Friday, 26 January 2018

Our story adventure with Jack and the Beanstalk!

We received a letter from Rapunzel saying that she had spotted a bag with some magical things inside. So we followed her strands of hair whilst comparing the different lengths.
After the weekend the magic bean had grown into a massive beanstalk! It was taller than the ceiling!
We had lots of learning opportunities around castles, beans and giants!

We chose to have a 'fairy tale ball' for our 50 marble treat! We dressed up as a character from a traditional tale.
The Queen of hearts baked us a special treat after our dancing and fun! Yum!
Can your child recall the story of Jack and the Beanstalk?
Don't forget to complete your number bean challenge over on your child's learning journey! We cannot wait to see all of their number bonds.

Jack and the Beanstalk!

This week in nursery we were reading Jack and the Beanstalk! On Monday we found some magic beans and spoke about where they came from. Some of us thought they were from the fairy who lives in our nursery and some of us thought they had been delivered by magic max (our nursery mascot). Once we read the story it made sense they had come from a mysterious man! We liked this word and spoke about what it meant. We then decided to plant our magic beans outside in the garden to see what would happen! 

The next day a gigantic beanstalk had grown in our garden! We spent most of the morning acting out the story and taking it in turns to be the giant! 

It rained loads on Wednesday morning! We couldn't wait to get out there and experiment in the puddles. We added soap and had lots of discussions about what would happen next! This inspired us to do some writing in our jotters where we drew pictures of the rain and wrote about our predictions. 
We also explored lots of different beans this week, we used runner beans to measure and enjoyed ordering them in smallest to tallest. We also enjoyed counting them out into different bowels between us using our fine motor skills. 

School Council minutes 26th January 2018

The children voted for an outdoor day 'empty classroom' on 17th May all day. All of the classrooms will be empty on that day as the children will do all of their learning outside. We cannot wait!

Plans for World Book Day- the children agreed that we should do more than just dress-up we should do activities so that we actually read and listen to stories.  We are going to check that we can do this on 1st March.

All of the adults read a story and the children choose which one to go to.

Story invention- boxes full of props for characters, settings etc

Maybe the teachers could make up a story in front of the children in an assembly in the morning.

After lunch the children will show a play to the other

Book sale- bring in old (that are still in good condition) books and they will be on the table and we will sell them for 10p raise money for Book Aid International.

Story picnic??

Write letters to Mrs Martini's sisters school in the Gambia- telling them about ourselves, our school and our daily lives.

Some children are concerned about the lack of car parking.

Friday, 19 January 2018

We are performers!

This week in nursery we welcomed some more new children! We got them straight down to business with a new mission to build a stage indoors! We decided that we needed somewhere to perform our songs, dances and stories. We gathered a team together and used lots of blocks from outside to create a stage! One of us then suggested we needed chairs for our audience! We took it in turns to perform our songs, dances and stories, we were great performers and showed how confident we all are in our environment! 

 We also discovered a large dressing up box in our shed this week. We took it into our classroom and explored it further. We discovered loads of different outfits and had hours of fun dressing up and acting as these characters. We then extended this to use our new stage. 

We were very engaged in a story we read this week called 'the three little pigs' We learnt the story off by heart with great expression. some of us acted this out in the garden using our Wendy house as the little pigs houses. We huffed and we puffed until the house came tumbling down! On Friday afternoon we discovered some magic beans hidden in our nursery, i wonder what learning they will lead onto next week... 

Friday, 12 January 2018

A real rabbit!!

This week in nursery we have really enjoyed exploring outside! We decided to change our climbing frame around and it felt like a new climbing frame! We loved climbing up and down the ladder and sliding down the slide. There were a lot of new children starting with us all this week, we were ever so kind and showed them around our nursery and made them feel welcome.

Last week we were learning about pets following our love of our new book 'oh no George!' we spoke about lots of different animals we could have as pets and some that we already had! One parent was very kind and brought in their family pet rabbit. We all fell in love and couldn't wait to have a stroke! 

Friday, 5 January 2018

Oh no George!

This week in nursery we were all super excited to come back after our winter break! We all settled back into our routines brilliantly. We even welcomed some new children who came and played with their grown ups. We showed them where to put their coats, where the toilets were and where we eat our snack. Miss Brown was very proud of how helpful we all were. 

We had lots of fun mixing colours on our workshop this week and we explored what colours made what colour when mixed together. We discovered that yellow and blue mixed together makes green, pink and blue mixed together makes purple and yellow and red makes orange! This amazed us and we spent ages mixing and creating pictures!

We read a book this week all about a pet dog called George, we decided we would like our role play to be a vets. We worked hard with our teachers to create our vision. We learnt all about pets, what kind of animals we could have as pets, how we might look after them and shared all about our own pets. We were so engaged learning about pets that we are carrying on next week and we even have a real pet coming in to visit us!! I wonder what kind of pet it will be?!