Our first half term has flown by, we have got to know our new environment and new friend. Our first topic has been
'All about me' and over the last few weeks we have been discovering what makes us unique, new beginnings, people who help us in our community, our feelings and managing them, our families, homes and what super hero powers are and what we can do with them. During this week we have been creating Autumn homes, making emergency vehicles, writing letters, learning about people who help us in an emergency and enjoying the great outdoors!
Thought for the week - Play is the work of childhood.
It has been so lovely getting to know the children and families of North Tawton school. Have a lovely half term everyone.
Karen and EY team
The evil pea has been up to no good! He tied up a poor carrot and celery stick to the window and then we found him in our counting jar on Wednesday morning. our activities this week have included Potato printing, cutting and drawing peas, making and squashing peas. After reading the story of the week 'Supertato' we discussed what super powers we might have and how we could save the day.....
"If I was Supertato and someone fell in the water I would save them"
"I would be a fly bird"
"I would be a car superhero and save everyone that crashed"
Thought of the week - It's a happy talent to know how to play
This week we have been building houses, making glasses with small construction, mark making on our new easel, caring for babies, creating our own colour Monsters and moving into a box house. We have also been reading the story 'Supertato' and talking about what super powers we might have. During forest school we have been working hard planting a willow tunnel, rope climbing and zip wire sliding!
Thought for the week - Play is the work of children, It's very serious stuff.
Have a lovely weekend,
The weather has been wet and windy this week but it hasn't stopped the little acorns from exploring outside. We have been tree rubbing, mud sliding, building Dinosaur houses and making mud cakes in the mud kitchen.
When the rain drops were to big we spent time inside the school hall using equipment to help us jump, crawl, roll and balance as well as enjoying new nursery toys that have been arriving throughout the week.
We are often outside doing forest school activities and do get very muddy! Wet weather clothes are very useful if you can bring them on your child's nursery sessions.
Thought for the week - Play is the highest form of research.
Enjoy the weekend,
It has been another fun filled week exploring and creating inside and out. Along with drawing a self portrait and writing our names we have used natural props to build faces and animals. The playdough came in useful when some children worked together to make funny faces. our mud kitchen continues to grow and our outside learning space is changing daily. The children have also been exploring feelings and what colour they might be with the help of the 'Colour Monster' story book.
Thought for the week "Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play they learn how to learn".
We have had such a good time getting to know our new friends and nursery environment this week. Exploring, discovering, and adventuring inside and out!
We are now enjoying time with Oak class as well and sharing our learning spaces across the EY unit. It has been lovely seeing the children explore the outside area and some were wondering if a bear lives there!
Next week we will be creating images of our selves on paper and attempting to write our names.
Please remember a healthy snack for your child to enjoy during our morning story time.
Have a lovely weekend and see you all next week.
This week we have continued to learn about the Olympics and Sports. Acorns have enjoyed plenty of sports activities where we have explored different movements ranging from slithering and zig zagging to running and jumping safely on our obstacle courses. As well as this we have been moving our bodies, copying actions from Jumpstart Johnny and Go Noodle videos.
In Maths we have been learning about prepositions, using interactive games, story time with 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt', an obstacle course, and the children are using descriptive words for where an item is e.g. underneath, on top, next to.
We have begun to look at blending simple three lettered words with our fabulous phonic sounds e.g 'c,a,t' and 'b,a,t'.
We have also enjoyed some super creative activities such as making olympic torches and exploring painting with the Olympic ring colours. Ending our week with some water fun, ring games and singing. Here are some pictures of the fun we have been having ...
This week at Nursery we have been having lots of fun with our Olympic and Sports theme. The children all enjoyed getting creative by using the correct colours to create a tissue paper collage of the Olympic Rings, Olympic Ring Biscuits and making there own Medals. We have enjoyed measuring with water containers, letting cars go down a ramp and seeing how far they travelled, and counting up to 10 whilst jumping along our long jump lines.
The children were able to slithering between chairs and underneath the Olympic Ring hola hoops, jumping down from our gymnastic box (onto a safety mat) and taking part in races with hola hoops, throwing bean bags and an egg and spoon race.
The children have also watched a video of a child gymnast showing them some moves practised in a safe and controlled manner, and then they practised their movements with Go Noodle and Jumpstart Johnny exercise. Here's some pictures of all the fun...
It's been very busy 'Well Done!'
The children have all embraced the 'Hot and Cold' theme this week, which is great because it was very, very hot. The children have enjoyed learning about animals that live in hot and cold countries, spotting hot and cold countries on the globe, mixing colours, practising our number form 1-10 and beyond, exercising and the effects it has on our bodies and of course lots of wet play. Take a look...
This week the children have really enjoyed our Zog Theme. We have completed lots of activities including a shape hunt, creating our own shields and wands, dragon phonics, exercising on the Trim Trail and ending the week, joining Miss Prince and Oak Class, doing some Forest School activities in the Orchard.
Here are some photographs of what we have been up to...