We have been learning about the 5 senses this week., each day we looked at a different sense.
Hear - we are learning to listen carefully, to sounds that are both loud/quiet, near/far. We took part in a listening activity, we had to close our eyes and guess which object made the noise that we heard.
See - we mixed colours together and watched as they changed colour and we went on a hunt around our school to look for objects that were the same as on our chart.
Smell - we had a smelling test! We closed our eyes and had to guess what object was making the smell. We talked about good and bad smells, the vinegar was definitely a bad smell!
Touch - we discussed different textures and found objects in our tuff tray that were smooth, rough, gritty, bumpty, soft, hard etc. We also added water to our dry sand tray to see what would happen to the sand - did it feel any different? Could we make more things with it?
Taste - we talked about describing words for different tastes ; sweet, bitter, sour, tangy, salty etc , and then tasted a mixture of foods.
What a busy week we've had!
Look at our Emotions display - it showcases all of the wok we have done this week.
One of our activities was to challenge the staff in school to pick an emotions card from our pack and make that expression. Can you remember what made the staff feel that way?
This week we learnt about different emotions. We talked about how we feel and what makes us feel that way.
We looked at images of expressions and the children talked about how they knew that person was happy/sad etc. The children then made that expression themselves in our emotion mirrors.
Throughout the week we linked emotions to 5 Nursery Rhymes - Row, Row, Row your Boat, Miss Polly had a Dolly, Incy Wincy Spider, Humpty Dumpty and Jack and Jill.Each day we focused on one rhyme and discussed the emotions within it, how did the characters feel, why did they feel that way, how would you feel if that happened to you?
Our focused task this week was to talk about and then draw something that makes you happy. It was lovely to hear the children's answers to this!
Look at the amazing work on our Artist board.
It is full of all our creative work from this half term.
We will change it regularly to display your child's beautiful creations!
Over the harm term we have been learning many skills in PE. We focused firstly on learning about our Hall rules. Listening carefully to instructions, looking where we are going, finding spaces, stopping when asked.
We have thought about ways of moving - slowly, building up speed until we are running. We even had a running race to see who was the fastest!
Then we have been practising the skill of balancing. We are learning to move slowly as we travel so as not to lose our balance, to put our arms out to help us remain stable and then to jump safety off of the apparatus.
Thank you for sending in your family photographs.
The children have created gorgeous frames for them and we have displayed them around Nursery.
Our first Wellie Wednesday of the year was a huge success!
The children have loved their time in our forest area.
Here are a few photographs of our Wellie Wednesday sessions.
All the children, and staff, have used their handprints to create a
It is displayed on our door for everyone to see
This week we have been learning about colours - naming them, matching them, and mixing them to make a new colour.
We then painted a self portrait and thought carefully about the colours we needed for our features.
Here are a few photographs of the first couple of weeks as we explored our environment and met our new friends.
Welcome to our Nursery Class Page of 2022-23!
Your child has begun to settle into their new environment and is building relationships with their new friends and the nursery staff - Miss Hewitt, Mrs Clayton and Miss Leverton.
Each half term there will be information and photographs shared about all the fun and exciting learning that has taken place in Nursery - so keep your eyes peeled