Next week we will be sharing and sequencing the story ‘One Snowy Night’, making bread, finding and exploring shape in the environment and making snowflakes, among other things. In our sound groups we will be playing ‘Sound Lotto’ (listening to everyday sounds and guessing what they are for example, a running tap or a dog barking).
We started the week retelling the story ‘A Squash and a Squeeze‘ and drawing pictures from it. The children thoroughly enjoyed our book of the week ‘The Very Helpful Hedgehog’, which led to a variety of hedgehog crafts and learning facts about hedgehogs. In our key groups we went outside for Physical Development and practised taking turns to run in and around cones, splash in ‘puddles’ and make firework shapes. We have also been busy working together in the builders yard; making loud and quiet noises outside; completing jigsaw puzzles and enjoying sharing our Magic Moments and Bear diaries. This week has also been Anti-Bullying Week. We read ‘Stick and Stone’ by Beth Ferry, which taught us about being a good friend.
Next week activities include: role-playing in the home corner and encouraging the children to write lists/messages; completing a range of puzzles independently and with our friends; making hedgehogs from playdough and a range of craft materials; and playing a range of parachute games in the Studio. Our story of the week will be ‘The Very Helpful Hedgehog‘ by Rosie Wellesley.
We have had another busy and exciting week in Nursery. The children thoroughly enjoyed splattering paint and sprinkling glitter onto black paper to make firework paintings. Many of them shared their experiences having seen fireworks at home. The children were very good at slicing their own fruit at snack time and discussing the importance of washing hands. We had our first P.E lesson in the hall and they clearly enjoyed the large space for moving in different ways. Sammy Squirrel popped into Nursery and the children had to help him find his nuts, using positional language for example: under, inside, next to.