Nursery News ~ 29th January 2021
Hello my magic friends!
A very short week for lots of you this week due to blankets of our favourite thing – snow. What a treat it was for us all to wake up to a white world on Sunday morning. We have never seen Forest School with quite so much since we opened four years ago. The highlight for me was on Monday morning when we had a treasure hunt of Forest School toys that had been out all weekend being cleaned and we had to dig them out and guess what they were!
Well I really didn’t know we had some magicians in our mix! I wasn’t the only one to be shocked with how you were able to read numbers 0-5 without even looking at them. Who knew that spots on the back of our number cards could help us know what the number would read on the other side. Our Maths this week reading numbers 0-5 has been a lot of fun. In Music we have been singing about another little boy, not Johnny this time but Buster. He has taught us how to sing and move in time to the pulse and Ralph, Connie and Khadijah blew us away when they stood up in front of everyone and sang it on their own. Our Phonics has moved on from instrumental sounds and moved into three weeks of Body Sounds and can’t we make some. See if you can find other ways to make sounds with your hands, feet, lips, tongue and teeth this weekend. Our Write Dance has had us rocking forwards and backwards to Horsey Horsey and in Dough Disco we enjoyed moving our dough to “Thank you Baked Potato”. For those of you who haven’t heard it, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYOkgCkxj9I Enjoy!
Our C&L session in our Quiet Area is in full swing with our new topic “Families”. Thank you to all your grown-ups who sent in these photographs! We took this opportunity to start practising “Talk Partners”. This is something you will use weekly when you move into Reception in September and it is as simple as the words suggest, talking to a partner. You all shared some interesting facts with your friends about your photograph and then with the whole group. We have learnt about James and the Giant Leaves (we went out for the day and in the entry were some giant leaves), Neve D’s instructions on how to body board (you have to wear a bracelet and sit on the board on the water) and Hamish’s predictions what season his photo was in (I think it is Winter as there is snow, the leaves have lost most of their leaves and Mummy is wearing her warm pink coat). In Forest School, Mrs Allen shared with you how to make different families with the soft toys and showed you how you make your own stick family – it was lovely to see Benji desperately looking for two sticks dogs to add to the family. In the afternoons, you have been building family vehicles to transport all members using the crates and you have had a go at making family homes for the animals using sticks. And let’s not forget the fun we have had in the snow – a snowman, snow angels, a snow pit to build snow castles and Arden with his hammer smashing the ice in the mud kitchen.
A message for parents – when the children mark make at Nursery and use the incorrect grip, we correct and place their hand into the tripod grip – “use your fingers and not your hands”. Would you be able to support at home and correct when you see it regardless of which hand they are using. We have the majority now with the correct grip ready for school!
Roll on another snow-filled weekend everyone.
Mrs Mander and the Nursery Team X