This week the children in the Nursery all had the fantastic opportunity to visit Manchester Pets and Aquatics for their school trip. All of the children who went on the trip enjoyed seeing all of the different animals and had the chance to meet some of the birds who were in their cages. They have been learning all about Houses and Habitats and continuing to learn all about different homes and habitats around the world. In their mathematics the children have been learning all about careful counting.
All of the children have been making the most of the outdoor and indoor provision no matter what the weather!
We have started a new topic for this term called Houses and Homes. The children in nursery have been learning all about different houses and homes for both animals and humans alike. In our role-play area the children have the opportunity to visit a Pet shop and to act as on-site Vets. The children are learning about how to care for different types of animals and how our own houses as humans are made.
This week in Nursery, the children have been learning all about the story of 'the Three Little Pigs' in literacy. They have been focusing on recalling the repetitive phrases in the storybook such as 'I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down' and 'not by the hair on my chinny chin chin'. They have been learning about the different materials used for constructing houses and how some materials are better suited than others for building homes.
The children have been learning all about shapes in Mathematics. They have all been able to name 2D and 3D shapes and use these to produce their own houses. They have created amazing artwork based on their own homes, using 2D and 3D shapes.
All of the children have worked really hard this week, and they have not let this wet weather stop them from having lots of fun outside and inside the classroom!
If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact any of the Nursery Team.
The Nursery Team.
The children have come back to nursery well rested and ready to learn! They've had a great week using their imaginations to construct models from different objects in different ways. Sticklebricks to make a table and chairs, sand and shells to make a birthday cake and counted 10 'candles' then blew them out, duplo to make a monster and a dog, playdough and matchsticks to make hedgehogs, 2d shapes to make rockets and letters to make an alphabet! See if you can tell which is which?
Well done everybody - a fabulous first week back! Keep up the good work.
The children have a had fabulous, productive and busy half term.
Our story this week has been Pumpkin Soup and the children have explored everything to do with pumpkins... smelling, touching , drawing, painting, making , mixing and tasting their own pumpkin soup! They ate this with bread at really enjoyed it.
Happy half term Nursery - you've earned it!!
A fantastic busy week in Nursery, we have been going hedgehog crazy reading the fabulous book Hedgehugs by Lucy Tapper and Steve Wilson. We drew hedgehogs, learned facts about them and we also counted spines (pinecones) on our own giant hedgehog Humperdink. The children also loved practising number recognition by choosing a number and counting spines to peg onto their own hedgehog pictures!
In RE this week the children have been learning about the faith of Judaism and in particular the special celebration of Hanukkah. They have discussed special days that they have celebrated with their families and drawn pictures of themselves with their families. They have learned about the 8 day celebration and the menorah with 8 candles that they have enjoyed colouring in.
The children have been extremely busy this week "writing". They have been developing their pencil grips and tracing lines , circles and practising tracing their names. They have been putting these new skills to good use drawing pictures of themselves and families for our RE display and drawing pigs for our story Farmer Duck! Well done Nursery.
The children are continuing to settle in nursery getting used to their new routines. They are making lots of new friends and enjoying everything that the nursery and outdoors has to offer.
As the children enjoy playing outside so much and can play out in ALL weathers could you ensure please that your child has a WATERPROOF coat - (ponchos are great for rainy weather and can be bought very cheaply on-line) and WELLIES that can be kept in school at all times. Also we ask that your child has a spare set of clothes in school -(labelled with their name in) in case of toilet accidents.
The children are settling into Nursery very well and are enjoying all the learning areas that it has to offer. They are especially enjoying the special prayer time at the end of the day in our Dream Zone, where they are learning how to make prayer hands and to make the sign of the cross by saying,
From my head to my heart,
from my shoulder to my shoulder,
I belong to God.