Today the children in nursery decorated Halloween biscuits using icing. They found out that the icing was very runny when they put it on their biscuit but it was hard by the time they took it home! We have some budding Scientists!
We are having lots of fun exploring pumpkins in nursery this week! Today we had a look at some real pumpkins and we guessed what might be inside before cutting it open for the children to have a look.
The children thoroughly enjoyed scooping out the middle using different sized spoons and talking about what it felt and looked like. The children thought of some great words to describe it such as sticky, wet and slimy. Finally they used their hands to explore it- what a great sensory experience.
Today we took our learning onto the school courts as we developed our ball skills. The nursery children really enjoyed kicking, throwing and catching their balls and showed some great skills! Well done, Shooting Stars!
Today we have been very creative with pumpkins! We dipped apples into orange paint to print pumpkin shapes and then we used our mark making skills to add faces using black pens.
We have also created our own pumpkin by choosing features to stick onto an orange pumpkin outline. There was lots of discussion and learning about shapes as the children decided what they wanted to include on their pumpkin. They are all very individual!
Here are some of our creations which are now decorating our classroom:
This week we are basing our learning around the theme of Halloween. We have been singing "Five Little Pumpkins in a Vegetable Shop" and the children have been learning to show how many pumpkins on their fingers and then find one less each time one is bought. Some children have been clever enough to order the numbered pumpkins!
In our role play area, we are having a Halloween party with witch costumes, cauldrons, magic wands and broomsticks. The children have been learning to role play being witches and wizards while learning to work together and take turns with the resources.
Our book of the week is "Room on the Broom" by Julia Donaldson. We read the story and the children tried to join in with the rhyming words.
Today for our cooking activity, we made vegetable soup to link in with our theme of Harvest. The children all had a go at chopping the different vegetables to go into the soup. They learnt how to use a knife safely to chop. Once the soup was cooked, everyone had a taste. Some children thought it was delicious but others were not so keen! Ask your child if they liked it or not.
This week the children in nursery are learning about Harvest Time. We have been talking about saying thank you for our fruit and vegetables and have also been singing songs to help us to remember this.
In the creative area, the children have been dipping cut fruit and vegetables into paint to print their own pictures. Some children have also enjoyed talking about the seeds and what they could see inside the different fruit and vegetables.
Our role play area is a fruit and vegetable shop. The children have had the opportunity to role play being the customer and shopkeeper, pretending to buy and sell the different produce. It has been lovely to see the children playing together, developing their speaking and turn taking skills.
See if your child can remember and tell you about any of our learning.
Today we enjoyed a full session of outdoor learning in the nature reserve. When we arrived, we discovered that all the shape tiles from our classroom had been scattered all over the woods! The children enjoyed searching high and low to find all the different shapes.. When they found one, they put it under the shelter and we sorted them into groups of circles, triangles, rectangles or squares. Once they were all found, we counted how many of each shape we had found and we discovered that the most was the squares as that was the biggest number.
The children thoroughly enjoyed exploring and discovering all the hidden shapes and it was a great way for them to reinforce their learning about the shape names from over the week. Fantastic learning, Shooting Stars!
Today we have baked shape biscuits to link in with our theme of shapes. Some children helped by following the recipe to carefully weigh and mix the ingredients. Then all the children had a go at rolling and cutting the dough to make their own biscuit. See if your child can tell you what shape biscuit they made. Nursery smelt delicious as they were cooking, I hope they tasted as nice as they smelt!
This week in nursery, our learning has focused around the theme of shapes. At group time, we have used wooden blocks to build models and tried to talk about them using shape language such as round, tall, circle, square, triangle, rectangle. We have also been singing shape songs to help us to learn their names and drawing shapes in the air with our fingers.
We have also been creative using shapes. We printed shape pictures using paint and different shapes and we have also made shape pictures by sticking shapes onto paper.
See if your child can spot any shapes in the environment around your house or when you are walking out and about. They will soon learn that shapes can be found everywhere!
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