Bear Hunting and lots more in Nursery this week…

Friday 17th November | 2 comments

The cold weather has started so the children have been practising zipping up their coats. Please can you make sure your child has additional clothing like hat, gloves and scarves labelled, as you can imagine we have lots in the cloakroom!

We have learnt so much this week. We have found out that if we know where we live we can find our houses on Google Earth and some children have been practising their photography skills using iPads (you may spot the odd selfie!).

We continue to develop our phonic skills by practising our listening skills and using our bodies to create different noises. During tidy up time we have also started to listen to a Jolly Phonics song which introduces the children to letter sounds.

The children have been developing their fine motor skills by threading hoops on to pipe cleaners to make bird feeders and using chalk to make marks on the floor.

Our number work involved counting forwards up to 20 and backwards from 5/10 to 0. We are developing the children’s understanding of numbers up to 4, explaining that to write a number 4 not only can you write the numeral but you draw 4 lines, 4 faces or 4 circles.

We have talked a lot in Nursery this week about taking turns with our friends. The children have been encouraged to use a timer to help them share toys or take turns.

On Thursday morning the children decided to act out the story of ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. We created the grass, river, mud, forest and snowstorm. They managed to fill in the missing words to the story and help me to tell it. Perhaps this is something you can try at home? Can your child tell you a story at bedtime using pictures from a well-known story?


Thank you to those parents who have activated their account and are sending in Tapestry observations from home. It is great to see what the children have been doing at home. Keep them coming! If you need support with creating observations then please ask us and we would be happy to take through the short process.

Our busy week…

Have a super weekend.

The Nursery team.

2 responses to “Bear Hunting and lots more in Nursery this week…”

  1. Sheila singh (Vanshika mum) says:

    Vanshika has enjoyed the story and actions to bear hunt, she told us about the actions…..She kept repeating the verse where going on a bear hunt and we going to catch a big one. A lovely story to read with the children.

  2. Aylas mum says:

    Ayla had lots to say about the bear hunt. She really enjoys this story. She has also been talking about games you have been playing, in particular a game with animals that she likes x

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