nook' and the music wall!
We have enjoyed reading the 'all about me' information and are looking forward to the start of an exciting journey together.