Wow, what a first week back! We have been so excited to get back into the swing of things in Nursery and had so much fun.
We started our week with a walk around our outside area and also the field in search of things that would tell us that Autumn is here. Our project this half term is Exploring Autumn and Winter Wonderland. We collected so many different leaves that had fallen from the trees. We thought about the different shapes, colours and sizes. We found small one, medium sized ones and very big ones too! We did lots of things with them too, including making our own Leaf Man. That was out story of the week this week and we found it so interesting to see all of the different things which could be made just from leaves! We made some of those too.
We did a lot of counting this week. We counted boys, girls, conkers...the list goes on and on! We also played lots of listening games which we enjoyed so much. We are becoming much better listeners in group time too!
We ended our week by having a turn on the big trim trail on the field. It was so much fun and some of us showed real resilience to find ways of getting across.
We have had so much fun this week thinking about all of the people who help us. We have particularly enjoyed being doctors, nurses, friefighters and police officers. We brought in photos of our mums and dads and even grandads in their uniforms for work and enjoyed sharing them with our friends.
Jigsaw Jenie helped us think about how we need to have kind hands, feet and words in Nursery and also that it is really important to say sorry.
This week, we have made the most of the apples from the apple tree in our outside area as we made and enjoyed apple crumble. We measured and mixed the crumble before it was taken to the kitchen to be baked.
Wow, what a full week of learning we have had! We started our week by thinking about all of those who are special to us. Some of us chose our mums and dads, other chose our brothers or sister and we have had some choosing our pets!
Our story of the week has been Lost and Found and we have really enjoyed making some of the characters. We have made paper plate penguins and used our cutting and sticking skills whilst doing these. We used salt dough to create penguins and thought about all of their features whilst constructing them.
We have enjoyed finding out who is the tallest and shortest in our key worker group. We worked in pairs to draw around each other's feet and then decide who had the smallest or largest feet. We found out that Mrs Dubowski has the biggest feet of all of us!
We have, as always, made the most of the outside area; den building, making obstacle courses with planks to test our balance and we found the penguins hiding in, on, under and next to different places outside.
This week, we enjoyed the story Once There Were Giants about a baby growing up and all of the experiences she goes through. We thought about how we have changed and also about our families.
We have enjoyed singing songs every day and we are learning more each week. We have been doing lots of counting of different things around the Nursery and also of ourselves. We enjoyed listening to and trying to identify sounds we might hear in our homes and made some very good guesses. We have been continuing to learn our new routines and rules of Nursery.
Our first full week for everyone in Tiddlers, it has been a fun and very active one! We have made the most of the good weather and spent a lot of time exploring out outside area. We have continued to make new friends and spent out first week in our new key worker groups.
We have drawn and painted self portraits and enjoyed singing songs such as Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.
Next week, we will continue to learn about ourselves, our families and our Nursery community.
Welcome to a new year with the Tiddlers!
We are all finally in Nursery and already started to form some great friendships. We have been spending our time this week settling in and finding out about what we like to play with. Some of us have experienced having lunch here for the first time in the dining room.
We are excited for the yar ahead and can't wait to get started on our new project Me and My Community.