Thank you for collecting your autumn treasures in half term. The children had lots of fun making a giant collage with what they had collected.
This week The Snug have been looking at videos of fireworks on the smart board. The children were mesmerised and we encouraged them to move their bodies like fireworks with the coloured scarves and pom poms. We got very creative and made lots of firework pictures with black card, chalks, coloured collage and kitchen roll holders and paint. We also explored colour change and patterns doing a large splatter painting in the tuff tray.
In kids club this week we have built a huge den from the parachute, the children then made this into their house and used different resources to create rooms. They had a bedroom with mats down as beds and used a laptop as a pretend TV and the benches as a sofa. They decided to have a pizza party for tea with homemade pizzas. YUM!
Also this week we have begun talking about Remembrance Day, why we celebrate it and we have also painted some lovely poppies.
Another busy time in Red Group! It was our new starters first time in Forest School and all of the children appeared to have a great time. After we had a safety talk with pictures we investigated all of the equipment and discovered lots of fruit that had fallen off the apple and pear trees. We later made them into a lovely crumble! The children used the magnifying glasses to look for creatures and look at the colours of the leaves in the beautiful autumn sunshine. We even found some snail eggs under a log and we found out more interesting facts about snails and slugs in a special book we have in Nursery. What an exciting day! Then we talked about Remembrance Day and what it means. We made poppies to take home. We had a talk about the dentist too and the children had a turn of brushing an enormous set of teeth! There was also 2 more celebrations- Diwali and Children in Need. We found out about Diwali and made special light holders to take home. Then we celebrated C.I.N. by dressing up and making spotty Pudsey bears! What a week!
The children dance fast and slowly to the rhythm to the music using the pom poms. They moved their bodies around the room and then talked about their own body and their own heart beats.
Welcome Green Groupers!
What a busy week we’ve had. The children explored all the new areas in nursery and introduced themselves to their peers and staff. We went round each area as a group and explored all the different things available.
Most of the children engaged in a role play game outside where they all pretended to be firefighters and were trying to put out all the fires they could find around the nursery yard! They were very quick at putting them out!
The children planned together and explored together, what a lovely week!
The Blue Group have been very interested in animals this week. They have been talking about pets and how to look after them, which has included acting out trips to the Vets. We talked about animals and their babies and used open ended resources to make homes for the small world animals. Sophia brought a family of caterpillars for us to look at which prompted us to sing songs about creatures and listen to The Very Hungry Caterpillar story.
This week, we have been talking about Pudsey Bear and Children In Need. The children are raising money for other children who are not as lucky as they are. We have been doing other fun things, such as decorating Pudsey biscuits, singing bear songs, sorting bears and listening to bear stories. It has also been the Hindu festival of Diwali so we read a book about how children all over the world celebrate this. We decided to try our hand at Rangoli patterns. On Tuesday we worked with the compare bears. The children made patterns, counted bears and used the language of size.
It’s been another busy week in the Green Room. The children made up their own sand stories using a variety of small world resources. Will made a zoo, Heidi made a house and Jake retold Goldilocks and the three bears. We played with playdough, Ruby made a camera and Lennon made an ice-lolly. We had loads of fun in Forest School on Friday, climbing, balancing, making fairies and exploring the mud kitchen. Lilly even pretended to be Miss Pollard.