Friday, 1 December 2017

Exciting Exploring

This week in nursery we had lots of fun exploring different ways to make marks. We were really interested in the magnetic letters and we spent a long time matching letters to sounds we knew! We also explored our community this week. We were discussing with our friends where we lived and whether we lived in a flat or a house. From this we explored our community to see the different things we could see and hear around our school.
We have also been practicing for our nativity this week. We are all brilliant at our songs and know nearly all of them! We sang them merrily ad we all worked as a team putting our Christmas tree up. We spoke about how some families do not celebrate Christmas and what other traditions there are. Some children suggested that it is still ok to join in with other people celebrations. We liked this idea.

We also worked hard as a team setting up a Santa's workshop in the role play. We sourced different resources such as tinsel and wrapping paper to put inside our workshop. We spoke about what work would be happening in the work shop and got excited about presents. We can't wait to come in on Monday and see what you all can create in the workshop!

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Finding our way to Forest School using our compasses

In Geography we have been learning about maps and directions. We used compasses to find our way to Forest School. The children used the language of North, South, East and West to describe what direction they were going in.

Comparing heights at Forest School

Some of the children were showing how strong they were by lifting the long branches. They began to compare the different heights to work out which was the 'tallest'. Hannah reminded the children that they all needed to have 'the branches on the floor so that it is fair'.

Confident climbers at Forest School

Martin began to climb and we were very impressed by his skills. Some of joined in climbing too. We made sure that we chose branches and trunks that were strong enough and wouldn't break!

Monday, 27 November 2017

Smelly cocktails at Forest School

We continued our learning about the senses following our science lesson. There were some very stinky mixtures!

Minutes 24th November

We were extremely busy in today's meeting creating posters telling our community to stop dropping rubbish! Year 1 and 2 school councilors were both horrified by the amount of litter which is along Broadmead Avenue. Our value of respect is something we would like everyone to have for our locality.
If anyone else would like to design a poster at home you can bring it in and hand it to your class councilor.
Can anybody else suggest how we can stop people from littering?
We also discussed the government's decision to remove the bill which protects animal rights and says that they have feelings. We need to speak up for the animals. What can we do to make the government realize that this is unacceptable?

Saturday, 25 November 2017

"Run run as fast as you can!"

This week in nursery we were learning all about the gingerbread man!! Last week we read the story and we couldn't get enough of it. This week we story mapped our story and learnt it all of by heart. We are very good at telling the story and get very excited when we sing "run run as fast as you can you can't catch me I'm the gingerbread man!" We did lots of learning including; creating our own felt gingerbread men, baking gingerbread men, painting a giant gingerbread man and doing gingerbread man puzzles!
 However when we baked our gingerbread man we noticed that one of them had gone missing!! The next day we discovered a note from the gingerbread man explaining that he had ran away and is hiding in our school somewhere. We suggested making picture so people know what he looks like we have worked hard creating posters. We still haven't found him yet though so keep your eyes peeled!