The children in Nursery have been working really hard this week writing letters, practising letter sounds and attempting to write simple words.
We have had a super busy week in Nursery! We have been writing our Christmas letters to Santa. He left us a letter in Nursery which Miss Cooper read to us. He asked us to write our Christmas letters and post them to him. Once we finished our letters, we posted them in the Nursery post box to be delivered to the North Pole. When we came back to Nursery the next day, the post box was empty and the letters were gone! We think Santa came to collect them whilst we were at home.
We have also enjoyed playing in our Santa’s workshop role play area. We have dressed up as Santa and the elves, decorated the Christmas tree, design new toys for girls and boys and wrap up presents ready for Christmas Eve. We have even decorated our own sleigh, so we can help Santa deliver the presents.
We are looking forward to our first Nativity play in Nursery next week and have been practising very hard to learn all of our songs.
We in Nursery are loving the change in weather and have been celebrating spring through our learning. The children have been choosing to plan outdoors, spruce up our planters, take part in some weeding and clean up our outdoor resources. Indoors we have been planting sunflowers, watching how they change from a seed into a seedling, make celebration style cakes in the playdough area and paint some salt dough Easter crafts.
The children have started to put some of the phonic sounds we have been learning together to read and write cvc words! How amazing!!!!
Some of our children were rewarded by Mrs Seagrove for their full attendance and we are very proud of them.
We hope that everyone has a fantastic break over the Easter holidays and comes back to Nursery refreshed, safe and healthy.
Mrs Bertram and Mrs Cavanagh
This week in Nursery we have been starting to think about life cycles. Today we have planted Sunflower seeds. The children shared what they knew already about what seeds need to grow. We have our seeds on the windowsill ready to warm up and begin to grow. After Easter we are going to be getting some small creatures in Nursery which we can watch change and grow too.
UW, PD, PSED, CL
This week in Nursery we had a problem solving challenge. We had to feed some hungry aliens. They both ate bears. One alien only ate big blue and green bears and the other only ate small red and yellow bears. The children had 1 minute to complete the challenge. Some children had an extra challenge…they couldn’t use their fingers to pick the bears up! They had to use tweezers. Well done everyone our alien feeding mission is complete.
MA, PD, CL, PSED, EAD, UW
This week we have been thinking about the moon and what it would be like to be an astronaut and walk on the moon like Neil Armstrong. The children put on their wellies and stood in some sand which left behind a print of their ‘moon boot’. They then measured their prints using cubes to see how long they were.
MA, CL, UW, EAD, PSED, PD
The children have been interested in learning about space, the moon and the planets so this is our topic over the next few weeks. We have started to learn some facts about the Sun and the planets and the children have been to libraries and researched things on the internet at home too. Today we made alien masks and the children had to decide which planet their alien was from. It was very creative and the children were all enthusiastic and engaged. They look great too!
EAD, PD, PSED, CL, UW