Spring 1 –
What a busy Spring 1 half term in Nursery!
We really enjoyed our topic on the Circus and learnt lots of new information and skills which the children then incorporated in to their independent learning.
As a class we have thoroughly enjoyed reading and the children have enjoyed listening to our Book of the Week, which we read 5 times a day and by the end of the week the children are able to join in with the text. One of our favourite books we enjoyed reading was ‘We’re Off to the Circus’, where the children enjoyed creating actions to retell the story. They were all very excited to perform the story in our class assembly.
The children enjoyed playing and exploring in the outdoor provision and practising different circus skills including balancing, juggling, skipping, bowling and moving our bodies in a range of ways.
The children also really enjoyed our weekly Physical Education lessons. One of our favourite lessons during Spring 1 was using pom poms and rainbow sticks to dance to a range of music. The children were brilliant at naming their different body parts and moving their bodies in a range of ways making good use of the hall space. In our weekly PE lessons, we have been learning about our heart and how it is used within our bodies. The children were all set a challenge to feel warm and have fast beating hearts by the end of the lesson. We all met that challenge and enjoyed ‘calm time’ to cool down our bodies.
Well Done Nursery, you have worked hard and learnt lots.
Autumn 2 –
What a busy Autumn 2 half term in Nursery!
We have been learning all about Christmas and have been preparing for our Christmas Nativity, for this we have been participating in Art and Design work. We have collaged 100 stars with different textured materials, including glitter, felt, lick and stick, tissue paper, pom poms and paint.
Whilst we made the stars we described the different textures and discussed the similarities and differences.
The children have also enjoyed making Christmas cards, decorations and calendars for their loved one’s. The children thoroughly enjoyed painting their hands to design a penguin.
This half term term we have also been making play dough, the children were brilliant with following simple instructions and adding the different ingredients to create the dough. We took it in turns to mix the ingredients and describe the process using our senses of look, smell, hear and feel. The children particularly enjoyed adding food colouring and watching the dough change colour, all of the children got the opportunity to take the play dough home which they made.
Autumn 1 –
The children have settled in to Nursery well and are enjoying learning through play. It is lovely to see the children developing positive friendships with others and settling in to Nursery life.
We have been learning all about Autumn and enjoyed going for an Autumn walk around the school grounds. This gave the children the opportunity to see different parts of the school, which they may not have seen before. On our Autumn walk we collected different Autumn natural objects for our Autumn exploration tuff spot tray. We used our SENSES of touch, sight, smell and hear whilst on our Autumn walk. The children particularly enjoyed feeling the different objects and are looking forward to learning more about Autumn over the next few weeks.
Also in Nursery we have been focusing on our Mark Making skills. We are continuing to develop our fine motor skills to prepare us for being writers in the future! The children have been enjoying mark making with chalk and water, in shaving foam, in a tray of glitter and with whiteboard pens and letter mats. We are also looking forward to taking part in other creative activities to develop our fine motor skills over the next few weeks.
Spring 1 –
In Reception we have been very busy continuing to work on our Read Write Inc Phonics. We have been continuing to practice our sounds, read the green words and enjoyed reading our ditties.
In maths we have been learning all about shape and patterns. We enjoyed making repeating patterns. We have also been using 10 frames and looking at different ways to make 10.
Our topic this half term has been the circus. We really enjoyed learning all about the features of the circus. The children enjoyed dressing up and practicing circus skills outside.
We have enjoyed listening to our book of the week 5 times a day. Out favourite story from last half term was the singing mermaid.
Autumn 2 –
This half term in Reception we have been very busy. We have continued to learn our sounds using the RWI program. We have been focusing on forming our letters correctly and looking at the starting point and finishing point of the letters. Some of our groups have started reading the red ditty books. We have really enjoyed these short stories.
In maths we have been looking at lots of new concepts we have been investigating money, weight and capacity. We investigated capacity using rice to fill different containers and talked about if it was full, empty, half full or nearly full. We weighed different classroom items and talked about which is heavier and lighter.
Our topic this half term has been people who help us we have really enjoyed learning about all the different people who help us. The children have produced some fantastic work which is on display in our classroom.
We were also very lucky to have some visitors for the library who shared a story with us and we all received a book to take home from the book people. We really enjoyed the visited and learned lots about the library. We are looking forward to visiting the library in the new year.
Autumn 1 –
Our topic this half term is “Wonderful Me” We have started our topic by looking at our bodies. We have all created a picture of ourselves. We talked about what we looked like hoe how we are all different and all special. The children’s fantastic pictures have been displayed in the classroom.
Each week we have a rhyme and a book of the week. The children listen to these 5 times each day. The children really enjoy the different rhymes and stories.
We have been listening to the story of Funny bones. The children have also enjoyed watching the skeleton dance song on you tube. In our math’s work we have been looking at size and have ordered skeletons according to their heights.
We have started our RWI phonics. I am really pleased with how the children are able to identify the sounds the letters make. We have been trying hard to write our letter sounds and form the letters correctly using the rhymes to help us. Children have been fantastic at making words with the magnetic letters during our word time.
In our workshop area we have been experimenting with colour mixing. We choose a colour and painted one hand, painted our other hand a different colour and rubbed them together to make a new colour. We had lots of fun doing this.