We hope you all had a nice Easter break! We are looking forward to lots of fun, learning and making memories for our last term in nursery :)
Week Beginning 4th May
Another delightful, sunny week in nursery!
In Literacy, we found some mysterious boxes- a big one and a small one. We had a discussion about each box, We all had a turn at holding the boxes and sharing our ideas as to what might be inside. We began with the small box. When we opened it we found a tiny seed. We then moved onto the bigger box. When we opened this one, it was a plant. I wonder how the tiny seed becomes a plant? This lead us to our new topic book, 'Jasper's Beanstalk'. The story is about a cat called Jasper who finds a bean and plants it. What do you think it might grow into? At the end of the story, Jasper is looking for giants. We decided to create our own giants!
The weather has been beautiful for us this week. The children have shown lots of interest in fairies recently so we created our very own Fairy Garden in our playground. We are really enjoying taking on the role of a fairy and creating some magic.
In P.E this week, we practiced our balancing skills by moving in different ways across the benches.
We started our guided reading sessions this week. In nursery, we focus on concepts about print (CAP) rather than word reading for our sessions. We looked at a book in groups and talked about the front cover and what we thought the book might be about. We read through the book together ensuring we turn the pages the correct way and one at a time. We then identified the pictures and pointed to the text. When we had finished, some of the children wanted to retell the story by themselves.
Week Beginning 26th April
We have been busy bees again this week! This week, we focussed on looking at 'healthy' and 'unhealthy' foods. We looked at the different foods the caterpillar ate and discussed which ones were healthy and unhealthy. We know that fruit is healthy so we decided to make our own fruit salads. First, we looked at a range of fruits and drew pictures of the fruits we would like in our fruit salads on plates. The next day, we made fruit salads. We were all very brave and tried some fruits we had not tried before such as kiwi. We then talked about the fruits we liked and the ones we disliked.
We learned a new game to play outside this week called, 'What time is it Mr Wolf.' Miss Alfrey explained the rules to us and helped us to understand how the game works. We worked as a group during number time to practice the game.
The next day, we decided to have a go at playing the game all by ourselves during provision. We are getting much better and with more practice, we will soon be experts!
We are still waiting for our caterpillars to build their cacoons. They are much bigger now!
Week Beginning 19th April
Another busy week in nursery! Our rainbow challenge for this week was to use balloons and paint to make a caterpillar. It was so much fun.
In Literacy, we created a story map for The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We understand that a story map contains pictures from the story which we put in order using arrows. We worked really hard to think of the colours we needed for the different foods the caterpillar eats and practiced using our oracy skills to retell the story.
In maths, we continued with part whole models and representing numbers using representation boards, ten frames and five frames.
In music and movement, we became trolls and moved in different ways to the music.
Week Beginning 12th April
We have had a very busy first week back. Our topic this half term is 'New Life'. Our topic story for the next few weeks is 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. We read through the story and learned the meaning of some words we had not heard before such as 'cacoon' and 'nibbled'. The story helps us to understand the life cycle of a caterpillar and we are now superstars at retelling the story and describing the life cycle. We also have some visitors in nursery! Caterpillars! Real, tiny caterpillars. We are so excited to watch them grow bigger and bigger!
In maths, some of the children have been learning how to use part part whole models to explore different ways to make the whole number. Other children have been practicing using representation boards and 5 frames to show numbers. We are getting really good at it!
We have had lots of fun playing outside this week, We made mud pies in the mud kitchen and used the wooden blocks to build lots of exciting things. We have also opened up our very own Minibeast investigation lab in our role play area. We love learning new things about insects and using magnifying glasses to have a closer look.