This Week in the Nursery…

The morning provision have been discussing the weather this week. We discussed the snow which fell on Tuesday night then started a weather chart where we have been recording the weather each day. The children also enjoyed learning a song called ‘What’s the Weather Like Today?’ Some of the children showed off their problem solving skills and went on a hunt around the classroom for ‘Tubby the Bear’. They followed lots of clues which led them to where he was hiding.

The afternoon provision have enjoyed learning about volcanos this week. On Monday a child saw a picture of a volcano which led to a lot of volcanic themed activities from drawing our own volcanos to making a volcano which erupted! Sequencing numbers has also proved to be a popular activity this week. The children selected numbered leaves then threaded them in the correct order on a piece of string.

All the children were excited to welcome our three new class members this week. Pikachu, Unicorn and Baby Simon, our Giant African Snails! we have been looking closely at how they move and the different foods they eat. There are a few eggs in the tank so the children are very excitedly waiting for them to hatch!

 

       

This week in the Nursery…

The morning class have been showing a great interest in changes this week. We have looked at how jelly changes its’ form from a liquid to a solid and what happens to water when it freezes. They thoroughly enjoyed coming in to find our water tray had frozen over which they all helped to smash. As they have also been sorting items from the classroom into pairs, they all had a go at pegging pairs of socks onto a washing line, sorting them by their size and pattern.

The afternoon class have been comparing heights of different objects around the nursery this week so as a class they arranged themselves into height order by choosing one person at random then working out if each of them were taller or shorter. As the children have also enjoyed playing on our bikes in the garden they also enjoyed the opportunity to draw road markings on the path outside with chalk which they then carefully followed.

        

This Week in the Nursery…

The morning class have been identifying different pairs around the setting this week. it started with a child noticing two crayons were the same which to discussion of pairs. Towards the end of the week the children engaged well in an activity matching different items from the classroom to the correct pair. During the holidays, we painted one of our walls with chalk board paint so the children have been drawing their plans on the wall then making different building with various construction items.

The afternoon class have expressed a great interest this week in writing their name so there have been a lot of mark making activities this week from using their finger to draw letters in salt o using a paintbrush and water to write their initial letter. Some of the children have also been independently writing their names. This week we went on a ‘sensory walk’ around the school to see what different things we could see and hear. The children then completed a checklist and marked off the different things. Other activities this week include threading, football games in the garden and using tweezers to pull objects out of sand.