Sunday, 26 June 2016

Pizza Sharing Talk4Writing

This week the children have requested that we learn about pizza! We decided that this was a great opportunity to explore Italy and sharing. We have a mathematics focus for our talk4writing text this week.

Give me half!

"I have one whole pizza…and it's all for me!" said Brother Ben.

"I'm going to get some pizza- just you wait and see." replied sister Bella.

"I know you want some pizza, sis. You only get one slice."

"You'd better give me more than that. I'll tell mum you're not being nice!"

"You have to share the pizza. It must be split in two. The pieces should be cut the same for each of you" Said mum.

1 half pizza and 1 half pizza makes 1 whole pizza.

½ + ½ = 1

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside!

This week we are learning about going on holiday. We have turned nursery into the seaside!

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Penguin on Holiday Talk4Writing text

Whilst learning about our local community lots of the children have been talking about their holidays! Lewis and Mia told us about their visit to Ipswich and  Caleb talked about his upcoming holiday to Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Also on our walk around Eastfield we saw Rose's campervan which the children were very excited to talk about! Lots of the children said that they would choose to go to the beach in the campervan.

So next week we shall turn Nursery into our very own seaside experience, complete with sand, buckets and an ice- cream parlour! We shall also learn the text 'Penguin on Holiday' as part of our talk4writing. Mrs Underwood created an 'animated' version of the book which you can find here.
We shall send home the text map on Monday but here is the story...

Penguin on Holiday

"I need a holiday" Penguin sighed. He wanted to go somewhere different. "That's it! I'll go to the beach!" said Penguin. Penguin packed his bag and headed north. The waves swelled bigger and bigger. The sun shone hotter and hotter. Finally, Penguin reached the beach. It wasn't what Penguin expected. The beach was nothing like his icy home. "Are you lost?" asked Crab. "No I'm on holiday" said Penguin. "Then come with me!" said Crab. Crab showed penguin how to have fun on the beach. Penguin and crab played and ate ice-creams. Penguin loved his new friend. But all holidays come to an end. It was time for Penguin to go home. The journey was long and quiet, but suddenly, something moved in the water. "Crab? What are you doing here?" "I need a holiday too!" said Crab.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Mindfulness at the snack table

Today we learnt how eat our snack 'mindfully'. This means we focus our thoughts just on to what we are eating and we think and talk about the snack using all of our senses. This is very good practice for everyone and helps us to enjoy a healthy and thoughtful lifestyle.
Try eating one meal a day together as a family 'mindfully'. We would love to hear how you get on!

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Out and about in our local community

We walked around our local community today and we spotted lots of things! This is a great opportunity to develop language, number recognition and the beginning of reading where we are noticing print in the environment. What can your child tell you about what we saw? What numbers and words can your child spot when you are walking, on the bus or driving around?

Monday, 6 June 2016

A visit from the fire engine!

This week we are learning about our locality. Our local fire service payed us a visit and we found out more about what they do to take care of our local community. We also gave the vegetable patch a good water at the same time!

Beanstalk climbing!

And even Nessa had a turn!

We pretended to be like Jack from Jack and the beanstalk and we sneaked over to the hall to climb the 'beanstalk'!