What a great first week back we've had! Our new topic 'All Creatures Great and Small' has been so much fun this week as we've been learning about Harry and his bucketful of dinosaurs! He even took them when he started his first day at school!
In maths, we had to give the stegosaurus his plates as they were missing, but he could only have the number of plates to match the number on his stomach. Some of us then made number sentences with our partner and added them together. We also investigated how many of our feet would fit into the foot of a tyrannosaurus-rex. There were lots!
In our own choosing time, we have been enjoying the writing area, drawing pictures and even writing words! We have had a change around of the nursery and so there is now more surface to write and draw on, which we love!
We have played outside a lot and played a game where we had to target throw beanbags into hoops with dinosaurs in. Each hoop we threw into gave us points. Some of us were really good and got full scores.
We have had lots of fun on the creative table, making different dinosaurs and decorating dinosaur feet too.
Next week, we will be continuing our dinosaur theme but this time adding in water as Harry takes his dinosaurs to the swimming pool.
What an exciting week we have had in Nursery! We have been super excited about our books this week about a superhero called Supertato! Yes, you've guessed it, it is a potato who saves the rest of the fruit and vegetables in the supermarket from The Evil Pea! The children enjoyed listening to the story and guessing whether Supertato would win the day or The Evil Pea would capture them all and put them in the freezer. This was followed up by Supertato: Veggies Assemble which the children thoroughly enjoyed!
We have explored potatoes this week along with other vegetables. We have planted some potatoes and carrot seeds in our outdoor area which we will be taking care of and, when the time is right, enjoying the fruits of our labour! We have also explored different kinds of vegetables, their textures, their taste and where they could be found. We have made potato salad and added a few other ingredients to add to the flavour. We have printed different fruit and vegetables using bubble wrap to give a fabulous effect to the painting.
In maths, we have been using the 10 frame to count seeds and some of us have used these to find different ways of making a number.
We have dug up and washed various vegetables ready for eating and have even made our own Supertato using real potatoes and our own superhero vegetables. We are really enjoying this topic!
Our new topic this term is 'At the Bottom of the Garden'. We have spent the week exploring the kinds of things which could be found at the bottom of the garden and have come up with some interesting ideas! We have enjoyed taking a closer look at plants, especially flowers. The children really enjoyed exploring sunflowers and have created pictures using the sunflower seeds. Some of these have already been displayed on our 'Spring' display board.
We have used seeds and beans in our maths as well counting them into numbered pots and planting them in different areas. We have also taken a closer look at the different parts of a flower, including the petal, stem and leaf.