Nursery have been learning about the story of Elmer, an elephant who looks different from his herd. On the creative table, we have made puppets and masks and designed our own Elmer elephants. We also got messy with colourful pasta and noodles.
On the Maths table, we have been looking at colours and counting animals and cubes.
Elmer by David McKee has strong and positive messages within an enjoyable and funny story. It is a great starting point to explore activities relating to diversity, multiculturalism, personal identity, individualism and friendship as well as colour and pattern.
We have been very independent with putting our coats and bags on our pegs, then getting out our planners and bottles. Well done Nursery! This week and next week our book is 'My Big Book of the Five Senses' and we have been using our senses to explore the environment around us. We have been on listening walks and used our senses to explore different textures, flavours and smells. As the weather this week has been a little bit wet we have also spent time outside jumping in puddles and having fun with the water. Please, make sure that you provide your child with the right clothes. Sometimes we get wet so please provide spare clothing.
Nursery children have settled well with coming into Nursery. They have been very brave and Mrs Nevis and I are both very proud of them all. They have been exploring activities inside Nursery and the outside area. We have been singing our welcome song and looking at our calendar and weather. We have enjoyed dancing in our, ‘wake up, shake up’ time and looking at the story of, ‘From Head to Toe’, by Eric Carle.