Category Archives: Literacy and English

Construction

We design and create all sorts of models in the construction area. Recently we have been making enclosures for animals and ourselves!

As we play we use measuring skills.

We work with others and develop our problem solving skills.

We develop our mark making skills as we plan what we are going to construct. 

 

Developing the Young Workforce

The children have been developing their skills for learning,  life and  work. We harvested the potatoes we grew in the garden and then decided to sell these to our families.

We had to weigh the potatoes and bag them and decide how much to sell them for.

We wrote the price on the bags and set up a stall.

We handled money, issuing change and totalled the amount of money raised.

We decided to use the proceeds to purchase more seeds so we visited Rouken Glen Garden Centre to buy more.

Some children brought in photographs of the potatoes which they had for their dinner and told us how tasty they were!

The world of work- young builders

We were building a house using the large blocks . We used tools and took on the roles of the different people needed to build a house. We had to plan and work together and we had to take risks as we climbed up to construct the roof.

We even decided to build a shop for the workers to go to when they had a break!

World Book Day

We celebrated World Book Day this week. We dressed as our favourite storybook character and shared our books in nursery. We invited parents and carers in to share stories with us and we used the internet to hear authors retelling their stories. World Book Day inspired us to write, draw and paint.

Michael Rosen-We are going on a Bear Hunt
Miss McCallum’s Giraffes Can’t Dance costume inspired our painters.
Orla and Miss Cunningham were both tigers who came to tea!
Anna’s Gran read Peace at Last by Jill Murphy.

 

Hallowe’en Happenings!

We are very excited because it will soon be Hallowe’en. We have been carving pumpkins and creating spooky models and pictures. We decided to create a haunted house outdoors in our outdoor classroom!

We made some very tasty pumpkin soup and enjoyed this for snack. We used the internet to search for some sensory experiences we could try and have been making spooky  playdough models, ghostly gloop and  we mixed magic potions in the water tray. We even created a giant web and had to catch the spiders!