Teacher -Miss Ansbro
TA’s- Miss Gregory and Miss Austen
This half term in nursery, the children have been learning about toys. The children talked about their favourite toys and worked in groups to find out and present what they know about different types of toys and how they work. Our literacy focus texts have been linked to toys and bears in particular. We have enjoyed reading “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” and “We’re going on a Bear Hunt” and we looked closely at the work some of our favourite authors such as Michael Rosen and Jez Alborough. The children have been learning lots of new vocabulary linked to these texts and we have been putting it into different contexts. They have enjoyed writing instructions for making toast, letters, shopping lists for our supermarket visit, maps for a bear hunt and they have been explorers on a bear hunt following written clues and pictures outside.
The children made and tasted food such as porridge and toast for the three bears’ breakfast looking at changes, and they investigated food further by exploring how various foods such as bread, vegetables and fruit decay over time. The children enjoyed their teddy bears’ picnic experience day. They made sandwiches and brought in their favourite teddies and books to share as a class.
We have learned all about printing in our creative focus time. After experimenting with different ways to print, the children created a piece of artwork in the style of Andy Warhol.
We have been doing some super counting work in maths using our “careful counting rules” and learning to recognise groups without counting. The children have deepened their knowledge on and understanding of numbers to 5 and how they are made up. We have also been mark making and writing numbers and amounts in our continuous provision.
The children have continued their work in learning how to be “Heartsmart” and we have linked this closely to our Christian Values of Love and Compassion.
It has been lovely to have our parent and carers joining us in the classroom for our playdough/fine motor mouse club sessions and our Big Reads on a Friday. Many also attended our Playclub bag training session to learn how to support us at home with our phase 1 letters and sounds. Some of our parent/carers came in to talk to us about their Chinese new Year experiences and they brought lovely treats and food for us to try. The children enjoyed making red money envelopes, painting Chinese symbols and dragon dancing in the hall.
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