The children have been very busy looking after the babies in the hospital this week. They have learned how to check in patients, take temperatures and change nappies. Outside they have been washing and drying the babies. They have liked listening to the story of Za Za’s Baby Brother and some of the children have been able to talk about the birth of their own siblings. We were very pleased to have Alicia’s Mummy in to talk about her baby bump.
The children have had fun exploring the shaved soap and water. We have had bubbles everywhere! They have used the plastic needles and threads to sew a decorative border along a babies quilt showing good fine motor skills. They have started their own family trees and are beginning to add in their photos. Thank you for sending them in.
Literacy Stay and Play
We are holding a Literacy Stay and Play on Wednesday 23rd May (8:30 – 9:15 and 12:30 – 1:15) with a focus on mark making. If you would like to come please speak to a member of the Nursery Staff.
The children have joined in enthusiastically with the repeated refrains from our story, Walking Through the Jungle and have added actions as we have read it.
They have been very busy planting bulbs, herbs and vegetables in the mud kitchen . We look forward to caring for them over the next few weeks. The children have observed the snails that we have had in the class this week and have looked through non-fiction books to learn more about them.
We have had the clay out this week and made snakes using our hands to roll them into different shapes. The children used a range of tools to make the scales on their snakes. We will paint them next week. They have also decorated paper snakes with coloured sticky shapes in a range of different patterns.
The children kindly welcomed our newest Nursery children in to the class this week. It is lovely to see how friendly and welcoming they have been.
The children have loved the story, The Tiger Who Came to Tea and have been able to retell the story independently. They have painted pictures of tigers and made collages of tiger fur.
The children have used a variety of different brushes to mark make in tea leaves placed in a shallow tray. They used water and brushes outside to mark make on the playground. Both of these are an easy way to encourage mark making at home.
In our movement session this week the children have been working with bean bags and learning how to balance them on different body parts and throw to a peer.
On Friday we worked hard to clear our tyres and replant bulbs in the mud kitchen. We are continuing to watch and water the sunflower seeds we planted before the Easter break.
The children have been discussing the changes that happen in Spring as they have been listening to the story, Guess How Much I Love You in the Spring. They are now able to identify some of these changes as they spot them outside when at play.
They have completed their Easter cards working hard to write in them independently. They enjoyed using cotton buds to paint patterns on their Easter ornaments. As well as their ornaments they have been creating many other Easter crafts independently.
We enjoyed playing Duck, Duck Goose this week in our movement session in the hall. The children played in our new den in the mud kitchen. We have sent our thanks to Mr and Mrs Johnson who came in over the weekend to make the structure for us.
It has been a good week for exploring outside; we have searched for signs of Spring on the school grounds, had a turn on the trim trail and walked around the field in aid of Sport’s Relief.
The children have enjoyed our egg related activities especially singing the nursery rhymes, Goosey, Goosey, Goosey and Humpty Dumpty. We were very pleased to have a donation of a golden egg, just like the one in the song which led to lots of discussion on what could be inside the egg.
We have been looking after our sunflower seeds but they haven’t started to grow yet. The children have had a different set of wooden blocks in Nursery this week. We have seen some interesting buildings and many of towers which encouraged height discussion.
This week we will be reading the story, The Three Little Pigs as many of the children have shown an interest in building.
We will sing the songs:
This little piggy
We will read the story, Walking Through the Jungle by Julie Lacome next week, which has repeated refrains and a rhyming text. It will lead to many different creative activities and we will be able to act it out in our movement session.
Our Nursery Rhymes will be:
Our first book of term will be, The Tiger Who Came for Tea by Judith Kerr. This is a favourite story as suggested by Joshua. This will be a good starting point to discuss healthy eating.
Our nursery rhymes will be:
Have a restful Easter. We would love to see the things your child does over the holidays. You could share these activities via Tapestry.
Next week is National Internet Safety week which the whole school will be participating in. We will be reading the story, Chicken Clicking by Jeanne Willis on Tuesday. You can read more about it on the link below:
The rest of the week we will read Handa’s Hen by Eileen Brown. It is a counting based story. You can see an animated version of the story on the link below:
Our Nursery Rhymes this week will be: