The nursery children have settled really well coming back into school after a long break. They are all so happy to be reunited with their friends and teachers. Since being back the children have done many fun activities and we even have special ducklings in our class for two weeks.
It’s the first week back to school since the third lockdown and what better way to celebrate than to make fruit kebabs. The book we are looking at in nursery this week is ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’. So far we have done lots of fun activities linked to the book such as; mark making with carrots, printing with vegetables, weighing fruits and vegetables to see which one is lighter and heavier and making Mr Potato Heads. The children enjoyed making their fruit kebabs using lots of yummy fruits and couldn’t wait to take them home to eat.
Mad Scientist Day
Nursery loved dressing up as Mad Scientists today and had a full day of experiment and investigation activities.
This term Early Years have been very lucky to have ducklings in their classes. The children were able to see the ducklings hatch from their eggs which was very exciting. We have let the ducklings walk around the carpet while the children watch, they have all held and stroked the ducks and even watched the ducks paddle and swim in water. This is defiantly an experience the children will remember for a long time and has bought the topic ‘growing’ to life.
Mother’s Day Cards
Mother’s day is everyday but to celebrate the day the nursery children created beautiful Mother’s Day cards that all the mums loved. Here are some pictures of the children making their cards.
Making our own pet ducklings
As we have had ducklings in the class, I thought it would be a good idea if the children can make their own pet duckling that they can take home with them. The children used clay for this and once it was dry painted it yellow and orange. They have also used junk modelling to create a pond for their pet ducklings.
Snowy Forest School
Autumn Term 2
The topic this term in nursery was 'Real life superheroes.' The children learnt about different people who help us each week such as doctors, firefighters, police officers, teachers, and farmers. Here are some pictures of the fun activities' children did at home.
This week in school, the Nursery bubble made a 3D prison cell using a cardboard box. They all got involved in paint the box as a group. Nursery children also had fun dressing up as police officers in the role play area.
Rainbow Fish Pitta Pizza
This term we have been reading the book 'Rainbow Fish' in Nursery. The children had fun making fish shaped pizza using pitta bread and decorating their pizza using different coloured vegetables.
Remembrance Day Biscuits
To celebrate Remembrance Day, we made poppy biscuits. The children enjoyed icing the biscuits using red icing sugar and using a raison for the centre. They tasted as good as they looked.
To celebrate Diwali the festival of light the children made tea light holders using clay and gems. throughout the week to celebrate we also created firework artwork using glitter and made Rangoli art using coloured sand. The children loved all the bright colours and lights involved in Diwali.
Children in Need
To support Children in Need this year, the children came dressed up in whatever they wanted to wear. Some children came dressed up in their favourite superhero outfit or their favourite princess dress. Others came in wearing their best party outfit, Pudsey clothes and even in pyjamas. Thank you to all parents for supporting this cause and generously donating towards Children in Need. Nursery managed to raise a fantastic £82!
In Nursery this week we went into the forest school and had the opportunity to search for different minibeasts. We used our magnifying glasses and had boxes to collect the bugs in. The children took it in turns to collect the bugs and we looked under different logs and stones to find them. The children found lots of different bugs such as spiders, worms, caterpillars, and slugs. The children were able to describe the insects and were able to explain how they felt and how many legs they had. At the end of the activity the children drew their favourite mini beast and counted how many they collected. The children really enjoyed this activity and were fascinated by the different minibeasts that lived within our forest school.
This term in Nursery we have been reading 'Happy Birthday Maisy' and learning all about celebrations. It was Teddy's birthday on Friday and all the children were very busy getting ready for his party. The children made birthday cards for Teddy, invitations for his party, wrapped up presents, made party hats and paper chain decorations, baked shortbread biscuits and iced fairy cakes. Everyone enjoyed singing and dancing during the party, playing with the balloons and eating all the yummy food. Teddy loved his party and said it was the best birthday ever!
First Week of Nursery
The Nursery children have settled in really well. They have made many new friends and have familiarised themselves around the classroom and playground. Here are some of the fun things they have been getting up to this week.
Today in Nursery, we had our first Forest School session. We read the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ and decided that we did not want to go through the mud like in the story. Instead, we thought it would be a good idea to make a bridge to go over the mud. The children used crates and a wooden plank to make their bridge and took turns to walk over it. To challenge themselves more they wanted to make the bridge taller so it is higher up from the mud when walking over it and so they can go under the bridge. The children really enjoyed themselves and showed how they can take risks while being in the Forest School. Their clothes got a little bit wet and dirty but it was all worth it from seeing them enjoy themselves.
This week in Early Years, we had a special visit from three owl friends. Tango, Whisper and Dotty. We got to learn a lot about them and see them fly. We was even lucky enough to hold and take pictures with Whisper.