Monthly Archives: November 2014

our week

 

Week beginning 24th November 2014

 

Welcome to our weekly news.

 

 

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 introducing the concept of rhyme through poems and nursery rhymes. The children have been encouraged to think up words that rhyme.

 

Literacy

 

The focus has been on Christmas stories. We have also been encouraging the children to begin to tell stories of their own, thinking about characters, beginnings and endings.

 

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.

 

This Half Term the sounds will be as follows;

 

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Mathematics

 

In our focused sessions the children have focused on sorting. The children are learning how to discriminate between similar objects and to look for similarities.

 

Understanding the World

 

The children been learning about the 4 seasons through stories and pictures.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

 

The children have been making some lovely Christmas wreaths which are now displayed in the nursery. Please have a look.

 

Personal Social and Emotional Development

 

This week the children have thought about the need for team work in order to make our nativity a success.

 

 

Forest School and Cooking

 

Cooking for this week – pizzas

 

Forest School- water and mud activities the use of ropes to tie things together. One lad learned to tie a reef knot!

 

Our topic is for this term is Celebrations.

 

Nativity Play

 

I hope you are looking forward to watching our play on either Wednesday or Thursday!

 

 

Increase of Sessions

 

All parents should be receiving a letter requesting you to advise me of any changes you may be planning to make either next term or for the summer term by the end of this term.

 

Dates for your diary!

 

Nativity and Pantomime

 

All children will be staying all day on the following dates,

 

3rd, 4th and 8th  December for the nativity and pantomime.

 

All dates are put on the board in the porch way and can of course be found on your term card which you receive at the beginning of each term.

 

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

This week for their literacy group time, the children were shown a short clip of the origins of Thanksgiving celebrations in North America, as told by the Plymouth Rock! They then coloured in pictures of turkeys and pilgrims. When asked if they had ever visited or heard of America, I got some interesting answers:

“I saw America on my map. It is huge.”

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“I saw it on my iPad map.”

 

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” I heard an echo there.”

“I went there yesterday with my mummy and daddy.”

“My mummy telled me because my mummy knows about all countries…..but my mummy doesn’t know about Australia.”

” I know about Australia – there are lots of sharks there and the sharks eat all the rubbish.”

And so we moved from one continent to another!

 

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Story Telling

Some of the children have enjoyed making up stories about winter today.With the use of some visual aids this is the story a group of children made up.

“One day it was snowing and a little boy looked out of the window. He got dressed, he went outside to make a snowman. He made a ball with his hands a body too. Then the boy went and got 5 stones for his eyes and buttons and a carrot for a nose. He was a bit cold and he had a hat and scarf.

They went for a fly and for an adventure over the mountains and saw penguins they did. They had a party with lots of snowmen then they fly to England and played with lots of toys. Then they had to go to the penguins. The boy was warm and lovely, he was a good boy. Then they went back.

In the morning the snowman had melted the boy was sad.

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Later on some of the children made their own story books.

I hope you enjoyed their story!

Weekly News 27th November

 

Week beginning 24th November 2014

 

Welcome to our weekly news.

 

 

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 introducing the concept of rhyme through poems and nursery rhymes. The children have been encouraged to think up words that rhyme.

 

Literacy

 

The focus has been on Christmas stories. We have also been encouraging the children to begin to tell stories of their own, thinking about characters, beginnings and endings.

 

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.

 

This Half Term the sounds will be as follows;

 

1/12/14 M

 

 

Mathematics

 

In our focused sessions the children have focused on sorting. The children are learning how to discriminate between similar objects and to look for similarities.

 

Understanding the World

 

The children been learning about the 4 seasons through stories and pictures.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

 

The children have been making some lovely Christmas wreaths which are now displayed in the nursery. Please have a look.

 

Personal Social and Emotional Development

 

This week the children have thought about the need for team work in order to make our nativity a success.

 

 

Forest School and Cooking

Cooking for this week – pizzas

Forest School- water and mud activities the use of ropes to tie things together. One lad learned to tie a reef knot!

 

Our topic is for this term is Celebrations.

 

Nativity Play

I hope you are looking forward to watching our play on either Wednesday or Thursday!

Increase of Sessions

All parents should be receiving a letter requesting you to advise me of any changes you may be planning to make either next term or for the summer term by the end of this term. Parents have expressed their intentions to increase sessions during their meetings and I want to ensure we are able to meet those requests.

 

Dates for your diary!

 

Nativity and Pantomime

 

All children will be staying all day on the following dates,

 

3rd, 4th and 8th  December for the nativity and pantomime.

 

All dates are put on the board in the porch way and can of course be found on your term card which you receive at the beginning of each term.

 

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

Expressive Arts and Design

This week in the art room we are certainly getting messy!!! The children have been making something very special for Christmas, can you guess what they have been doing?  Using their work they are then producing a masterpiece that will look wonderful at home this Christmas.

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“it feels funny!”

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Sensory room exploration in LG.

Tabitha enjoyed playing along to the music in the sensory room on the xylophone image

Harrison used the magnetic box to explore what he could pick up. image

William enjoyed playing with the marbles and seeing how many he could had, whilst Arun was amazed by how the wheel kept changing direction.image

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Abi loved exploring the bubble wrap and listening to the noises it ,are when she popped them.. image

Our Christmas wish list

This week in group time we focused on writing, drawing, and discussing what we have asked or are going to ask for Father Christmas for. We had some interesting answers about what they wanted and what their mummies and daddies wanted……. We had things like

  • A real pony
  • ninja turtles
  • scooters (spiderman) with two or more wheels.. Apparently the more wheels the faster you go
  • yoyo’s
  • babies (dolls)
  • a pink ball
  • a range of Frozen accessories
  • hello kitty and accessories
  • a real pig
  • thomas and friends railway
  • buzz light year things
  • reindeer
  • magical powers
  • motor bikes,
  • paints
  • and a wig!!!!

Feel free to guess your child’s present(s) and what your presents could have been….( not listed)