New Mud Kitchen

The children went into the mud kitchen area and helped to tidy and clean it up. While doing this we talked about the area and how we could make it better as the old mud kitchen was looking old and becoming unsafe. The children then took a vote on which

one they liked best. They used the interactive whiteboard to make a mark beside the one they liked. After taking a vote two boys went to the school office to tell Mrs Donohoe which one we would like to order.

Rhyme of the Week One,two, three, four, five

One, two, three, four, five
Once I caught a fish alive
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten
Then I let it go again

Why did you let it go
Because it bit my finger so
Which finger did it bite
This little finger on my right

(Count from 1 to 10)

One, two, three, four, five
Once I caught a fish alive
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten
Then I let it go again

Why did you let it go?
Because it bit my finger so
Which finger did it bite?
This little finger on my right

Winter rhymes

Here are some winter rhymes you can sing together and some craft ideas.

 

Sung to the tune of I’m a Little Teapot, I’m a Little Snowman is a short and sweet rhyme ideal to use with actions.

I’m a Little Snowman

I’m a little snowman, short and fat,
Here’s my scarf!
And here’s my hat!
When I see the snowflakes, hear me shout!
All you children, please come out!

You could make snowmen in the snow and take a picture to bring and share with everyone at circle time. You could also well make one out of junk materials, drawing or painting and bring in to share with you friends and teachers.

Another fun action rhyme is Snowflake snowflake which is sung to the tune of Teddy Bear Teddy Bear turn around.

Snowflake Snowflake

Snowflake, snowflake, dance around!
Snowflake, snowflake, touch the ground!
Snowflake, snowflake, soft and white!
Snowflake, snowflake, snowball fight!
Snowflake, snowflake, in the air!
Snowflake, snowflake, EVERYWHERE!

You could make Snowflakes with paper.

Song about falling snow

Falling Snow

See the pretty snowfakes
Falling from the sky;
On the wall and housetops
Soft and thick they lie.

On the window ledges,
On the branches bare;
Now how fast they gather,
Filling all the air.

Look into the garden,
Where the grass was green;
Covered by the snowflakes,
Not a blade is seen.
Now the bare black bushes
All look soft and white,
Every twig is laden,
What a pretty sight!

You could make snow pictures using cotton wool, twigs, buttons and material.

Visit to the school library with Afternoon group

The afternoon children went to the school library on Tuesday. This was a lovely trip to talk about the Library and also reinforce how important it is to look at and read books. They got the chance to read some of the books and also got a story read to them from the Bookbug Explorer bag. This is a bag that every 3 year old receives from the Scottish book trust. They will receive it on Friday. This contains 3 books and a music CD that you can enjoy together.

Nature detectives in the morning

The children in the morning group went out in the woods for a walk. They were given a partner and they were to work and share with them. They were looking to see how many different kinds of leaves they could find and   when they found a leaf they were to see if they could find it on their sheet. The children loved this activity and they worked very well as part of a team. After this they were doing some bark rubbings. The children love going into the woods to explore nature.

Afternoon group being nature detectives

On Friday the children went out into the woods to be Nature detectives. We looked for leaves and checked if they were on our list. We looked to see how many different kinds of leaves we could find. After we did some bark rubbing this was good fun.

Looking after our teeth

Today we had special visitors to the Nursery. Elaine and Flossy came to see us. They came to tell us about how important it is for us to brush our teeth. We all got a chance to brush Flossy’s teeth and Elaine read us a story. At the end Elaine watched us brush our teeth and she was very pleased at our brushing and at how sparkly our teeth were.

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