Welcome to Nursery - Mrs Wooton

November/December

Can you believe that our first term is over already? What a busy and exciting time it has been! Take a look at what we have been up to.

Dinosaurs

Can you believe that we had a visit from some dinosaurs? We found a giant egg in our nature garden and then it hatched! We were a little bit scared at first but then we realised that the dinosaurs were very friendly.

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Armistice Day

The children had been learning about Armistice Day and why we commemorate it. We learned about the soldiers that had fought in the war and we participated in a two minutes silence to remember them. As a class we created poppies using cake cases, paint and glitter. We then attached them to a circular piece of card to create a wreath. We placed the wreath on the Cenotaph in South Hylton to show that we remember.

 

 

Creating Music

We created our own musical instruments using rice and different containers. We then headed to the stage with our creations to create or own songs.

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It Snowed!

The children had great fun in the snow, building snowmen, making snow angels, having snowball fights and exploring the ice in the water tray. Afterwards, we warmed up with a hot chocolate and a biscuit.

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October

Welcome Back! We cannot believe that is October already. We have had so much fun this month, take a look at what we have been up to......

Jumping

The children have shown that they are developing great physical skills by creating obstacle courses to walk along and then finishing it off with some fantastic jumps!

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Fine Motor Skills

The children have been working on their fine motor skills by pegging washing out.

 

 

Our Senses

We have begun our topic on senses and have learning about and exploring how we use all five of our senses. Some of our favourite activities have been feeling ice and helping our friends to complete a blindfolded obstacle course. The obstacle course was very tricky when we were wearing a blindfold and our friends had to use their fantastic communication skills to guide us around it.

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Halloween

As it was Halloween we carefully followed recipes to create magical potions. We counted out the correct number of rats, flies, spiders, frogs and vampire teeth in to a cauldron, gave it a stir and uttered the magic words.

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September

As some of the children were a little nervous starting school for the first time we read the story ‘Pete the Cat Rocking in My Schools Shoes’. Pete is nervous when he starts schools for the first time but he soon discovers that there are lots of cool places at school. No matter where he goes, as long as he keeps moving and grooving and singing his song... it’s all good.

We thought about our favourite things to do at school and photographed each other doing them. We then created our own song to go with each of the different things...just like Pete! We then made this into our very own book that we can read in the story corner.

I’m painting in my school shoes,

I’m painting in my school shoes,

I’m painting in my school shoes.

 

I’m climbing in my school shoes,

I’m climbing in my school shoes,

I’m climbing in my school shoes.

 

We have also read the story ‘Leaf Man’. This story had lots of pictures of autumn leaves and the autumn leaves created the images in the book.

After reading this story we noticed that the leaves were starting to change colour so visited the nature garden to look for signs of autumn. We collected the leaves and used them to make pictures of animals just like in the story.

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