This half term we are having some special music sessions with a specialist teacher called Ellie.
We really enjoyed singing lots of songs and learning about her instrument- the Saxophone.
Here are some pictures of us enjoying the session.
Next we made Gold shiny Saxophones of our own.
Sing as many nursery rhymes as you can together! Studies have shown that if a child can recall eight nursery rhymes by the time they start school they are more likely to be better readers and spellers by the time they are 8 years old.
Nursery Rhymes not only form part of Phase 1 phonics but develop lots of other areas of the curriculum such as-
This week we have been reading books relating to Space. We read ‘Whatever Next,’ a story about a bear who made a rocket and flew off to the moon.
We made rockets of our own and pretended to fly off to space.
We have also been enjoying ‘Aliens Love Underpants.’ We have been mixing primary colours to make aliens.
Here are some more pictures of the space themed learning in action.
Can you see the moon from your window at night? What shape can you see? Watch the moon change over several nights.
In math’s we have been counting backwards from 5 and matching numerals to their quantity. We have enjoyed singing Zoom, zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon. Can you sing it to your family?
We have also been enjoying our visits to the ‘Secret Garden.’ If any parents/carers would like to help with the maintenance of the garden (weeding), please speak to a member of the nursery team.
Next week as part of our topic ‘Our World’ we will be learning about Africa. Fruit donations such Bananas, Passion fruit, Pineapple, Avocado, Guava, tangerines and pineapples would be helpful. Thank you.
On Shrove Tuesday we read the story of Mr Wolf’s Pancakes.
We made playdough pancakes and tossed them in the air! We explored lemons and squeezed lemon juice. We whisked up bubbles in the water tray and wrote shopping lists for the ingredients we needed to make the pancakes. We played shops and used real coins to buy the ingredients. Finally we tasted pancakes and all agreed that they were ‘delicious.’