Look at what we have been learning.

In your Wincy Spider

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We have been singing nursery rhymes about mini beasts. We hope you enjoy our super singing!

Did he fall or was he pushed?

Science week began with the children taking on the role of forensic scientists; looking for clues to investigate whether Humpty Dumpty had fallen off his wall or been pushed. The children found yolk footprints and a teddy with a hammer. Sienna even went around the classroom looking for further clues!

The children worked hard to build walls for Humpty to sit on. They persevered and were thrilled when Humpty was able to sit without falling off.

We have been reading The Hungry Giant. He wanted bread, butter and honey. First we made him some bread - our first batch was very sticky! Then we cut our bread, spread on butter and swirled on some sticky honey. Last we ate our honey sandwiches - yum yum! Arla made a sandwich for the giant which we left at the top of the beanstalk. He sent us a thank you card! 

The children have been learning about the Chinese and Lunar New Year. We have been engaged in many creative activities which has given us greater understanding of how people celebrate Chinese New Year and why it is important for many Chinese people. We have made Chinese lanterns, dragons, Chinese rattle drums and hanging picture frames with their date of births written in Chinese. The children have also been engaging in learning the dragon dance during their physical education lessons and have learnt a song to celebrate.

The children have been involved in Arts Week, the theme of the week is Nature. They have been engaged in arts and crafts, music, drama and dance. The children have been helping us create a new display for our hall, made butterflies out of clay, created daffodils and danced to ribbon music. We've had lots of fun getting very messy!

The children have been learning about various insects throughout the week, they have all been able to describe their favourite insect and give an explanation as to why they are. 

Arts Week - Music - Let's Bang Our Drums

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Arts Week - 2022

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People Who Help Us 

The children have been learning about people who help us, each day they have learnt about different people. 

Monday - Police

Tuesday - Ambulance Crew

Wednesday - Firefighters

Thursday - Dentists 

Friday - What I want to be when I grow up...

We have been engaged in multiple activities and learning about who we can ask for help depending on the situation we find ourselves in. Discussions have been held around if we have ever seen or needed these people, what vehicles they drive and why they are so important to our community. After learning about these people and understanding their careers, we asked the children what they would like to be when they grow up. The children have thought of many different suggestions in what they would like to be. We are very proud of their learning and thoughtfulness. 

Vehicles

 

The children have been learning about the different types of transport that we have. They have been thinking about which type of transport they take to get Nursery each morning, chosen their favourite and most interesting transport to draw a picture of and label. Additionally, they have all created models to bring home. Learning about vehicles can be very difficult if we do not see them in front of us, we went out of school and stood at the side of the road, counting how many vehicles had passed us.  

Back to school

The children's theme of this week is ''Wheels on the bus.'' The children have been learning about buses, how they transport us, what helps them run and the various sounds they make. We have been getting creative making a bus out of paper plates, been drawing our own version of a bus and learning how to write our names to place at the front of their buses. 

 

In addition to their learning, the children have begun their PE lessons. We have been focusing on jumping with two feet. The children had so much fun jumping in and out of the hoops. 

Twas the week before Christmas

During our last week before the Christmas half term, the children have been involved in party planning. They have created their own hats, foods, games and dances. We have been developing our cutting skills for our snowman decorations and even Christmas stockings.

Festive feelings..

The children have been so busy this week, they have been creating patterns out of coloured blocks, pompoms, buttons and lots more. They have become so confident recognising patterns, that they have even recognised patterns in our classroom!

 

The children have also enjoyed reading our new Winter/Christmas themed stories in our sleigh, they have been reading to each other and using teddys as props to enhance their reading experiences. 

 

The classroom has also become very dark, as the children have been using torches to create a starry night sky in the igloo. 

The children have been learning about the changes in season from Autumn to Winter. They have been creating penguin houses using cotton wool, making snowman in the playdough and baking rocky road. The children have also been involved in interactive games during their mathematics session, ordering/counting gingerbread men. As an addition to our room we also have a home corner, the children have been learning how to answer the phone and cutting up fruits. 

Children In Need

Children In Need

The children have been learning all about Children in Need. We have learnt that it is okay that everyone is different, we do not have the same facial features, bodies, ages or families. We have looked at Pudsey Bear and why he has so many spots. While the children have been learning about this, we have also engaged in a cooking activity of making spotty buns. They enjoyed making and decorating their buns. 

Forest School

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During our Forest School experience we engaged in singing songs using musical instruments Louise had provided for us. We danced and played to five songs, laughing, smiling and singing along.

Forest School - The Gruffalo

Forest School

The children have been involved in Forest School. We chose the book 'The Gruffalo' as the children had previously read this at nursery. During forest school, we read the story in all of the leaves, went on a nature walk, roasted marshmallow's, danced in the forest and even played in the sinking mud. We loved every moment of our experience!

The children have been learning about Remembrance Day. We have had a very creative week, making our Remembrance window display using handprints, making poppies with paint, using tissue paper to create our own poppy badges and finally baking poppy cookies using icing sugar and milk chocolate buttons. 

While outdoors the children have had lots of fun making marks with chalk, they have started to write the first letters of their names. We have also been creating music outdoors, this links to our phonics topic of instrumental sounds. 

Inside the classroom the children have been making happy/sad faces in the playdough, writing their names in shaving foam, copying house patters using lollipop sticks and cutting up lettuce to support their development of scissor control. 

Diwali Festival

The children have been learning about the Diwali celebration and Mrs Gohil came in to talk about the festival of light and answer some of the children's questions. The children also made some diva lamps and Mrs Gohil told us the story of Rama and Sita and explained why lights are so important to Hindu's. Diwali celebrations began on Thursday 4th November. The children showed an interest in the foods that are eaten during this festival, therefore, Miss Weall brought in examples for the children to try. 

The children have been learning all about Halloween this week. We have been making chain decorations for our classroom, spiders, webs and painting ornaments in the creative area.  Outdoors we have been on a pumpkin hunt, learning about positional language. An example of this is ''the pumpkin is inside of the tunnel.''  Once the children had found all of our pumpkins we took them inside so that the children could carve them. 

Looking For Signs of Autumn