Category Archives: Nursery

Creativity week in Nursery

Tinga Tales – Tales from Africa

In Nursery we have been reading ‘Why Elephant has a Trunk’.

We created our own artwork inspired by the patterns and colours from African art and cloth.  We had a go at weaving paper and also practised our cutting skills.

We also watched a video of African drumming.  Mrs Grant goes to African drumming lessons so she taught us a simple rhythm.

Aliens!

This week in Nursery we have been reading Aliens love Underpants.

The children have really enjoyed the story, there have been lots of giggles when listening to what the cheeky aliens get up to.

The book is full of rhyming words and some children are starting to spot them.

The children have created colourful pairs of pants which we are going to put up on display soon so come and have a look.

Our family project this half term is for the children to make their own aliens.  They can be made from any resources.  They could be made from old cardboard boxes, playdough, scraps of fabric or anything else you can think of.  We are looking forward to seeing them in school in a few weeks time.

Ash End Farm

On Monday Reception and Nursery went on a trip to Ash End House Farm. When we arrived we enjoyed having lunch in the barn and then had lots of fun feeding and stroking the different farm animals. We found out lots of information about the animals and what life is like on the farm. We saw cows, horses, chicks, goats, pigs, and much more. Our favourite part of the trip was seeing the reindeer and Santa. Santa gave us all a present and we sang lots of Christmas songs throughout the day. We also learnt about the Christmas story and acted it out. Before our coach journey back to school we had a play in the play area.

Write Dance in Nursery

Twice a week in Nursery we all take part in Write Dance activities.  These help our muscles to develop so that we will be able to write letters and words when we are ready.

We start by singing a song that has actions to go with it.  We then make marks on big paper to go with each part of the song.

Busy bees in Nursery

The children have been making things using junk modelling.  Some children made cars, Rhight made a yellow Lamborghini!

The new book area has been very popular.  The nursery children love listening to stories and looking at books by themselves.

Here the children are practising their mark making skills.  All the give meaning to their marks, which is the first stage of learning to write.  Well done Nursery 🙂

Maths week parent workshop

 

During Maths week Nursery have used the song ‘Five Currant Buns’ as our focus.  We have also been learning about the number one and recognising one of different objects.

When our parents came in for our workshop we sang them the song.  Then we decorated the currant buns we had made.  We counted spoonfuls of icing sugar and drops of water, mixed it together and then put one cherry on the top.

We also made a poster all about the number one.

Finally we cut out currant buns so that we could take them home and sing the song with our families.

Whatever Next!

This week our story of the week has been Whatever Next by Jill Murphy.

We heard about baby bear’s adventure to the moon.  We then used props to retell the story and went on our own moon adventures!

Lots of children have been practising their mark making and early writing.  These children are writing their names to put on their duplo models.