What a treat Nursery and Reception had last Friday, when the Hobgoblin Theatre Company came to school to give the children a theatre experience in our own school hall. The children were delighted with the performance of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears.
After the show, the children were also treated to a workshop where they used their bodies and faces to perform some of their favourite fairytale characters. The parents also joined in. What a great time we had.
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.
Rex Rabbit joined our Nursery this week and he will be visiting the children in their homes in the coming weeks. He also became a member of God’s family: he wore white, we said our Nursery prayer, lit a candle and poured water on his head. It was a beautiful celebration.
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!’
What a fabulous start to Nursery!
All the children have now arrived and settled in very well. The children have had tremendous fun exploring the setting and getting to know each other. They have been very busy.
Nursery and Reception children joined together on Wednesday morning for fun-filled activities in the main school playground. The children had a chance to try out some new sports activities together and to develop their skills. It was a wonderful morning. Year 5 joined the children and supported them around the activity trail. They did an excellent job. Thank you Year 5 and thank you to the many parents who came to enjoy this special event.
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
or stroke them. They had to be very gentle as they were so tiny. ‘They’re so fluffy!’ A few of them tried to fly away but they noticed their wings were still too small to fly.
After the visit, the children got to look at the photos and do some mark making.
Shiver Me Timbers! Nursery were
under attack this week from Pirates. The children made maps and drew crosses EVERYWHERE for the Pirates to dig. The treasure was found and worn. They loved using their imagination playing with the small world. The children read lots of books and sang some ‘Sea Shanties.’ The children made their own eye patches and hats: they had to draw the shape, cut it out, use a hole-punch to make the holes and then thread the string through. (We helped to tie them!) They also made boats to sail across the Seven Seas, using sticks, felt and plasticine. They had great fun around this topic and I have a feeling we might be seeing Pirates again soon in the Nursery!
The Nursery children have been busy planting seeds this week. We will watch them grow into little seedlings and then plant them in our garden. In the coming weeks we will be planting more flowers, herbs and vegetables. We will watch them grow and measure them using different methods.