So far in Nursery ...
We have welcomed back last term's afternoon part-timers, who now attend the slightly longer morning session. We are settling into our routines and further developing our social skills as well as practising skills such as pencil and scissor control, counting and singing. We have particularly enjoyed joining the children from Reception classes all the way up to Year 3 classes for a singing session in the school hall on Friday mornings. Last week, we learnt an African song and this week we learnt a Welsh song.
We have now also welcomed our new part-timers into Nursery, some of whom only turned 3 last month! They attend the afternoon session. They have done really well to settle into the new environment where everything is new and there are nearly 30 other little people to get along with. We have been learning about working with other people, sharing and taking turns. We are singing, painting, learning how to hold a pencil properly, recognising colours, counting small numbers of objects, building towers, threading beads and drawing.
Our first topic - 'Why do you love me so much?'
Our first topic is called 'Why do you love me so much?' In this topic, which is about love, families and how people are the same and different, we will explore the questions: 'What is special about me?' and 'How do we show people that we care?'
This week some of the exciting things we have been doing are making rice crispy Hedgehogs, looking at the seasons and making homes for hedgehogs up in our Wild Area.
Making our chocolate rice crispy hedgehogs.
Looking at all the things we might find throughtout the seasons.
Our hedgehogs have lovely warm homes now.
Painting with sticks
We made our very own stickman
Matching numbers ans sticks
Making our Hedgehog bread.
Cutting and painting hedgehogs
All about my favourite leaf
Painting leaves onto our tree
Putting eyes on our Leaf Man
Our amazing leaf man
So far in our topic we have....
Making clay leaf prints in the Wild Area
Drawing around leaf stencils, colouring them in and then cutting them out.
Printing on leaves
Matching the number of leaves to the number on the card
We went collecting leaves around our school
Making leaf rubbings up the Wild Area
Practicing our cutting skills
Making patterns in the Wild Area
Using magnifying glasses
Feeling the bumpy floor
Practicing Counting blocks
Practicing our Mark-making
Using different materials to decorate our people
Finding different textures in our wild area
We've been making beautiful hearts to hang up.
Practising our number writing.
Sharing stories with each other.
Enjoying fun outside with our umbrellas.
Rolling out the clay for hearts
Putting ribbon on it to finish it up
Decorating our rainbow with different colours and materials
Our reading corner all ready for us to read some books.
Our topic this term is 'Why do you love me so much?'
So far we have....
Decorating hearts with different materials
Looking at lots of books
1st December 2016
Nursery children enjoyed a visit from the wonderful 'Jugglestruck' this afternoon. The magic was loved by all and there was plenty of laughter, giggles and smiles all around. We are certainly getting into the Christmas spirit in the Nursery now!
We rubbed two apple slices with lemon.
We covered two apple slices with honey.
We left two apple slices alone.
"They will grow into a giant beanstalk."
"They will go all brown."
Wednesday 12th October 2016
This half term our Cornerstones topic 'Why Do You Love Me So Much?' Explores our families and the people and things that we love. As part of our Knowledge and Understanding of the World we are going to discuss aspects of 'past' and 'present' with the children.
Please could you provide us with a photograph of your child during their first year, with a little note explaining the things that they loved to do at that age.
Thank you very much for your support.
The Prendergast Nursery Team
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