A short but busy week in Nursery!
Friday 9th March | 1 comment
We have had another busy 3 days in Nursery, from baking to lots of counting!
The children have been putting their artistic skills to the test when making their Mother’s Day cards. They selected their own resources – paint, sponges, tissues paper, coloured paper, coloured sticks to create their cards. Inside the cards they have tried really hard to sign their names. We hope you like them!
In our phonic work we continue to practise blending 3 sounds together to hear the word, by singing our song about Jack and Jill. The children are getting really good at sounding out words such as f-o-x, p-e-g, r-e-d and being able to hear the words the sounds make. We will start challenging them further next week by saying a word like fox and seeing if they can break the word up in to 3 sounds f-o-x.
The children listened to the story ‘Who’s Bad and Who’s Good, Little Red Riding Hood?’ It is based on the traditional tale of Little Red Riding Hood and it addresses the importance of not talking to people we don’t know – stranger danger.
We have also introduced the children to story writing. The idea is that children verbally tell a story to an adult like an author and then at the end of the session we bring the story alive by acting it out. To begin with the grown ups have been writing the stories to support the children with possible ideas. We hope in the next few weeks we will have some budding authors!
In mathematics we having been finding out what our favourite fruit is. The choice of fruits were apple, strawberry, orange and banana. The children had to count how popular each fruit was and see which was the most and least popular. We explained that the smaller number meant less people liked that fruit. I’m sure a few them voted more than once! We also practised rolling a dice, counting the dots and jumping, clapping or hopping the correct number of times.
As part of our World Maths Day we read the book ‘How big is a million?’ It is about a penguin called Pipkin who wants to know what a million looks like so he goes in search to find out.
In the story Pipkin finds 10 fish, the children were able to show me 10 fingers. When asked how big do you think a million is? Some of the responses were:
“This big (arms opened as wide as they can go”
“It’s not as much as infinity”
Pipkin goes on to find a 100 penguins. “Do you know anyone who is a 100 years old?” we asked. Some children did. We decided to find out how old the oldest person in the world is – 117! The children were challenged to find lots of number cards hidden around the classroom. Their job was to find them and count how many objects they could see. They did well to count from 1 up to 20.
The children have also been busy baking, listening to stories and dancing to music…
Thank you to those parents who have returned their parents evening forms. If you haven’t done so already please return them. It is important we see all the parents so we can discuss your child’s progress and their next steps in learning. There is currently one slot left on Tuesday! If you are unable to attend these days or get an appointment then please let us know and we can arrange to see you another time.
We hope you have a fun weekend. See you Monday.
The Nursery team