Nursery

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We used shapes to build our own dinosaurs.

 

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We talked about the different features dinosaurs had that made them unique.

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We learnt about where dinosaurs lived and what they needed to survive, we then went hunting for resources to find to build our own dinosaur habitat.

 

Welcome back after the Easter break. This half term we will be following the children's interest and learning about dinosaurs! We have already asked the children what they would like to find out and have some good enquiry lines to go forward! My favourite question was How many heads did dinosaurs have?!

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As part of this topic we will be learning to:

*Show an understanding of prepositions such as "under", "on top", "behind" by carrying out an action or selecting the correct picture

*Question why things happen and gives explanations. Asks e.g. who, what, when, how

*Can copy some letters, e.g. letters from their name


*Be aware of his/her own feelings, and knows that some actions and words can hurt others' feelings

*Keeps play going by responding to what others are saying or doing
*Ascribes meanings to marks that he/she sees in different places

*Knows information can be relayed in the form of print
*Shows awareness of similarities of shapes in the environment
*Is beginning to talk about the shapes of everyday objects, e.g. "round" and "tall“

* Is developing an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time

 

 

Keep an eye out for examples of our work throughout the term.

 

 

CaptureSTAY AND PLAY WEDNESDAY 31ST JANUARY 9:00-10:00. Parents, Grandparents and family members are welcomed into class to join in with some story themed activities, prepare yourselves for a very naughty bus!!!!!!

 

 

Our topic is transport. Some of the activities we will be doing may include, junk modelling cars, writing bus or train tickets, looking at information books to learn interesting facts, Role play airport, looking at vehicles that are used to help us - ambulance, fire engine, police car... Look out for examples of our work as the term goes on!

Our big focus this term is developing our speech so that we are confident communicators. We are going to learn to take turns in conversation by listening to others and responding to what they say. If you would like any ideas of how you could support this at home please come and ask as I have information sheets giving tips and advice.

The children have shown a real interest in numbers and counting and this is something we will be developing further. We aim for all children to be confident counters using number names in order to at least 10. We will also be using these numbers when counting small groups of objects. The challenge this term is to notice that groups of objects can be shown in lots of different ways but still have the same total. For example 2 cows and 2 sheep has a total of 4 animals all together, but the total amount of animals stays the same even when there is 1 cow and 3 sheep. REMEMBER THERE IS A RANGE OF MATHS GAMES AND CHALLENGE CARDS YOU CAN TAKE HOPE TO SUPPORT YOU CHILDS LEARNING.

 

We have been very busy learning with our 'Once upon a time' topic.  We learnt how to hold a book the correct way up and turn the pages from left and right. Lots of our work included acting out parts of the stories and learning about the characters in the books and what happened to them. We also learnt that a setting is where the story is set and used lots of different props from Nursery to recreate these.

Here is some examples of the work we have completed:

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Amy retold her favourite story using the pictures, shouting 'BOO' when she got to this page.

IMG 8648   IMG 8644 Our interpretations of the Gruffalo using play dough.

IMG 8661 Logan used the props to retell the Gruffalo story.

IMG 8722 We had to complete a very important challenge when we read 'The Gingerbread man'. He needed help to cross the river, so we had to become scientists and test if he could swim! "Look he's all soggy in the water!" "He sink to the bottom"

 

In our maths we have learnt what a tally is and used this in lots of different ways to show how many of something we have got or done.

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On remembrance day we learnt why people wear poppies and why it is so important. The children decided that they would like to make their own poppies that we could display in class and wear.

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Here is a link to the Incy Wincy Spider games we were playing on the interactive whiteboard when you visited class today.  http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/incy_wincy/eng/Introduction/default.htm

Welcome back to a new year in Nursery. It has been wonderful to welcome old and new children, we have been very impressed by the children's attitude and behaviour.

Here is some examples of what we have achieved in our first 2 weeks at nursery.

IMG 8252 Oakley used a variety of objects in our maths area whilst sorting, he decided the easiest way to sort them was by colour.

IMG 8208We have been trying to hold our pencil in the correct grip and draw a face using circles and lines.

IMG 8168We found the cutting table and we are learning to make snips in papers.

IMG 8157 Amy found the whiteboard and pens and then showed us how she can draw circles.

IMG 8151Logan used natural and found objects to make a face.

 

IMG 8261We have learnt to name different parts of the body. We used some of these body parts to make silly faces.

 

This half term we will be focusing on:

Communication and language:

Listening to others in conversation in one to one situations and small groups.

Follow a set of instructions.

Joining in with some Nursery rhymes.

Physical:

Drawing lines and circles

Help putting my coat and shoes on.

Personal and Social:

Taking turns and sharing.

Numeracy:

Saying some number names in order.

Sorting groups of objects.

Literacy:

To recognise my name.