Welcome to the new children joining Nursery this half-term! :)
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During this half-term, we will be focusing on the theme 'Once Upon a Time'. We will become familiar with traditional stories such as ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and ‘The Gingerbread Man’ whilst also enjoying more modern stories such as ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘Elmer’. We hope that throughout this topic we can begin to build a love for reading whilst also encouraging the children’s imaginations and ability to role-play.
We will also be continuing our theme 'Winter' and will be learning about different polar lands, seasonal changes and appropriate clothing.
27th Nov - 1st Dec
This week we have been reading the story 'Giraffes Can't Dance' and have been learning about our 'Growth Mindset'. We thought about things that we can't do, and added a very special word to the end of our sentences... 'yet'! We talked about trying our hardest and not giving up and then hopefully we will be able to do those things that we can't do yet!
We also made jelly this week and talked about having a 'wobble'. We thought about things that might make us a bit upset and discussed how it is okay to get upset and have a wobble sometimes as the wobbly jelly stops wobbling eventually!
Here is a video that we watched in class all about 'the power of yet'. Please feel free to watch it at home and talk about it with your child.
As part of Friendship Week, we have been learning how to be kind and be a good friend. We did an experiment using two apples - we said kind things to one apple and unkind things to another. We cut them open and saw that the apple that we said unkind things to was bruised on the inside! This made us think about how our words and actions can affect each other.
We also made a big class 'Friendship Fish' that we worked together to paint and decorate. It is based on the 'Rainbow Fish' and teaches us how to share and do the right thing!
This term we are starting to send home 'Kevin the Koala' with a different child every week. Kevin is our class bear - he loves to learn alongside the children and they help him and show him how we use our Nursery classroom. Kevin is very excited to come home with everybody this term!
If you take Kevin home, please take pictures with him or draw a picture of what you have been doing over the weekend and we will use this to present to the rest of the class!
PPA Cover on Thursday
Our Nursery Library
Please make full use of our free Nursery library. You may take a book with your child as often as you like!
(Bookbags are available from the office for £4.)
We had a visit from the Dental Nurse. She told us all about how to look after our teeth with the help of Alexander the Alligator (in the pictures below!)
- Have a little blob of toothpaste with no water
- 'Brush brush brush, spit spit spit!'
- Do not rinse our mouths out with water at the end!