November 14, 2014 at 3:30 pm
All the Nursery children have learnt about ‘Poppy Day’. We went in to assembly to observe a 2 minute silence. The children watched a short story about a rabbit who hid under a helmet to be safe during the war. Then poppies started to grow in his field once the war had finished and the rabbit lived happily ever after. The children all helped to make a poppy wreath, which Anya from Year 2 took down to the Cenotaph in Farsley. Mrs Myers played the bugle which made the children laugh! We marched like soldiers back to Nursery.
November 14, 2014 at 12:13 pm
Well the Nursery Post Office is officially open! The children are enjoying drawing and mark making as well as gluing stamps on and posting their letters! The children were very lucky to get a letter from Postman Pat this week. He asked the children to fill the notice board in the Post Office – what a great job they are doing! Not only have we been writing on paper and in cards but we have been using different tools to make marks in shaving foam!
November 12, 2014 at 12:22 pm
I thought I would share some pictures of our first Reception cooking club this year. The children enjoyed making ‘Bonfire cupcakes’ and helped to clean and wash up too!!
November 10, 2014 at 5:18 pm
We are having a very busy week in Reception with the start of our new ‘Space’ topic and a focus on Remembrance Day tomorrow.
In RC we have a new role play area and the children have enjoyed dressing up as spacemen and blasting off to a far away galaxy! We are also focusing on remembrance day and the children have been busy creating a beautiful wreath for the Year Two children to take down to the cenotaph in Farsley. We will be having a special assembly on Tuesday that will include a minutes silence to mark our respect. In Reception we have been thinking about the importance of remembrance and being thankful for the world we live in today.
This week in Literacy we are focusing on the story of Mr Zigger and Mr Zagger; two aliens that live on the moon who keep missing each other and falling asleep! Instead of reading a story book we have been re-telling the story using actions. This encourages the children ‘s story telling skills and is a fantastic foundation for creative writing in years to come. The actions are based on the link below so take a look or ask your child if they can re-tell the story too! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5vmLvOf6fg) We will then be looking at re-telling the story using ‘story maps’ and the children will be having a go at creating their own story maps! We will post some pictures of the story maps at the end of the week so watch this space.
We are continuing to focus on 2D shapes this week. We are looking closely at identifying different shapes and noticing the difference between them. We will be asking lots of questions: How many sides does this shape have? How many corners can you see? Are all sides the same length? We will also be using the ipads to find different shapes in our environment.
We hope you have a fantastic week!
November 10, 2014 at 3:17 pm
To start our week off we have been learning all about ‘Remembrance Sunday’. The children have listened to the story of the poppy and seen past services. Last week the children contributed to making a Nursery poppy wreath. We will be taking this in to assembly tomorrow (Tuesday 11th) and observing the silence at 11 o ‘clock. Our wreath will then be displayed at the Cenotaph in Farsley should you wish to see it.
Our main learning this week is all around ‘mark making’. So this has been started by the children getting a letter from none other than Postman Pat! He said he would like to see the children’s writing and drawing. So we hope there will be plenty! As Postman Pat got in touch we thought it would be great to change our role play area from a baby clinic to a ‘Post Office’. If you have any old envelopes then please send them in. In the Post Office is a notice board where we will display the children’s work.
The children will be encourage to hold pens, pencils, chopsticks and sticks correctly when making marks. We will be making marks using paper and shaving foam!
* As the weather gets colder please make sure your child has a labelled hat, scarf and gloves. We are practising putting our coats on too. Please help your child to practise at home.
Have a great week.
The Nursery Team.
November 7, 2014 at 4:03 pm
Nursery children have had a very busy week learning all about Guy Fawkes. We are so impressed at how much they have remembered:
‘Explode’, ‘He tried to kill the King’, ‘The soldiers caught him’, ‘He died and went to heaven’ were just a few parts of the story they remembered.
We did some exploding rockets outside and even had time to pretend to be rockets! I think the best bit for the children was making the chocolate apples!
November 3, 2014 at 4:07 pm
Welcome back after a well earned week off. The children are refreshed after the break and ready to go! Today they listened to the story of Guy Fawkes and we talked about the reason we have Bonfire Night. We have lots of activities planned for the week including making rockets, using shapes to make firework pictures and writing exciting Bonfire words. Look out for the displays in both classrooms!
Please carry on bringing cardboard tubes into school for the children to use for their rockets (sorry not toilet rolls!).
Well done to all the children who practised fastening their coats over the holidays. Please continue to encourage your child to be independent in dressing for PE and with their coats.
From all the Reception staff.
November 3, 2014 at 3:13 pm
Welcome back after half term! We hope you had a great week and the children are rested and prepared for a busy term!
This week we are finding out about why we celebrate ‘Bonfire Night’. The children will be listening to a story all about Guy Fawkes and how he wanted to kill the King using lots of gunpowder. We are practising the rhyme ‘Remember, remember the 5th of November, gunpowder, treason and plot’.
We will be creating our own firework pictures and rockets which will be displayed in the classroom by the end of the week. We are making some yummy chocolate apples and looking at how chocolate goes from being ‘hard’ to being ‘runny’. We will then finish our learning by watching our very own exploding rockets outside!
Have a great week. Enjoy bonfire night – be safe!
The Nursery Team.