Friday, 27 November 2015

My Birthday



This week we have discussed how we celebrate birthdays – lucky we had 3 birthday children on hand to share their up-to-date knowledge with us all! We encouraged the children to share their experience of birthdays and going to parties. Many spoke about having a birthday cake, getting presents and blowing out candles. 


On Tuesday there was great excitement in nursery as Bumble the nursery teddy turned 4. We all helped Bumble celebrate his birthday by making him cards and presents. He had a party for all his friends in nursery and we played musical bumps and statues and ate birthday cake and crisps. Bumble really enjoyed his day.





We used this theme to springboard into Explore and Learn activities. The children made play dough cakes and added candles to ‘blow out’.



We also stuck candles on a cake picture and made sure the number on the cake matched the number of candles.




In Literacy, we looked at environmental print and then at the letters we could see around us. The children also enjoyed writing birthday cards and invitations.



We even managed to squeeze a bit of present wrapping into our Explore and Learn sessions!




On Thursday we were the first class to pop our decorations on the school Christmas tree.






Next week we will be problem solving and looking at rhythm and rhyme. Mrs Mann has made an awesome garage in the outdoor play area so we are looking forward to lots of hammering and fixing of cars! We have worked hard as a staff to improve the outdoor area and are requesting that children don't play with any of the outdoor equipment before school. Many thanks for your co-operation in this regard.





Finally here are some more photos to show you the fun we had at school this week........







See you all at the Christmas fair on Saturday!

Megan de Klerk


Thursday, 19 November 2015

Shapes and patterns


This week we have been learning about patterns and shapes. We have played with all different types of 2D and 3D shapes and used these shapes to make different picture and patterns. 









Please use this link below if your child would like to have a go at making ‘shape picture’.


We so enjoyed having our mums and dads popping in to ‘Stay and Play’. The children enjoyed sharing their classroom environment with special adults. Thank you all for joining us for part of our morning session.












We enjoyed having a look at our Learning Journals to see all that we have learnt about and done this term.

This week is an ‘Anti-bullying week’ across the school. We all came to school wearing blue on Friday, to support the ‘Anti bullying’ campaign. In our key worker groups we talked about how we can be a good friend and what activities we like to do with our friends. We read a book called ‘Don’t be a bully, Billy’ by Phil Roxbee Cox where Billy had to learn to be kind to others.

We have been learning the songs for our Christmas Nativity. We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday the 9th of December at 11:30 am.
Next week we will be looking at print in the environment and seeing what labels and signs we can spot as we go for a walk around school. In maths we are thinking about  matching number and quantity.

Here are a few photos of other things we've been up to......










Megan de Klerk


Friday, 13 November 2015

Diwali

This week we have been learning about the Hindu festival of light called Diwali. The children have made divas, written Diwali cards, tasted naan bread and created rangoli patterns using rice. Here is one of the internet clips we used to explain how Diwali is celebrated.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/lets-celebrate-diwali
Here are a few pictures of the children participating in the Diwali activities.






On Friday, many of us dressed in spotty clothing to raise money for ‘Children in Need’. We also enjoyed decorating ‘spotty’ cakes with Mrs Lynch.



We have started to learn the songs for our Nursery nativity play. We look forward to seeing you all at this on Wednesday the 9th December at 11:30.

Next week we will be thinking about the beginning, middle and end of a story as we listen to the story of "The Blue Balloon". In maths we will be looking at shapes in the environment. Our sound of the week is e. We look forward to seeing many of you at "Stay and Play " week. There are still spaces if you would like to sign up.

Here are some more photographs of us at work and play this week.







Megan de klerk