Look what we have been learning about
The children have shown a big interest in dinosaurs since coming into school and they have been busy creating all things dinosaur!
They have been painting dinosaurs and making dinosaurs using boxes and tubes in the creative area. What amazing models!
All About Me
As we have all been getting to know each other in our first two weeks back into school, the children have been painting pictures of their faces to introduce themselves to the rest of the school. We talked about the features of our faces, adding eyes, a nose, a mouth, hair and ears to our paintings.
This week we made individual pizzas in Nursery. The children helped to chop the peppers, grate the cheese, spread the tomato puree and added their favourite toppings. They could choose from peppers, sweetcorn and mushrooms. Cheese pizza was a firm favourite! Yum yum in our tums!
The children have been performing and being pop stars in the classroom. We made our own stage and added instruments and a microphone so the children could perform their favourite songs. What lovely singers you all are!
Autumn Themed Painting
This week we have been exploring Autumn colours. The children have been using pom poms to print Autumn themed paintings in the Creative Area. Though we started with pom poms, the children soon began to explore other resources to print with, for example lids, ribbons and cardboard tubes. The paintings look amazing and they can't wait to experiment some more!
Halloween Stay and Play
This week we invited parents into the Foundation Stage unit to take part in a Halloween Stay and Play. The children were able to take part in activities with their parents all to do with Halloween such as printing pumpkins using apples, drawing Halloween pictures, making spiders using playdough and making Halloween bunting. The children had a fabulous time and we loved having parents in the classroom. Thank you!
World War 1 Mini Topic
Over the next 3 weeks we will be learning about World War 1 as a whole school topic. In Nursery we will be learning about poppies in a variety of creative ways. The children have already made a large poppy for their hall display and have been creating their own poppies using paint and bottle tops. They have loved creating their poppies!
This week in Nursery we have been celebrating the Hindu festival Diwali. We watched videos of how Hindus celebrate Diwali and watched the story of Rama and Sita. The children watched Mrs Gohil dress Mrs Patel up in a saree and some Nursery and Reception children were able to dress up as well. The children have been busy making diva lamps, rangoli patterns and tasting indian snacks and sweets. It has been a fantastic week!
The Foundation children thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas party. They played party games, received presents from Father Christmas and had a Christmas buffet! What a lovely celebration :)
The children have been reading Whatever Next this week and have been using different shapes to make their own rockets. We learnt about triangles, rectangles and circles and used them to make rockets for our Space display.
The children have been busy using the mobilo to make their own vehicles this week. They have made cars, vans, trucks and trains. What amazing constructing!
A Special Visit
We were visited by some local firefighters. The two firefighters spoke to the children about what they do, showed them the fire engine and even let the children try on their coat and hat. The children were very curious and asked lots of questions, finding out for themselves what an important job they do. Thank you for visiting :)
Three Little Pigs
This week we have been learning about the three little pigs. The children have talked about the story and made their own brick, straw and stick houses. The children were able to recall the story with actions and had a great time making up their own actions for the different words in the story.
A Musical Guest
Laurel's dad came to Nursery to perform a music session with the children. He showed the children his guitar and mandolin and played some songs for the children to join in with. The children sang Old McDonald had a farm, Twinkle Twinkle and Wind the Bobbin Up. The children had a fantastic time singing and performing with Laurel's dad. We can't wait for him to come and perform again :)
This week the story of the week is monkey puzzle, a story about a little monkey trying to find his mummy. I challenged the children to paint a picture of their mummy and provided different colour paints for them to use. We talked about the different features of faces and the colour of mummy's hair and eyes and off they went. What fabulous paintings!
This week the children have been enjoying taking part in lots of activities for activity week. They have been learning about healthy and unhealthy food. They have been in a cave bus, experienced a circus day, had a gymnastics session with Coach Sam and practised yoga with an old friend, Miss Clemson. They have had lots of fun trying new things this week!