In the Nursery this week…

In the Nursery this week the children have all been excitedly talking about their upcoming ‘Halloween plans’ and have enjoyed dressing up as monsters, reading spooky stories and developing their fine motor skills by picking up ‘spiders’ from a masking tape web using tweezers. They also worked as a team to carve a pumpkin and see what was inside!

Other activities included making shaving foam ice creams and ‘selling’ them to their peers and teachers and creating ‘castles’ from junk modelling following much research online as to what a castle needs to have and some builder’s small world play.

In the Nursery this week…

In the Nursery this week the morning class have been exploring the topic ‘Transport’ with the opportunity to engage in road safety role-play in the outdoor area, categorising transport types by land and engaging in transport themed listening activities.

They also got very messy washing the cars in the outdoor area and car painting.

The afternoon children have demonstrated a real interest in the story ‘Dear Zoo’ and have enjoyed participating in animal themed listening activities and singing songs. The children ‘wrote’ letters to the zoo to ask for a Nursery pet and were delighted when the postman sent them a puppy (just like in the story!) to visit for the day. Albert the dog was a popular member of the Nursery class and a fantastic opportunity for the children to learn about what a pet needs to be healthy.

Other activities this week have included a ‘Nature Scavenger Hunt’ following the children observing a squirrel in the Nursery outdoor area and lots of junk modelling in the art area.

 

In the Nursery this week…

In the Nursery this week the morning children have been exploring the topic of ‘Autumn/Harvest’ with seasonal themed activities such as playing in an ‘Autumn Mud Kitchen’, making hedgehogs from playdoh and craft bits, drawing harvest vegetables and painting Autumnal tress having participated in an Autumn walk and taken photos of the changes in the environment. They also explored ‘Harvest’ vegetables with opportunities to sketch, paint and print with them.

They were also visited by ‘Harry the Hedgehog’ and enjoyed making-up stories of his adventures both as a class and individually and creating story-maps.

Following a child in the class celebrating a birthday there was lots of chatter amongst the Afternoon children inviting each other to make-believe parties. They then participated in ‘Party’ role-play in the ‘Home Corner’ with opportunities to create invitations for peers, make birthday cards and participate in party dances during PE sessions.

Later in the week the children were observed digging for treasure in the outdoor area which triggered a visit from Captain Prangnell a confused pirate in need of some help in finding some lost treasure! The Nursery pirates jumped in to action and helped Captain locate the lost treasure by creating treasure maps, counting out steps around the playground and some even made telescopes. Once found they enjoyed exploring the found treasure in a whole-class communication activity.

 

Nursery Autumn Celebration

Thank you to all that attended the Nursery ‘Autumn Celebration’ this week. We hope that you enjoyed the opportunity to see your child’s classroom displays and environment, meet with Key Persons and participate in the themed activities available.

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

In the Nursery this week…

In the Nursery this week the Morning class have been exploring the topic ‘Down on the Farm’ with the opportunity to learn ‘farm’ themed songs with Makaton signs, feed small-world farm animals during malleable activities and explore the Literacy Focus ‘The Little Red Hen’ which included making and eating bread just like the lead character in the story and creating ‘Story Maps’.

The Afternoon class had been observed playing ‘shops’ and so were encouraged the children to write ‘shopping lists’ and to participate in a ‘What’s in the basket?’ communication activity. They also participated in a vegetable tasting game to develop their descriptive language, explored large scale painting activities and developed their scissor skills.

Fruit Pizza Fun!

In the Nursery this week the children were very excited to be visited by a chef from CaterLink, the providers of Tubbenden Primary School meals, and participated in a ‘Fruit Pizza’ cooking activity!