Winnie The Witch/Harry Potter Day
We dressed up and carved pumpkins. We also had a party during the afternoon with reception.
A video of our party can be viewed on the school video page (children's information - Hover then scroll down - click on school videos and scroll down to nursery).
We have been reading the story 'Goldilocks and the Bears'. We filled different sized bowl with porridge oats, counting how many spoons of oats it took to fill each bowl. We poured to oats from one bowl to another to see which bowl held the most/least. We also learned about big and small. We sorted some pictures of big and small animals. We made bear masks, choosing to make either a Daddy Bear, Mummy Bear or Baby Bear mask.
For the last 2 weeks we have been looking at the 'Owl Babies' story. We have used the experiences of the baby owls to talk about our own families and our feelings and emotions.
We are becoming more familiar with the story and are able to retell it on our own words, using the puppets to re-enact the story.
We have also been discussing and drawing the characters and sequencing the story.
We have been learning lots of Nursery Rhymes and Number Rhymes this week in school. We have been working practically on numbers to 5 through the Number Rhymes 5 Little Ducks and 5 Little Speckle frogs. We also enjoyed acting them out with our friends during carpet times.
We have spent our first 2 weeks in nursery settling in and getting used to the routines of the nursery day. Now that the children are becoming more familiar with their new surroundings and routines I am going to introduce our first topic of the school year. Our topic will be 'My Family' and I have added a topic news letter below, which gives you a breakdown of the activities the children will be taking part in over the next few weeks. The children have also been given a paper copy of this letter.
The children have now spent two half days in nursery and have been busy investigating their new surroundings. They have also been engaging in group focused activities learning nursery rhymes and number rhymes, listening to stories, joining in circle times and enjoying snack time. Sitting down for focused activities can be tricky but the children are all trying very hard and are settling beautifully. Mrs Lowe and I feel very proud and we are very excited to spend the next school year with our new class!
Mrs Lowe and I have spent the week (doorstep) visiting our lovely new families. We have also had the pleasure of welcoming them into our nursery for a transition visit before the children start nursery on Monday. Thank you to all our new families for their patience and understanding as we welcome the children into nursery during this strange time. It has been very different for us too but I am sure things will continue to go smoothly as the children begin their new chapter at St Peter's!