Stars of the week Lennon and Lola
Quotes of the week
How does it happen?’ ‘It must be magic inside there.’
Continuing with our theme of new life and growth, this week, Nursery Class have been looking at the lifecycle of a butterfly.
As well as enjoying the story of, Eric Carle’s, The Hungry Caterpillar, the children have watched real life footage of its transformation.
The children sequenced and labelled pictures of the lifecycle and talked about each stage.
Lennon and Lola were able to describe the lifecycle in good detail and made a great effort sounding out words for their labels.
An egg-citing start to the Summer Term in Nursery
Nursery Class have come back to school full of energy and enthusiasm and have welcomed an exciting delivery to the classroom.
As part of our topic on new life and growth, this half term, we are incubating seven eggs. This week, the children made predictions about what animals they think will hatch out. We had a range of interesting suggestions, including dinosaurs and alligators!
We’ll keep you posted.
Stars of the week Yoki and Rory
As part of our class focus on space, this week, we made blow space ships. We investigated the best way to make our space craft fly the highest and furthest.
The children put a lot of effort and patience into creating their rockets; persisting with the task of accurately cutting out.
Well done Yoki and Rory, your scissor skills are superb!
Stars of the week Charlotte and Cruz
Nursery class love to build and each week the children’s creations are becoming more complex and interesting. This week we have a collection of houses with roofs, staircases, arches and windows!
Well done Charlotte, not only for your huge ideas, but also, for sharing your vision with others, so kindly.
Also, a super thumbs up to Cruz, who spent a long time making improvements to his building this week.
Stars of the week Sami and Charlotte
Sami and Charlotte are regular visitors to the reading corner and can be found absorbed in a book by themselves or sharing stories with others. Both children handle books with care, turning pages lightly. They demonstrate super pre-reading habits such as recognising the direction of the text and allowing themselves time to silently explore illustrations.
Making space for enjoying stories together at home, regularly, is the best way to develop a child’s interest and love of books. Just reading a book for the pleasure of being close and being lost together, in that story, for maybe ten minutes each day, is powerful stuff.
Stars of the week Joshua and Ruby
Both Ruby and Joshua have made lots of effort to improve the quality of their colouring this week. They carefully filled each segment of their drawing, decided to make their work as colourful as possible, whilst making a great effort not to go out of the lines.
Although these may seem quite basic skills, colouring nurtures the essential development of the muscles of the hand, wrist and fingers. As well as increased dexterity, it encourages better hand eye co-ordination, aids concentration and demands that the child behave creatively. Ruby and Joshua were justifiably proud of the results of their labour.
Very well done!