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This week we have started our new topic and have been learning all about space. This has sparked the children's imaginations and we have had lots of fun pretending to be astronauts blasting off into space in our rocket ship.
We loved blasting the rocket ship into space from mission control and used the phones to talk to the astronauts in space. They were very excited to tell us what they could see in space such as “planets, aliens, stars and the moon”
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Aidan Coleman for using the scissors with good accuracy and control to cut out the body parts of his astronaut. He then arranged them into position before gluing them into place. Aidan concentrated throughout this activity and the end result was amazing. Well done Aidan! Evelyn Goundry for remembering the sounds s,a,t,p,i and n. She was then able to think of something starting with those sounds such as Italy. I then built a word, sounded it out and Evie orally blended it to tell me the word. Super duper work Evie! Lachlan Connor for trying so hard to sequence our story. He is starting to answer some simple questions about the events and characters when we read stories. Keep up the good work Lachlan! And finally Ruben-John Stewart for doing some fantastic number work. He understood that numbers identified how many objects he needed. He confidently recognised numbers 1-5 and gave me the correct number of aliens. Amazing work Ruben!
Just a reminder that parents evenings in nursery are on Tuesday 26th March and Wednesday 27th March. Please sign up for an appointment if you have not done so, so you can discuss your child's progress with their key worker.
This week we have been learning all about the role of a palaeontologist! We enjoyed digging for dinosaur bones and fossils and talked about the important tools that they use to make sure they don't break the bones. We then tried to piece the bones back together like a jigsaw to find out what kind of dinosaur they were from. We also had lots of fun making our own fossils with the salt dough and cooked them to make them very hard!
We have been working very hard with our maths and phonics using our topic of dinosaurs to help us! The children are doing a great job learning the jolly phonics sounds (s,a,t,p,i and n) We have been playing lots of sound awareness games such as feeding the dinosaur an object with a given initial sound. We have also been doing lots of different number games such as sorting the dinosaurs according to their size, ordering the dinosaur bones by length and giving the stegosaurus the correct amount of spikes!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Jordan Comby for his brilliant number work. He was able to roll the dice, recognise the numeral and put the corresponding amount of pegs onto the dinosaur. Keep up the amazing work Jordan! Jude Johnson for blowing my socks off with his knowledge of our jolly phonics sounds. He was able to name the sounds; s,a,t,p,i and n. Super sound work Jude! Daniel Clark for being such a kind friend. He has been very caring towards the younger children in his group and has been helping them to follow the rules and routines within nursery. Thank you for being so helpful Daniel! And finally Ellie Chalder for doing a great job playing our name recognition game. Not only does Ellie now recognise her name card, but she is also able to write her name completely independently. Keep up the great work Ellie!
This week we noticed some huge footprints in the nursery so we checked the cameras. We were so shocked to see a T-Rex had visited us and left us some dinosaur eggs to take care of. Everybody has shown great care and concern for the eggs and we are very excited for them to hatch!
To celebrate our love of books we came to nursery dressed as our favourite story book characters. We had a cat walk to show of our brilliant costumes and we thought that everybody looked fantastic. Congratulations to Scarlett Charles, Leo Lowes, Joseph Barron, Jordan Comby, Arthur Hendry and Levi-Lucas McManus for winning prizes for their wonderful costumes.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Ivy Hendry for remembering all of the phonic sounds which we have learnt so far. Ivy was able to orally blend some sounds together to read some CVC words. She blew my socks when she independently wrote the word pat. Amazing work Ivy, keep it up! Ana-Lucia Norman for her fantastic number work. She was able to independently count the spots on the dice and gave me the correct number of dinosaurs. I am very proud of you Ana! Carter French for blowing my socks off with our name recognition game. He is now able to recognise his name without his photo to help him. Great work Carter! And finally Gabriella Slack for doing some fantastic writing. She chose to find her name card and then wrote her name independently. I was very impressed with your letter formation Gabi!
This week we have been learning all about dinosaurs. The children were eager to learn what happened to them and were great at naming the different types of dinosaurs. We have been learning lots of interesting facts about them such as what they ate and how big they were.
So the children could understand just how big the dinosaurs really were, we have been doing lots of measuring using non-standard units. We measured a life size T-Rex foot, tooth and head using cubes and our shoes. We then decided to measure how long the T-Rex's body was but we needed lots more space so we did this in the nursery garden. We were amazed to see just how enormous they were!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Jiaxin Yang for settling so well into nursery routines. I am very proud of you Jiaxin, you have had a brilliant week! Mason Johnson for blowing my socks off with his knowledge of dinosaurs. He told me “they got died a big rock come down” He also did a great job at our game and listened to the clues and correctly found the matching dinosaur. Amazing work Mason! River Thompson for his amazing knowledge of dinosaurs! I am so impressed that River knows the dinosaur names, what they eat and was able to tell me what happened to the dinosaurs. It is lovely to see you so enthusiastic about our new topic River! And finally Halle Buddin as she is always busy in the craft area. Today she decided to paint a picture for Gran Sarah's birthday. She thought carefully about what colours she needed to use and told me Gran has brown eyes. As there was no brown paint left Halle decided to mix orange and blue together to make brown. I'm sure that Gran Sarah will love it!
We would also like to remind you that it is World Book day on Thursday 7th of March. We are asking children to come to nursery dressed as their favourite character from a book. We would also like to ask the children to bring a story into nursery that they once loved but are willing to swap with someone in their key worker group. We look forward to seeing your creative costumes!
The best part about celebrating Chinese New Year this week was tasting some delicious Chinese food. We were very pleased that everybody had a taste and lots of the children cleared their plates! We also enjoyed using our Chinese Lion to perform our very own lion dances!
We also had another visit to the library to return our books. We had the chance to choose some lovely new stories that we can't wait to read!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Robbie Clary for remembering all the sounds we have learnt so far. I then made a word out of the sounds and Robbie was able to orally blend the sounds together to read the word “sat” Fantastic reading Robbie, keep up the amazing work! Leo Lowes for independently recognising the sounds s, a, e and l. He then correctly told me whose name card it was from our group. Great sound work Leo! And finally Dexter Coulson for his brilliant phonics work. He is able to confidently name and recognise all 4 of our new sounds and was brilliant when trying to write them. I am very proud of you Dexter!
We would just like to remind you that school is closed for a training day on Friday 15th February and will re-open after the half term holiday on Monday 25th February. We hope you all have a lovely break!
This week we have had lots of fun celebrating Chinese New Year. We have learnt all about how people celebrate Chinese New Year, tried on some traditional Chinese clothes, built dragons and practised writing some Chinese letters.
We would like to thank everybody that was able to attend our stay and play sessions this week. We hope you enjoyed exploring the nursery unit with your children and looking at their amazing work in their learning journals. Thank you for your continued support!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Sophie Pearson for settling so well into her new key worker group. Sophie is so enthusiastic and eager to learn each day. I am very proud of you Sophie! Mia Palin for doing an amazing job learning our jolly phonics sounds. She is able to confidently recognise and name the sounds; s, t and a. Keep up the great work Mia! Arthur Hendry for being a superstar when doing our Chinese Dragon dance this week. He danced his little socks off, with the biggest smile whilst doing so. When it was time to swap he then had a boogie while playing his instrument. Well done Arthur, I'm pleased you had such good fun! And finally Scarlett Campbell for her brilliant knowledge of shapes this week. She named a selection of shapes and even told me a semi-circle was "half a circle" Super shape work Scarlett!
Just a reminder that we will be visiting the local library with the children on Monday 11th February (pm) and Thursday 14th February (am) We would also like to remind you that we are off next Friday 15th as it is a teacher training day and we return after the half term holiday on Monday 25th February.