Welcome To Nursery Class
We hope you enjoy seeing our fantastic learning in Nursery.
Class Teacher: Miss A Patel.
Teaching Assistants: Mrs A Cunningham
The children enjoyed making Christmas party hats. They also loved wearing them whilst eating a Christmas lunch.
This week the children have been learning about 'Christmas in England'. Nursery presented what they had made a learnt to Reception class confidently. The children learnt that Christmas is all about giving so they made Christmas cards for their family. They were able to answer questions such as;
1. When is Christmas Day?
2. What is an Advent Calender?
3. Why is there a star on top of the tree?
4. Where do people go on Christmas Day?
5. How do people decorate their houses?
6. What food do people eat on Christmas Day?
Nursery had a visit from an author. Terry Willis came into school to share the books she had written to the children. The children were engaged and able to answer her questions relating to the stories. Nursery learnt that an Illustrator - draws pictures and an author - writes stories. The children also learned vocabulary such as 'Inferences'. The children were very good and picking up what might be happening by looking at the pictures. The children also learnt that all of the stories had 'rhyme' in the text.
The children have been learning 'what makes a good friend?'. We have focused on the children learning how to share, play nice and use kind words when interacting with our peers. The children have celebrated 'odd socks day' and have learnt its ok to be different. They designed their own pair of odd socks. The children have listened to friendship stories e.g. 'The Ugly Duckling' and 'Elmer's special day'. The stories have allowed them to learn that it is important to make sure all their friends join in with their games.
The children had a visit from the Mayor of Broxbourne today. They confidently spoke to him about the focused book 'The Very Helpful Hedgehog' and about the natural materials they collected during their Autumn walk. The children also enjoyed showing him how to make hedgehogs using the leaves they had collected.
This week the children have been learning about Harvest. The focus story this week was 'The Scarecrow Wedding'. The children enjoyed painting a scarecrow and participating in fruit and vegetable printing. They learnt the song 'Dingle Dangle Scarecrow' song along with the actions which they performed to their parents in a small class harvest assembly. Finally the children learnt why food is harvested and who the food is given too. The Nursery staff would like to thank all parents that attended.
The children have been taking part in a variety of different experiments during Science Week. They have learnt about magnets in class and experimented with making a superhero fly. In class they have also looked at how colours can mix together. Outside the children enjoyed making volcanos and watching coke explode when mints were added.
Take One Book Week
Nursery have focused on the book 'Jack and the Beanstalk' to start of our Traditional Tales Topic. They have been busy turning our role play area into a castle and making crowns to play the role of people who live in a castle. In Maths, they looked at which plant pot would fill the most/least magic beans and sorted beans into different types. In Science, the children learnt what a plant needs to grow and planted their own beanstalks. During CIL the children also had the opportunity to grow their own beans both inside and in the outside learning area.
World Book Day
The children dressed up as their favourite book characters. They spoke about their character. Nursery also took part in a dance workshop acting out 'The Gingerbread Man'.
People Who Help Us
Nursery are focusing on the topic 'People Who Help Us' this term. They have been learning about how to stay healthy and people who help us when we are unwell. Today the children had a visit from a nurse. They learnt about her job role and how a nurse helps people. She showed the children how to test blood pressure and how a stethoscope works. The children then had a go at checking their own pulse.