Nursery work for 2019 - 2020
Being safe (the pants rule)
This week we have been learning all about the pants rule. We used the story ‘Aliens Love Underpants’ to explore the topic in more detail. We listened to a great song sung by Pantosaurus, which taught us all about the pants rule. We also discussed what trust means and we spoke about who we can talk to if we are worried about anything, either at school or at home.
We turned in to superheroes this week! We learnt what our super bodies can do. We spoke about the different moves that superheroes do and we tried doing them ourselves. Our role play area turned in to a superheroes headquarters which we had so much fun playing in. We also went on a superhero hunt outside and worked together to see how many superheroes we could find.
We have been learning all about vehicles this week. We knew lots of names of different vehicles and thought about ones which would be suitable to travel to school in. We decided that whilst it would be fun to travel in a rocket, we wouldn’t use them for everyday travel! We learnt all about traffic lights and what each of the colours mean. We then made our own traffic light biscuits. Outside, we had a bike wash where everyone worked very hard to keep all of our bikes squeaky clean. Back in the classroom we sorted vehicles according to whether or not they had wheels. We also explored vehicles that travelled in the air, on the road and on the water.
This week we learnt how to keep our bodies healthy. We learnt the difference between healthy and unhealthy food and helped Curiosity make a healthy lunchbox to bring to school. We also learnt how to clean our teeth and tried to brush all of the marks off of our pretend teeth. We learnt that exercise is a good way to keep our bodies healthy. We made healthy dinner plates with some of our favourite healthy foods on.
Apples and Pumpkins
We had so many pumpkins in our classroom! We played music on pumpkins, we scooped out all of the gooey pulp and seeds and we weighed and ordered the pumpkins from the smallest to the biggest. We also learnt about the lifecycle of a pumpkin.
Then we investigated apples and found that if you cut an apple in half it has a star inside! We rolled apples down ramps to see which one went the furthest. To finish our theme we tried lots of different apples. We even tried an apple that was pink inside!
This week we have been learning all about autumn. We have looked at the changes that are happening outside. We have read the story ‘The Gruffalo’ and made masks to help us act out the story. We have also done leaf rubbings with wax crayons and autumnal colours.
Fun with Friends
This week we learnt how to share with our friends and how important it is to be polite and kind to our friends. We also learnt how it is important to say please and thank you when talking to our friends. We read the story Lost and Found and made penguins in the art lab. We also made friendship biscuits!
How do you feel?
This week we explored our feelings. We practiced showing different feelings on our face and looked at how our faces change depending on how we are feeling. We made feelings puppets, focusing on being happy and sad. We discussed what makes us feeling different things, for example, playing with our friends makes us feeling happy and seeing spiders made us feel scared. Curiosity helped us think about how we can change person’s feelings. We used a lot of mirrors during the week to compare our feelings to different feelings we saw around the classroom.
This week we learnt all about the different parts of our bodies. We sang ‘heads, shoulders, knees and toes’. We also made pictures of our faces, trying to think about the colour of our skin and hair. During cooking, we made biscuit faces and tried to make sure that we added in all of the different facial features. We also brought in ‘all about me’ bags and shared our favourite objects and photographs of ourselves with our friends.
Welcome to nursery!
This week we have been settling in to nursery. We explored the different labs inside and helped Curiosity to learn how we tidy up our classroom. We have enjoyed making new friends and we have managed to learn everyone’s name. We also had time to explore the outside area and the courtyard. We started to think about our class rules and are now very good at telling people in our class what we need to do to keep our classroom safe and fun.