An icy week in Nursery!

Friday 12th January | 2 comments

Well it has certainly been a busy first full week back! The children have been busy exploring some enhancements we have put in some areas of provision. Following on from talking about igloos and making one from a box we created a winter igloo reading area. The children are enjoying going in the tents sometimes reading or playing.

There has been a lot of ice investigations. We found a fireman character stuck in the ice – how will we rescue him? The children tried hammers, saws, dropping the ice, some salt. Eventually we put the ice near the radiator and after over an hour (longer than they predicted) they were able to rescue him! We have observed what happens when you sprinkle ice on to ice and then add blue food colouring. If we listened carefully we could hear it cracking.

Sofia told us that she loves ‘rainbows’. So today we made rainbow toast. The children used coloured milk to create their coloured bread, toasted, buttered and then ate it. They loved it some much we will continue this next week.

In maths we have been doing lots of counting forward and back up to 20 and back from 5/10. The children have been developing their understanding of numbers, recognising and ordering them. We have practised counting objects and putting them with the correct number. We continue to practise counting claps or beats of a drum.

In outdoor play we have been designing and making things with wood and exploring the frost and ice. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for outdoor play.

In phonics we have been doing body percussion, playing sound games and using tap sticks to sound out the syllables in words.

A selection of photos from our week….

We hope you have a restful weekend and we look forward to seeing you all next week.

The Nursery team

2 responses to “An icy week in Nursery!”

  1. Carolyn (Emily and Leah's mum) says:

    We’ve also been enjoying some counting at home playing lots of games of hide and seek.

  2. Aylas mum says:

    Aka lives rainbows too and asked if we could do it at home. Will definitely try this at the weekend x

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