Our first days in Nursery
The children have been exploring the Art area this week by creating some Autumn tree paintings. The children dipped foil and folded cardboard rolls into red, yellow and orange paint and printed onto their paper to create a tree effect. Some children even discovered that mixing colours produced different colours.
This week the children have read the story 'You Choose'. The children made their own stories by choosing what they liked best from each page. These are their stories.
This week the children have been painting self portraits. We talked about the shapes of our faces and the different features such as eyes, ears, nose and mouth.
This week the children have enjoyed our malleable area being turned into a kitchen role play. They have baked cakes, made sandwiches, cooked vegetables and even learnt about some new foods they'd never tried before.
The children dressed up for our Halloween party. They had some amazing costumes! We made chocolate covered apples with sprinkles and played some musical party games.
This week we have been learning about the Hindu festival Diwali. The children have made their own Rangoli patterns by sticking different coloured rice onto black card. They made their own firework paintings and made coconut barfis to take home.
They have listened to the story of Rama and Sita and watched videos about how Hindus celebrate this special festival.
We have been learning the rhyme 'the wheels on the bus.' We practised the song with the actions, sponge painted a bus and painted some wheels. We added pictures of the children to windows and stuck them onto our bus.
We have been learning the rhyme '5 Little speckled frogs.' The children sang the song and remembered to count their fingers and the frogs to check that they had the correct number. Some of the children were able to recognise the numerals on the frogs. The children also role played with the small world frogs, lily pads and their own little pool.
Marvin Gets Mad and Farms
This week the children have read the story 'Marvin gets mad.' They have been busy exploring our farm small world and finding the best places for the animals to live and used their scissor skills to make their own farm animal stick puppets. The children have also been busy practising their balancing skills on our outdoor equipment.
This week we have been exploring patterns. The children have been practising making their own repeating patterns using different pictures.
Our story this week is Whatever Next! We have listened to the story everyday and the children have been able to retell parts of the story in their own words. We painted our own rockets and learnt the names of some new shapes and used them to make rockets for our display.