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15th February 2019

This week we have been continuing with our work on train journeys. The children have been busy making a class book about what they imagined they saw from the train. There has been lots of very imaginative role play taking place over this week! We have been playing lots of number board games. These have involved counting and taking turns. We made our own big games on large paper and even made one outside for everyone to play. You may want to reinforce this at home sometimes, the children really do enjoy playing simple games and the concept of turn taking is such an important skill for them to grasp!

After the break our Power of Reading book will be ‘Hooray for Fish’ so to fit in with this, our general theme will be ‘Underwater’

8th February 2019

We are glad to see that nearly everyone is back this week. Those children that were away for a few days were very pleased to be back and see their friends!

This week we have been finding out and celebrating Chinese New Year, it is the year of the Pig. We have also been exploring colours, mixing our own colours from three primary colours and talking about what happened.

The whole school use stories from the ‘The Power of Reading’ as a literacy stimulus. In nursery we are now going to do our Literacy focus from the Power of reading books. Rather than just reading the story, the children will be looking at one book in more depth over a period of one, or sometimes two weeks. They will be finding out about the characters, imagining themselves in the stories, thinking of alternative endings, making their own books and pictures and telling the stories to each other. Last week we used the story ‘The Train Ride’ by June Crebbin. We are going to carry this story on into next week as there is lots of interest in trains and journeys developing! If you go on a train ride please do put some photos on Tapestry for us to see.

1st February 2019

It was a quiet week this week! Lots of children have been off with various bugs and chicken pox seems to be around again. If your child is unwell, do please keep them at home until they get over their illness properly. If children come back too early these bugs spread very quickly!

The children have been very interested in the birds we have seen in our outside area. Some of the children can now identify quite a few birds. We have been counting lots of birds in the feeding area and as they land or fly off we have been counting 1 more or 1 less. The children made bird models, pretended to be birds in PE, painted bird pictures and ticked off the birds they saw from the checklist in nursery.

Our Power of Reading book this week was Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Did You See. The children enjoyed the story and were able to talk about the characters. Some children made up their own phrases using their own names instead of ‘Brown Bear’ Then told us what they saw! Next week our Power of Reading book will be ‘The Train Ride’ Lots of our communication, language and literacy activities will be built around this book. We will also be exploring colours in different ways and playing games to help us remember the numerals 1 to 10.