Bug table

As we have had a caterpillar in class, we have been talking about and thinking about caterpillars, butterflies and other insects.

Our sensory table was set up as a ‘bug table’ with different bugs, grass, mud, leaves, twigs etc. for the children to explore and use their imaginations. It was a lot of fun.

We also buried bugs in the sand for the children to dig for and find.

Foam fun

Today we had out one of our favourite activities on the sensory table – the foam fire.

The task was to put out the fire with pipettes and water.

The activity is great for fine motor skills, eg pencil grip. The children also just really enjoy experimenting with, and handling, the foam and pipettes. Apologies if any of the children came home with some foam on their coats, it should wash or wipe off easily.

Monkey Puzzle

As part of our topic looking at Julia Donaldson books, we have been looking at Monkey Puzzle and thinking about the jungle and what you might find there.

Last week we had a ‘jungle table’ set up which the children thoroughly enjoyed; we also did step by step snake drawing, set up a vets corner (where we could take poorly pets or wild animals!) and made feather parrots and hanging snakes in the craft area.

Here are some photos of our jungle week. 

Outside area

On Friday the children had a lovely time exploring the outside area. After several days (weeks?) of rain and/or cold we were able to really enjoy the time outside. Here are a few pictures of the children enjoying the area, including bikes, scooters, stilts, sensory table (sorry parents for the cornflour on coats), musical instruments, cars, chalking, riding in the bus, and much, much more.

 

Yoga

Last week the Nursery children (and staff!) had a go at yoga during their PE lesson.

We had a lot of fun!

The children really enjoyed it and Ms Meade and I were really impressed at how well they listened and responded to the instructions.

I am sure we will be doing some more yoga in the near future.

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Christmas

As of next week, we will beginning to think about Christmas – we will hear the Christmas story, incorporate our number and literacy work into our Christmassy theme, and do many lovely Christmas crafts.

If your child has a favourite Christmas story book they would like to show us, they are very welcome to bring it in to school (preferably named) and we will do our best to read it to the class. It will be kept safe and returned once we have read it together.

Thank you!

 

Shoe Shop

We had a lot of fun in Nursery last week in our new shoe shop! We were choosing, trying on (measuring our feet first, of course!), buying, selling, checking prices, colouring shoe pictures, answering phone calls, and so on.

Here are a few pictures to give you an idea of what we got up to!

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Helpers in the Community

This week we have been talking about helpers in the community. So far we have talked about the role of a doctor, a postman/lady and a firefighter.

This morning we talked about fire fighters and we discussed the importance and use of the fire engine, sirens, flashing lights, hoses, ladders, etc. The children had some really great contributions! This afternoon we went outside and tried to put out a pretend fire (foam and red paint) with our hoses (pipettes filled with water). We had a lot of fun, as you can see from the pictures!

 

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