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Week beginning 6th December

We have had a very busy week this week. We have been preparing for Christmas, making some surprises that we will be bringing home at the end of term. We have decorated our Christmas trees in Nursery, made Christmas trees in the playdough, played with our Christmas wonderland in the sand tray and we have been making pictures of Father Christmas on our craft table. We have listened to lots of Christmas stories and we have explored positional language and size in mathematics. We have been singing lots of Christmas songs and we have begun to record them ready for sharing them with our parents and special people. We can't wait to share them with you soon.


Have a lovely weekend everyone. See you next week! 

Week beginning 29th November

This week we have been learning about Christmas. We listened to a story about the First Christmas and we have learnt about different ways people celebrate Christmas. We learnt that Advent is the countdown to Christmas and on Wednesday we opened the first pocket our advent calendar. We were very lucky because we also decorated the Christmas Tree in our school hall. 


We have listened to and identified sounds that we might hear at Christmas and we have been counting some of the visitors that came to the stable. We have also been learning lots of Christmas songs. Outdoors some children decided to make Santa's sleigh. It was lots of fun!


On Wednesday there was lots of excitement because overnight an elf had arrived at Nursery. He was sitting on the shelf and he had written us a letter which he had brought with him. In the letter he told us that his name is Noel and that he is staying with us and watching us play and that he will report back to Father Christmas, telling him if we have been good. He is a good elf and sometimes we have seen him playing in Nursery. We hope he stays with us until Christmas. We can't wait to see what he plays with next week!


Have a lovely weekend everyone.


Week beginning 22nd November

We have really enjoyed exploring more Nursery Rhymes this week. We have played with 5 Little Speckled Frogs, Incy Wincy Spider, Polly's kettle and 5 fat sausages. In our creative work we have created sheep pictures. 


In our phonics learning this week we have been learning how to rhyme. We made silly rhymes up about Humpty Dumpty such as Humpty Dumpty wore a red hat, Humpty Dumpty stroked the cat. Perhaps you could try some silly rhymes at home.


In our number learning we have been counting forwards and backwards to and from 5 through singing 5 little men in a flying saucer, 5 little ducks and 5 little speckled frogs. You could practise these songs at home.

Week beginning 15th November

This week we have been learning about hibernation and woodland animals. We learnt that some animals sleep for longer than others. We have made dens, thinking carefully about how each animal prepares its home ready for the winter. We listened to a story about animals sharing a home and we thought about things that we can share with our friends. 


In our phonics learning this week we have listened to sound stories and we have continued to count syllables in our names. In maths we have been learning and using positional language such as under, next to, on top, behind and in front. 


This week we have enjoyed singing lots of Nursery Rhymes as part of Nursery Rhyme Week. We have had so much fun singing them that we are going to continue singing more Nursery Rhymes next week. 


On Friday we enjoyed coming to school in our pyjamas to raise money for Children in Need. We learnt how Children in Need help children and their families and how people do lots of fun things to raise money for the charity. As part of the day we coloured pictures of Pudsey, made Pudsey headbands and danced to Children in Need songs.  

Week beginning 8th November

This week we have been learning about Diwali. We have learnt that it is a Hindu festival and that people celebrate with their families, eating lots of nice food and dancing and exchanging presents. We looked at pictures of the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi and we learnt that Diwali is the festival of light. As part of our activities this week we have made diva lamps out of clay, Diwali cards and Rangoli patterns. We have also been dancing and singing a song about Diwali. 


In our phonics learning we have been listening to and identifying sounds and counting syllables in our names and in other words. In mathematics we have been learning about pattern and we have explored and made our own repeating patterns. 


Next week is National Nursery Rhyme week. At home you could see how many Nursery Rhymes you know and maybe learn a new one too!


Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Week beginning 1st November

Welcome back everyone! The children have settled into school confidently after the half term break and have enjoyed a wonderful week of fun and exciting activities. This week we have been learning about Bonfire Night. We have been developing our vocabulary by describing fireworks in different ways and we have learnt about how people celebrate Bonfire Night. In our activities we have been making firework pictures and we have made toffee apples. They were delicious! We have loved learning a new song about Bonfire Night and importantly we have thought about how we can stay safe at Bonfire celebrations. 


As part of our phonics learning this week we have listened to a sound lotto. We were very good at identifying the different sounds we heard. As part of our maths lessons we learnt about circles and squares. We talked about the edges on circles and squares using words such as curved and straight, and we counted the edges and corners. We then went on a shape hunt around the room and found circles and squares in lots of different areas. 


Have happy and safe Bonfire Night everyone. See you next week!