The children have enjoyed learning the song " Five currant buns in the bakers shop." We have played being the baker and the customer, counting and paying for the buns. We have made some currant buns to eat and some currant bun playdough , with real currants and spice in .Mums and Dads, come into class to pick up the recipe for the playdough , it's really easy to make and the children love it.
The children love the story " We're going on a bear hunt." So we decided to create a Bear Hunt in the role play area. The children love to walk through the "swishy swashy grass" the "squelchy squerchy mud" and tip toe through the Bears cave.
We joined in with ththe schools fund raising for Macmillan by having our own afternoon tea party . The children made some cakes and we had a cup of tea with the cakes . Delicious.
We saved some of the pumpkin seeds to plant next year. Hopefully we will grow some even bigger ones!!
The children have been learning all about recycling.We have been talking about how important it is for us to look after Gods wonderful planet Earth for when they grow up. We take it in turns to collect and wash the plastic milk bottles and collect and compost the fruit peelings. We will use our compost in the Spring and Summer on our vegetables, herbs,flowers and fruit bushes.
The children spent the last week of term learning all about the Hindu festival of Diwali.This festival is celebrated in Autumn and signifies the victory of light over darkness. We listened to the story of Rama and Sita and heard how they triumphed over the evil demon king with ten heads. Mrs. Ormrod made the children an amazing Indian palace so they could act out the story.
Before we took the palace down to make way for our new role play area , the children drew the story of Rama and Sita on the walls.
One of the children's favourite books in Nursery is "The Witches Kitchen." And when the children arrived back after half term they found a witches kitchen in our role-play area.There were jars and bottles with everything a witch would need to make a marvellous potion,a cauldron for mixing the ingredients and magic wands which the children had made themselves from sticks we found in the garden.The children came dressed up as a witch,wizard,bat or cat. We spent the day mixing potions,making broomsticks and casting spells. ⭐️⚡️🕸
We had a lovely bonfire party with Reception.The children were very excited to tell us about all the fireworks they had seen. Mrs.Ormrod made a bonfire with the children. We made some chocolate sparklers and hot chocolate and sat around the bonfire.
The children helped to raise money for Children in Need by wearing something spotty to school and bringing a donation.We talked about how some children aren't as lucky as us and don't have nice toys to play with or might need extra help doing the things we take for granted.The children all bought an ice cream and donated money and we made spotty biscuits for Pudsey.
The children have begun to learn about Phonics and the sounds that the letters of the alphabet make. We are following "Letters and Sounds" and each week we will be learning a new sound. The children will have the opportunity to complete lots of different activities based around the sound we are learning . We will always review the sounds we have learnt. Practise makes perfect. Keep a look out in class for the sound we are learning each week,so that you can support your child's learning at home.
The children are preparing for the arrival of baby Jesus on Christmas Day. We have made an Advent wreath and whenever we come together to say our prayers we light the candle to help us remember that Jesus is the light of the World.The children made some Christingle oranges for the service in church.The children learnt that the orange repr sends the world and the candle is Jeus , who is the light of the world.We talked about how the 4 sticks represent the 4 seasons and that the sweets on the sticks are for the fruits of the earth.
The children have been very busy getting ready for Christmas.We have been preparing our Christmas play,making cards and presents,baking and decorating the classroom. We made time to go to Dunham Massey and look for Rudolph.We followed the map and the signs, we found some deer in the woods and found Rudolph hiding in the stable with lots of presents. We had our packed lunches and a lovely hot chocolate to warm us up.
We were so proud of the children when they performed the story of the birth of baby Jesus for all their parents,grandparents and everyone who came to watch. They sang beautifully and looked wonderful in their costumes.
We joined with the Reception children to have a lovely Christmas party. We played pass the parcel, musical statues and danced to our favourite music. We had some party food and we even got a special visit from Father Christmas himself.
Twinkle the elf.
We've had a little visitor with us during December. Twinkle the elf was sent to us from Father Christmas, he had been a bit naughty in the North Pole and Father Christmas wanted the children to help him follow the rules and be a good elf in time for Christmas. He kept the children busy by leaving us something to do everyday.
The children were very excited when they woke up one morning and everywhere was white and covered in snow. We decided to put on our snow suits and go straight out to play. We made snow angels, found footprints in the snow, made our own hand and footprints, used sticks to write in the snow and had snowball fights. To warm up we used our milk to make some yummy hot chocolate.
We made pancakes together on Shrove Tuesday. The children helped to read the recipe and measure the correct amounts by reading the numbers on the scales and jugs. We set up a little "pancake cafe" table and the children chose which topping they would like on their pancake. The children all enjoyed their pancakes. We read the story of "Mr.Wolf's Pancakes" and the children made their own using the playdough and even tried flipping them.
We have been learning about Chinese New Year. The children heard the story of The Great Race and how the Jade Emperor wanted to find a way to measure time. We discovered which year we were all born in, some of the children are snakes and some horses.
This term we will be learning all about castles. What they looked like and who lived in them. The role play area has become a medieval castle where knights and princesses enjoy banquets. There's even a dungeon with a fire breathing dragon to watch over the prisoners and a moat and drawbridge to keep the castle safe from invaders. The children are already enjoying taking on the roles and finding out about castles.
World Book Day.
We celebrated World Book Day by coming to school dressed up as a character from a story that we enjoy. We spent the day reading all our favourite books and making some pop up and lift the flap books. In the afternoon we went to the hall to show off our outfits to the rest of the school. We chose a new book to buy for our class together from the book sale.
We had some very special,fluffy visitors to our class. Grayson brought his chicks, Ginger and George to spend the day with us. We even got the chance to give them a cuddle. In the words of Amelia," The chicks are adorable." 🐣🐥🐣🐥
During our castles topic we have been learning about 2D shapes and their properties. We have been using the shapes to make pictures of castles and thinking about which shape is best for which part of the castle. Look out for different shapes in the environment, while you are out and about.
We joined with the rest of the school to help tidy up outside our school. The nursery class teamed up with year 4 to collect any rubbish we could find in our garden and also around the path into school and the allotment area. We already keep our garden very tidy and recycle our paper, plastic and fruit. We enjoyed spring cleaning with our older buddy.