Nursery Culture Week

This week we have been exploring the world!

Here are some pictures of the exciting things we have been doing.

On Monday we sailed to France and explored all things French. We tasted Croissants and baguettes and learnt the Can-Can dance.

On Tuesday, we learnt about Canada. We created the flag using Maple leaves and tasted Maple syrup. Delicious!

On Wednesday we learnt about Nigeria. We tasted Jollof Rice and Puff-Puff. We explored African fabrics and created patterns of our own.

On Thursday we learnt about China. We had a ribbon dancing workshop with Ms Lo and tasted foods from around the world.

On Friday it was wonderful seeing all of your cultural clothes.

What a brilliant week we’ve had! Talk to your family about your special traditions.

Next week is Sports Week. We will be doing lots of exercise in preparation for our sports day on Friday.

Pirate Week in the Nursery

We have had a brilliant pirate themed week. Here are some pictures of the learning and fun in action.

In Math’s we have been learning about repeating patterns. Can you find a repeating pattern at home? Maybe on some clothes or furniture?

Under the Sea

We started our topic ‘Splish, Splash, Splosh,’ by taking a dive under the sea!

We have been discovering wonderful facts about what creatures that live below the sea and created some beautiful art work.

Here are some pictures of the learning in action.

Tell your family about something you have learnt about the sea.

We read this story about a plastic bag in the ocean.

Don’t forget to recycle your plastic to stop the sea creatures from eating it and getting sick. Can you help to sort the recycling into different bins?

Giants in the Nursery!

Nursery have been enjoying the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and other giant related stories.

We have learnt lots of language relating to size, measured objects in different ways, planted beans of our own and got very messy pretending to milk Jack’s cow!

Here are some pictures of the learning and fun in action.

Can you tell your family the story of Jack and the Beanstalk? I wonder if you can remember what happened?

Here are some questions to prompt your child’s memory.

What did Jack sell at the Market?

How did Jack’s Mum feel?

What was at the top of the beanstalk?

What did the Giant say?

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The nursery have been reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Everyone was very excited when we received our own caterpillars!

At first the caterpillars were tiny. They have been doing lots of eating like the caterpillar in the story. Now they are big fat caterpillars!

Here are some activities we have been doing related to the story.

You can watch the story at home.

We can’t wait for our caterpillars to turn into butterflies. Can you find out what we need to feed them?

Marvellous Minibeasts!

As part of our ‘Let’s Get Digging’ topic we went on a hunt for some creatures.

We found many different creatures including Ladybirds, Caterpillars, Spiders and lots of Snails!

We took a closer look at the snails and had a go at drawing their spiral shell.

We even made spiral shapes on the windows and rolled long snails using the playdough.

We have learnt some facts about snails. Can you tell your family something you have learnt about snails?

Can you find any minibeasts in the park or the garden? Remember to treat them very carefully. They all have an important job to do.

Here is the song we have been learning this week. You could find something at home to use as a drum.