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To celebrate Bonfire night we had our very own bonfire in the nursery garden. We each got a turn to toast marshmallows and enjoyed some hot chocolate to keep us nice and warm.
Some of us also had a special visit from the local firefighters who talked to us about fire safety. We learnt to stop, drop and roll and talked about how to stay safe on Bonfire night. The best part was spraying the fireman's hose and sitting in the fire engine!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Archie Spencer for enjoying our visit from the fire fighters. He was confident and eager to ask questions such as “How do you get into the back of the fire engine?” He enjoyed sitting inside the fire engine and squirting the hose! Scarlett Charles for using some amazing vocabulary to tell me “there were dew drops on the cobwebs” She was able to tell me dewdrops are “little puddles” What amazing knowledge Scarlett! JJ Denham for trying so hard to form his j. He told me “down dot on top” Fantastic writing JJ! And finally Rowan Freeman for his brilliant number work. He chose a number card and understood the number identified how many marshmallows he needed. Keep up the hard work Rowan!
We have loved getting into the Halloween spirit this week and had so much fun designing and carving spooky faces for our pumpkins. The children enjoyed investigating what was inside the pumpkins and got very messy when exploring the seeds.
We also had so much fun at our Halloween party. We played musical statues, pass the parcel, musical bumps and had a dancing competition. Congratulations to Scarlett Charles, Ellie Chalder, Zak Cooper, Mia Palin and Dakota Bilgin-Darvishi for winning our fancy dress competition. It was so hard to choose a winner as everybody looked fantastic!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Jak Beasley for always trying hard to join in with all activities during group time. Well done Jak, keep up the great work! And Jordan Comby thoroughly enjoying all of the Halloween activities this week. He was a little superstar at counting the spots on the cat and then counting the corresponding amount of spiders. Great work Jordan!
We have loved reading and acting out the story The Gingerbread Man. We noticed that there were jelly buttons in the nursery so we checked the cameras to see who had left them for us. It showed that lots of gingerbread men had been running around in nursery. They left a letter asking us to help them cross the river so we carried out experiments to see what would happen if they got wet. The children noticed that they broke and got soggy, so we worked together to help him cross the river so he didn't get wet. We had some brilliant suggestions such as a “unicorn floaty, underwater train, bridge, aeroplane, jump on a motorbike and on a boat”
We have such a love for stories in nursery and were very lucky to have visited the local library. The librarian told us a lovely story and we then each got the chance to choose one book to bring back to nursery. We are very excited to read them and can't wait for our next visit!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Gabriella Slack for having brilliant problem solving skills to help the gingerbread man cross the river. She said she would make him a “unicorn floaty”. Amazing work Gabriella! Arthur Hendry for trying to be more independent when taking off his shoes, Great job Arthur! Joseph Barron for showing an interest in the gingerbread man on the lightbox. He told me he needed 2 eyes and when I asked him he was able to put 3 buttons on his tummy. Great counting Joseph! And finally Ellie Chalder for trying so hard to write her name. You blew my socks off Ellie!
This week we went on a fun autumn walk in the garden to look for signs of autumn. The children collected leaves, pinecones, conkers, acorns and berries. I was very impressed that the children noticed the leaves falling off the trees and that they were changing colours.
We used the autumn objects we collected on our walk to do some counting and represented our answers on paper. We have also done some fantastic autumn crafts such as leaf hedgehogs, conker rolling and making playdough hedgehogs.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are River Thompson for doing a fantastic job on our autumn walk. He was also able to recall lots of facts about autumn telling me “the leaves fall off the trees, they change colour” Keep up the great work River! Robbie Cleary as he has really enjoyed learning more about autumn. He especially enjoyed our autumn walk and collected a range of items. I was so impressed when Robbie counted and drew the things he had collected. He told me “I can write my numbers” and proceeded to do so. An excellent week Robbie, well done! Leo Lowes for showing a great interest in writing his name. He has been writing his l for Leo all over. Fantastic writing Leo! And finally Ruben-John Stewart for using more speech during his play and when communicating his needs. He told me he had built a “Car” and did the sound effects when driving it along the bridge. Keep up the great work Ruben!
The children have been very excited to share their adventures with Bella bear to their key worker groups. It sounds like Bella has had so much fun driving go karts, horse riding, baking and going to Mcdonalds. Thank you to everyone who has taken such good care of Bella, she cannot wait to visit more children soon!
We have had lots of fun in our PE sessions with Mrs Thompson. This week we have been doing some brilliant climbing and balancing along the gym benches. Some of the children were even brave enough to do a big jump from the very tall bench! It has been fantastic to see the children becoming more independent and everyone tries so hard to put on their own socks and shoes. Maybe you could practice this at home too?
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Jude Johnson has been chosen as one of our little rays of sunshine this week as he always comes into nursery with a smile. He also did so well following instructions to play our musical instruments loudly and quietly. Great work Jude! Holly Symcox for showing great interest in shapes this week. She has pointed out shapes in nursery, found shapes in the water, completed shape patterns on the whiteboard and also found some time to make some fantastic shape pictures. She has been a little shape superstar, well done Holly! Lachlan Connor for his brilliant speech work. He was great at following instructions and finding the swords on the different body parts. We then swapped roles and Lachlan told me where to look. It is great to hear you putting more words together when talking Lachlan! And finally Amelia Davies for her growing confidence each day. It has been fantastic to see Amelia engaging with activities and speaking to the nursery staff. I am super proud of you Amelia!
It was lovely to see so many parents attend our stay and play sessions and we hope you enjoyed exploring the nursery unit with your children. We would like to say a huge thank you all for coming! Thanks to your generous donations we raised £45 which will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.
This week in nursery we read “The Colour Monster” The poor monster's feelings were all mixed up so we helped him to sort his feelings into colours and put them in the jar. The children then had a go at putting their feelings in the jar and talked about what makes them happy, sad or angry. We have also been doing some brilliant listening at our Teddy Bears picnic. The children had to listen carefully and follow instructions to make sure that the animals had the right cutlery and the correct items of food.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Evelyn Goundry as she has been really interested in maths. She told me she was the “measuring girl” and that her picture was long. Super work Evie! Ashton Allerton for doing such a fantastic job sorting his feelings into a jar. He confidently told me what makes him happy, scared and angry. Keep up the great work Ashton! Mya Carr for doing some fantastic building with the shapes. She made a house with a “pointy roof, a long doggy door and a big dog” You blew my socks of Mya! And finally Hallie Ashurst as her confidence is growing week by week. She joins in with all our activities and was a superstar at yoga. Well done Hallie!