Nursery visit the Moon!

This week the children have been enjoying lots of books related to space. We have made rockets, dressed as astronauts and have been learning to count backwards from 5.

Today we took inspiration from the story ‘Whatever Next.’ We made sandwiches and had a picnic on the moon.

Look out of your window. Can you see the moon? What shape can you see tonight?

Handa’s Surprise!

This week nursery have been enjoying the story ‘Handa’s Surprise.’

Here are some photos of some of the busy activities we have done to understand the story better.

Can you tell your families the story of Handa’s Surprise? What happened at the end of the story?

Nursery – Playing with Pumpkins

Thank you for all of your pumpkin and squash donations. We have used them in so many ways!

In maths we have been comparing their size, shape and weight. We counted the pumpkins and predicted how many seeds were inside. ‘100!’

We have been developing our motor skills by pushing different things into the hard skin of the pumpkins.

We have been scientists by exploring the pumpkins and making spells inside the shell.

We have been writers by developing our mark making skills and drawing faces on the pumpkins.

Nursery – Firework Fun!

We had a fun filled firework themed day today!

First we listened to some firework sounds and made our own sounds with our voices and our bodies.


We also did lots of large scale mark making in different ways.

In Maths we counted backwards from 5 and blasted off like a rocket!

I hope you all got to see some pretty fireworks from your windows or gardens tonight.

Nursery’s Pyjama Day!

We had a lovely cosy day today in our pyjamas. First we showed everyone our pyjamas. Next we had a discussion on bedtime routines and the things we should do at bedtime.

Here were the children’s ideas-

-Have some warm milk

-Have a bath, shower or a wash

-Brush your teeth

-Wear cosy pyjamas

-Have a bedtime story

-Go to sleep around 7pm.

Please read to your children everyday. Stories at bedtime help promote sleep, language development, imagination and help them to understand the world.

At the end of the day, the children were presented with their very own Holbeach book bags and a book to keep. The children can bring their bag to nursery and borrow a book as often as they like.

Here are some pictures of our day.

At nursery we have been teaching the children to hold the book the correct way up, start at the beginning and turn one page at a time. They love to join in with repeated parts of the story!

This is the book that the children can keep. Happy Reading!

Red Class Are Artists

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Today, we looked at some art works by Chris Ofili.

“She has big eyes.”

“A necklace.”

“She has red lipstick.”

“I like her hair.”

“A monkey!”

“It has a very long tail.”

“What is he holding?”

“He’s got a hat!”

No Woman, No Cry 1998 Chris Ofili born 1968 Purchased 1999 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T07502

“I don’t like it, she’s sad.”

“She’s crying.”

“Her chest is a fire.”

This week in Red Class we’re going ‘Into The Woods’, so we used this picture by Chris Ofili to inspire our drawings of trees.

We decided not to use a special ingredient Chris Ofili has used in the past, if you don’t know what it is ask Red Class.

“I drawed it, that’s beautiful! Yeah! Yahoo! That’s beautiful.”