Autumn in Nursery

Autumn in Nursery

Sorry we have been quiet on here for a few weeks! We have been so busy in Nursery. Here is a little look at all of the things we have been doing.

This week was fireworks week! We had lots of sparkly things in Nursery. We made chocolate sparklers, learnt about staying safe around bonfires, made firework pictures and used a special light to show us how well we clean our hands!

This week we started to look at all of the autumnal changes around us. We had lots of fun searching for leaves outside on the yard. We brought lots back into class with us. We tried to identify which tree each one came from, we painted with them, we sorted them, we made pictures with them! We had read the story of Leaf man together so even tried to make our own leaf men.

Hedgehog week! We have learnt all about hedgehogs, where they live, what they like to eat and how they hibernate in the winter. We made playdough hedgehogs, painted hedgehogs and even baked hedgehog bread!



Our rhyme this week was Incy Wincy Spider

Some of the things we have done this week:

· Helped strengthen our fingers, decorating pumpkins with golf tees.

· Used tweezers to search for the mini beasts stuck under the spiders web.

· Mixed up a cauldron of spells, this gave us lots to talk about!

· We had a Halloween party day, we made witches hats to eat and magical potions to drink.

· Read the story of Funny Bones and tried to make our own skeletons.

· Explored lots of pumpkins.

· Learnt about an artist called Yayoi Kusama, whose work includes decorating pumpkins with lots of spots!

· Talked about how we are welcomed into God’s family through Baptism. We set up a role play area so we could have a go at baptising the baby doll.

Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory Dickory Dock

Some of the things we have done this week:

 Read the story, It could have been worse. We thought carefully about what might happen next.

 We ordered mice according to the length of their tails.

We made mice out of different 2D shapes to climb up our newly painted class Grandfather clock!

 We made little cheese mice on crackers.

We used playdough to make more little mice.

We came into Nursery on Friday all dressed in yellow to celebrate Spina Bifida awareness week and raise money for the charity Shine.

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Some of the things we have done this week in Nursery

· Read the story Woolly’s Walk.

· Learnt how to bubble paint to make sheep.

· Put the correct number of balls of wall on the sheep.

· Wound wool around card to make sheep.

· Coloured in sheep and farmers.

· We practiced using scissors to make curly wool for our sheep paintings.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Some of the things we have done:

· Read the story Little Bear’s Special Wish and thought about what we would wish upon on a star for.

· Made star wands.

· Explored with glow in the dark stars.

·  Drew star shapes in space dust with paint brushes.

· Sorted shapes on the tuff spot and hunted for other star shaped objects around Nursery.

We had a very exciting afternoon in the garden. Whilst tidying up near the planters, we discovered so many minibeasts! Slugs, spiders, woodlice, worms and even a family of newts!

Humpty Dumpty Week!

Humpty Dumpty Week!

This week our rhyme was Humpty Dumpty. We had lots of fun carrying out all-sorts of eggy themed activities. We built walls for Humpty, whose was the tallest? Whose was the shortest? Could we place Humpty on top of the wall? Behind the wall? On top of the wall?

We read the story of Little Lumpty, and talked about why it wasn’t a good idea for him to climb to the top of such as high wall.

We puzzled over how to get a broken Humpty back together again, and patched him up with Elastoplast to make sure his cuts healed.

We decorated boiled eggs and collaged the Kings horses.

We sang the rhyme, pretending to be Humpty and fell off our own pillow walls.

We even tried cooking Humpty in different ways to see which we liked best.

We have had lots of fun and are looking forward to our next challenge – Twinkle Twinkle week.