Week Beginning 26th January 2015
Welcome to our weekly news.
What a week we have had the highlight of which must have been the arrival of snow! The inspection is now complete and I am proud and delighted to say that all the children demonstrated their knowledge of the Holme Grange Way. They certainly were a credit to the school.
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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 encouraging the children to discuss and be introduced to a range of vegetables through the story of Oliverâ€™s vegetables.
The focus has been on correcting pencil grip and using markers to form letters and numbers.
The children have been creating lists using a range of mark making techniques, drawing images, emergent writing and writing a full list of words. Hemispheres writing program is helping the children to learn an action which leads into the writing of each letter. Have you heard about Harriet the cow and Georgia the pig?
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.
There is now an I spy challengeâ€¦â€¦ can you write a list of words beginning with our sound of the week? Who will rise to the challenge this week?
This Half Term the sounds will be as follows;
2/2/15 L 9/2/15 F
In our focused sessions the children have focused on why do we need numbers and how do we use them. The children sorted a range of fruits and vegetables, compared the quantities and then were set a challenge to work out a way to record the information.
Why do we need numbers?
â€œMummy can see how fast she is driving!â€ â€œSo we have 3 fruitsâ€ â€œMummy use them for gardeningâ€
â€œOn the car radioâ€
Understanding the World
The children have continued to learn about fruit and vegetables though their senses. The children worked in the sensory room this week with a feely box filled with a range of different fruits and vegetables. There was much excitement and some fantastic language in evidence!
Expressive Arts and Design
The children have extended their knowledge by being introduced to an artist called Archimboldo , he was renowned for creating pictures with fruit and vegetables. The children looked at examples of his work and then set to work creating their own pictures. Do look at the Blog!
Personal Social and Emotional Development- Jigsaw
This week the children have continued to think about resilience which is one of our learning habits. The children watched as one of the teachers was set a challenge which they could not meet. The children thought of ways to help and support him so that he could succeed.
The message is keep on trying you will succeed!
Forest School and Cooking
Cooking for this week â€“ Chinese stir fry vegetables
Forest School- Monday group went to the old site with a stream the children found worms and climbed the tree. Hide and seek was a firm favourite.
Wednesday afternoon group focused on collecting water from the stream, problem solving when the buckets ended up in the water and clambering.
Our topic is for this term is fruit and vegetables.
Wellington boots and forest school clothing
Children need boots in school at all times we are out in the grounds and it is very muddy at present. Children cannot be taken to forest school if they have not got their forest school jackets and trousers.
Dates for your diary!
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 timeThe nursery Team