Autumn 2 2018

Welcome back after half term! We begin our half term with a mini topic about Bonfire Night, before moving on to our 'Walking Through the Jungle' topic. In December we will move to a colder climate, exploring the Antarctic and of course, begin to think about Christmas! Please click here for a copy of our curriculum overview  and here for a copy of our Autumn 2 newsletter

 

This half term children will start to bring library books home. Books need to be returned each Friday and your child will pick a new one on a Monday. We will also begin our PE sessions in the Hall. For morning children this will be on Thursdays and for our afternoon children this will be on Fridays. 

Christmas in Nursery!

Week beginning 26th November

This week our children have been creating their own jungle small worlds using different loose parts.

The children used bricks to create enclosures for some jungle animals. 

We explored mark-making using felt tip pens, chalks outside and different tools in the sand. 

In our listening area, children enjoyed playing a phonics game called 'Which Instrument?'

In RE children continued to hear how God created our wonderful world. This week we heard how God created plants, flowers and fruits. The children said a prayer to say thank you to God for something in His creation. 

Week beginning 19th November

The children have listened to 'Walking Through the Jungle' and have enjoyed joining in with the familiar phrases. We have used 'mini-mes' to walk through our small world jungle, exploring what we could see and hear. In our play-dough area, the children used green play-dough, leaves, pebbles, sticks and jungle animals to create their own jungles. In our RE corner the children have been saying thank you to God for the different animals He has created.

This week we have been thinking about number 1. We have practiced getting one object, making one jump or clap, and making one mark to represent one. Next week we will think about number 2.

The afternoon children enjoyed a visit from Police Officers Paul and Suzanne. They talked to the children about their job and helped the children to understand that police officers can help us when we need them. 

This week we also had our first 'Friendly Friday'. Thank you to all the Mummies and Daddies who joined us in Nursery, we enjoyed having you with us. 

Week beginning 12th November 

This week we have been developing our skills in kicking, throwing and catching large balls. We have also been learning how to use scissors to make snips in paper, and practicing counting by feeding Marvin the Monkey the correct number of bananas. The children were also introduced to our new self-service painting resources. Some of the children used the different colours to paint a flower, just like Mrs Hands did! 

Our nursery rhyme this week has been Incy Wincy Spider. The children have used props to sing the rhyme. We have had green gloop in our messy tray, and the children enjoyed exploring this new media. The children have also enjoyed exploring mark-making, copying marks and drawing their own pictures using felt tip pens. 

Here are some pictures from our daily Funky Fingers.

Week beginning 5th November

This week we have explored mechanical toys and how we can make them move. We have also explored different tools in the playdough area. Our number rhyme this week has been '5 Brave Firefighters' and our story of the week has been 'Dear Zoo'. 

 

On Friday, the children learnt how people wear poppies to remember those who lost their lives in the war. We painted our own poppies and had a one minute of silence together. 

Week beginning 29th October

This week we explored pumpkins - we talked about what they looked like, and felt like, and we wondered how we could cut into them and what we would find inside. We also talked about fireworks, and watched a clip of fireworks. We have also continued to explore the technique of printing. We used different things to print with, and then we used cardboard tubes to print our own firework pictures.