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Nursery Weekly News 16th May 2022

20th May 22

This week we are learning all about ‘Planting and Growing’ as part of our topic work on ‘Loving and Caring for our Planet’. The Pre-Nursery children shared the story ‘Titch’ during adult learning and used lots of lovely language to talk about the story. They were also very clever at telling their teachers how to plant and grow a seed and even pretended to be a small seed growing into a tall sunflower. They also used some lovely Maths language to talk about the different sizes in the story.

We enjoyed board games with Mrs Holdstock during Busy Fingers and began to collage the endangered animal pictures that we drew last week.

In outside ChIL we began to plant sunflowers seeds. We are going to take them home and care for them carefully. We are going to send photos in of our plants as they grow and we are even going to measure them with a ruler to see how big they grow. We also looked at the painting ‘Sunflowers’ by Vincent Van Gogh. We loved the bright sunflowers and the beautiful jug. We are going to try to paint our own sunflowers this week.

We also celebrated another birthday in Nursery and our friend enjoyed moving his picture up to the number 3 cake on the birthday wall. Happy Birthday!

On Tuesday the Nursery children spent some time talking about our trip to Rothampstead Park on Wednesday. We thought about how we should behave when walking to the park. We thought about listening for cars, being careful and following instructions and keeping safe. We then thought about what we might see at the park and how it related to our topic work on ‘Loving and Caring for our Planet’. We looked at lots of photos Mrs Radgman and Mrs Houten had taken when they visited the park in preparation and are looking forward to finding everything tomorrow.

 

We also enjoyed working on our core strength and gross motor skills today taking part in an obstacle course. We balanced, jumped, used stilts, threw balls into a bucket and carried a ring on our heads. It was great fun!

We also worked hard writing signs for our new wall display using our phonic knowledge. Mrs Radgman was very pleased with our work and you will love the display when you get a chance to look around our class room on Sports Day.

We had a fantastic time at the park on Wednesday learning about plants, recycling, litter, the environment and also have great fun with our teachers. Please enjoy all the photos below.

We enjoyed a great Phonics lesson today and demonstrated all our phonic knowledge to Mrs Tull. She was so impressed with our skills. We then learnt the new sound ‘z’. We couldn’t find any member of the class who had ‘z’ in their name but we realised that Queen Elizabeth has a ‘z’ in the middle of her name. We learnt the song for our sound and all buzzed around like a bee. We then enjoyed helping Inky Mouse to learn some new words by talking to him in Sound Talk. We did so well and we blended four words for Inky Mouse.

We also enjoyed a great Music lesson exploring the sounds that different musical instruments make. Mrs Lipman played the piano to us and we played tambourines, coconut shells, shaky eggs, maracas and claves. Great work Nursery.

Friday was all about growing. We read the story ‘Eddie’s Garden’ and were amazing showing all our knowledge about plants and growing. We pretended to be beans growing on a giant beanstalk and pretended to plant seeds in a drill, cover them up and water them We then found all the equipment on the field that we needed to make our own gardens. We put in a bedding plant called Lobelia and lots of seeds to grow some white flowers called Gypsophila and some wild flower seeds. We worked really hard and made some beautiful gardens.

This week we are learning all about ‘Planting and Growing’ as part of our topic work on ‘Loving and Caring for our Planet’. The Pre-Nursery children shared the story ‘Titch’ during adult learning and used lots of lovely language to talk about the story. They were also very clever at telling their teachers how to plant and grow a seed and even pretended to be a small seed growing into a tall sunflower. They also used some lovely Maths language to talk about the different sizes in the story.

We enjoyed board games with Mrs Holdstock during Busy Fingers and began to collage the endangered animal pictures that we drew last week.

In outside ChIL we began to plant sunflowers seeds. We are going to take them home and care for them carefully. We are going to send photos in of our plants as they grow and we are even going to measure them with a ruler to see how big they grow. We also looked at the painting ‘Sunflowers’ by Vincent Van Gogh. We loved the bright sunflowers and the beautiful jug. We are going to try to paint our own sunflowers this week.

We also celebrated another birthday in Nursery and our friend enjoyed moving his picture up to the number 3 cake on the birthday wall. Happy Birthday!

On Tuesday the Nursery children spent some time talking about our trip to Rothampstead Park on Wednesday. We thought about how we should behave when walking to the park. We thought about listening for cars, being careful and following instructions and keeping safe. We then thought about what we might see at the park and how it related to our topic work on ‘Loving and Caring for our Planet’. We looked at lots of photos Mrs Radgman and Mrs Houten had taken when they visited the park in preparation and are looking forward to finding everything tomorrow.

 

We also enjoyed working on our core strength and gross motor skills today taking part in an obstacle course. We balanced, jumped, used stilts, threw balls into a bucket and carried a ring on our heads. It was great fun!

We also worked hard writing signs for our new wall display using our phonic knowledge. Mrs Radgman was very pleased with our work and you will love the display when you get a chance to look around our class room on Sports Day.

We had a fantastic time at the park on Wednesday learning about plants, recycling, litter, the environment and also have great fun with our teachers. Please enjoy all the photos below.

We enjoyed a great Phonics lesson today and demonstrated all our phonic knowledge to Mrs Tull. She was so impressed with our skills. We then learnt the new sound ‘z’. We couldn’t find any member of the class who had ‘z’ in their name but we realised that Queen Elizabeth has a ‘z’ in the middle of her name. We learnt the song for our sound and all buzzed around like a bee. We then enjoyed helping Inky Mouse to learn some new words by talking to him in Sound Talk. We did so well and we blended four words for Inky Mouse.

We also enjoyed a great Music lesson exploring the sounds that different musical instruments make. Mrs Lipman played the piano to us and we played tambourines, coconut shells, shaky eggs, maracas and claves. Great work Nursery.

Friday was all about growing. We read the story ‘Eddie’s Garden’ and were amazing showing all our knowledge about plants and growing. We pretended to be beans growing on a giant beanstalk and pretended to plant seeds in a drill, cover them up and water them We then found all the equipment on the field that we needed to make our own gardens. We put in a bedding plant called Lobelia and lots of seeds to grow some white flowers called Gypsophila and some wild flower seeds. We worked really hard and made some beautiful gardens.

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