Friday, 17 March 2017

Independent writers

This week in nursery we've been super writers! We have made our marks in lots of different places. We especially enjoy writing on the carpet with big pieces of paper some of us made up stories and some of us drew our favourite animals. Some of us were really clever and attempted to write our own names! We got our wrists ready for writing by practising our cutting skills on the finger gym table, we cut out different shapes and named them! We also built our wrist muscles up by threading great necklaces!

This week we also really liked being outside, the sun came up and we spoke about it making us warm, it was so warm we decided we didn't need our coats one day! We also loved exploring the mud kitchen practising our cooking skills. We decided to leave some porridge out for the animals who come out in the dark! It was gone the next day! I wonder who ate it?

This week was also a sad week as It was Miss browns last full week with us until the end of June! Miss Brown is sad to leave but also very excited as she gets to have a whole new teaching experience with the older children in year 2! And of course she is coming back!!

Friday, 10 March 2017

Super learners!

This week in nursery we had loads of fun exploring lots of different learning! We used our super good finger skills to thread different sized beads onto our chosen pipe cleaners. We made lots of these decorations for our new tree in nursery! By the end of the week we even decorated our own mini trees! We also explored the hungry caterpillar story sack and used our clever maths skills to count out the different foods! Some of us explored different containers in the water tray pouring and filling them. Some of us even became the teacher this week! We were very good at reading stories and delivering music lessons to the group!

We also had a really yummy snack this week, we concentrated hard to cut and butter our own tea cakes! We were very good at knowing where everything is and using our own knowledge and skills to be independent, we remembered our manners asking politely to pass the butter and the plates.

It was also Dawns birthday this week! She was extra kind and brought us in all some yummy chocolate cake! We were all so thankful! We sang happy birthday and had a little party to celebrate! We also had a visit from some students from the university of Northampton, we were very welcoming and loved showing them around and having them in our nursery!

Friday, 3 March 2017

Our favourite books

This week in nursery we've had lots of fun! It was world book day!! We all dressed up as our favourite book characters, we spoke about all of our favourite books and interviewed the different characters, we found out their favourite colours, what book they're from and if they had any special powers!

We also had lots of fun outside this week we loved mark making with chalk on the pavement we drew our families and dinosaurs and even volcanos! After this we thought there was a volcano somewhere in the garden so we made some treasure maps and hunted around the garden to see if we could find it. We found a magical turtle! We decided he came from the roof where we thought the volcano was hiding! Whilst we were on our hunt a big jumbo jet kept flying over our nursery, we all tried to figure out where it was going. Most of us thought it was going to the beach! It circled our nursery for ages! So we got some chairs and made an audience!

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!?