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.
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.