This week we have continued with our Christmas theme. We have played Kim's game which develops our memory skills. The children have to look carefully at the Christmas objects and then one is taken away and the children have to identify which one is gone? They are getting very good with this. We also practised our syllable marking with our Christmas objects.
We have also been recapping on our shape recognition and identifying properties of 2d shapes.
This week has also been filled with lots of art and craft as we have been making some Christmas cards and decorations to bring home at the end of term. They are looking so good…… I am sure you will all love them too!
We all looked amazing in our Christmas jumpers today too!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Ethel Ross as she did a great job at recognising the shapes in the Christmas stocking “A triangle has 1,
3 sides”. Archie Iceton as he did a fantastic job with our Kim's game, he joined in very well and I can see his vocabulary building. Rosie Winter as she has had such a good week and tried new things at Nursery. She enjoyed sensory play in the water and even tried drinking out of a nursery cup. Cora Goundry as she was such a kind friend when we did our shape recap, she helped her friends who were unsure and shared facts about the shapes. Ada Spencer as she did such a good job with shape recognition and is beginning to talk about the properties of the shapes. Finally Mia Miller as while playing in the water she independently started experimenting with which toys floated and which toys sunk. “The seaweed is floating, the fish sinks”. Well done to you all, what superstars!
Next week is such a busy week with lots of lovely Christmas activities going on. Please read the letter that has been sent out and keep checking dojo for what is happening each day.
This week we have started our first week of Christmas activities in Nursery. We started with reading some Christmas stories to get us into the festive spirit. Stick man is one of our favourites at this time of year!
We then practised some name recognition. The children had to pull a name out of a Christmas stocking or hat and see if they could identify whose name it was from their key group.
We have also been completing and creating some repeating patterns using Christmas objects.
Our Nursery is also looking amazing as we have been doing some scissor control and cutting paper chains to decorate the nursery with. The children have also been doing these during provision time too.
Just to make this week even better we have also had some snow……. and we could not let this opportunity go to waste so we all got wrapped up and went outside in the garden to make a new friend. The children had so much fun!!
Our little rays of sunshine are Elijah Hodkinson for trying hard with our pattern activity this week. Skylar Cox as she did a fantastic job at creating and extending repeating patterns this week. Lucy Leigh as she has shown a good understanding of pattern and she tries really hard to create a repeating pattern, only needing a little support. Oxley Gill for joining in with our Stick man Story. Kaleb Bowron as he has had such a good week. He has formed such a lovely bond with Miss Kitching and is now starting to get her hand to show her what he wants. Kaleb has also enjoyed looking through the Christmas Catalogue and making some marks on his Santa letter. Finally, Ivy Sanderson as she has been a superstar this week and excelled at all of our group time activities. She created her own repeating pattern and was fantastic at recognising the name cards of the friends in her group. Well done to you all, what superstars!
Next week we will be continuing with our Christmas activities and doing lots of practise of our Christmas songs ready for filming the week after.
This week we had our final week of space. As the bear had a picnic in Space with the owl we discussed healthy foods he might take and decided we would taste some healthy foods in nursery. The children tasted pineapple, carrot, blueberries, kiwi and celery and then had to indicate if they liked them or not.
Following on from this lesson we sorted healthy and unhealthy foods.
We have also learnt all about the number 1 this week. In this session we learnt what the number 1 represents, how to recognise it, how to form it, how to show it on our fingers as well as different representations e.g. 1 on a dice, 1 on a tens frame etc.
We also had lots of fun playing the musical instruments in different ways and following the instructions of go and stop.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Laila Trow as she has been an amazing role model for her friends all week and is often a kind friend during free flow play. Henry Cavagin as not only did he impress Miss Manifold by tasting all the healthy foods we had available, he also did a great job of recognising numbers 1 to 5. Ronnie Lambert-Cousins as he was brilliant at learning all about the number 1. He is also doing an amazing job at learning our Christmas songs. Talia-Faith Harrison as she did a great job with our number activity and has listened well during group times. Covie Orr as he really impressed Miss Manifold by trying every healthy food we had available, even though he decided he didn't like any of them, he gave them a go. Finally, Roman McDonald as he was a superstar tasting all of the foods this week. Well done to you all what superstars!
Next week we are starting to learn all about my favourite time of year……… It's Christmas!!
This week we have rotated activities so now all children have completed all our space activities from over the 2 weeks. We have 1 week left on this core text.
We have continued to build a rocket using shapes and many of the children were able to identify the shapes they used to make the rocket. We also discussed in our groups what or who we would take to space if we went and made marks to represent this.
We have continued to learn all about zero. The children were able to identify 0 in different forms, show 0 fingers as well as form the numeral 0 correctly.
We also learnt all about our planet Earth- ask the children which planet we live on and see if they can identify Earth for you……I think you will be impressed!
We enjoyed singing our number song 5 little men in a flying saucer and identifying how many men were left after one flew away. The children loved this activity! Why don't you continue this activity at home and see if the children can teach you this song.
We also enjoyed some lycra time all together as a nursery to try and strengthen our motor skills.
Today is Children in Need and what an effort everyone has made. The children look amazing in their spots, pyjamas, Pudsey and teddy bear attire. Thank you to all for your participation. We have enjoyed playing some colour sorting games and parachute games with Mrs Thompson in PE today.
This weeks little rays of sunshine are Erin Hanmer as she has settled into nursery life and is beginning to follow rules and routines independently. She also completed a four-piece jigsaw. Annie Fletcher as she always impresses Mrs Blackett in how well she listens and remembers things they do in group. This week she really impressed when singing 5 little men in a flying saucer and was able to tell me how many were left when one was taken away. She also represented these numbers using her fingers. Ruby-Rae Vickers for doing great tidying at tidy up time. Finn Barnett as he did an amazing job at making a rocket using shapes. He was able to correctly name all of the shapes he used. Harlie-Jane Irwin as she is trying so hard to write all of the sounds in her name and is forming recognisable letters. Finally, Mollie Lambert-Cousins as she really impressed with her shape knowledge whilst building her rocket. Well done to you all, what superstars!
Next week is our final week on Whatever next before we move onto our favourite time fo year........Christmas!
Our core text for the next 3 weeks is 'Whatever Next'. This week children have been doing a range of activities which will also be continued next week.
We started the week by reading the story of Whatever Next and acting it out with the children. We then discussed what or who we might take to Space and made marks to represent these people or objects.
We made rockets using shapes. Children had to put shapes together to make a rocket. We discussed the different shapes we used and even looked at some of their properties. Some of the children were good at identifying some of the shapes they used.
0 was our number of the week- we learnt about what 0 means, what it looks like and how to represent it. This is a tricky concept for young children to learn but as always, they continue to impress us.
We enjoyed singing and taking part in the number song 5 little men in a flying saucer identifying how many men we have and what happens when one flies away. The children really enjoy singing number songs and being involved. We also enjoyed playing Lycra together as a nursery it was so much fun.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Elijah Hodkinson for building a super rocket using shapes. Ethel Ross as she has been a superstar at spotting E's around the Nursery and having a go at writing it. George Gibbon as he did some fantastic number 0 work. He was able to find a 0 then write it. He was also able to tell me which jar has 0 sweets in and finally he was able to put 0 buttons on the number line. Cora Goundry for thinking extremely hard about what she would take to space and drawing a great picture of these things. Mia Miller as she did an amazing job when we were talking about shapes this week. When she went outside, she found a hoop “It's a circle, maybe I can pretend it's a car”. Finally, Albie Howe as having learnt all about space Albie was able to tell me that we rotate around “the sun” and we live on “blue and green planet Earth” Well done to all of these children, what superstars!
Next week we will be rotating activities so by the end of the 2 weeks all children will have completed the same activities.
Just a little reminder it is Photograph day on Tuesday, Parent meetings on Thursday and Friday and also Children in Need on Friday.
This week started with stay and play and what a great turn out we had. It was lovely to see so many parents enjoying playing with their children in nursery, looking through their learning journals as well as having conversations with staff. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
On Tuesday the fire men visited Nursery to give a safety talk to the children about fireworks. The children listened carefully to the fire men about keeping safe and as a reward they were able to go and visit the fire engine and have a sit inside of it.
Our final day of the week was the children's favourite. Today the children all dressed up in their amazing Halloween costumes and we have had a super Halloween party. The children have enjoyed showing off their costumes in a catwalk, playing games, dancing, as well as eating party food. They finished off the session by watching Room on the Broom. Such a fun day!
Just a reminder again that we break up for half term today and return to Nursery on Monday 6th November. Thank you all very much for your continued support this half term. I hope you all have a great half term and Happy Halloween!