Nursery News ~ 15th October 2021
Autumn is most definitely here as we have been singing, dancing and reading stories all about Autumn. Thanks to those of you who brought in some Autumn objects, please do keep them coming in – we are playing all sorts of games with them next week.
Circle Time 1 – Our Write Dance has been Tickle Tree where we have been Autumn trees. When the wind blew, our trunks shook the branches and down tumbled the leaves and acorns. Can you think of any other objects that might fall from the tree? Our Listening Game has been “Follow the Leader” where the leader wore the scarecrow hat and we all had eyes on them, copying their actions. Our Phonics has been a popular game, Sound Bingo, where we had to cover up the indoor sound as we heard it being played. Circle Time 2 – Our Maths has been all about putting the number 1 and number 2 together as we played Musical 1’s/2’s, had to find a numicon 1 and 2, showed 1 and 2 on our fingers and put it all together by singing about them with the Pattern Parrot. Can you remember the rhyme for drawing them? Start at the top and down we run that’s the way we make a….? Round and back on the railway track, …..? Circle Time 3 – Our dough disco song this week was Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Joshua’s choice - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZNRzc3hWvE A great choice, thank you Joshua! We have loved moving the dough to the song but have also been enjoying trying to say it and even better, clap it (14 claps!!!). With our topic being Autumn we have been sharing the story The Leaf Thief. Our focus has been all about the job of the front cover – it gives us clues about what is going to happen in the story. Have a go this weekend and look at some front covers on your favourite stories.
Forest School – This week has been all about getting the scarecrows ready for the Scarecrow trail tomorrow. Alongside all of the other classes in the school, Nursery have made their own “helpful friend” for Snow White. I wonder if you can spot him tomorrow? Look out for the purple hat! To support our Follow the Leader looking game in the cabin, you have also been practising following the leader in and around Forest School. This is slightly different to our indoor game as it is all about following the back of someone by using their coat, hair or bag to help you. Keep practising this weekend on your Autumn walks. Mrs Allen has also introduced some new toys – the princesses and the cars. Sharing is going to be a big focus after half term, we all need a little work on what this means and what it looks like.
A message for parents – Please come along to the front playground for a Nursery/Red class sing song on Wednesday morning at 8.45am. If your child does not usually attend on a Wednesday and you would like them to come along, drop them as usual between 8.20am and 8.30am and you can take them with you when you leave at 9am.
Mrs Mander, Mrs Allen, Mrs Franklin, Miss Turner (am), Mrs Hampton (pm) X