This half-term our topic is ‘Let’s Create..’.
We have turned our Role Play area in to a ‘Building Site’ and are enjoying building models with a range of construction resources. We have learnt all about how to stay safe on a builder’s site and have learnt what the different warning signs mean. The children have enjoyed wearing hi-vis jackets and hard hats to support them with taking on the role of a builder. We have been looking at famous buildings around the world and have also been learning the stories ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and ‘Noah’s Ark’. The children have been re-telling the stories in the Role Play area and taking part in cross-curricular learning around these stories and rhymes.
Take a look at the photographs of how busy we have been!
This half-term of our main focuses in Nursery has been handwriting and working on writing our first names. The children have been working extremely hard with holding a range of writing tools effectively. Some children have been exploring with making marks, some children are now working on tracing over the letters in their name using the starting points for each letter, some children have been working hard at copying the letters in their name and some children are now writing their first name independently and beginning to work on their surname! I am very proud of the excellent perseverance skills that the children have demonstrated within their handwriting!
We have also been working on practising holding and using scissors. Some of the children are making snips in paper, some are beginning to cut around an object and some are working towards cutting out following a line. We have also discussed and learnt how to hold scissors safely if we are transporting them around the classroom.
Well Done Nursery an excellent start to the Spring Term of our academic year.
The children have settled in to Nursery brilliantly and have been enjoying exploring in the indoor and outdoor provisions with their new friends.
One of the most popular activities in Nursery at the moment is using the bicycles. It has been lovely to see the older Nursery children helping our new Nursery children with using the pedals and manoeuvring the bicycles around the bike track.
One of our main focuses in Nursery has been practising putting on our coats ready to explore in the outdoor provision. I am very proud of the excellent perseverance skills that the children have demonstrated with this activity. Some children then went on to practise fastening their zips up. I have set the children who are able to do this activity a challenge of helping to teach their friends. They have loved being star helpers. Well Done Nursery an excellent start to the academic year.
The children have all settled in so well into Reception it is lovely to see all the children coming into school and settling into the new routine.
Our topic this half term is ‘I am great because…’ We have started our topic by looking at our bodies. We have all created a picture of ourselves which has been displayed in the classroom.
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 maths 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.
In our workshop area we have been experimenting with colour mixing. We choose a could 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.