Celebration of Work
Happy New Year! We hope you all had a wonderful half term. Welcome to our new starters. They have settled well into the Nursery routine. Our topic this term is transport and we have talked about our experiences with transport. Our story this week is, ‘Room on the Broom’. We are learning to retell the story using masks and stick puppets. In Phonics we have looked at rhyming words and the initial sound in words. In Mathematics we have been changing amounts (numbers) by adding and taking away using cups of tea, ordering food at a restaurant and putting children/ animals on a broom. Our big question this term is “How can I change the world?” We will be talking about what we can do to make the world a better place for us to grow. We’ve been discussing our goals and dreams and we’ll work hard to achieve them.
Nursery children have shown amazing courage and attitude towards either starting new or returning to Nursery. I am very proud with how confidently they have settled into their new routine. They have explored new environments, if new to Nursery, or have shown other new children our learning environments. We have been kind and respectful of others and our learning resources. We have worked really hard to follow the rainbow rules and achieve our dojo target! We have focused on the stories of ‘Our Class is a Family’, ‘From Head to Toe’ and ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’. We have had many discussions about these stories and our life experiences such as who is in our family, what do we celebrate and how are we the same or different. For Black History Month we have learned about Martin Luther King, his dream and the importance of his speech. We have discussed our dreams and made our very own “Dream Jars”. Nursery children have been fantastic at practising counting to 10, counting out a number of objects, naming 2D shapes, finding objects which are the same or different, and matching the same objects. Well done Nursery for a successful Term 1!
We have read the story of, 'Our Class is a Family' written by Shannon Olsen. It is a story about how, “Family isn’t always your relatives. It’s the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile, and who love you no matter what.” We have talked about who is in our family, if we have any pets and any events or experiences we could remember. New Nursery children have explored inside the classroom and outdoors. Older children in Nursery have helped other children settle into our routine by playing together and showing children what to do such as when it is tidy up time, home time and how to wash hands.
We have listened to and talked about environmental and instrumental sounds. We have looked at the sizes of big, medium and small using objects from inside and outside the classroom and also using the interactive whiteboard.