Nursery

Friday 4th May 201

Next week we will be continuing to learn about people who help us. The children have been enjoying taking on the role of doctors and nurses. We will be setting up a hospital, complete with a receptionist and waiting area. We will also buying and selling items in a shop or café, attached to the hospital. This will help us to develop an awareness of how money is used. We are continuing to focus on the concept of asking questions and I am sure that the doctors and nurses will have lots of questions for their patients!

 

The children in the morning session are now using their fine motor skills to thread confidently, so next week we will be introducing sewing. The children in the afternoon session will be continuing to thread necklaces. In the art area, we will be painting and gluing people who help us. The children in the afternoon will also be exploring paint through messy play activities. We are looking forward to making our own pizzas on Thursday. At the dough table, we will also be practising our baking skills.

 

We are hoping to spend lots of time outdoors over the next few weeks. Next week, we will be planting vegetables, playing in the role play garage, using trucks in the sand and life boats in the water. In P.E. the children in the morning session will be continuing to learn tennis, while the afternoon session will be working with our specialist teacher, Mrs Jones.

 

Friday 27th April 2012

 Last week, we enjoyed many activities to find out about the world of work. Thank you to all the parents who came to speak to us. If you would still like to come and talk to the nursery children about your job, please let us know. The children in the morning enjoyed visits from an audiologist and a nurse, as well as visiting the school careers fair. The children in the afternoon enjoyed a visit from the fire engine and the fire-fighters.

This week, we are continuing to learn about the world of work and the people who help us in our community. We will be using books, pictures and video clips to find out more and the children will be continuing to share their learning in different ways. We will be painting people and making buildings and vehicles at the gluing and construction areas. We will be using role play to explore various real-life situations in the house, park and fire station. Emily has requested that we extend our threading skills to make necklaces to take home, so we will be following up on this super idea. We will also be baking and dancing to rock n’ roll music!

 

 

Friday 20th April 2012

The nursery children are very excited to be back after the Easter holidays and the new children are settling in well. A big welcome to Jack, Adam, Niamh, Evie, Abdul and Harley! This term we are learning about People who help us. This week, we have been talking about the people who help us at home. Next week, we will be participating in the school careers fair to find out more about the world of work. We are looking forward to welcoming several visiting speakers to the nursery and the children in the morning session will have the opportunity to visit the school careers fair. The children in the afternoon session will be enjoying a visit from the fire service. We will also be looking at books, playing games and using the computer to find out more. If anyone would like to come and talk to the nursery children about their job, please let us know. It would also be great if you could share some details about your work with your child so that they can talk about this at nursery. Next week, we will also be celebrating Scott, Ben and Cerys’s birthday!

Please remember that all children should have wellies in nursery everyday. As the children are growing, we now have less spare wellies that are the appropriate size, so would really appreciate your help in this matter.

W/C 26th March 2012

    

 Thank you very much for supporting Sports Relief last week. The children really enjoyed their walk around the park and school. The costumes were fantastic! Last week, we enjoyed lots of activities for health week. The children in the morning enjoyed making cereal bars with Mrs Smail, while the afternoon children enjoyed an outdoor learning session with Active Schools. We have been talking about all the different ways we can stay healthy and the children have made a super display to share their learning. 

This week we will be turning our attention to Easter. We will be reading Easter stories and making Easter cards. We will also be learning about some of the symbols associated with Easter and the children will have the opportunity to make Easter bunny sock puppets, create Easter egg designs and make Easter nests with dough and for snack time. We are continuing to look out for signs of spring. Sadly, the butterfly died last week. The children were interested to learn that some butterflies only live for a short time. Last week, the children enjoyed creating beautiful blossom pictures. This week, we will be creating tissue paper blossom to add to our tree in the playroom.

Thank you very much to everyone who has helped out with the nursery greenhouse this term. The children are really looking forward to using it and have lots of good ideas for what we can grow. We hope you have a wonderful Easter holiday and look forward to welcoming everyone back to Nursery on Tuesday 17th April.

 

W/C 19th March 2012

HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK

This week is Health Awareness week. In the nursery we will be learning about all the ways in which we can stay healthy. The children will be learning about how to eat a healthy, balanced diet and will be playing games, sorting food into food groups, reading stories and helping to prepare healthy snacks (as usual!). Some children in the morning session will have the opportunity to bake with Mrs Smail, while others will be baking in the nursery. We will also be making a display to share our learning about healthy living with others. The children in the morning will enjoy a special fitness session with Mrs Jones and we will also be playing team games and keeping fit outside.

 SPORTS RELIEF

 We will be raising money for Sports Relief on Thursday. The children in the global citizens group at school will be organising an activity for the nursery children and posters will be displayed in the nursery cloakroom. Children can wear fancy dress to nursery on Thursday and any donations will be gratefully received.

CASTLES

We are continuing to learn about life in a medieval castle. This week, we will be learning about the life of servants and will be adding these to our role play. The children are also enjoying playing with the small world castle in a water tray outside. Many children have enjoyed building castle walls using the big plastic bricks. We have been learning how to make the walls strong. This week, we will continue this and hope to use the wet sand in the sand tray as cement with smaller bricks.

Friday 2nd March 2012

This week has been a very busy week! The children have been learning about the structure of a castle and many children are now able to explain how the windows, drawbridge and battlements were used. We have been trying really hard to recall the names of all the different parts of a castle. The children have enjoyed working collaboratively to create 3D junk castle models and have designed and baked a super castle cake! In the role play area, the children have been busy retelling the story of Cinderella. Next week, we will be making our role play castle more realistic and the fairies will move outside to the forest! We will be learning about the people who lived in a medieval castle by looking at books, pictures and video clips. We will also be continuing to build castles with the dough, bricks and sand.

Next week, we will be exploring and investigating sizes and amounts in the water tray. The children have been measuring very carefully. We will also be turning our attention to 2D shape. We will be learning to identify and describe the properties of simple 2D shapes by playing games, doing jigsaws and creating 2D shape castle pictures. I wonder if the children can spot any shapes on the way to nursery or at home?

 

Friday 24th February 2012

The children have come back to Nursery full of enthusiasm for the new term. We have welcomed Leighton to the preschool this week, and hope that she has had a good first week at Stoneyhill! Our new topic is castles and fairy tales. This week the children have been busy planning the topic. They have many fantastic ideas for our learning and we have recorded these on our learning wall.

This week, we have been focussing on the story of Sleeping Beauty. The children have retold the story is many different ways and have made some super Sleeping Beauty books of their own. We have changed our role play area into a castle and next week, will be adding to this as we learn about castle structure. Perhaps we will add a tower, turrets or even a drawbridge! The children are also enjoying building sandcastles, making fairy spells in the water tray and building junk castles. Next week, we will be developing our team-work skills as we work together to build a big junk model castle. Ruby has also suggested that we try to make castles out of dough, using the little buckets. Jack would like to turn the climbing frame outside into a castle. This week, Bailey, Murray, Katie and Molly baked a superb Victoria sponge for snack. Jayden has requested that we make a castle cake next week. The children will therefore be turning their attention to designing, baking and sugarcraft!

Friday 3rd February 2012

This week we very much enjoyed learning the story of the 3 Little Grice. The children enjoyed retelling the story using small world and drama. They would like to learn another fairy tale about a wolf so next week we will be learning the story of Little Red Riding Hood. The children in the afternoon session performed ‘Wee Willie Winkie’ to the school at our special Scottish assembly today. They enjoyed being part of the whole school assembly and listened and performed beautifully! This week, we also enjoyed exploring print techniques at the painting table. The children in the morning created some fantastic thistle prints using tiles. Next week, we will continue to explore different printing techniques. The children in the afternoon have enjoyed playing with the paint and exploring colour mixing, so next week we will be providing opportunities for more messy paint play. We are continuing to enjoy Scottish foods for snack and there are lots of keen bakers in the nursery! We are also enjoying learning some basic steps in Scottish country dance and learning to move in time with the music.

Next week, the children in the morning will be participating in a ‘Love Drama’ taster session on Monday. We will also be continuing to develop our mouse skills, both with the class PC and the laptops. This week, the children were keen to add sand to the water tray and have enjoyed making up their own pirate stories. Next week, we will therefore be linking the sand and the water trays and continuing with the imaginative pirate theme, both inside and outside.

Please help us to ensure the safety of all our nursery children, by ensuring that the wooden gate is kept bolted, particularly at home time. Thank you.

We hope you have a lovely holiday and we look forward to seeing everyone on 20th February!

Friday 27th January 2012

Last week’s highlight was our Burns supper. The children helped to prepare the food and almost all the children tried their haggis, neeps and tatties! We enjoyed learning about the life of Rabbie Burns. We have also been busy learning about the thistle and why it is a symbol of Scotland. I wonder if the children can tell you the story at home… We have some super artists in the nursery and many children have created a beautiful still life thistle painting.

Next week, we will be continuing to develop our awareness of Scottish culture and Scots language. We are looking forward to learning the story of the Three Little Pigs in Scots and will be retelling the story using drama and small world. The children in the afternoon session will also be performing the ‘Three Craws’ song to the rest of the school in a special Scottish assembly. We will be continuing to prepare, cook, taste and talk about some different Scottish snacks.

We will also be:

–     Exploring mark making materials (p.m.) and trying to write our names (a.m.). We will be continuing our super drawing and writing this week.

–     Developing our mouse skills on the class computer (p.m.) and on the laptops (a.m.)

–     Taking on a role in our Scottish house. Some children have been playing ‘babies’ in the house, so this week we are introducing dolls to our role play area.

–     Creating thistle paintings, using the technique of printing with different shapes

–     Learning to keep the beat with the drums while playing along to Scottish music

–     Learning to distinguish between numbers and letters in our environment.

–     Digging for treasure in the sand tray!

–     Enjoying our ‘skills for life’ clubs on Fridays.

Thank you to all the parents who have signed up either to help, or to come and find out how your child is doing in nursery. We hope you find these sessions useful.

 

      

Monday 23rd January 2012

 

Last week we learned lots of information about Scotland and Scottish culture. The children have enjoyed making tartan kilts, learning Scottish nursery rhymes, reading Scottish stories and cooking and tasting lots of Scottish snacks from Jake’s cookery book. The children in the morning have also enjoyed learning a Scottish country dance with Mrs Jones. We have been listening to Scottish music and have been learning to keep the beat with our tartan drums. The children have been busy finding out about Scottish animals and have enjoyed carrying out their own research. Thank you to everyone who has brought something in; it is great to see the children extending their learning at home.

 

This week, we will be continuing to develop our awareness of Scottish culture and we are particularly looking forward to tasting haggis at our nursery Burns supper! We will be finding out about the thistle and hope to create still life thistle paintings.

We have also been busy:

– Exploring mark making materials (p.m.) and trying to write our names (a.m.). We will be continuing our super drawing and writing this week.

– Exploring the trackpad on the laptops. A group of children in the morning session enjoyed using the laptops to log in, open a programme and create patterns. A different group of children will get the opportunity to use the laptops this week. We are also enjoying using the computer to carry out research into Scottish animals.

– Taking on a role in our Scottish house. The role play has been fantastic and the children are recreating many different aspects of life in a house. Some children have also shown an interest in firefighters. We are taking this forward by providing construction materials, costumes and role play opportunities inside and outside.

– Trying to guess what is inside the ‘talking box’. Each day, one child will take the talking box home, find an object to place inside the box and describe it to the class the following day. The other children will try to guess what is inside! Thank you to Tariq and Zara for taking part last week.

– The playdough table was not particularly popular last week. This week, we will therefore be exploring, creating and manipulating with clay.

–  Learning to sew. Several children have shown an interest in sewing. This week, we will be continuing to develop this skill.

– The afternoon children enjoyed taking part in our first ‘Skills for Life’ session on Friday with the rest of the school. The children chose an activity that they would like to do until the February break and it was great to see them working so beautifully with the older children.

 

Friday 16th January 2012

 Happy New Year! We hope you had a lovely Christmas! Thank you very much for all your kind cards and gifts. This week we welcomed Mia and Emily to the afternoon session. Next week, we are looking forward to welcoming Phoebe and Bailey. We hope you enjoy your time at Stoneyhill!

This term we are learning about Scotland and the children have been helping us to plan the topic. If you feel you could contribute to this topic in any way, please let us know.  This week, we have enjoyed learning some Scots words and we are now able to name some of the body parts in Scots language. We have been reading Scots stories and singing Scots nursery rhymes. The children have also enjoyed making porridge in the water tray and creating tartan patterns with paint and strips of paper.

Next week, we will be extending our knowledge of Scotland further. We are looking forward to preparing and tasting traditional Scottish foods for snack. We will also be using drums to keep the beat to Scottish music. We will be discussing tartan further and applying our knowledge to make kilts. Does anyone have a kilt or any other Scottish items they would like to share with the nursery?

 Friday 9th December 2011

 We have been very busy retelling the Christmas story through drama, music and small world. Next week, the children will have the opportunity to do this independently. I wonder how much of the story they can remember… Why don’t you ask them to tell you the story at home? Yvonne Atkins was very impressed by the children’s knowledge of the story when she came to visit on Wednesday. This week, we have been extremely busy making beautiful Christmas decorations and our own wrapping paper for our Christmas shop. The children will be selling these to you soon, so watch this space! On Thursday, Zara suggested that we should have a Christmas house role-play area to play in, so next week we will be taking on this idea, complete with Santa’s sleigh and reindeer! We will also be using different media to create a range of Christmas art work, reading Christmas stories, making cards and eating festive foods for snack.

We are very much looking forward to the performances of ‘Christmas around the World’ and will be very busy rehearsing next week. Please remember to bring in your tinsel in a named carrier bag before next Friday. Have a good weekend everyone!

                 

 

Monday 5th December 2011

 On Thursday, Eleanor’s Daddy came to help us with our greenhouse project. Having measured the Nursery garden, the children helped him create a scale model of the garden in the sand tray. We made a model greenhouse too! Mr White brought his home-made anemometer with him and the children enjoyed helping to measure wind speed in the Nursery garden, to make sure that it won’t be too windy for our greenhouse. Thank you to everyone for bringing in bottles. The children are doing a great job at cutting, stacking and counting the bottles. If any parents would like to help with this, please let us know.

The children have enjoyed learning the Christmas story so far and we are continuing the story this week. We have some very talented actors in the Nursery! We will be turning the role play area into a stable and the children will have the chance to tell the story themselves, through drama and small world. The glitter has made its way into the Nursery and is here to stay for the next few weeks! We will be using lots of different media to make decorations, including making salt dough. We will be learning to copy and create our own repeating patterns and hope to make some real Christmas wrapping paper to take home. We will also be practising our songs for ‘Christmas around the World’ and creating our own Nativity scenes on the computer and in the sand tray. On Wednesday, the preschool will have a visit from the Minister, Yvonne Atkins.

 

Monday 28th November 2011

 Dates for the Diary

 Wednesday 21st December:  a.m. Pre-school Nursery Party Parents and Carers are invited to join us at 11:30 for the last half an hour of the party! p.m. Ante Pre-school Nursery Party. Parents and Carers are invited to join us at 2:50 for the last half an hour of the party! Nursery will run for normal hours on this day.

Thursday 22nd December: We will be having a Christmas treat on this date. All Nursery children are invited to attend the afternoon session (1pm-3:20pm) and there will be no morning session on this date. The treat will be a theatre production of Sleeping Beauty and will take place in school.

Christmas

We are working hard to learn our songs for ‘Christmas around the World’. The children have been enjoying attending whole-school singing rehearsals and have also been working hard with Mrs Roberts. This week, we are turning our attention to the Nativity story. We will be covering part of the story each day and over the next few weeks hope to uncover the real meaning of Christmas. The children will be using role-play, small world, drawing, art work and music to retell the story.

This week we will also be:

– Continuing our wonderful still-life paintings in the style of Peploe. Many children have
been painting with great care and including super detail in their paintings. This week, we will also be thinking about pattern.

– Exploring numbers and letters in the water tray. Last week the children enjoyed fishing
and recognising numbers in the water. They have asked for letters to be added
to the water this week.

– Continuing to help out with our greenhouse project in many different ways, e.g. counting and cutting bottles and presenting to other classes in the school. We have now
collected over 100 bottles, well done everyone!

– Developing matching and turn-taking skills through playing the Colourama and the Wild
Animal Lotto games.

– Helping to bake cookies for snack.

Monday 21st November 2011

 

Thank you very much for all your support to Children in Need. The Nursery children looked fantastic in their spots and lots of money was raised through the school and nursery bake-sale. Well done everyone!

This week we are continuing to learn about toys and would still appreciate any old toys that we could look at in the Nursery. We have been busy learning about electronic toys and what makes these work. This week, we will continue to use our problem-solving skills to operate and direct the remote control cars, using lots of directional vocabulary. We have started to listen to a story about ‘The Toymaker’ as a basis for dance and movement and we will be continuing this over the next few days.

This week we will also be:

–     Creating still-life paintings in the style of Peploe.

–     Continuing to help out with our greenhouse project in many different ways, e.g. counting and cutting bottles and presenting to other classes in the school.

–     Exploring number through counting fish in the water tray.

–     Using our problem-solving skills to build bridges for the 3 Billy Goats Gruff.

Christmas Performance

This year, the Nursery are participating in the whole-school production of ‘Christmas around the World’. The preschool will perform in the morning shows and the ante pre-school will be performing in the afternoon and Friday shows. This week, we will be beginning to learn our songs! Tickets will be handed out today if you have not yet received them.  

Friday 11th November 2011

We have had another busy week in the Nursery. We have lots of fun activities planned for next week:

Toys

We will be reading stories about toys and continuing to learn about the history of toys. The children may ask you what toys you used to play with when you were a child. If anyone has an old toy that they could bring in to show us, this would be great. We will take good care of any special toys! We have been busy investigating how toys move and have been talking about toys that you push, pull and twist. This week, we will turn our attention to electronic toys and will be thinking about what makes these work. Last week, we made some fantastic toy boxes and models of toys in our toy factory. The children have been creating super 3D gluings. We will be continuing this next week. We will also be listening to a story about ‘The Toymaker’ as a basis for dance and movement.

Health and Wellbeing

We are continuing to bake on a weekly basis. The children are enjoying practising their baking skills in our role play kitchen area. In P.E. we are focussing on developing our travelling and object control skills. On Thursday (preschool) and Friday (ante pre-school), we will be helping to raise money for Children in Need. Watch this space to find out what we will be doing!

Thank you for bringing in bottles for our Nursery greenhouse. Some children in the morning session have given a presentation to P6 and P7, telling them all about the project. The children are also enjoying monitoring our progress as we strive to reach the grand total! Please keep collecting!

Friday 4th November 2011

   

On Monday we had lots of spooky fun, ducking for apples and eating doughnuts covered in treacle! We have also welcomed new children to the afternoon session and they are settling in really well. This week we started our new topic on ‘Toys’. The children have enjoyed exploring how different toys move and have made some wonderful toy boxes.

Some of the planned activities for next week include:

Toys

We will be reading stories about toys and learning about the history of toys. The children may ask you what toys you used to play with when you were a child. If you have any toys from the past that you would like to bring in, these would be greatly appreciated! We have been busy investigating how toys move and we will continue to learn about push, pull and twist forces. Last week, many children created toy box gluings and this week we will be extending this by using glue to cover boxes with paper. We will be learning about how toys are made and attempting to make our own toys in our toy factory. We will also be using dance to show the different ways that toys can move as they come to life!

Art and Design

Next week we will be talking about the work of Scottish artists, describing what we can see and what we like/dislike. We will be setting up our own gallery in the Nursery. The afternoon session will be exploring paint through messy play.

Literacy

We will be retelling stories that we have heard through imaginative play. This week the children have enjoyed telling and acting out ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’.

Health and Wellbeing

 We will be baking pear fairy cakes for snack. The children are enjoying playing in our role play kitchen area and practising their cutting and slicing skills with the dough. In P.E. we are focussing on developing our travelling and jumping skills.

Please help us to ensure that the nursery is safe by closing the small wooden gate in the nursery cloakroom when you arrive and leave the nursery.  Thank you!

Friday 28th October 2011

This week we are welcoming new children to the afternoon Nursery. We hope you enjoy your first week at Stoneyhill! We have had a busy week in Nursery celebrating the festival of Diwali. Siri from Primary 7 came and told us all about how Diwali is celebrated and we have enjoyed telling the story of Rama and Sita, making Diwali cards, Rangoli patterns and lamps.

On Monday, we will be having lots of spooky Halloween fun! The children in the morning nursery may like to dress up for the occasion. Children in the afternoon session will also be having spooky fun, but please do not wear a costume, as we have new children starting on Monday. We will be ducking for apples, eating doughnuts on strings, making witches’ hats, playing in the water tray cauldron, painting pumpkins and singing Halloween songs!

Next week, we will introducing our new topic ‘Toys’ and coming up with ideas for our learning. We will be reading stories about toys, talking about our favourite toys and learning about the history of toys. The children may ask you what toys you used to play with when you were a child. If you have any toys from the past that you would like to bring in, these would be greatly appreciated! We will be working collaboratively to make a beautiful toy box for our learning wall.

The children in the morning nursery would like to build a Lego kitchen and have said that their Daddys are very good at Lego! Would anyone like to come in and help with this?

 P.E. Please help your child to change into gym shoes when you arrive on P.E. days. Thank you!

Morning Nursery – Wednesdays

Afternoon Nursery – Tuesdays

 

Friday 7th October 2011

   

We really enjoyed playing in the rain this week! In our jungle topic, we have been learning about muddy waterholes, so it was great to explore a real one in the nursery garden. Please ensure your child has wellies in nursery as we do try to go outside in all weathers.

Next week  we will be visiting the book fair on Wednesday from 9:30-10:00 and from 2:30-3:00. You are welcome to come and collect your child from the nursery during these times to take them along to the book fair, which will be held in the main part of the school. We will collect money for the books in the nursery when you return.

Parent consultations are also being held next week on Tuesday and Wednesday in the nursery playroom. I look forward to meeting with you at your appointment time.

Some of the activities we have planned next week include:

  • Continuing to explore some of the current issues surrounding endangered species in the jungle. Have you seen any of the endangered animal sculptures in Edinburgh? Have a look when you are out and about…
  • Sharing our learning about the jungle in different ways, through drawing, speaking and presenting to others.
  • Continuing to learn the game of dominoes. We are still working hard to recognise and count dice spots.
  • Using our singing voices as we continue to learn ‘Never smile at a Crocodile’ and review all our jungle songs.
  • Making up our own jungle stories through imaginative play in the role-play area, story den, small world and muddy waterhole.
  • Building houses out of bricks and junk materials.
  • Visiting P4/5 who will be sharing their rainforest work with us and telling us a story about an elephant.
  • Creating transient pieces of art, using natural materials.

We hope you have a lovely holiday and look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 25th October, when we will be welcoming several new children to the afternoon nursery session.

Friday 30th September 2011

Thank you for your donations to Macmillan Cancer Support. We raised lots of money and the children really enjoyed their special coffee mornings.  Next week we will be celebrating Jake’s birthday! We will also be welcoming two work experience students who will be joining us from Musselburgh Grammar School for a short time on Wednesday and Thursday. Some of the activities we have planned next week include:

  • Exploring some of the current issues surrounding endangered species in the jungle.
  • Sorting objects according to colour, size and type.
  • Continuing to develop our jungle environment by threading vines and adding dirt to our waterhole.
  • Exploring number and colour through the game of dominoes. We are working hard to recognise and count dice spots.
  • Creating transient pieces of art, using different materials, but no glue!
  • Keeping a steady beat with percussion instruments to the jungle music.
  • Making up our own jungle stories through imaginative play.
  • Exploring the properties of glue by creating another big collaborative floor collage.
  • Developing mouse control on the class computer and comparing this to the laptop mouse.
  • Manipulating clay and exploring how this differs to playdough.
  • Using our singing voices as we learn and practise new jungle songs.

Friday 23rd September 2011

We have another busy week ahead of us in the Nursery… Next week we will be:

  • Smiling for the school photographer who will be visiting Stoneyhill on Wednesday to take individual and family portraits.
  • Taking part in the world’s biggest coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The pre-schoolers will be having their coffee morning on Thursday and the ante pre-schoolers on Friday. We are suggesting that the children donate £1 to the charity and wear special clothes on the day. This could be a favourite outfit, a silly costume or something nice and comfy! We will be baking gingerbread animals for the occasion!
  • Finding out about the jungle animals that live in or near the water.
  • Continuing to develop our jungle environment by threading vines and adding water.
  • Exploring number through counting songs and games.
  • Listening to water music and recreating sounds of the jungle using percussion instruments.
  • Making up our own jungle stories through imaginative play.
  • Exploring the properties of glue by creating a big collaborative floor collage.
  • Looking out for signs of autumn.
  • Planting bulbs in the nursery garden.

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Friday 16th September 2011 

This week we have had some very special visitors! Connor brought in his pet tortoise and lizard for us to see. This was extremely exciting and we really enjoyed touching, watching and learning about the animals. A big, big thank you to Connor, Connor’s Mummy and Connor’s Granny!

Next week we have lots of fun activities planned. These include:

  • Learning more about the animals that live in the jungle, through stories, non-fiction books and video.
  • Retelling and creating our own jungle stories through role-play, small world, drawing and puppets.
  • Listening and moving/dancing to jungle music.
  • Recreating some of the sounds that we might hear in the jungle.
  • Finding out about animal patters and prints and exploring these with paint.
  • Continuing to make our jungle environment. We are hoping to make vines by threading and trees out of junk. If you have any cardboard tubes these would be gratefully received!
  • Eating jungle foods for snack and baking our own banana bread.As always, these activities may change according to the children’s interests and needs.
  • Playing in our swamp-like water and carrying out experiments using the tubes and funnels.
  • Playing the animal lotto game to develop matching and turn-taking skills.
  • Exploring number through the ‘Five Little Speckled Frogs’ song.

As always, activities may change according to the children’s interests and needs.

We hope you have a lovely long weekend!

 

2 thoughts on “Nursery”

  1. Thank you all for inviting me along to the opening ceremony of your Eco-greenhouse. I hope you get many years of use from the greenhouse ! And those strawberries were delicious !

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