Week beginning 22nd September 2014
Welcome to our weekly news.
What a week!
The children have all taken part in a French session with Madame Kennedy as part of Languages week, it was quite amazing how some of the children seemed to learn and recall some of the vocabulary.
The scarecrow work shop has been an amazing success, all the reception and little grange children worked together in 8 groups to make some very individual scarecrows which you can see in the nursery garden and reception outdoor area. Please see our blog for photographs!
Please find below a summary of the main focused activities that have taken place.
Communication and Language
The focus over the past week has been on encouraging the children to talk about passports and why we need to have one to allow us to travel. The children have used pencils to write their names or the make marks on their own passports.
The children have enjoyed listening the The Scarecrows Wedding as part of our scarecrow making workshop on Friday. They are also being encouraged to discuss the events in the story of the Gruffalo following our trip to the theatre last week.
I spy table.
We have a sound of the week and we encourage the children to bring an item from home to display on our I spy table for the week.
Next week our sound focus will be I
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In our focused sessions the children have been introduced to recording numbers and comparing quantities. The children discussed in their key person groups how they had travelled on their holidays. Unifix cubes were used to denote quantity and then used to draw around to compile a bar graph.
Understanding the World
The children have been learning about the world and we used the IWB to look at the globe spinning. We then located England, the equator, Arctic and Antarctic. We then looked at animal life in the Antarctic and Kenya, we used non fiction books and the IWB.
Expressive Arts and Design
The children have used a range of mediums to make characters from the Gruffalo, they have also been investigating hot and cold colours during their focused sessions.
The role play areas are always very popular, this term we have an airport cafÃ© inside and a travel agents in the outdoor area.
Personal Social and Emotional Development
This week the children have talked focused on emotions, feeling happy and sad and understanding that is important to talk about why things make you feel sad.
Forest School and Cooking
Cooking for this week â€“ Marmalade sandwiches
Forest School- Exploring and how to keep safe.
Our topic is Holidays.
Please take the time to look at our nursery blog, here you can see the children absorbed in a wide range of activities and of course find out about our activities for the week.
Please feel free to approach the staff with any questions or comments at any time.
The nursery Team