World Book Day
We dressed up as our favourite book characters. Can you guess which book character we are?
The children and staff have really enjoyed looking at the story “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle. So much so - we have decided to carry it on next week!
This week we introduced the story and looked at how much the hungry caterpillar ate. The children were amazed at how much fit in his tummy and are getting very good at retelling the story – particularly saying “But he was still hungry!!”.
They have been using playdoh to make the different food the caterpillar ate – this is very good for developing and building their hand and finger muscles, made butterflies – learning new words and language ie. Symmetrical and have been doing lots of counting.
Next week we will focus on children retelling the story, look at the life cycle of a butterfly and think about different materials we could use to make caterpillars and butterflies.
11th February 2022
This week we have introduced the book ‘The Tiger who came to tea.’ This has been a very enjoyable book and the children have enjoyed role playing the story in our home corner. We have had lots of tigers made out of paper, playdough and masks!
After half term we will be looking at the story of The Hungry Caterpillar. We will be talking about Spring and looking for the signs that Spring has come! Over the half term please talk to your children about the signs of Spring such as snowdrops, daffodils and bulbs growing, warmer weather and blossom growing on the trees. This is a good time of year to talk about about animal life cycles eg. Tadpole/ frog, caterpillar/ butterfly.
Take any pictures of Spring that you notice and send to us on Tapestry! We would like to remind the new families who have recently had their children join us of the Nursery Parent’s What’s App group. If you would like to join this group please let us know so we can forward your details on to the parent admins.
Have a great half term! See you on Tuesday 22nd February.
4th February 2022
The children and staff have really enjoyed learning about Chinese New year and how it is celebrated. The children made lanterns, dragons and learnt all about the great race! They were excited to find out this year is the Year of the Tiger. Next week we will be reading the story ‘The Tiger who came to tea!’ by Judith Kerr. This is one of the children’s favourite stories and we look forward to reading this and exploring activities linked to the book.Talk to your child about shopping lists and why you use them. What items do you normally put on your shopping list? Can you make a shopping list together and bring it to the shops with you? What do you think a tiger would like to eat? Imagine if a crocodile or a monkey came to your door! What do you think they would like to eat?
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