This week we could not be more proud of our children. We welcomed some new friends and the children who were returning supported these new friends to settle in by inviting them into their play, showing them how we behave at nursery, where our toys go and the daily routine. We have also introduced free flow snack for out 3 and 4 year old group where children drop their name into he basket and serve themselves snack at any point in the day.
This week as well as learning through our play we have taken part in our Christmas Nativity and put up our Christmas tree. We have had so much fun while we have been learning. We explored light and dark after one of our friends found a torch.
This week we have been very busy learning through our play and showing our teachers how clever we are but we have also been taking part in 'World nursery rhyme week' and had a different focus each day:
On Monday: Ba ba black sheep. We added different colours and Makaton signs
On Tuesday: Down in the jungle. We are very good at making the sounds of different animals and hearing the initial sound of each animal name.
On Wednesday: Incy Wincy spider. Did you know he also climbed a tree.
On Thursday: Row row row your boat - we saw 3 different animals on our journey.
On Friday: 2 little dicky birds.
We have also loved investigating the ice that Jack frost left this week, we even made our own ice cream where were had different flavours. Some of us were able to take orders and tally this on a chart for the flavours our teachers would like. We then counted the total number of orders. HOW AMAZING ARE WE!!!!
And this is not all we had an amazing time in the forest on Tuesday where all of our Nursery friends were invited to come along so some of us got to meet brand new friends.
WB 14.11.19This week one of our friends brought in her tiger from 'The tiger who came to tea' and we made our own tea party with sandwiches and made cups of tea in our play. Mrs Borrowdale found all of the things we needed to make a real cup of tea which we tasted at snack time. Throughout the week this interest kept making an appearance so we acted out the 'A cup of tea' poem with actions and tasted other hot drinks. This helped us to warm up when we were playing outside which we love to do all year round!
On Tuesday we wore odd socks to show how unique we all are and to celebrate everyone being different. We have also been thinking how lucky we are in the lead up to 'Children in Need'.
The team in Nursery are so proud of how settled the children came back after their half term break. This week we have been using the different aspects of Halloween to develop writing, measuring, creating and fine motor skills. Take a look below. We changed our home corner into a spooky house which the children used to talk about what they were dressing up as for Halloween then recall what they did for Halloween.
This week in Nursery we have been having lots of fun learning through our play as well as looking after the birds in our garden as the weather is starting to change. We made bird feeders for the birds by threading cheerios onto pipe cleaners, great for developing our fine motor skills. We welcomes a new friend into our Nursery on Monday and cannot wait to welcome more after the half term holiday.
This week we looked at where our food come from and how they are made.
We made soup from the vegetables that come from the Farmers fields. Explored wheat in our play and to make the bread bases for our pizzas. We also had lots of fun exploring how our world changes around us!
This week we have had a fantastic week investigating where the rain came from. We created the sound of the rain with the shakers moving up and down as the rain falls from the clouds. We also investigated who was trying to steal the fine prize cow, being police officers using our imagination and singing our new police officer song.