This week in Nursery, we have been learning about Bonfire Night. We talked about how fireworks look in the sky, and the colours they make! We also thought carefully about the noises made by fireworks, such as bang!, boom! and fizz!
We made our own firework pictures, by drizzling glue over black card, and sprinkling neon sand over the top! Take a look at our fabulous firework pictures below!
A leaf man’s got to go where the wind blows!
We continued to think about the changes that happen in Autumn this week. After reading Leaf Man, we talked about the different places he could blow to, and what he might see. We made our own leaf men with the leaves we collected from the playground!
Stars of the Week – Paraskevi and Adeel!
Well done to Paraskevi and Adeel, who worked hard to make their leaf men. They talked about where he might blow to and what he might see. Great effort, Paraskevi and Adeel!
Next week in Nursery…
In Phonics we will be learning the sound ‘p’. We will also be listening for the initial sounds in words starting with s, a and t. In Maths we will be ordering numbers up to 10. In addition we will be learning about Remembrance Day and thinking about how we celebrate Birthdays. Also in another busy week we will also be joining the rest of the school to celebrate Spanish Day on Thursday (Parents will have received a separate email with details).
This week in Nursery we have been thinking about Autumn and seeing the changes that have been happening. Astrid and Nathan were able to talk about the changes that they have seen such as the leaves changing colour and then falling off the trees. Great observations!
After reading the book ‘We’re Going On A Leaf Hunt’, we went on an Autumn walk to spot the different signs of Autumn. Whilst we were walking we found that it was quite windy and a bit colder than it has been before. We picked up all different coloured and different shaped leaves that had fallen from the trees.
In English we looked at a picture of an autumn scene and spoke about all the things that we could see, and also began to learn a song about Autumn leaves.
Next Week: We will continue our learning about Autumn, as well as look at Bonfire Night and thinking about the things we might see and hear. In Phonics, we will be learning all about the ‘t’ sound.
In Nursery we used our Phase 1 Phonics learning about Environmental Sounds and the nursery rhyme ‘Old MacDonald Had A Farm’ to inspire us to make farm animals.
We used paper plates that we painted, as well as card to add the head and legs to our animals. We put the head on a split pin to make sure that our animals had movement!
Stars of the Week – Menata and Leonardo
Well done to Menata and Leo, who both did a great job painting their animals, talking about the colours they would need to use. They were also able to talk about how their animals were made, and what they liked best about them. Well done Menata and Leo!
After the half term break we will be learning:About the ‘a’ sound, and we will be thinking about Autumn and the changes in the seasons
Over the last 2 weeks we have been thinking about how to be good friends in Nursery. Jasper and Kourtney both contributed fantastic ideas to our discussion, showing they know how to be good friends.
We shared all our ideas of how to be good friends and then put them on our Class Charter.
We know that in Nursery we are good friends. We make sure that we share together and we listen to the teachers and each other. We use our manners all the time and make sure we say please and thank you. We use our hands kindly, making sure we don’t hurt others. We also make sure that everyone is safe by keeping our classroom tidy. We also all agreed that we ‘just keep swimming’ even when we find things tricky – we have a go and try our best!
Here is a photo of our class charter. We all helped to make it, working as a team.
Next week we will be learning: In Phonics we will be learning the ’s’ sound. We will also be thinking about the things we can do that make us special
Stars of the Week: Kayleigh & Ari
Well done Kayleigh and Ari! During out Beat Baby sessions you showed great enthusiasm and were able to keep the rhythm.
This week as part of Phonics we met Beat Baby.
Beat Baby lives in Nursery and comes out to help us with phonics. Beat Baby is very shy so we have to sing a song to call him out. We have been using our names to learn about rhythm and rhyme. Rhyme and rhythm are important because they help to break words into sounds which helps us start to hear the phonemes.
A phoneme is the smallest unit of sound. For example, cat has the three phonemes: /c/ /a/ and /t/. Beginning to hear those sounds is part of early phonics learning.
Our Learning Next Week: We will be exploring environmental sounds and continuing to practise our counting rhymes.
This week all of our Nursery students have joined us! They have all been exploring our classroom, making new friends and eating lunch in the hall with the rest of the school. We are very proud of every single one of them!
Here are some photos of Nursery in their first week.
We have enjoyed meeting parents at Home Visits, Family Visits and the curriculum Evening. Here is the slideshow from Curriculum Evening.