Thank to everybody who came to our Autumn Celebration. This week the children have helped to make biscuits by measuring and pouring ingredients and have been on an Autumn walk around the school collecting leaves for the leaf printing activity. During the sessions there were lots of Autumn related activities available such as leaf printing, making hedgehogs with play dough and a special treat of milk and homemade cookies!
The morning class have been helping to create ‘The Nursery Supermarket’ by making price labels and signs for our shop and then engaging in some role play activities in the supermarket! They have been busy spending all their ‘money’ buying lots of different fruits and vegetables. During choosing time the children have enjoyed sharing cars and trains with their friends, taking turns rolling them to each other without any adult support.
On Friday last week, one of the children from the afternoon class said he thought the reason one of our toilets is broken is because a dinosaur sat on it! this led to lots of imaginative role play activities this week. On Monday when we came in, we found a dinosaur hiding in the toilet cubicle, so we locked him in the staff cupboard over night. On Tuesday he had escaped so the children all worked together and followed clues around the school to find Rex. The children made a long list of what good choices at Nursery are and how Rex could get a ‘good choice mark’. They also enjoyed making dinosaur footprints out of clay and roaring into sound buttons and recording it!
Following a lot of interest in Power Rangers and Superheroes, the morning class have been engaging in lots of superhero themed activities such as an exciting PE game of ‘who’s under the cape?’, sorting superheroes by matching them to the correct colour mats and making instruments to make their own theme song on!
The afternoon class have recently expressed a lot of interest in playing with the tea set in the role play area, making lots of snacks and drinks for their friends so we followed on from this by taking the tea set outside for them to have a ‘picnic’ on the grass. We then made our own sandwiches which we ate outside together.
The children have really enjoyed looking at all the different items brought in from everybody’s nature walks. A pumpkin was brought in which the children enjoyed feeling and looking at. One of the children dropped the pumpkin and the seeds fell out which led to a lot of discussion about how it feels and smells. The children then enjoyed planting them in an outdoor mud role play activity.
Thank you to everybody who has brought in their pet this week. The children thoroughly enjoyed meeting Ben the tortoise, Betsy the rabbit and Rosie the cat. The children asked lots of questions and enjoyed having lots of cuddles so thank you for sharing your pets with us 🙂
Due to a child being very excited about bringing in a leaflet about a circus, followed by a lot of discussion about clowns and circus acts, the Morning Class have been engaging in all sorts of circus related activities! During PE sessions they have been practising all sorts of circus skills such as balancing on tight ropes, juggling and gymnastics. They also made lots of tickets for their own circus!
They were very intrigued when they arrived one morning to find a tray full of shredded paper and some of our puppets. We read the story ‘Bear Snores On’ which is all about animals who hibernate followed by digging through the shredded paper to find the hibernating animals.
The afternoon class have recently shown a lot of interest in playing with the small world vehicles so we started the week learning about different types of transport. The children were very excited to share how they came to school and engaged well with a listening activity during PE about different types of transport. They also used duplo to make cars which they raced along a track to see whose was fastest. While learning about different types of transport, the children expressed a lot of interest in emergency vehicles. During registration one afternoon the children took part in a quick quiz about who drives which vehicle. Using junk modelling materials, the children made boats which we tested the following day in our water tray to see if they floated or sank!
Following a child bringing a leaflet for the local circus in for ‘Show and Share’ the morning class were over-taken with Circus Fever!
They were very excited to have a surprise visit from Rico the clown this week in response to this shared interest. They experimented with lots of tricks such as plate spinning, spinning hoops and making ribbons float. At one point, the children even disappeared under a cloud!
Some of the children also had the chance to brush ‘monster teeth’ and even helped Rico brush his own teeth!
We would like to offer a BIG thank you to ‘Rico the Clown’ for putting on an exciting performance that kept the Nursery Class enthralled for the duration. If you would like to check out Rico’s web page, please follow this link: https://www.circusclownrico.co.uk/home