Look what we have been learning about

Our faces

This week we have been looking at our faces in Nursery. We talked about the shape of our faces and what the different parts of our faces were. The children then drew their own faces using felt tip pens and we displayed them in the classroom. Have a look at lovely pictures!

We love dinosaurs!

The Nursery children have loved playing with the dinosaurs this past week. They have been making dinosaur footprints with paint, making collages on big dinosaur footprints and on dinosaur outlines. They even made dinosaur houses using the big blocks in the construction area. We have also been looking at dinosaur books to see if we could match our toy dinosaurs with the pictures. What a busy dinosaur week we've had!

All About Autumn

This week we have been learning about Autumn and doing lots of craft activities with leaves. We make some collage leaves in autumn colours using tissue paper, we used foil balls to paint Autumn trees and even painted real leaves to make a display on the window. What fantastic art work the children have produced!

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This week we have been learning all about Diwali. The children have been busy making their own diva lamps, rangoli patterns using coloured rice and lentils and even making indian sweets.

Foundation Assembly

Nursery took part in the Foundation Stage Assembly this week. It was all about our toy topic. They have spent the last few weeks practising their songs and their lines and were very nervous to sing in front of the whole school. They did a fantastic job and loved having their parents come back into Nursery to have a biscuit and a drink with them. Thank you for coming :)

Making a road

This week our small world road disappeared! Mrs Patel suggested that Nursery make their own road for the vehicles. Together the children drew a road, added a park and then made some 3D houses. What great work!

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Our Topic this term is Space. We started our week by reading the story 'Whatever Next!' The children have been busy making rockets for our Nursery Space display. They worked with Mrs Patel, Mrs Hussein and Amaarah to make 2D and 3D rockets. The children have made some fantastic rockets. Wow!

Africa Week

In school this week all the children have been learning about Africa. In Nursery we have been focussing on elephants and started our week with the story "Elmer." The children have been busy making their own small Elmers by sticking different colour tissue paper to make their own patchwork pattern on an elephant outline. They have also been helping Miss Gallagher and Mrs Patel to make a decopatch Elmer by using a paper mache technique and tissue paper. Here are some pictures of what we have been up to.

Chinese New Year

This week we have been learning all about Chinese New Year. The children were very interested in dragons so we read some stories about dragons and made our own paper chain and paper plate dragons. They also made Chinese  New Year envelopes and put a pretend coin inside. The children have really enjoyed all the craft activities!

The Carrot Cake Catastrophe

Mrs Patel asked Luke to choose a story from the book corner for carpet time. He chose a story about carrot cake. Mrs Patel and the children all talked about carrot cake and wondered what was used to make it. The children correctly named some of the ingredients to make cake. After we read the story Mrs Patel asked the children if they wanted to make carrot cake as she had noticed that we had most of the ingredients. The majority of the children were very keen and went to wash their hands ready to help me to make cake. They talked about the ingredients they needed and they helped to measure out the flour and sugar, grate the carrots, crack the eggs and mix the ingredients together. Later on they all tried a piece of cake in school or took a piece home for later. They loved it!

The Gingerbread Man

The children have been busy learning all about the gingerbread man these last two weeks. They have listened to different versions of the story, put the story in the correct order, acted the story out in Forest School and even made their own story books. We also looked at numerals and the children counted out how many buttons their gingerbread man would need by rolling the dice. Some of the children even tried to measure gingerbread men using cubes. What fantastic learning we have been doing! 

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My Favourite Toy

This week read the story "The Naughty bus". We talked about how the bus was the little boy's favourite toy and then Mrs Patel challenged the children to draw their favourite toy from home. The children carefully thought about their favourite toys and then told Mrs Patel all about them, allowing her to scribe their words to go with their pictures.

Number Fun

Nursery children have shown a big interest in number this half term so we decided to make our own large numbers to hang in the classroom. The children were very excited to see their favourite numbers and decorate them in a collage style using tissue paper and. They look lovely hanging over our funky fingers area!

The Royal Wedding

This week we have been learning all about the upcoming Royal wedding. At the beginning of the week we talked about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and what happens at weddings. The children have been busy making bunting for our own Foundation Stage wedding, food menus and crowns during the week. On Friday the children all arrived in their best wedding clothes ready for the Foundation Stage wedding in the morning and reception in the afternoon. We have had so much fun this week!