Nursery Mrs Miller
We have been taking turns to pass and catch a ball to each other, we learnt to wait until someone had counted to a specific number.
We have been using natural objects to count, read and write numbers...
Mickey used the logs to make a car park. CMILLER modelled how to label each parking space with a number. Mickey then continued this writing his own numbers in each space.
Riley worked hard to line up the logs, He told TCHATTEN-BERRY which numbers were on the logs. TCB modelled how to write his own log numbers and he then continued to do this, telling his friends what numbers he had written.
Our observational paintings of animals.
Summer term topic... Animals
Our learning focus:
Naming and sorting animals into groups.
Knowing what an animal needs to be happy and healthy.
Animal habitats - what they are and making our own.
Examples of our writing this half term...
Building an aeroplane.
This half terms topic is...Transport
We will be learning about lots of different types of transport and how and why they are used.
In Maths we will be learning to make tally's and charts and picture grams to record some of our findings.
In Literacy we will learn what a label is and use some labels of our own to give more information about our pictures and models.
Exploring our new outside area:
We have learnt how Chinese New Year is celebrated and worked together to make our own celebration, we made some spring rolls following a set of instructions.
We have been making scientific predictions, click on the blue link below to watch some of these!
Blaise had to work hard to complete a task inside an air tight box. He learnt that this is what some scientist have to do!
We have been learning to write our name this week...
Mickey used the numicon to find the total when he added two amounts together.
Using our new Pen pal's programme to support letter formation...
Using our drawings to create stories...
My favourite of the week a walking sausage!
Alannah used the shapes to build a castle, she learnt the names of the shapes she used
Writing in our role-play...
Word of the week... "Rolling"
Waiting patiently and taking turns...
Welcome back after the Christmas holidays. As we go into our second term of the year we welcome new children into Nursery and hope they enjoy their sessions as much as our current children.
This half term we are focusing on Communication, we have noticed that the children need lots of encouragement to describe and explain what they are doing and why. So all of our topics will focus around questions and recounts.
First topic - Investigations and experiments, keep a look out to see what we have investigated.
Intended learning outcomes for spring term:
Personal, Social Development: To be confident to talk to other children when playing, and will communicate freely.
Physical Development: Drawing circles and lines, forming some letters correctly, writing own name.
Communication and language: Retelling events and experiences in depth. Using new vocabulary in a range of situations.
Literacy: Show an awareness of rhyme and alliteration.
Numeracy: Recognising some numbers of personal significance. Understand the concept of more/less.
Knowledge and understanding of the world: Describe how things work.
Creative development: Use imagination/storytelling in role-play. Investigate how to change colours.
Anything you can do with your children at home to support this really makes all the difference.
Here are some ideas:
Ask them questions - Who, what, where, why, when?
If they draw a picture get them to describe what they have drawn/tell the story of the picture
Play I-spy (using description instead of initial sounds)
REMINDER THAT WE HAVE MATHS GAMES AND CHALLENEGES ON TOP OF THE DRAW UNITS FOR YOU TO TAKE AND DO WITH YOUR CHILDREN, THERE IS NOW ALSO SOME TALKING CHALLENGES AS WELL PLEASE ASK ANY OF THE NURSERY STAFF IF YOU ARE NOT SURE WHAT TO DO.
Our term has nearly come to an end, we are very proud of all the children and the progress they have made over the last 2 half terms, what a fantastic start to our year in Nursery. From all the staff in Nursery we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Welcome to the new nursery web page. Keep checking regularly to see what we have been learning each week and a look ahead to future topics.
As we get closer and closer to Christmas we are bringing our dinosaur topic to an end. The children have learnt lots of interesting facts about dinosaurs from a dinosaur who was as small as a chicken to a dinosaur who weighed the same a 7 elephants!
Our trip to Rendlesham forest was a great success and we luckily missed most of the bad weather! many fantastic dino dens were built.
We will shortly be undertaking a big project with the children to improve our outside area, we are going to have a 2 week construction topic where the children will learn to plan and design working spaces and then use real tools to built and create the areas they have designed!
Our learning focus this term is:
Personal, Social Development: Taking turns and sharing
Physical Development: Developing fine motor skills - cutting, drawing, painting, play dough
Communication and language: Asking and answering questions
Literacy: Joining in with familiar rhymes
Numeracy: Saying numbers in order, counting a group of objects
Knowledge and understanding of the world: Talking about important events from home
Creative development: Explore and experinment with colours
REMEMBER THERE IS A RANGE OF GAMES AND CHALLENGES THAT ARE AVALIABLE FOR YOU TO BORROW GTHROUGHOUT THE YEAR TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILDS LEARNING.
Trip to Rendlesham forest: