Week beginning 15th January
This week in stars class we have been exploring the construction blocks and different things that we could build. This has allowed us to look at different shapes and discover which shapes we can balance on top of each other and which ones would fall.
The role play area has been very popular which has allowed us to do lots of cooking and creating. We have created tea parties for our friends and cooked dinner in the oven.
We have been learning the little red riding hood during carpet sessions and we have looked at the different characters in the story. We are having a focus on how we can start a story and what might happen in the beginning and the end.
In nursery we love making play dough, this allows us to create different shapes and explore a variety of tools to manipulate our play dough. play dough needs very few ingredients to make and does not need to be cooked. All it needs is:
2 cups of plain flour
2 TBLS of vegetable oil
half a cup of salt
up to 1 and a half cups of hot water.
Why don't you try and make some at home for your children to play with. Ask nursery staff for more information. :)
Week beginning 11th December:
This week in stars class we have been doing lots of creative writing and posting them in our new post box. We have explored how we post letters by writing them, putting them in envelopes, writing an address and putting them in the post box. This has inspired lots of talk about who we could write letters to and what we could write about. The children would love writing letters at home and even posting them to themselves.
We got a new tea set in nursery this week and talked about all of the different drinks we could make. We used tea bags to put into the teapot and pour tea for our friends. We had lots of opportunities to share with our friends and listen to other children's ideas.
This week was our Christmas lunch! We all sat together and enjoyed a lovely meal cooked by our brilliant chefs. To celebrate our special lunch we made our own place mats and hats.
Week beginning 4th December:
This week in stars class we have been exploring lots of different creative activities. We have been painting different textured objects like tin foil and pine cones and decorating with glitter and other resources. We have been doing lots of fine motor activities to engage us and think carefully.
We have been exploring lots of shapes and their properties including, circles, rectangles, squares and triangles. We have been looking at where we can se these shapes and how we can describe them! What shapes can you find at home?
We have enjoyed making banana smoothies this week!! We identified what ingredients they needed and then they cut up the bananas before putting it in to the blender with the milk. The children enjoyed sitting together to taste the smoothie and talking about the flavour.
Week beginning 27th November:
This week in stars class we have been doing lots of singing and dancing to prepare us for our assembly on Friday. We have loved singing all of our nursery rhymes and re-telling the story Little red hen.
We loved going to the music room on Monday and exploring different sounds that instruments make. We moved in different ways to different styles of music and discovered ways to express ourselves through dance and movement.
In Nursery we love making playdough and exploring all the different shapes we can make with it. We make playdough cupcakes, playdough smoothies and explored playdough numbers.
We have been developing our fine motor skills by using pipettes with paint and dripping it onto our paper.
Outdoor play is very important and helps children to develop their gross motor skills which can be great in preparing children for writing. The children used water and big paint brushes to paint the tepee. climbing, jumping, balancing and running are also what they love to do.
Week beginning 6th Oct:
This week in stars class we have been looking at fireworks and all the different colours and patterns they can make. We have explored creating fireworks by painting, drawing and recreating sounds.
We have been spending time looking at different mini beast in our mud tray. We used tweezers to pick them up and magnifying glasses to look at the details. We counted how many legs the insects have and how they move.
We have been having fun in the rain mixing colours. We used scrubbing brushes to make colourful puddles and explore what colours we could make.
Week beginning 30th October:
In Stars Class this week we have been looking at Halloween and all things spooky! We have had lots of fun dressing up in different Halloween costumes, as well as making scary potions with eyeballs and other surprise ingredients. The children have also enjoyed making their own puppets and looking at the different shadows they make.
The children have shown lots of interest in talking about light and shadows as well as being very creative in their play.