Patterns, patterns everywhere! This week we have been searching for patterns inside and outside nursery. We have spotted patterns on animal fur, patterns on our clothes and toys, patterns on the soles of our shoes and patterns that we can create ourselves. We have been really busy in Flowers class investigating repeating patterns and deciding what comes next when making our own patterns. We even had fun making patterns with wellington boots and toy cars! Fantastic learning !!
This week we will be celebrating Chinese New Year. It is the year of the pig! The children will have the opportunity to make cards, use chopsticks to pick up noodles and rice, retell the story of The Chinese New Year Animal Race using small world resources and props, have a go at creating Chinese symbols and also learn about Chinese New Year customs and how it is celebrated. Lots of fantastic learning and fun. #diversity
Fun with Phonics and Mark Making: The children have been learning to listen carefully to the beginning phoneme in words. They have been playing phoneme splat outdoors and they have been using a variety of materials to create letters and to have a go at mark making. Some children even chose to write letters to their favourite superhero and post them. The children have also been helping spider-man to find the objects beginning with a 'p' or an 's' from beneath his web. Great learning and great fun.
Welcome back and Happy New Year! What a fantastic start we have had to the new year. The children have been showing their resilience when tackling new challenges and showing kindness when meeting their new friends. They have been busy mark making in our fantastic new Superhero role play area and have been busy being shape detectives inside and outside the nursery environment. Please take a look at our new Spring newsletter so that you can see all of the exciting learning opportunities that your child will be taking part in over the next few weeks. They will also be receiving a paper copy. Thank you for your continued support!
What a fantastic Easy Cheesy nativity performance today! We are so proud of all the children! #pride #enjoyment #resilience #confidence
Poor old Elfonzo, our resident naughty elf, has been feeling poorly after getting up to all those tricks! The children decided to make and write him 'Get well soon' cards in an attempt to make him better again. A great mark making activity and writing for a purpose. I think he now feels better...so much so that the children used our book of the week 'How to catch an Elf' to design and make a trap to catch him! The children thought that if we placed candy canes inside the trap that would encourage Elfonzo to walk in and eat them! Some very creative ideas and lots of enjoyment!
Festive fever has hit our Nursery and has really encouraged our children to mark make! They have shown great resilience when writing lists, letters and Christmas invitations. They have also shown enjoyment when building and making models; our book of the week has been 'Stickman' and the children have enjoyed designing houses for him The children are encouraged to save their creations and write their names against them to showcase their work. Lots of great learning!
My stickman map
I made the stickman from our story
A new house for stickman
My stickman house
My new house for stickman. 's' for stickman!
Stickman's family tree
Christmas Fair preparation: All the children have been busy in the Foundation Unit getting ready for our Annual Christmas Fair taking place on Thursday 6th December after school. We have been Reciprocal Ants and helped each other to make Reindeer cakes to sell. Come and find us on the day!
We're on Elf Watch! Our Class Elf named Elfonzo has arrived at Beeston Fields and he's all ready getting up to mischief! Watch this space to see his daily troublesome tricks!
Santa's little helpers have cast their festive magic over Flowers class. What a magical, creative, fun and exciting time we have ahead for the children and their learning. Our 'enjoyment value will certainly be top of Santa's list! Watch out for our naughty little elf! He might get up to some mischief in the coming weeks and we may need your help!
This week our letter of the week has been 't'. Look at all the ways we have been practising forming the letter 't'. Lets not forget to hold our mark making tools with 'froggy legs'!
What an amazing first week back. The children have shown their independence, creativity, problem solving abilities and imaginative skills through a range of exciting activities. #pride
The children have shown great resilience with their mark making skills. Fantastic name writing too! Watch this space for more of your child's fabulous work!
Tuesday 18th September: Fantastic printing from our children using red paint; our colour of the week!
Tickling teeth! The children brush their teeth everyday for about 2 minutes. We even listen to tooth brushing songs as we are 'tickling our teeth!'
Our new role play Dentist Surgery; a great learning enhancement for our children
In our Maths sessions the children have been counting to 5 using objects as well as their fingers. They have been taking part in range of exciting activities as well as learning number songs and rhymes to support their learning. They have been comparing amounts and using the language 'more', 'a lot' , and 'less'. We also worked together to follow a 'no cook play dough' recipe. The children counted out how many cups of flour, water and salt we needed then we found out which ingredient we used the 'most' and which one we used 'less' of. We will be using the playdough in our maths area to make pretend cakes and biscuits; has your friend made more or less biscuits than you? The recipe that we followed has been added if you would like to have a go at home.