The morning class have been focusing on ‘Down in the Jungle’ this week, learning the makaton signs for the song ‘down in the jungle’ and engaging in lots of jungle based small world role play. They have been extending their counting skills by making dens for animals and counting the amount of unifix cubes used. They also enjoyed engaging in a PE activity of ‘pass the ball’ through their legs to the ‘elephant’ behind! They also had a surprise when Jippy, the school therapy dog came for a visit!
The afternoon class have been engaging in activities based around the literacy focus ‘Stickman’. They have been re-enacting the story with their very own stickmen they made and we have also been on nature walks around the school finding different leaves, sticks and stones! They also enjoyed helping to make trees, and used the leaves from the nature walk to engage in leaf printing for our outdoor ‘Stickman’ display. They also enjoyed looking for insects with magnifying glasses in the nursery garden and found a worm who they decided to name ‘Wormy’
The morning provision have been talking about different means of transport this week. During a PE session the children were very excited to play a parachute game which involved listening for their name to be called and running to the opposite side. They have also been developing their counting and number identification skills by selecting a toy boat with a number on and trying to count the correct amount of people to match the boat. In our outdoor provision, an ‘ocean’ was created in our water tray with lots of different sea creatures and boats, testing the boats to see how many people could fit before the boat sank!
The afternoon provision have shown a great interest in ‘the Gingerbread Man’ this week so after reading the story the children enjoyed drawing the characters and using puppets to re-tell the story to one another. They also had a special treat when we gave the children the opportunity to make gingerbread stars, they helped each other to measure the ingredients and mix the biscuit dough. Building towers has proven to be a popular activity this week, some of the children have been using unifix cubes to make long towers and have been looking at what’s taller, themselves or the tower.
Welcome to the first Nursery BLOG entry of this academic year!
As you may be aware, we aim to update this BLOG weekly with photos of the activities the Nursery children have participated in throughout the week.
The children in the morning class have been enjoying making collages of their favourite animals, building homes for animals using construction materials such as duplo and meccano and using play dough to create their own animals!
Outside in our garden they have been exploring the digging area and using different shaped balancing beams to develop their physical skills. There have been a few wobblers but lots of determination and perseverance.
The children in the afternoon class have been using paint to make pictures of their houses with brushes and sponges. They also enjoyed making junk modelling houses using glue, scissors, yoghurt pots and cereal boxes.
There has also been lots of ‘den building’ play in the outdoor area with children using sheets, pegs and other large equipment to create tents. The class also decided the playhouse needed to be redecorated which led to a flurry of mud painting of the building!
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The Tubbenden Nursery Team