Nursery Work 2017-18
Apples and Pumpkins
The children were excited to find a grocery shop in the classroom! They enjoyed pretending to use the tanoys attached to the tills and lots of children wanted to buy fruit for their “babies.” We used pumpkins and apples to make prints with different colours. Outside we explored rolling apples and conkers. We talked about which ones rolled the furthest and why.
We found out about seasons! We discovered that in Autumn there are lots of changes in the environment. We looked at the leaves and saw that many of them had changed colour. We decided to look for signs of Autumn in our playground so we went on an ‘Autumn object hunt’. We found lots of different things including conkers, red leaves, yellow leaves, orange leaves, acorns and pine cones! The children really enjoyed listening to the story ‘The Gruffalo.’ They enjoyed using the masks when acting out parts of the story.
This week children explored their 5 senses. They particularly enjoyed feeling different textures and the ‘feely pots’ were very popular. One of our activities involved smelling a variety objects that were hidden in pots. The marmite was not very popular but all of the children liked the smell of apple shampoo!
Fun with Families
Thank you to everybody who sent a photo in of their family. The children really enjoyed showing the class who was in their family. We drew family portraits and we talked about all families being different. The children enjoyed using role play to act out family scenes. The pushchairs were very popular and lots of babies were being taken to the park. One child decided that they would take their baby on the bus to London to buy some new handbags!
Fun with Friends
We have been busy making friends and learning about how to be a good friend. This week we played lots of team games and talked about sharing and taking turns. The children enjoyed playing ‘What’s the time Mr Wolf?’ and ‘Hide and seek.’ At the end of the week we made a biscuit for a friend. We asked them questions about what they would like on their biscuit and we asked them if they were happy with how it looked when it was made.
We talked about parts of our bodies and enjoyed singing ‘Head, shoulders, knees and toes.’ Children used mirrors to look at their faces and talk about the colour of their hair and eyes. We used wool, pens and googly eyes to make self portraits. We talked about who can help us when we are not well and enjoyed dressing up as doctors and treating our dolls. The children made tasty biscuits and decorated them with icing.
Settling in to Nursery
The children settled in to their new classes quickly. They particularly enjoy child initiated learning in the outdoor area. The climbing frame and the slide are very popular. Lots of children have fun using the dressing up clothes.
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