Nativity performance!

We have had such a great time practising our Nativity play! We learnt all of the songs and even the sign language to go with them. We were really brave performing in front of all our family.

Thank you to all who came – what a fantastic show it was! Well done to all the children.

Diwali

The festival of light

Nursery have learnt how Diwali is celebrated. We have danced, created Rangoli patterns and made diva lamps.

Autumn Pumpkins!

We were able to explore an autumn vegetable this week as part of our Food and Celebrations topic. An adult helped us cut open the pumpkin and taught us about how it grows in the ground. Then we scooped out the seeds to plant more. It was so much fun!

An adult cut open the orange pumpkin and we scooped out the insides.
We scooped out all the seeds. There were lots of them! “It’s very slimy” said the children.
We put the pumpkins inside and kept the seeds. We smelt and felt the seeds and learnt that the seeds and the pumpkin can be eaten. The children suggested we should plant the seeds to grow our own pumpkins for next year!

The tiger who came to tea!

This week we had a visit from an unexpected visitor. We arranged a little tea party with some tea and cake. We went to invite some friends for tea but when we came back we noticed that “all of the tea” had been drunk and all of the cake had been eaten! There was also some paw marks on the mat and some orange and black fluff left around. We had a think about what could have happened. The children suggested an animal had sneaked in. Miss Weston and Ms Sinclair remembered a story about a tiger that had eaten all of the food at a tea party so we decided to read it. It was such a good story we decided to learn it as part of our next topic – Food and Celebrations!

Nursery open a shoe shop

This week we have opened our own shoe shop to help us learn about size, matching pairs and measuring.

It is also great practise taking our shoes on and off.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears 🐻🐻🐻

This week we have learnt the story of ‘Goldilocks and the three bears’.

It has helped us learn about size and practise counting to three.

Yesterday we cooked porridge and ate it all up! Just like Goldilocks!

Mysterious footprints!

We have really enjoyed our first full days in reception this week! When we came back in from lunch one day, we noticed some strange large footprints outside. We searched for more clues but couldn’t find anything! Then we decided to research animal footprints to match it up to an animal. We discovered that they were elephant footprints and we were very excited to find this out. We read the story of Elmer. It was all about a patchwork elephant who ends up being celebrated for his unique colours. We loved the story and it fits in really well with our first topic – Marvellous me! We can’t wait to start learning it!

Matilda visits Nursery

Nursery enjoyed a visit from Matilda the tortoise today. We learnt about what a tortoise needs and eats. Matilda also enjoyed a dunk in the water to cool off.

Nursery harvest potatoes

Nursery have been super busy on our allotment this year. Today it was time to harvest our potatoes and we were excited and surprised to find so many! We can’t wait to eat them later 😊

Mini Monsters day!

Reception had a whole day of Mini Monsters to celebrate their Magical Monsters and Dangerous Dinosaurs topic! In the morning we had a visit from some little creatures. We learnt about reptiles and we got to hold and feel millipedes, bearded dragons and snakes! It was so interesting and we learnt lots of different facts about them!

In the afternoon, we were really lucky to have another special visit from an archaeologist. We learnt about how to dig and search carefully for historical artefacts. We learnt that we have to brush really carefully to find them as we don’t want to damage them. Then we had a go at finding our own artefacts. In our groups we chiseled and brushed to discover a dinosaur fossil! We worked really well as a team to use our special tools to chip away until we found the fossil in the middle.

We had such a brilliant day! Thank you to all our little creatures and visitors for coming!