The children had a great time on the Autumn walk and found lots of different shapes and coloured leaves. We filled up bags ready to do some creative work back in class.
Who knew pumpkins were so versatile?
They are a great resource in the Nursery to improve fine motor skills; from using hammers and knives, drawing circles and lines, practicing pincer grips – using tweezers. They didn’t go to waste either. Vegetable soup was made and devoured. This kept the children curious and engaged.
We have been reading lots of core books in the Nursery. These are books specifically for Nursery children that contain lots of repetitive language and repeated refrains. The children learn these books by heart and then ‘read’ them on their own, aloud to others or pretend to be the teacher. They have also been retelling the stories and acting them out.
It is a great way to get children into books and reading. I have managed to capture a few photos of them reading and ‘going on a bear hunt!’
How cute are these chicks? The Nursery were lucky enough to have a visit from these little babies. They watched them eat, drink, walk and sleep – in their food! They were very funny. All the children got to hold
After the visit, the children got to look at the photos and do some mark making.
Shiver Me Timbers! Nursery were
Now the nice weather has arrived we have been able to have lots of water-based activities outside.
The children have loved exploring the coloured water and watching what happens when two colours are mixed together. They added fruit teabags to the water and watched as it turned red. They have poured, stirred, mixed, squeezed and pinched. They have used lots of one handed tools and had to be very careful when moving full teapots and goblets of water. They have had to share and wait their turn. They have pretended that the water is something else: potions, tea, soup, medicine. Lots of language is being used and most importantly they have had lots of fun!