Deputy Nursery Leader
WEEK ENDING 08.12.17
This week we having been busy preparing for Christmas. We have put up and decorated our Christmas tree in the home corner. We have added garlands to our fireplace and placed baubles and tinsel everywhere! Â We talked about how we decorate our homes and shared our own experiences of preparations for Christmas. We have also been learning the story of the first Christmas, we know all about the true meaning of Christmas and what it means to Christians. Our dress rehearsal for the EYFS Nativity Performance was outstanding, the children huge success.
We have been busy partaking in lots of Christmas activities and crafts, practising pencil control and cutting and sticking skills. We have been doing some Christmas symmetry too and lots of Christmas counting. We have made some magic reindeer food parcels which we can sprinkle on our lawns or paths on Christmas Eve!
Thank you to all the parents for our fantastic angel and star costumes! We are looking forward to the Nativity Performance next week and are sure you will be blown away in amazement!
WEEK ENDING 01.12.17
Today the countdown to Christmas begins in BBeebies!
The children were very excited to open day 1 of our Advent Calendar, we have been discussing what we would like for Christmas and have been making lists and writing letters to Santa!
Outside we have turned our supermarket role play into Santaâ€™s workshop. The elves in training can help Santa in making and building toys and wrapping presents ready for delivery.
This week we have been learning the letter and sound â€˜n.â€™ we imagine a goal keeper stood next to his net and we say down Nobby and over his net.
WEEK ENDING 24.11.17
What a great week!
This week we have been learning all about animals that are nocturnal. This means they are most active at night. There are lots of different species, hedgehogs, bats, foxes, cats, owls and badgers are some. We have been talking about what they look like, what they are good at, what they like to eat and where they live. We have made some amazing hedgehog models using clay with sticks or pasta and pine cones, we made some amazing hedgehog pictures too.
We have been busy investigating what happens when you mix baking soda and vinegar? The baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is a base while the vinegar (acetic acid) is an acid. When they react together they form carbonic acid which is very unstable, it instantly breaks apart into water and carbon dioxide, which creates all the fizzing as it escapes the solution. The children loved to watch their mixtures fizz, bubble and foam!
This week the letter and sound we have been learning is ‘i’, we imagine a stick insect and say “down his body, dot for the head!” We even found a real life stick insect that we brought into nursery to say hello!
WEEK ENDING 17.11.17
PARTY ! PARTY! Let’s Celebrate!
This week we have loved our Birthday Party Role Play- we can remember and talk about our own significant events and experiences and describe special times with our families and friends. We realise how the word ‘birth- day’ got its name and can discuss what season or month our special day is in. We know in England we usually have one candle on our cakes for each year that we have been born. How many candles would you have on your cake?
We have been busy written invitations, and posting them to all of our friends. We have learnt how to sign and sing happy birthday to you in French!
Our sound of the week this week is ‘d’. We imagine a dinosaur and say to ourselves “around his bottom, up his tall neck and down to his toes“ when we form this letter.
Highlights of the week include singing and dancing to some old favourites, Agadoo, Superman, Hokey Cokey and The Birdy Song. We really enjoyed Doing the Conga too!
We have played party games such as musical statures, musical bumps, pin the tail on the donkey, pass the parcel and we even had a piñata which we took turns to whack with a stick just like they do at parties in Mexico!
Thank you all for your birthday wishes, cards and chocolates!
WEEK ENDING 10.11.17
A super week at BBeebies!
It was great to hear all the children’s retelling of Bonfire night experiences, we made up a poem and dance using lots of onomatopoeia!
This week we have been busy preparing for our class party next week. We have made bunting, blown up balloons and decorated the nursery with banners. We have writing shopping lists for party foods and lists for games we would like to play.
We have also been learning how people of other cultures celebrate birthdays. At birthday parties in Mexico there is usually a pinata, filled with sweets, coins and candles. Children are blindfolded and try to hit the pinata to get the goodies out! We thought we would like to play this game next week! In Israel, when it is a child’s birthday, they wear a crown made of leaves or flowers. Guests dance and sing around the chair and the parents lift the chair up- we thought we might like to do this too!
This Sunday is Remembrance Sunday. We talked about why people wear poppies? The 11th of November is a special day. On that day we remember all of the people who have died in wars.
This week the letter and sound we have been learning is ‘t.’ It is easy peasy lemon squeezy to write it- we imagine a tall tower and say “down the tower, across the tower!”
WEEK ENDING 03.11.17
Welcome back everyone!
We hope you had a safe and restful half term holidays!
This week we have been learning all about Bonfire Night. As well as knowing how to stay safe and enjoy this night, we also made up a song with actions describing the sounds and movement of fireworks.
We have also learnt a song which tells the story of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder plot
Down under parliament where nobody goes,
Guy Fawkes and his gang are laying their load,
36 Barrels to blow up the King!
King James and his soldiers came along,
King James and his soldiers were mighty strong,
They put Guy Fawkes and his friend in jail.
Guy was in chains!
Now every year on the 5th of November,
We light fireworks so we can remember,
Guy Fawkes plot to blow up the King!
Crackle and Pop!
This week we have been learning the letter and sound ‘s.’ We say “ssss slither down the snake“ when we write it. We discovered that there is lots of children in our class who have this letter as their initial and we could think of lots of other words too!
Thanks to all the parents who attended parents evenings this week. It is always great to share how well the children are doing, if you were unable to attend I am always available after school at your convenience.
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!