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This week our Nursery provision was based around Halloween. We read the story 'Room on the Broom' and the children enjoyed joining in with the repetitive rhymes and retelling the story using the puppets. We also made some silly soup using rhyming words or initial sounds. The children also were very creative and used apples to do some pumpkin printing and made some scary spiders using the playdough.
In Maths this week we looked at capacity and the children learnt all about the containers being full and empty. They were able to identify which containers were full and empty as well as making their own containers full or empty. Some children even looked at the term half full because full and empty was just too easy for them! We also did some counting and matching using spooky spiders. The children had to put the correct number of legs on each spider and what a great job the children did!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Ellis Johnson as he is becoming more familiar with following nursery routines and is settling into his new group. He also enjoyed exploring the Halloween objects. Millie Winter for concentrating so hard whilst playing with the jigsaws and helping her friends when they struggled. Ariella-Mai Nabbs for trying very hard with using the toilet and always being happy in Nursery. Amelia Holmes for doing such a great job at retelling the story this week. She referred to the pictures and used her prior knowledge to retell it to her friends. Finally, Myla Stewart as she impressed so much during the silly soup activity. She was able to identify initial sounds that matched her friends names such as “Monkey Myla and Pirate Paisley”. Well done to you all, what superstars!
Just a little reminder we break up today for our half term break. We will return on Monday 1st November which is Halloween dress up day. Enjoy the half term everyone and see you on Monday 1st November. Happy Halloween!!
This week we have continued our topic Autumn. We recapped on what represents Autumn and also talked about things we might wear in Autumn because of the change in weather. We sorted objects and clothing into different piles to distinguish the Season Autumn from one of the other seasons. We also put some objects into a feely bag, put a blindfold on the children and they had to guess by feeling the different objects what they were and try and use some vocabulary to describe them e.g. sticky, smooth, hard.
In Maths our focus this week was size. We had to sort different objects into big and small and use the correct language. We also made some hedgehog homes to put into our Nursery garden for the hedgehogs to hibernate and keep warm. Our children are so kind to the animals!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Gurjot Singh for sitting in during group time and beginning to join in with some activities. Lucas French for doing some amazing listening, following instructions and generally having a good week. Mason Griffiths for being able to make comparisons between objects relating to size and use the correct language big and small. He also showed a great understanding of the concept size as when asked if the big bear would fit into the small bag he said “no, big bear is too big but the little bear does”. Carter Howe for doing a great job problem solving. He created a tunnel for his man to get across but he could not get him all the way through the tunnel as his hands would not fit so he used a pipe cleaner to push him through and managed to solve his problem independently. Finally, Archie Belshaw as he impressed with his imagination and building skills. He created the most amazing car that had an engine, brake and go-fast pedal. He also remembered to wear a safety helmet and a seat belt. Well done to all of you, what superstars!
Just a little reminder that we break up for half term on Thursday 21st October and return to Nursery on Monday 1st November.
This week we have been learning all about the season Autumn. We set you all the little challenge last weekend to go and collect lots of Autumn treasures in your bags and what a great response we had back, thank you! We took time this week to look in all of our bags and talk about what we found and what objects may represent Autumn.
In maths we have been comparing the number of objects and deciding which has more and which has less and trying to use this vocabulary. We also discussed the similarities and differences in our Autumn bags and talked about what we found the most of and what we found the least of. We decided to choose a few objects from our bags and represent them in different ways.
This week's little rays of sunshine are Harlee-Rae Nicholls as she has been a superstar this week. She has left mum happily on a morning and is becoming more familiar with following our routines in Nursery. She did an amazing job of representing some of the items from her Autumn bag. Lewis Johnson as he did a great job figuring out which had the most and which had the least and even used the correct language. Millie Winter as she has tried very hard to count the amount of conkers in the group and could correctly identify which group had more and less. Paisley Graham as she did an amazing job at representing some of our Autumn items that we collected. She ensured she did the correct number of lines for each object. Finally, Fearne Scott as she did a great job representing numbers using her fingers. Well done to you all, what superstars!
This week our story of the week has been The Gingerbread man. We have listened carefully to the story and encouraged the children to join in with the repeated phrases they have learnt. We have also been looking at the children's understanding of the story by asking them how and why questions and we were very impressed with their answers and understanding of the story. We have also been making bridges using different construction materials for the gingerbread man to cross the river so he doesn't have to get eaten by the nasty fox!
In maths we have been sorting objects in different ways. The staff had lots of objects all sorted into nice piles but an accident happened and the objects were spilt all over the floor so they got mixed up and the children had to sort them back into the correct piles. Some children sorted them by colour, shape or size. The tricky bit was asking the children to tell us their rule of sorting them!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Brutus Atkinson as he has become much more focused at group time and did a great job of answering who, what, where and why questions about the story. Amber Dent for becoming much more confident at group time. She also did a fantastic job of sorting the objects and listening to the clues and identifying the correct character from the story. Charlotte Kirkbride for trying so hard with all activities this week and setting a fantastic example to her friends. Olly McHugh as he impressed with his sorting activity. Not only did he sort the buttons by colours he also sorted them by the number of holes in each button. Finally, Francesca Mayhew as she volunteered to read a story to her group at home time. She chose to read Goldilocks and the three bears and retold this word perfect. She even changed her voice according to which bear was speaking. Well done to you all, what superstars!!
This week we have been focusing on the story of The Three Little Pigs. The children have been joining in with the repetitive rhymes as well as retelling the story in their own words. They have had so much fun with the puppets pretending to blow the house down.
We have also been matching objects that are the same in Maths this week and the children have been telling us why they are the same. Some children also made their own houses for the pigs to live in using shapes or building blocks.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Amelia Howarth for her amazing efforts in all activities. She was able to sequence the story, she was brilliant at explaining how the characters from the story might be feeling and built an amazing house for the pigs using Lego. Hunter Howe for his retelling of the story of 'The Three Little pigs'. Dexter Hutchinson for trying very hard with our matching activity. Amber Barnes for settling wonderfully into nursery life. She is always happy to join in with all activities and this week she did a super job practising writing the letter A at the start of her name. Finally, Archie Clarey for trying hard during focused activities and also for forming new friendships. Well done to you all, what superstars!
This week our story was Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We read the story and encouraged the children to join in with repeated phrases. The children were also asked to retell the story in the correct order using picture prompts or tell us abut their favourite part of the story.
We also looked at size and sorted the bears into big and small groups. The children also matched the correct size bears to the correct size chairs and beds as well as used the language big, medium and small.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Amelia Holmes as she has had a fantastic week following rules and routines in Nursery and also did an amazing job at matching the different sized bears to the different sized beds. Khaled Alfajr as he has had a great week and is becoming more vocal. He also did some super sorting with the bears by size then by colour. Ezmay Denham as she was a superstar following instructions and putting the correct size bear on the correct size chair and she was also able to talk about the different sizes. Ollie Cole for settling into our nursery routine with no problems and been a superstar at tidy up time. Finally, Luka McLean as he tried very hard with the size sorting activity. Well done to you all, what superstar!