At the beginning of the session today, we talked about getting ready for Christmas by putting up a Christmas tree. We sang a song about a tree that needed decorations and we talked about what kind of decorations could go on it. The children used words such as decorations, baubles, star, bell, tinsel, shiny and sparkly. Following this, we worked as a team to decorate the nursery Christmas tree. All the children had a go at putting on the decorations and were very proud of how it looked when they had finished. Your tree looks marvellous Shooting Stars!!
Today we followed a recipe to make rainbow buns. Some of the children had the opportunity to weigh and mix the ingredients to make the different coloured mixture. Then all the children carefully spooned some of each colour into their own bun case. I hope you enjoyed eating them!
The rain finally stopped so the afternoon children got to experience our rope swing! They were excellent at lifting their feet and swinging, demonstrating great gross motor skills and strength. Well done!
This week we have begun learning about the traditional story of Christmas. Today we read the story and talked about the different characters and events. Our role play area has been set up as a stable so we can role play the story with our friends and we also have lots of small world nativity scenes to help us tell the story too.
Today the morning children developed their gross motor skills in the nature reserve by have a go on a swinging rope. Some children were really confident and quickly learnt how to get their feet off the floor and swing! They enjoyed playing "five little monkeys swinging on a rope."
Unfortunately we were rained off in the afternoon, but look out for our afternoon photos next week!
One of our favourite activities this week was making rainbow toast to link with our theme of rainbows. We made edible paint by mixing milk with food colouring. The children then painted their bread and we toasted it. They enjoyed eating it for their snack.
Today we had fun exploring a tray full of foam. This was a great sensory experience and the nursery children developed their vocabulary as they described it. They used lots of words including: sticky, cold, squishy, slippery, white and gooey! It was also good for developing mark making skills as they made different marks in the foam with their hands and fingers. Some children made lots of swirly patterns, circles and lines, while others wrote their name and drew pictures.
This week we are continuing our colour theme with a focus on rainbows. Today we sang some rainbow songs to help us to learn the order of the colours. We also sang a Makaton version of "I can sing a rainbow" so we can learn to sign and say the colour names.
We have worked as a team to create our own nursery rainbow using our hand prints. Do you like our rainbow? Look out for it on display in the nursery window.
Today the children and staff at Park Street were invited to wear odd socks to school. We talked about being different and how this is okay! Lots of us wore our odd socks. Here are our photos!
Today we have had fun while raising money for children in need. We all came in non-uniform and gave a donation towards the charity.
Some of our activities today included dancing, sticking spots on pictures of Pudsey bear, drawing spots on a mirror and catching spots and counting them in the water tray.
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