Nursery Show & Tell

Happy Friday! We’ve had some busy bee’s this week!

Rosie has been watching her beans grow. She put the trays in different places to compare the effects of sunlight.

Wow, they have grown really tall! You could measure them each week using blocks or duplo. I wonder how many blocks tall they will grow?
Well done. You made a symetrical butterfly!
Lovely writing!
Word building. This is a great activity for the pool!

Mimi has been busy too…

Mimi made a fairy small world garden. The garden is a great place to play with small world figures.
Leaf rubbings. I can see the veins of the leaf!
Potato printing rainbows. Well done Mimi!
Potatoes have lots of good uses. Remember when we dug them out of the ground and made chips?

Eleanora has been busy in the garden.

Well done everyone! It would be lovely to hear from some more children too.

This week I said goodbye to my butterflys. They had grown really strong and were ready to fly away!

Have a lovely half term. Keep playing, explore nature, read books, bake, exercise and enjoy this family time.

Matching

Did you know that butterflies have symmetrical wings. That means that the wings are the same on each side. Can you make a symmetrical butterfly?

You could use twigs, stones and flowers from the garden or bricks, paint or shapes.

Send pictures of anything you have been doing at home. It doesn’t have to be my suggestions- your own ideas are great too!

nursery@holbeach.lewisham.sch.uk

Sing!

Keep singing nursery rhymes at home. Singing helps language development and builds vocabularly.

Here is a song about a butterfly.

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Play nursery rhymes in the background and children will sing along. Make songs into a game for some phonics support.

Number songs such as 1,2,3,4,5 once I caught a fish alive helps maths development. Keep counting everyday!

Beautiful Butterflies

One of the butterflies has emerged. It’s beautiful!

This week our story is Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson. You can listen to it here-

Did you know that butterflies taste through their feet?

Can you find out any interesting facts about butterflies?

You could go on a butterfly hunt. What do you notice about butterflies?

Draw or paint a butterfly picture.

Make sure you get some exercise every day! Go outside on your bike or scooter if you have one.

Continue to learn through play. Count and read everyday and talk to your family!

Nursery Show & Tell

Here are some of the things you have been doing this week….

Eleanora has been looking for wildlife. She found a cat, fed some ducks, drew some spiders then cooled off with a homemade ice lolly!

Looks Yummy!

Rosie has been busy. She planted some beans, drew her family and made a castle!

I like the way you have drawn them in height order.
Queen of the castle!
Send more pictures when they start to grow.
I have transferred the chrysalises into the butterfly net. Hopefully the butterflys should emerge next week.

I hope everyone has a good weekend.

If you’re in need Holbeach School will support you wherever we can. If you need any help please call the main site or email nursery@holbeach.lewisham.sch.uk

Take care

Exploring Nature continued…

What can you do with a stick?

Here are some ideas!

Can you use sticks to make the first letter of your name?
Mark making with sticks and mud. Can you make circles and lines?
Make a stick ribbon. You could use it to write numbers in the air or cast some spells!
Arrange your sticks in length order. Use language such as longer and shorter, big and small.
Listen to the story ‘Stick Man’ here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PZDWJ-I5Lk

Keep Exploring Nature!

Hi Nursery!

From today we can spend even more time outside. Here are some activities that you can do with leaves.

Go on a leaf hunt

See what different leaves you can find. Compare sizes, shapes and colours. What kind of tree do the leaves come from?

What could you make with the leaves when you get home?

Rosie used some leaves to make prints.
You could arrange your leaves into an animal or a person.
Thread leaves onto some string or ribbon to make a leaf necklace. How many leaves can you thread?
Match the correct amount to pegs to the number.
Don’t touch these leaves. They are stinging nettles and will make you very itchy! See if you can spot them on your walk.

Nursery Phonics

Some Parents have been asking about how they can help their children at home with phonics.

In the Nursery we use the Government recommended programme of teaching phonics called Letters and Sounds. The majority of the children are following ‘Phase 1’ This phase helps prepare the children for learning their alphabet sounds to learn to read later on. Phase 1 of Letters and Sounds concentrates on developing children’s careful listening skills, which lays the foundations for the phonic work in Phase 2. Children will progress to Phase 2 once they are ready.

Here are some games to play at home.

Goodnight Caterpillars

Hi Nursery!

My caterpillars have been eating and eating and have grown into big, fat caterpillars.

They have wriggled up to the top of the pot and hung themselves from upside down.

Some have formed into a pupa, also known as a chrysalis. They do not make cocoons like The Very Hungry Caterpillar book tells us.

Rosie has been busy at home doing some Caterpillar activities.

  Well done Rosie.

Can anyone find another way of making Caterpillars? You could use playdough and roll it into some caterpillar shapes.

Or you could construct a long caterpillar using lego or bricks. Use language associated with size such as long, short, big and small.