During our first term in nursery we have all settled in really well. Our current theme 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.
This 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 hope to go on an Autumn walk around the school.
We have also been busy learning new rhymes and our favourite so far is ‘Five Little Ducks.’ 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 have been very busy in nursery learning all about lights! 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 loved 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. A lot of us enjoyed using our telescopes to stargaze with our families.
We also learned about the important lights on emergency vehicles and warning lights. We have been 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 are 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.
In term 2 the children in nursery have developed a greater level of independence and continue to learn and grow.
In January the children learn all about ‘Ice and Snow’ and ‘Keeping warm in Winter.’ The seasons are excellent topics to teach through. It allows us to heighten the children’s observational skills by looking at the environment, discussing the changes and have an awareness of the passing of time. The cold spell has been perfect for our topic work and the boys and girls really enjoyed investigating what happens when water is left outside on a cold night and we enjoyed bringing snow into the classroom for our artic area!
During February we learn all about animals and their different habitats. The boys and girls find it very interesting to research where different creatures like to live. We enjoyed building a zoo and setting up a veterinary clinic. We are also looking forward to sampling different pancake toppings on Pancake Tuesday and making Valentine’s Day crafts. Walking into the village and having our snack in ‘Toast’ is also another highlight for the children during the month of February.