This week, in the nursery, children have been discussing how to stay safe and what they want to find out about keeping safe. Their thoughts and ideas are being recorded in a floor book, please feel free to browse through it when you are in the nursery. We would also like to encourage you to add any relevant comments, for example if you have had any conversations with your child about how to be safe please feel free to add them in to our floor book.
We discovered the children know a lot of things about keeping safe, many knew you should hold hands when crossing the road. Children also talked about how you should stay away from fire and fireworks to stop you from getting burnt. Alliyah told us that you can also get burnt by the sun, the children decided on hot sunny days you should wear sun cream, sunglasses and a sunhat to keep you safe from the sun – something we probably won’t need to worry about for a while!
Rhys told us yellow was a safe colour and that in a car you wear a seat belt so you do not fall out, Willow also said when in a car you must keep the door shut.
Lots of the children told us you need to put toys away so you do not trip over them. While Erin said you wash your hands to keep safe. Iyla said not to go in to the sea and Isabella said do not go near deep water in case you fall in and drown.
Thinking about keeping safe near water we set up a floating and sinking activity for children. We discussed how if something floated it stayed at or near the top of the water and if it sank it dropped to the bottom. We also spoke about how light objects were more likely to float and heavy objects more likely to sink. Some random objects were placed in a box and the children were asked to predict/guess which items would sink and which would float. They did this by placing them in the ‘float’ or ‘sink’ Tray. We then placed the objects in the water to see if we predicted correctly.
Also this week children enjoyed exploring the snow. Some of the things the children enjoyed were; mark making with sticks and tires in the snow, looking at their footprints and throwing snowballs at Ms Young!
Some of the children tried to blow up balloons, this was very hard to do.
Children in nursery this week have been enjoying the sunny weather with lots of outdoor play happening each day. The crates have proved to be very popular, with them being turned into trains, cars, hills to climb etc.
Indoors , the children have been learning to take care when washing their snack dishes, as we now have ceramic plates and glass cups. It has only taken a couple of days for all children to learn to be a little more gentle when washing up.
Singing is a daily occurrence at the moment with children enjoying learning the songs from the nativity. Won’t be long now before you will be entertained!
We are still looking for donations for the hamper. If you could hand something in before next Thursday, we should be able to create a very desirable prize to sell raffle tickets for at the fair on Thursday.
Lots of new resources have arrived in nursery today with a focus on the role play area. We are also looking at literacy in the environment with tins of food from a certain supermarket in the role play corner. I wonder if the children can tell you which supermarket they are from!
There’s a lot of singing going on too with practices for the nativity in full swing.
We are hoping to fill our dress up area with scarves and sarongs. If you have any unwanted ones at home, please bring in. Gracias!!
There’s a very festive feel permeating the nursery at the moment! We made more personalised baubles as well as lovely button wreath tree decorations that will be on sale at the school Christmas fair. We also practised our nativity songs and are all doing so well with the words and actions!
The weather stayed dry, so both morning and afternoon children managed to have plenty of time to play outside in the fresh air. There were also some kind volunteers in the afternoon who helped us clean the slide and house with warm soapy water! What responsible young citizens they were!
We had a call from Asda Armadale today to say that the nursery has been nominated for their Green Token Fundraising scheme! So, if you are in there shopping, remember to pick up a token and add it to our box as we could win up to £200 for outdoor equipment! Fingers crossed!
AM and PM children were given Adventure Ted today, can’t wait to hear about his adventures over the weekend!
Fairly dry day today so both AM and PM children managed to get out to play in the Nursery Garden. We had the bikes out and made them parking bays, lots of children loved playing a numbers ladder game on the steps – lots of counting! We are busy making things to sell at the School Christmas Sale – Little Christmas Stockings, Reindeer Food and Baubles (a reminder that if you want to order a bauble then it must be ordered by next Thursday at the latest). The Christmas Fair is Thursday 3rd December from 2pm, lots of enterprise crafts to buy and tea/coffee in the school hall. We have also been busy practicing our Nativity Songs – sounding really lovely.
A reminder that ante-pre school children need either a shepherd or angel costume for the Nativity – please let us know by early next week if this is a problem, thank you.
The children are really enjoying the transport theme with lots of pictures created by printing different wheel tracks. We have created a large road map on the wall and hope to add buildings and vehicles to it this week. PM children created an amazing zoo using the large building blocks and added the small world animals – what fun! We heard about Adventure Ted’s weekend from both AM and PM children – both Ted’s have had a good weekend going to gym club, out on a bike ride and even in a big tractor!
We handed out the poem of the week today – 5 current buns. Please have fun learning this at home with your child, we have been talking about rhyming words and off course lots of opportunities for counting to 5 and back down to 0.
Please remember to send in your bauble orders, thank you.
Today, there were airports being constructed in the sand pit, and the boats and Lego men in the water tray were helped to be more buoyant by adding balloons to them! This led to lots of science talk! We managed to get outside today, with chalk and mud being popular, especially in the afternoon.
The nativity scripts have been sent home, with words highlighted so you know what to practise at home! We also sent home order forms for personalised baubles, which can be ordered now. If these could be returned with payment as soon as possible, we can begin this enterprise project.
Today, morning and afternoon children went outside in the blustery wind to practise safe road crossing. As well as showing that they knew how to cross the road safely (holding an adult’s hand, looking left and right, listening carefully all the time) they also enjoyed taking a close up look at a car – focussing on the hard metal and rubber tyres.
New Topic: Transport/Road Safety Responsive Planning: Role Play area is a shop
AM boys and girls enjoyed playing in the shop, we made shopping list note pads to write down all our shopping! In drama we talked about different types of transport and pretended to move like – tractors, police cars, bikes and vans. We made play dough and used it to make cakes and bread to sell in our shop.
PM children enjoyed using fluorescent paint to make hand prints for our new Road Safety topic. We talked about wearing bright colours so we can be seen if out in the dark. We used Bee Bot to follow directions on a map – we dressed him up as a police car, ambulance, fire engine and pirate ship.
We urgently need old magazines and junk for models, thank you.
The new Newsletter is out today, lots of dates for your diary for events before Christmas. Bulletin is also out today.
Children in Need: wear bright colours – donation £1 Decorate a cake – 20p