June 4, 2017
by Ms Payne
This week we began by thinking about our learning throughout the year and our favourite things in Nursery.
We recorded our ideas in our Big Book of Learning – Please have a look and feel free to write about your favourite nursery learning this year!
We also said goodbye to our tadpoles. Most had grown all their legs and were turning into frogs so we sent them home to their pond. We made our own frogs and sang “5 little speckled frogs” to say goodbye to them.
We were also excited to see that some of our caterpillars had turned into chrysalis. We decided to make our own butterflies and learned about patterns and symmetry.
Ms Payne also found a number ordering game on the smartboard – It was tricky but fun!
We have also been very interested in other minibeasts and insects. Here are some of our activities:
Finding worms in the mud garden.
Making insects at the creation station.
Making hairy spiders.
We have also been very busy building lots of interesting models. Some of our buddies have been helping us.
A pet dog.
Bumblebee from Transformers.
We have also been very interested in story telling so have been using different resources to help us.
Using minibeast story stones.
Making our own stories using finger puppets.
Using story spoons to tell the story of the “3 little pigs”.
In grouptime we learned about patterns using colours.
We used the multi-link bricks to make trains and then recorded our ideas using coloured pens. Look out for pictures in our Learners Journals.
Finally we were very interested in this weeks google doodle which was a little cartoon cricket.
When we clicked on it we were taken to a game where we had to try to hit the cricket ball. It was great fun – We counted how many runs we had made, recognised some big numbers and some of our older boys and girls were trying to add the numbers together.
Some information for our trip to the 5 Sister Zoo
Please ensure that your child brings a bag that they can carry themselves. This bag should contain:
- A snack and packed lunch.
- A change of clothes in case of any accidents.
Please make sure that your child is wearing sensible shoes for walking and has weather appropriate clothing (suntan lotion to be applied before your child comes to Nursery if needed).