Friday, 24 February 2017

Super smart mathematicians

This week at nursery we were super mathematicians! We predicted which cars we thought would go the fastest, the bigger ones or the smaller ones. We then measured the distance our cars went using the metre sticks and our number lines! We used the number line to go back and check we were right like scientists do!

We also really enjoyed mark making, there's just something about big pieces of paper on the floor that we love! We told all of our teachers such wonderful stories with such wonderful pictures to match! From our stories we decided to turn our role play into an ice cream/ birthday shop! We've made a start on posters and prices and also a must have birthday cake. I wonder what brilliant ideas you all will come up with over the weekend for next week!?

We can't wait to get back to our learning on Monday I wonder what our super smart brains will teach Miss brown, George and Dawn next week!?

Friday, 10 February 2017

Independent learners!

This week in nursery we have been learning so much! We were so inspired by the mixing bowls and recipe instructions in the role play that we decided we wanted to make our own cookies! We gathered some ingredients that we thought we would need and then used Miss Browns iPad to check that we had everything and follow some instructions. We were so good at measuring out our ingredients really carefully to make sure we had just the right amount.

We also enjoyed learning about the different tools we could used to make marks with, we used rolling pins, sponges, brushes, cotton buds and many more! We explored how the colour looked and how the tools worked on different surfaces, our favourite was the bubble wrap and listening to the pops!

Some of us showed our amazing reading skills this week and built up the confidence to read Miss Brown a whole book! We also did lots of clever story telling and made marks in our jotters to represent our words, all of our teachers then helped us to write our story down and showed us how our words could be made into stories, amazing!

We all hope everyone has a fantastic half term and can't wait to get started again after the holidays! Have a lovely week, keep us updated on tapestry to let us know what you are all getting up to ready to share with all of our friends when we return!

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Careful designers

This week in nursery we enjoyed designing and creating our own dens! We located various resources and used them working together as a team to build amazing dens! We acted out our own different stories using the den as our homes, fire station and even a hairdressers. We also enjoyed creating our own obstacle courses using our clipboards to first think of ways we could arrange it before creating it.

We also explored the giant muddy puddle in our garden, we had lots of rain this week which was great for making soup with! We located jugs and shared the water we found out so that everyone could make their own recipe in the mud kitchen. We also had a visitor this week, a caterpillar that one of us found at home, we asked lots of questions and discovered they like to eat leaves and apples! We all thought it was too cold for him outside so one of us suggested putting him by the window with it open a little bit for some air!

Friday, 27 January 2017

We're engineers!

This week in nursery we have had loads of fun building a giant marble run. We selected different resources to construct a course for the balls. We used guttering, stands and tubes and explored loads of different ways to explore the rolling balls. First we started off with racing the balls, some of us suggested we move the pipe higher to make the balls move faster, we tested this theory and it worked!

From this we were inspired, we did lots of jotting down and designing to make sure our course was how we wanted. Some of us wrote stories all about it! We then adapted our race to an obstacle course/giant marble run we used the pipes and carefully planned how to position them so that the ball would roll through the whole course. Some of us were brilliant and used the box and a tube to stop the balls bouncing away!

We have been engineers all week and explored different ways to construct and build with all of our brilliant ideas. I wonder how we will take this further this next week!?

Saturday, 21 January 2017

"It smells like flowers"

This week in nursery we've been experimenting! We loved exploring corn flour and mixing it together with different liquids like water and conditioner. We described what it felt like and what it smelt like and had so much fun squishing it all together. Half way through the week we discovered it was turning into playdough so we experimented adding material like flour or water to get the right texture that we wanted. Some of us came up with a brilliant idea to add colour!

We also really enjoyed writing this week especially on the white board. We were so clever at writing our names! We also were really interested in mixing paints this week and thinking about what colours we could make, we discovered that red and yellow make orange many of us then painted volcanos "that's what colour lava is."

We also explored the interactive white board we found a great new drawing programme and explored the different ways we could make marks on the big screen!

Saturday, 14 January 2017

"Why is it white?"

This week in nursery we had snow!! We were so excited! We asked lots of brilliant questions like why is it white? And how did it get here? We went straight out to explore it and built 2 snowmen! We realised that if we roll a small ball of snow around eventually it picks up lots more snow and creates a giant ball! After this we noticed that the sun was coming out, some of us were so clever and said that this meant the snow would melt. We were super clever when we told Miss brown that when snow melts it turns to water! Although we were a tiny bit disappointed to see it go.

We enjoyed being outside a lot this week we were finding new ways to create obstacle courses. Some of us made extra challenging ones where we had to concentrate really hard to balance and go up and down steps and slopes!

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Our first week back

 It was the first week back after Christmas and we were all so excited to be back at nursery! Before Christmas we read a book all about a little girl and three bears so this week we learned loads more all about this book! We impressed Miss brown with our story sequencing skills, we made up our own stories in the cottage, we explored painting bears and their fur with different tools, we had competitions on who could use their tweezers and pick up the most gummy bears out of the porridge and we especially loved sorting out the bears into small medium and big sizes.

At carpet time we felt like we knew they story so well we decided to listen to the sounds we could hear! We focused on Goldilocks as she was our favourite character most of us decided we could hear a 'g' sound so we all tried extra hard to see if we could then write the letter g we amazed all of the grown ups with what brilliant writers we all are.

We also met lots of new friends who will be starting nursery with us next week we loved meeting them all and didn't want them to leave! So now we're really excited for them to start on Monday!