Nursery Summer Term
The Nursery children have been very busy with their learning over the last few weeks. Our focus has been on the natural world and growth and change. We have had tadpoles and caterpillars to observe and we have done lots of planting. In our garden area we now have beans, sweet peas and herbs.
We have enjoyed lots of stories – Jasper’s Beanstalk, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and the Teeny Weeny Tadpole. We also started with our phonics groups, learning the sounds of individual letters using the Read Write Inc scheme.
The children have been learning about shape in maths. We have been making patterns and building using 2D and 3D shape. The glitter shapes have been a particular favourite. The class have experimented with colour mixing and they are working hard on improving their scissor skills.
Every day we have access to a stimulating garden and the children are developing their gross motor skills by climbing, jumping and sliding.
We have fun learning every day!
What we have been learning about in Autumn Two
This half term our focus has been around ‘festivals and celebrations’.
We have learnt about Halloween, Bonfire night and Diwali. We really enjoyed sharing our own experiences of these and recreating them using paint, movement and modelling.
Some of the things we have enjoyed the most include making our very own diva lamps for Diwali. We worked hard to mould the clay into the right shape to hold our candles! And making some rockets to represent fireworks. We used the 2D shapes to put them back together very carefully and have put them together to make a fabulous display on our classroom wall.
As well as our learning about celebrations we have also read a selection of favourite books such as ‘Room on the Broom’, ‘Owl Babies’ and ‘Journey’ and have produced some lovely work relating to these too.
What we have been learning in Autumn One
This half term our topic has been ‘All About Me’.
We have focused on settling in to our new classroom and routines, while getting to know our teachers and the other children. We have also read a range of stories by Eric Carle - the author who our class is named after.
Some of the things we have enjoyed the most include our work around ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’, where we made a beautiful display for our classroom. The children had the opportunity, not only to listen to the story, but to make their own caterpillars, cocoons and butterflies using a range of arts and craft materials. We also enjoyed the story ‘Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See?’ where we used stick puppets to retell the story, painted some of the animals and made hats to help us get into character!