Nursery Learning Log 21.4.17

Welcome back after the Easter holidays! We have been enjoying the lovely weather in our outdoors area. We have ordered more caterpillars so that we can learn about the life cycle of a butterfly and have been looking at factual books to find out information. We are also learning to ask and answer questions.

In our maths learning we are looking at weight and have the opportunity to explore this with balancing scales and in our mud kitchen. We also do this through weekly baking activities.

In gym, we are now on the Athletics block and are practising our running, throwing and jumping skills.

Nursery Learning Log 24.3.17

This week we have been learning some French colours. We went on a ‘rouge’ (red) and ‘vert’ (green) hunt around the school and took photos on the iPad. Have a look in our floor book in the nursery cloakroom.

In gym we have been playing tig. Good listening skills and being able to follow the rules of a game have been necessary and many children have been able to do this successfully!

We have also started reading about what plants need to grow. We have a Garden Exploration tuft tray where we are exploring how plants grow by using our imagination. We hope to start doing some planting outside soon. We are also looking at insects and have started talking about life cycles. The nursery is awaiting a delivery of caterpillars…. ūüėÄ

Nursery Learning Log 17.3.17

This week we have been reading ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. We have been learning to say the days of the week in order and Miss Lawrence taught us a days of the week song in French! The story has been good for counting and recalling information in order.We have also been putting a lot of hard work into reorganising the garden. The children have helped a lot with this, in particular pushing the wheelbarrows and brushing. We are still planning to do a lot more as Spring begins and will be looking for willing volunteers amongst our very helpful parent/carer¬†community!¬†One of the big jobs was clearing out the sand pit. Look at our helpful children!

Nursery Learning Log 3.3.17

This week we celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as our favourite characters. We were luck enough to be given vouchers to buy a book in the library. We can’t wait to read these stories!We also had Fergus the storyteller visit the nursery. He helped to develop stories through using the children’s imagination and taking on their ideas. We loved the songs and actions that went along with these! Thanks Fergus!

Thank you Blackwell’s!

Blackwell’s helped us to celebrate World Book Day today by bringing a stall to school. They brought enough ¬£1 World Book Day books to ensure that each Hermie pupil go home with a free book today. They also offered  a 20% discount on their other books. It was lovely seeing so many parents and carers coming in at the end of the day to visit the stall. Thank you so much Blackwell’s!

Nursery Learning Log – French songs

The children are doing so well with our French songs and have been singing them at home! Some parents have asked for the words so that they can learn French too. Our favourite welcome song is Bonjour mes amis:

Bonjour mes amis, comment ca va? Hello my friends, how are you?

Bonjour mes amis, comment ca va?

Ca va bien, ca va mal, ca va comme-ci comme-ca? Are you good, are you not so good, are you just so-so?

Bonjour mes amis, comment ca va? Hello my friends, how are you?

The start of Loose Parts Play

The start of Loose Parts play…

We are in the process of redeveloping the garden area in the nursery.  One aspect of this is the introduction of loose parts such as tyres and bottles.  The children have been able to use their imagination when playing to a greater extent and have shown great creativity and the increasing ability to risk assess for themselves.  Have a look at our floorbook in the nursery or the wall in the cloakroom for further information and news!