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This week in nursery we have been farmers and planted our own seeds. We discussed growth and how our seeds will change over time as they grow. The children were very confident when telling us what the seeds would need such as “sun, water and soil” We hope you enjoy watching them grow at home and may even be adventurous enough to taste your cress!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Kelsey Stewart for having a great time at the number table. She looked at the number then showed me the corresponding fingers. She then represented this on paper drawing the right number of lines. Awesome work Kelsey! Rosi Rowell for independently writing our new sound “m” She came running over and told me “Maisie Mountain Mountain” Awesome work Rosi! Freddie Sproat for doing some amazing counting. He told me “7 flowers, I need 7 seeds” Freddie then found the correct numeral to match. Great counting Freddie! Amelia Bowes for her fantastic knowledge on growth. She was able to independently tell me that her seeds would need “sun, soil and water” to grow. Amazing work Amelia! And finally Ruben-John Stewart for telling me what his seeds would need to grow. He independently told me “soil, sunlight and rain” Great work Ruben!
We have loved watching our chicks grow and have taken such good care of them all week. We have been very gentle when handling the chicks and made sure that they had lots of food, water and that their house was clean. We will miss the chicks when they leave tomorrow, but I am sure they will have a lovely time in their new home!
This week we also learnt about where food comes from and had to decide if it came from an animal, the ground or grew on a tree. We then got the chance to taste some of the items of food that may come from the farm and decided if we liked or disliked it and gave our reasons why.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Amelia Westwood for doing a brilliant job naming the sounds that the chick was stood on. She even remembered the jolly phonics action to go with each sound. Amazing phonics Amelia! Danielle Slack for her brilliant number work. She was able to confidently compare quantities, telling me which nest had more eggs. Great work Danielle! Alfie Lawson for enjoying the food tasting and happily trying everything. He then made up his own mind about which items of food he liked and disliked. Well done Alfie! Lennon Dent for blowing my socks off when he pointed to the shoe box and told me “zero” I asked why it was zero and he told me “cause no shoes in” Wow Lennon what amazing maths work! And finally Arthur Hendry for remembering all of the sounds we have learnt so far. What impressed me the most was when Arthur was outside he was able to find things in the garden starting with those initial sounds telling me “t for tree, s for stone, n for nut” It is lovely to see you taking such an interest in your sounds!
What an egg-citing week we have had! As the eggs have been delivered we have talked about the life cycle of a hen and made some brilliant pictures explaining each stage. The children have loved watching the chicks hatch and we were very lucky to catch it on video! We can't wait to meet the chicks properly next week when we will all get the chance to hold them.
We also enjoyed celebrating world book day. To promote a love of bed time stories we all came to nursery in our pyjamas and snuggled up for a lovely story. We then did a book swap and got to take a new story book home. We hope you enjoyed reading your new books!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Sophie Hird for doing a brilliant job recalling some facts about the life cycle of the hen. She told me “the egg cracks, they hatch, the boys have yellow feathers, the girls have brown feathers! Tristan O'Brien for trying really hard to make the life cycle of the hen. He was able to look at the pictures and place them in the correct order. Well done Tristan! Jacob Palin for doing some brilliant number work. He confidently counted the quantity of animals on the farm and found some of the matching numerals! Great number work Jacob and finally Levi-Lucas McManus for working so hard on his fine motor skills. He has been practising very hard when forming the letter “l” in his name. Great writing Levi!
This week we have started our new topic; On the Farm. Before we started our topic we asked the children what they already know about the farm and they shared lots of interesting facts. Josh told me farmers “cows live in fields and get some milk for the people” and Danielle told me “the chickens lay eggs”
We have had lots of fun learning about the role of a farmer in our new role play corner. The children have been picking the vegetables, cleaning the stables and collecting the hen's eggs to take to the farm shop. We have also talked about where different animals live and sorted which live on the farm and which live in the Zoo.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Bridie Davies for doing some amazing number work. She was able to write the number four and with a little support was able to make four in different ways. Awesome number work Bridie! Rosi Rowell for settling so well into nursery. She always comes in with a big smile and an eagerness to learn. She tries really hard at group time and then enjoys going into nursery to try things for herself. Keep up the great work Rosi! Charlotte Entwhistle for being a superstar when representing number four in different ways. She told me “2 and 2 makes 4” Fantastic number work Charlotte, keep up the hard work! Ellie Chalder for doing some brilliant oral blending. I spoke like a robot and Ellie had to listen carefully to orally blend the word and find the correct animal for the farm. Fantastic phonics work Ellie! And finally Hallie Green for doing some brilliant number work. She is gaining more confidence when counting and with support she was able to give me four animals on the farm, as this was our magic number. Well done for trying so hard!
Dates to remember:
On Monday 2nd of March some eggs will arrive in nursery. The children will be able to watch the eggs hatch into chicks.
On Thursday 5th March we will be celebrating World Book Day. We are asking children to come to Nursery in their pyjamas in order to promote bedtime stories and a love of reading. We will also be doing a book swap. If you would like to join in please can you bring in a book that is in good condition and that your child is willing to give away. To make it more exciting you could even wrap the book so it is a surprise!
To finish our people that help us topic, we had two final visits from the vets and fire fighters. The local vets came to talk to us about the different ways that they help our pets. We had lots of fun helping the animals by checking their temperature, bandaging them up, giving them medicine and listening to their heartbeat. We were also lucky enough to have a visit from the fire fighters. We learnt how to perform the stop, drop and roll technique if our clothes catch fire, but the best part was squirting the hose and seeing the flashing lights on the fire engine.
This week we also got the chance to visit the library and choose one new book to bring back to nursery. Due to the snowy weather the morning children did not get to do this, however we will arrange another visit when we return to nursery. We hope you all have a lovely half term! We will see you when we return on Monday 24th February!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Olivia Ryan for doing some fantastic number work. She was able to represent the number three in lots of different ways, but she blew my socks off when she represented it through pictures. She told me she had drawn “mammy, daddy, me” Great work Olivia! Skye Johnson for showing such a keen interest when the vets visited us. She was eager to volunteer to help the animals by checking their temperature, bandaging them up and giving them medicine. You were a great vet Skye! Rori Rowell for settling into nursery routines and starting to understand the rules and boundaries of nursery. Well done Rori! Leona Watrett for being so eager to have a go when helping the vets make the animals better. She told me “vets make pets better” Well done Leona! And finally Alfie Hird showing such enthusiasm when learning our sounds. He is a superstar at giving words to match initial sounds “a is for Alfie, p is for Pirate” Well done Alfie, keep up the great work!
This week we have learnt all about the role of a vet. We learnt that vets help a variety of different animals when they are poorly. We have had lots of fun pretending to be vets in the role play corner, giving the animals x-rays, bandaging them up and giving them medicine to make them feel better. We are very excited to meet a local vet when they visit on Monday!
This week our sound of the week was p and our number was 3. We learnt the jolly phonics song for the sound “p” and enjoyed playing splat when it was hidden with the other sounds we have learnt. We have also explored making the number three using a variety of objects and coloured cubes and represented it in different ways. The children also linked this number to shapes when they were able to find and name a shape with 3 corners!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are JJ Denham for telling me “I'm going to paint some letters” He then painted the sounds we have learnt so far; s, a and t. Well done JJ it is great to see you practising our sounds. Keep up the amazing work! Lachlan Connor for telling me about the role of a vet. He enjoyed playing vets and told me “might broken her skeleton bones, needs x-ray, needs a bandage” Thank you for helping the animals Lachlan! Grace Piper for doing some fantastic number work. She was able to recognise the numeral 3, represent it by drawing 3 pictures and even made it with the coloured cubes telling me “2 and 1 its 3” Keep up the brilliant work Grace! Harvey Westwood for settling great into nursery life. He is beginning to understand and follow the nursery routines and now happily comes into group ready to start his nursery day. Well done Harvey! And finally Declan Irwin for walking into group all by himself with a big smile on his face, ready to start his nursery day. Well done Declan!
Monday 10th February we will be visited by the local vet at 10:50am and 1:30pm. The fire fighters will also be visiting nursery on Wednesday 12th February at 10:30am and 2:30pm. The children will be taking their books back to the library on Tuesday 11th February at 1:15pm and Thursday 13th February at 9:30am. We also break up for half term on Thursday 13th February and return to nursery on Monday 24th of February.