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This week in Nursery we have celebrated Halloween and Bonfire night. We made some witches soup with lots of scary objects and focused on initial sound work. The children had to find the objects that began with different sounds and put them in the cauldron. They then had to pretend to taste it and tell us what they could taste… it was amazing how many children liked the taste of spider's legs!! We also did some number recognition and had to match the correct quantity to the number.
For one of our sessions we talked about the safety of bonfire night and fireworks and how we can keep safe if we are doing our own fireworks or bonfire this year. We explained in Nursery we were going to have a bonfire, toast some marshmallows on it and drink hot chocolate. Every group had a practise in their room before the real event. We went outside into our garden and watched and listened to the roaring fire. The children were saying they could hear the fire crackle, bang and pop. When the fire calmed down each child was given the opportunity to toast their own marshmallow and enjoy a nice hot chocolate. We had lots of fun and all of the children were very well behaved during this activity. We were very proud of them.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Ollie Sproat for showing an interest in our number work this week. He painted the numbers 0 and 1 independently. Carter Howe for listening hard to the initial sounds when putting the different objects into the 'witches' soup'. He then tried to write them on the whiteboard. Evie Cleary for practising writing her name everywhere. She got the chalks and without any help from her name card wrote her name independently. Seth Goundry for coming back to Nursery with such a great attitude to learning. He is trying very hard at group time impressing more and more each day. Finally, Gudjot Singh for coming back to Nursery after half term fantastic. It is great to see him enjoying Nursery now. Well done to you all, what superstars!