Deputy Nursery Leader
WEEK BEGINNING 02/10/2017
What a busy week in BBeebies!
This week we have been learning about harvest, a time when farmers gather in all their crops and there is an abundance of fruit and vegetables. We talked about Harvest Festival which was celebrated in school and in church and we gave thanks that we have all the food we need.
In our school hall we saw lots of baskets of food, in packets and tinned, that had been donated by parents to be distributed, by the Foodbank, to the elderly or poorer members of the community. Thank you all for your kind donations.
This week we have been learning the letter and sound 'm', we have been practising forming this letter and say ‘Maisie, mountain, mountain’ as we write it. We can name lots of objects and a few children that begin with this sound too!
We have been learning a story called ‘Finding a friend.’ We have created a story map to help us remember it and retell it, and we love acting it out with puppets.
A favourite book this week was 'Little Rabbit Foo Foo'
The children are not best pleased with this bad, boy, bunny’s behaviour, he keeps bopping his animal friends on the head! Luckily a good fairy comes along to save the day.
We enjoy the outdoors whatever the weather and as the weather is turning colder please ensure your child comes to nursery with a warm and waterproof coat.
Thank you to all those who have brought in some beautiful family photographs for our family tree display, the children have been really eager to share them with their friends and they have provided us with lots of interesting discussions. Please remember to bring one in if you haven’t already.
Our Autumn display is looking amazing don’t forget if you’re out and about this weekend please collect any acorns, husks, conkers, large leaves and twigs etc. for us!
WEEK BEGINNING 25/09/2017
This week we have learning all about the season of autumn. We have noticed all the leaves changing colour and falling from the trees and that the weather is getting colder and wetter. We have been on an autumn walk around our school grounds and collected lots of autumnal objects for discussion and display. Our resident squirrels will be happy! Please do look out for interesting objects in the environment and bring them in to add to our discovery table.
We have learnt how to say and sign everybody’s name and are forming good relationships, we are also very good at naming and recognising different feelings.
We have been learning to recognise and form numerals, we say a little rhyme when write them. Please point out numbers that you see when you’re out and about and practise saying the rhymes with your child as in the information we have sent home.
We have also been exploring our sense of touch. We have learnt that it allows us to tell if something is hot or cold, dull or sharp, rough or smooth, wet or dry. Our sense of touch can be felt all over our bodies but some parts of our body are more sensitive than others- try lightly tickling your lips!
WEEK BEGINNING 18/09/2017
This week we have been learning about our senses. In particular we have focused on our sense of sight and our sense of hearing. We loved the books ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see?’ and ‘Walking through the Jungle.’ We have been as quiet as mice when we went on a listening walk and when playing some listening games!
We have also learnt lots of new nursery rhymes and songs with actions, we enjoyed teaching them to the younger children at Mother and Toddler group on Wednesday.
We have studied some old famous paintings and some modern photographs of families and have made our own family portraits complete with frames!
WEEK BEGINNING 11/09/2017
Another great week in BBeebies Nursery!
The children have continued to settle amazingly well and have confidently enjoyed exploring the different activities we have on offer. They are already familiar with nursery routines and have been meticulous in organising all of our resources; working as a team at tidy up time.
This week the children have been busy plotting the features on their faces and have created some amazing self-portraits using paint which we have proudly displayed in the nursery. We discussed what we look like individually and what differences and similarities we have with other people. We know each one of is unique and have talked about what makes us special.
We have been talking lots about our families at home and who lives with us. If you haven’t already given us a photograph of your family, please do as soon as possible so that we can put up on our ‘Family Tree’ in Nursery!