World Book Day

Nursery children thoroughly enjoyed World Book Day. They all came to school dressed up as a character from a book by our class author, Eric Carle. Our favourite stories by Eric Carle are “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and “The Bad-Tempered Ladybird”. They have been printing their own pictures of ladybirds.

Counting buttons

Nursery children have been playing a game where they throw adice and count that number of buttons onto the snowman. They then had to try tomatch the correct numeral to the number of buttons.

 

Repeating Patterns

Nursery children have been making repeating patterns with the different coloured beads. They have been working on patterns with two colours and some children have managed to make a pattern using three colours.

Diwali

Nursery children have been learning about Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. They have all made their own diva lamps which are used to signify the triumph of good over evil in the story of Rama and Sita. The children loved listening to the story of Prince Rama rescuing Sita from the evil king Ravana.

Diva lamps

Step 1 – we used clay to make the small lamps.

Step 2 – we painted the clay lamps.

Step 3 – we decorated the lamps with glitter and then varnished them.

Step 4 – we placed tea lights in the divas.

Names

Nursery children have been practising writing their names. Some children have been tracing over their names and others are copying them.

 

space

Nursery have thoroughly enjoyed learning about space over the last couple of weeks. They have all made planets and learnt some facts about each one. The children have also made some amazing rockets.

Pirates!

Our recent topic in early Years has been “Pirates”. We have been reading stories and singing pirate songs. These children have been making treasure maps and treasure chests.

shapes

Nursery children have been creating pictures with the shapes. These children have thought carefully about what shapes to use and where to place them.

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.