Our topic this term is Animals. We have been learning about dinosaurs. We have looked at the stories, ‘How to Grow a Dinosaur,’ and, ‘The Dinosaur who Pooped a Planet’. On the messy table we made salt dough fossils.
On the Maths table we have been counting dinosaurs. We made sure we touched one dinosaur at a time whilst counting. This week we have been comparing the sizes of dinosaurs and ordering them.
In the tuff spot, we had a dinosaur swamp. We had a great time and it was very messy! We found dinosaur eggs and opened them.
On Monday 16th December, Nursery enjoyed our Christmas party!
We played party games of Musical Statues, Musical Chairs, Musical Bumps and Pass the Parcel. We all danced to Christmas songs and ate our party food. To our surprise, Father Christmas came to visit us and kindly gave us chocolates! Thank you Father Christmas.
On Tuesday 17th December, Nursery enjoyed our Christmas film and PJ (pyjama) day. We watched ‘Merry Madagascar’, ‘The Snowman’ and ‘Happy Feet’. In between films we enjoyed drinking (warm) hot chocolate and eating some snacks. Whilst watching ‘Happy Feet’ we had yummy popcorn! Merry Christmas everybody and a Happy New Year!
In Nursery we made bread, just like the Little Red Hen! We carefully added and mixed together flour, salt, yeast, oil and warm water. We then used our hands to knead the dough to make it smooth. Afterwards, we shaped our dough - circular, long, twisty, thick or thin. Once it was baked, we thoroughly enjoyed eating it all!
Nursery have read the story of, ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and ‘The Little Red Hen’. Using masks and stick puppets we have role played the stories and enjoyed saying the phrases, “I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down”, “Not I” and, “Then I’ll do it all by myself”. We explored pipette painting for the first time and made playdough following Miss Walker’s instructions.
In Mathematics, we have been using the words more, less and equal when looking at two groups of different amounts. We used sticks, blocks and straw to support our Mathematical language of more, less and equal. Also, we have been learning to count – making sure we touch one object and say one number name at a time. We have used buttons, pipe cleaners and ingredients for making bread to support our counting.
Using the interactive whiteboard, we made our own farm selecting specific animals. We have looked at how bread is made and tried seeded bread for snack time. Amelia said, “I like it. I like the seeds”. Salim said, “Flour to make bread”. Soon, Nursery will be making their own bread – make sure you check the website for a news update.
In Nursery we have been very busy with the story of, ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. In Mathematics, we have compared different sizes of big, medium and small. We have used everyday objects to compare sizes.
We also have used the interactive whiteboard to compare and match sizes to the right sized bear.
We have discussed one of the five senses – taste. We have been brave when trying new foods. We have eaten porridge, biscuits, cranberries, lemons and limes.
Nursery have loved the story of, ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’. We have joined in with the actions and repeating words from the story. On the carpet we have drawn our favourite part of the story.
In the messy area, we have made our own bear masks and stick puppets using different materials. We have counted bears and sorted them by colour and size in our Mathematics area. Outside, we have been going on our own bear hunt whilst singing the phrases from the story. To our surprise, Mrs Nevis was the bear!
We have read and talked about the story of 'Owl Babies'. In the messy area we have made pictures from the story using different resources. We have counted twigs and feathers in the discovery area. We have drawn pictures about the story and our families using different writing materials such as pencils, pens, crayons and chalks.
Miss Walker and Mrs Nevis are very proud of all the Nursery children. They have settled brilliantly into Nursery. Well done!
We have been exploring our new learning environments and accessing new resources. We have been learning new routines of singing our welcome song, looking at the calendar, tidying away and getting ready for home.