It has been another busy week here at Kirknewton Nursery Class. It has been a very wet week, so the waterproofs have been well used! Our garden has been turned into an Ocean, with lots of children taking advantage of the big puddles. So much fun!
The main themes have been: Responsible, Healthy, Water & Pirates, and Creativity. Here’s what we have been up to:
HEALTH & WELLBEING
- We have been responsible citizens and following the nursery rules and routines, by looking after the new reading arch / new reading area in the cloakroom. We can confidently show what responsible citizens do in this area. Well done you!
- Some children chose to butter the crackers for everyone’s snack. We spoke about why it is so important to wash our hands and not to use anything we drop on the floor. Thanks so much for the tasty crackers!
- On Monday, the PM /Day children had sports time with Mr Wilson and Mrs Ritchie. We used the hall and done some of our favourite Sticky Kids Songs followed by some free dancing. We enjoyed it so much so we are doing more of it this week if the children chose!
- There has been so much interest and engagement with our story ‘The Lorax’. As we have been talking so much about looking after things and talking about how we feel or others would feel if we didn’t look after their things.
- World Book Day was a HUGE success. We shared our favourite books and together group time. Some children chose to dress up as a character and were able to confidently tell us who they were and show us in the book the character they liked and name them.
- We have been practicing what a good audience looks like by having eyes and ears on the person who is talking. Well done everyone for trying their hardest doing this! This involved us turn taking in the conversation 🙂
- On Friday, we joined P1 so that they could read us the story they had all written together ‘ Dear Zoo’. We enjoyed going up to their classroom and having some time to play their too.
- As we have had so much rain their has been lots of descriptive language on amounts – particularly in the garden. As we have been continuing with our team games we have been thinking about length and distance. All early steps in mathematical thinking! Well done you.
- We have added boats to our indoor and outdoor water features. This has posed problem solving and has lead to mixing, floating and experimenting around floating and sinking. We are adding more pictures of different boats and ships to stimulate further thinking and language.
A big thank you to Mrs Storrie, Miss Ross and Mr Farmer for all their help this week, we love having you with us. Thank you to the Care Inspectorate’s Eileen and Olive for being part of our week. Thank you to all who have too part in World Book Day. Thank you to P1, Ms Payne and Ms Hunter for their fabulous story Thank you to everyone who has handed in junk for our junk modelling – we can’t wait to show you what we have made.
- Tuesday – Group Call will be sent to all parents regarding Parents Evening Appointments – please let us know on Wednesday if you do not receive it.
- Thursday – Crazy Hair Day for Red Nose Day
- We have made some improvements to our environment based on children’s interests and best practice, so we can’t wait to see what play comes from this – please have a look when you’re in! 🙂
- Some hair dressing/barber provocations have been added to the environment based on our children’s interests ( of course no scissors! We have been talking about the proper use of scissors 🙂 )
Full steam ahead for next week! All aboard…