This week we visited the Primary one playground as our very first transition this year for the pre-school children going to school. We played a game and spoke about our feelings about going to school. The children were very excited and had a lovely time.
Author: Miss Connolly
We have watched our tiny little caterpillars grow and transform into butterflies and today we let them go. We learned so much about their life cycle and about nurturing them and felt like proud parents watching them spread their wings and fly off.
Hope everybody has had a wonderful long weekend! The caterpillars in nursery have been very busy in their chrysalises and I think by tomorrow we may have some new additions to our nursery. I think they are getting ready to make an appearance! If you look very closely, can you see them trying to wriggle out?
This weather won’t stop us having fun!
We love playing in our garden in all weather, especially when it rains! Thank you to our adults for bringing our waterproofs and wellies in to enable us to make the most of these enormous puddles! Look at how much fun we had in the blue and orange group and in the purple group too!
Recycle, recycle recycle!
Following our discussions about recycling at gather this morning, we took a walk to the recycling centre in the school grounds. We took our used paper and cardboard and spoke about what might happen to it when it gets taken away. Come and see what we got up to.
The Hungry Caterpillar
The blue and orange group have been exploring the story of The Hungry Caterpillar. We have been using props and puppets to help us re-tell the story. As well as developing our literacy skills, it has helped us remember the order of the days of the week.
Nurturing our Garden
At nursery, we have been busy planting vegetables in our garden. We have been discussing ways in which we can nurture our plants to help them grow.
Happy Chinese New Year!
If we were at nursery, we would be exploring Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year began on Friday 13th February this year. There are 12 different animals that represent each year, these are known as the Chinese zodiac signs. This is the year of the Ox. What year were you born in?
Here is a video of a performance with dancing lions to celebrate Chinese New Year!
To link Chinese New Year into our numeracy/mathematics week on the blog, let’s make some patterned chinese lions. Here’s an example of one I made.
Can you spot the pattern I created?
I used an egg box, straw, googly eyes, a chocolate wrapper, some paper, paint and blue tack and tape. You can make your own using anything you have lying around the house.
Mrs Willison’s Dice Challenge
Why don’t you try Mrs Willison’s dice recognition game? Roll the dice and whatever number you land on, go and find that many items.
How many dots are there?
Can you recognise dice patterns by sight?
It’s very tricky, let us know how you get on and have fun!
It’s pancake day today! This week we will be focusing on numeracy and mathematics and I can’t think of a better activity than baking to start us off! Baking involves counting, weighing/measuring and quite often timing. Who would like to make some pancakes with their grown-ups? Here’s a super simple pancake recipe. I can confirm, these pancakes were delicious!
What you’ll need:
- Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients in a large bowl. I used a whisk but you could use a fork if you don’t have one.
- Heat a pan and add some of your pancake batter to the pan. (You will need a grown-up’s help!)
This recipe makes around 10 pancakes. Here’s a video of me making mine!