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
The children in the afternoon class have had great fun the past 12 weeks. On a Monday afternoon, Harry and his team from Sportacus have been coaching the children, playing different games and sports and most of all having fun with the children. They have been taking part in many activities such as football, ‘lava ball’, races and lots of exciting games.
A big thank you to Harry and his team who have worked so hard and enthusiastically to ensure that all the children have had a great time while also helping to develop their physical skills. A big thank you also to all parents and carers who turned up to watch the award ceremony.
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The morning class have been showing off their science skills, watching and helping with lots of experiments such as making lava lamps and making a fountain with Coke and Mentos! They have also been engaging well, practicing their phonics by playing eye spy, looking for things beginning with S, A and T.
The afternoon class have been learning all about starting school and talking about the changes that might happen in the next few weeks. They have also been looking at different textures, talking about how things feel such as bubble wrap, then using it to create some patterns with paint.
Thank you to all who came to join us on Sports Day. A big well done to all the parents who joined in with the races and an even bigger well done to all the children who took part. It was a very hot day and the children were all so patient waiting for their turns and cheered their teams on with excitement. Well done to the winners, the Orange Tornados!
The children have all been taking part in lots of farm based activities this week to build on their experience at the farm. A post was published earlier in the week containing photos and information about our trip to Godstone Farm.
The morning children went to the school library to see if they could find any farm related books, they then used these books to draw what happened when they went to the farm and the animals they saw. They have also been developing their fine motor skills making animals and animal enclosures out of playdough, moulding different shapes with their fingers and using scissors to cut small pieces of straw to use as fence posts. The children have been showing a huge interest in counting, outside on the field, the children enjoyed throwing beanbags into tyres and identifying the number on the card inside the tyre.
The afternoon class played an exciting tag style game of ‘sheep herding’ during PE, some of the children were sheep and some sheep dogs. Some of the children showed an interest in writing the animal names which led to decorating letters to look like the animal, i.e decorating the letter ‘P’ to look like a pig. The children have shown a huge interest again in emergency services and enjoyed putting out ‘fires’ in the classroom.