The Nursery children have been exploring the topic of ‘Autumn’ this week and enjoyed activities such as conker maths investigation, ‘Autumn Walks’ around the school grounds and making hedgehogs from playdoh and junk modelling. They have also been listening to the story ‘Leaf Man’.
Autumn Walks: We looked at the different colours of the leaves, found some fallen sycamore seeds and discussed the change in weather. We returned to the Nursery with some very interesting ‘finds’ and put them on the ‘Investigation Station’ for the children to explore independently.
Conker maths investigation: The children counted conkers and found the matching numeral as well as weighing conkers to see how many they would need to put on each side of the scale to create balance.
Hedgehog Malleable: After discussing how hedgehogs make homes in piles of leaves ready to hibernate, the children enjoyed using playdoh, straws, pasta and buttons to make hedgehog models.
We would also like to thank Mrs. Powis for sharing her musical talents with the Nursery class and playing a variety of instruments for the children. It was an activity greatly enjoyed by all and enhanced children’s understanding of the purpose of the ‘Music Studio’ role play area.
In the Nursery this week the children have been exploring the topic ‘Under the Sea’ and enjoyed a variety of activities including shark and mermaid tag, sea creature small world play and bubble painting.
Sea creature small world play
We would also like to thank Mrs. Bayliss for coming in to Nursery to share the conkers she collected with her child with the class.
In English we are studying the story of the Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo. As part of the Talk 4 Writing ‘Hook’ into the setting and experience of living in Africa, children created animal masks and prowled through the golden yellow grass of the Tubbenden savannah. Children enjoyed dramatizing the roles of predator and prey. Zebras and impalas were alert to the sounds of lion and hyenas as they were hunted through the long grass.
In the Nursery this week we have continued to explore the topic of ‘Transport’ with a literacy focus on the story ‘Who Sank the Boat?’ by Pamela Allen. The children have enjoyed recreating the story, engaging in outdoor ‘boat’ role-play scenarios and in creating ‘Story Maps’ outlining the sequence of the story.
Children creating a ‘Story Map’ of the book ‘Who Sank the Boat?’ as a whole-class activity and then making our own ‘Story Maps’ during 1:1 literacy focus opportunities.
Outdoor ‘boat’ role-play in Tubbenden Primary School’s Early Year’s Playground.
In the Nursery this week the children have been exploring the topic of ‘Transport’ and have enjoyed lots of activities including ‘train and tunnel’ role-play, making different types of transport from junk modelling resources and categorising transport toys by colour and size.
We are very pleased to report that Shlok, Year 3, continues his success in chess.
At the end of July, Shlok won the Under 7 Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge (Gigafinal) and was runner up in the British Chess Championship in the Under 8 section – a year above his age.
In August, he entered the Under 8 category of the European Youth Chess championship in Prague. Shlok was competing against 100 players from 49 countries and finished with a creditable 5/9.
We look forward to following his further successes in the future.