Nursery sowed some sunflower and tomato seeds two weeks ago – the plan was to watch them grow. As the children can’t be at nursery at the moment, a virtual update is necessary. Nursery if you’re watching, I’d love some comments on what you think. Watch this space for further developments!
Nursery and Reception joined forces today to do some joint learning outside. Everyone was very busy in our outside learning environment – exploring, building, mixing water, climbing and drawing to name but a few. A very enjoyable day all round.
In Nursery, we have been celebrating World Book Day all week! Today’s book was ‘Aliens Love Underpants’ by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort. As well as reading the story, pinning numbered ‘pants’ on a washing line and using puppets to read the story, the children used clay to create their own aliens.
Children in Nursery and Reception went on a walk today, in the glorious sunshine, to spot signs of spring. We found daffodils blooming, crocus growing, catkins on the hazel tree and a tree in beautiful blossom. We will repeat this walk in a few weeks to see what has changed.
This term Nursery are being introduced to different types of indoor apparatus in their weekly PE lesson. This week, the children explored the climbing wall. Some found the idea of climbing it a bit daunting at first, but by the end of the lesson there was no stopping them.
Nursery joined Reception today to make pancakes together. They took turns to watch them being cooked on a hot plate, paid 1p for each one and added their names to a tally list to make sure everyone had eaten one. Lemon and sugar were the chosen toppings!
Nursery this week are retelling the story of the Three Little Pigs. We read the story together and then made the three houses, first one of straw, second one of sticks – found outside left over from Storm Ciara and third one of bricks.
This morning Nursery welcomed their grown ups in for some shared learning. They read books, completed puzzles, did some cutting and sticking and even had a go at writing some numbers in Chinese. A big thanks to all that attended, it was lovely to see you all.
This week we continued our exploration of frozen water. Last time we noticed that if you poured water on the ice it seemed to melt quickly. This time, we had some salt, sugar and flour in bowls to see if they could speed up melting. We noticed the salt helped melt the ice, but the sugar and flour didn’t. We also had two different sized lumps of ice and observed them throughout the morning to see which one would melt first.
This week in Reception and Nursery we have been learning all about the Chinese New Year. Amongst other things, we learnt that red is considered a lucky colour and that dragon dancing is part of the celebrations. We made our own dragon and then took it into the hall to do our own dragon dance. We took it in turns to be part of the dragon or to beat a rhythm.