During our first term in nursery we have all settled in really well. Our theme at the beginning of the year is making friends at nursery and learning our golden rules. Many friendships are developing in our setting and we are very busy learning and playing together. Barnaby Bear is our class mascot and he helps us to be kind and play nicely with our friends.
During the first half-term we are focusing on the autumnal colours and have enjoyed constructing our ‘Orange’ table. We are busy making lots of autumn crafts. In October we enjoyed going on an Autumn walk around the school.
We have also been busy learning new songs and rhymes and our favourite so far is ‘Raindrops keep falling on my head.’ We are really enjoying our sessions with Jo Jingles and are learning about quiet and loud sounds, keeping the beat and lots more.
In November we are learning all about lights and space. We have listed all the light sources from sunlight to candlelight. The boys and girls have been very busy constructing a ‘light and dark’ area in our classroom. Barnaby bear loves reading books about space under torchlight snuggled up in our cosy tent. At the junk art table, we have been very busy making telescopes, stars, planets and rockets. The boys and girls can take their telescopes home to stargaze with their families.
We will also be learning about the important lights on emergency vehicles and warning lights. We will be playing with our model hospital and learning about the important jobs people do to help us. Keeping safe on the road is very important and we will be learning about the Green Cross Code and enjoying making our own traffic lights to role play with in the nursery playground, it can get quite busy at rush hour!
As Christmas is fast approaching the children have started practising for our Christmas performance. We are singing three Christmas carols over in the main school for our families and friends. For many of the children this is their first time performing on stage and we are having lots of fun getting ready for the show.