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This week the children have been investigating different materials. They looked especially at ice and and shaving foam. Lots of the children could talk about what they could feel. We used words like soft, hard, smooth and icy. We talked about how ice is made and what will happen to it.
This week the children have enjoyed being explorers in the outside play area. They have used the tent, played with torches and binoculars, packed their rucksacs and made their dinner.
Some of them even found a bear !
This week the children made playdough in their family groups.
First of all we named the ingredients on the table, then we predicted what we might be going to make. Most of the children thought we were going to make jelly !
The children shared the ‘stirring’ and ‘mixing’ of the ingredients to make the playdough.
If you would like to make playdough at home here are the ingredients you need
I cup of salt, 2 cups of flour, 2 tablespoons of cream of tartar, 2 tablespoons of cooking oil, 2 cups of water, food colouring. Mix well together. The playdough should keep if it is put into an airtight container.
Walk around the local environment
Last week, as part of our work in phonics, we walked around the local environment, listening to the sounds we could hear. The children could say that they had heard cars, buses, birds and the water at the local car wash. As you walk home with your child perhaps you could ask them to tell you what they can hear.
This week we are starting to read We’re all going on a bear hunt a story by Michael Rosen. If you would like to watch it with your child, there is a Youtube video @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kL36gMrHJaI.
We will be practicing the words so that the children will be able to tell some of the story off by heart.
This week we have started work on developing good listening skills. We made 'listening ears' see the Letters and Sounds website (http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-1-resources.html) for further information.
We went into the playground and the 'big school' to find out what we could hear.
20th October 17
Planting and Patterns
This week the children have enjoyed planting pansies and celebrating Diwali. They have made a clay diva lamp, as well as drawing Rangoli patterns.
The Nursery team have also been delighted to meet again, so many of our parents, during parental conferences. Thank you for coming, we were pleased to be able to talk with you about your children.
Do remember that you can come and talk to us at any time.
As we have been reading Red Rockets and Rainbow Jelly and enjoying looking at the picture of the rainbow jelly, we thought we should make jelly. In our family groups we talked about how to make jelly. Then each child had a chance to stir the different coloured jelly as the crystals dissolved. Later, as part of milk and fruit time, everyone enjoyed eating the jelly they had made.
All of our children are in Nursery now. They have been busy playing and learning indoors and outdoors.
It has been lovely to welcome the first two groups of children into Nursery this week. They are all beginning to settle down and have enjoyed exploring indoors and outside. We have been reading Red Rockets and Rainbow Jelly and Spot stories. We have also been talking about the fruit we like to eat.
We are looking forward to meeting the next groups of children who will be joining us during the coming week.
Welcome to a brand new year!
The Nursery teachers are busy completing home visits this week. Thank you to all the families who have been so welcoming to us. We are looking forward to working with you and your children.