Let all that you do be done in love.
1 Corinthians 16:14
Please make sure that all of your child’s uniform and spare clothes (including shoes) have their full names in.
Friday 28th September – 9am Stay and Play – Grandparents (more information to follow)
Friday 28th September – Grandparents’ Morning
Friday 28th September – MacMillan Coffee Morning – School Hall
Friday 12th October – Non-uniform day (children bring in unwanted toys or gifts for the Christmas Fair)
Monday 15th – Parents’ evening (a chance to discuss how your child has settled into the Nursery)
Friday 19th October – Stay and Share
Friday 19th October – break up for Half Term
Wednesday 31st October – Return to Nursery
All about me
As part of our 'Ourselves' topic, the children all studied their own faces and thought about their features and how they could use these to make different facial expressions. By looking in mirrors, they watched as their faces changed and they then talked about what emotion this revealed. Afterwards they made play dough models and began to think about times when they have experienced this emotion.
Child Initiated Activities - Autumn 1
Here are examples of some of the things the children like to explore in their continuous provision time....
All Day Farm
Today we had a very special day as we were surprised by the arrival of the farm! We got the chance to meet and stroke a horse, goat, sheep, pigs, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets and even a snake!
RE - Ourselves
We have been thinking about what makes us so special and how our names are special to us. We also been using circle time to explore why God loves us all so much.
Maths - Big and Small
We have been using the language of big and small this week. This links to our story of 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. When comparing sizes the class have begun to use language of big, small, bigger, smaller and even medium! To apply and extend this knowledge we have used tcharts to sort pictures of different sizes and we have also drawn our family members and considered their different heights.
We had such a lovely day sharing the Nursery with our Grandparents and other family members. It is very special to watch the children show their class off and to hear them chattering away about all their ideas and friends. Thank you to everyone who came for making it such a memorable day!
Author Study - Steve Antony
For our Literacy topic we have been exploring the work of a brilliant author, Steve Antony. Through looking at his books of 'I'll Wait Mr Panda' and 'Thank you Mr Panda' we produced lots of brilliant work. The class have made their own Mr Panda masks, decorated doughnuts, retold the story and drawn the different characters. They are really enjoying the story and these books have encouraged them to really think about why manners are so important.
The children love accessing these shape pattern sheets during continuous provision. Have a look at some of their creations...
Numicon - Autumn 1
We have just started introducing the Numicon resources to the class. They are already becoming familiar with their corresponding numerical value. As part of our investigations we have made Numicon staircases (1-5) and used the tcharts to sort between big and small numbers and to correct Miss' mistakes.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Today we made porridge and thought about what ingredients we would choose to make it just right, like Goldilocks did!
Thank you, Mr Panda - Story map
As a group we became authors, using our own drawings to represent a main character or event in the story. Afterwards we sequenced our drawings and retold the story by using familiar phrases from the book.