Chinese New Year

Nursery children have been learning about Chinese New Year. Last week we made red and gold Chinese lanterns and ate spring rolls. This week Millie Cunliffe came into school to teach us some Chinese dancing. The children danced with the Chinese dragons and then they danced with parasols and fans.

 

 

 

 

Look After Yourself

During the last week of half term our focus was ‘Look After Yourself’. Each class had a trip on the Life Education Bus and we did lots of activities throughout the week to support our PSE curriculum. One of our favourite activities is where we all painted a picture of ourselves and looked in a mirror to see what colour our eyes and hair is. We tried hard to paint our body parts in the correct place and discussed the fact our arms do not come out of our head! We have had great fun this week. We looked at how we are all different, things we are good at and what makes us special.

Starry Night

The children in Nursery and Reception have looked at the painting ‘Starry Night’ by Vincent Van Gogh. We have mixed our own shades of blue using white to make it lighter. We used wave and swirl movements to make our paintings.

We have also used ‘Colour Magic’ on the computer to create our own Van Gogh pictures

Diwali

As part of our topic on Celebrations, Nursery have been learning about Diwali.

We have been making Diva lamps out of clay. The children have painted, decorated and then glazed their Divas.

Mark Making

The children have been practising writing their names today. They have been copying their name cards with markers in the sand. We have been concentrating on using the correct grip and the children have impressed us immensely!

Who built the ark?

This week in Nursery we have been reading the story of Noah’s Ark and singing the song “Who Built the Ark?” The children have loved playing with the animals in our wooden ark.

We have also been working on colours, shape and pattern. We have made pictures on the cork boards and made patterns with the beads.

Settling in

Nursey have settled brilliantly into Thorp school life and have thoroughly enjoyed their first full week.

We have been reading “We’re Going On A Bear Hunt”, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”, “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” and lots more. The children have been painting pictures from “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” that are now on the wall and look fabulous!

Our favourite rhymes so far are “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and “Five Little Monkeys Jumping On A Bed.”