Nursery News 8th November 2019

8th November 19


It was lovely to welcome the girls back to Nursery and have our new friend Jack joining us!  To begin our celebrations for St. Hilda’s Day we were involved in a Gamelan music workshop this morning.  All of the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves playing the Indonesian instruments (EAD).

In Outdoor ChIL we started our topic of fireworks.  We chatted with each other about our experiences of fireworks, the colours and the noises they make (PSE).  We then made some firework paintings using splatter painting techniques (EAD) for our display board in the classroom.

On Tuesday in Busy Fingers the girls and boys made some more fantastic fireworks pictures for our superb display (EAD).  After that it was time to learn our first ever sound of the week!  We sat and listened to the ‘S’ Jolly Phonics story and then learnt the new song – The snake is in the grass (CL).  We have brought home our new phonics book to help us remember the sound and colour in the snake picture.

In outside ChIL we found an enormous pumpkin. Mrs Weir cut it open with a huge knife and we then tried to spoon all the seeds and pulp out. Some of us also drew scary faces on the pumpkin, (EAD and PD).

On Wednesday we started our Busy Fingers session by decorating some of our firework paintings with some extra sparkle (EAD)!  These have now been added to our beautiful display in the classroom.

During our adult-led activity we learnt to roll the paint covered marbles over some paper to create more beautiful fireworks.  We couldn’t do this activity all at once so some of us made fireworks out of the wooden blocks on the carpet.

During our Thursday French lesson with Madame Bishop and Leo le Chat we learnt some new songs in french! They were all about fireworks and counting! The children were fantastic at this and thoroughly enjoyed shooting up and away like fireworks (EAD).

We have also been very busy throughout the morning during indoor and outdoor ChIL.  We used the trampoline to practice our jumping skills (PD) and helped our friends to sing and act out ‘Row, Row, Row the Boat’ on the carpet.  Playing ‘schools’ (PSE and EAD) is also proving a popular game!

On Friday morning we enjoyed another welly walk.  Peter Rabbit had hidden lots of firework clues for us around the outside space at school (UW).  We were great detectives and found all the clues! Each clue had a number on it so at the end we put our firework numbers into the correct order (Maths). Each time we found a clue we identified the number and performed a ‘firework like’ action according to the number.

At snack time today we had a special treat! We were able to bring some money in for Friday treats and so we had some cake after our fruit for our snack! They were delicious cakes!

Have a wonderful weekend! Next week our topic is ‘Hibernation’.

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