This week in Nursery we have been starting to think about life cycles. Today we have planted Sunflower seeds. The children shared what they knew already about what seeds need to grow. We have our seeds on the windowsill ready to warm up and begin to grow. After Easter we are going to be getting some small creatures in Nursery which we can watch change and grow too.
UW, PD, PSED, CL
Do you recognise this bird?
This week in Nursery we had a problem solving challenge. We had to feed some hungry aliens. They both ate bears. One alien only ate big blue and green bears and the other only ate small red and yellow bears. The children had 1 minute to complete the challenge. Some children had an extra challenge…they couldn’t use their fingers to pick the bears up! They had to use tweezers. Well done everyone our alien feeding mission is complete.
MA, PD, CL, PSED, EAD, UW
This week we have been thinking about the moon and what it would be like to be an astronaut and walk on the moon like Neil Armstrong. The children put on their wellies and stood in some sand which left behind a print of their ‘moon boot’. They then measured their prints using cubes to see how long they were.
MA, CL, UW, EAD, PSED, PD
The children have been interested in learning about space, the moon and the planets so this is our topic over the next few weeks. We have started to learn some facts about the Sun and the planets and the children have been to libraries and researched things on the internet at home too. Today we made alien masks and the children had to decide which planet their alien was from. It was very creative and the children were all enthusiastic and engaged. They look great too!
EAD, PD, PSED, CL, UW
This week in Nursery we have been learning the ‘a’ sound. We printed with ‘a’ apples and made apple pies. The children enjoyed them with custard and so did Mr Craig.
The children are really enjoying their introduction to phonics, learning the songs, actions and reading sound stories.
Each morning the children can ‘free plan’ from 8.45 – 9.00. During that time the children explore their indoor Nursery environment as they choose to. Here are some photographs to show how busy and varied the children’s initial planning choices are.
PSED, CL, PD, UW, EAD, W, R, MA
The children in Nursery LOVE a challenge! This week we created the ‘s’ spider peg challenge to go alongside learning the ‘s’ sound. They had 1 minute to clip as many pegs on the spider as they could. Ready, steady, go!
This challenge helps to develop their fine motor skills and physical development which in turn has an impact on pencil and tool control as well as developing skills for early writing.
PD, CL, PSED