What a wonderful week we have had in nursery thinking about our extended family as part of our ‘all about me’ topic. Once again, the children have loved using Seesaw as a tool to share pictures and hold discussions about members of their extended family. We have been focusing on vocabulary such as; aunt, uncle, cousin, nan/grandma/nanny, grandad etc. We have looked closely at the meaning of these words, understanding that an aunt is our Mum or Dad’s sister etc. We have respected other’s differences, accepting that some people use different names or labels for their family members, paying particular focus to differences in culture/language – such as calling our Nan and Grandad ‘Nain’ and ‘Taid’. Following these discussions, children then created family trees where they listed members of their extended family.
In maths, the children have been using their knowledge of counting and cardinal principle to match numeral and quantity correctly. Children are becoming very confident to recognise numerals between 0-5 and beyond! We also pay attention to larger numbers during our morning carpet session where we count the children and think about the daily calendar. Children have been challenging themselves appropriately during provision and meeting individual targets.
Along with Class 1, nursery children have also been working extremely hard on their upcoming nativity. We have enjoyed learning our Christmas songs and actions as well as rehearsing in the hall. We can’t wait to show you the finished product!
On Forest Friday, we spent the morning looking for signs of winter and thinking carefully about how our environment has changed. Children could recall things we learnt about autumn (such as how the leaves on the trees change colour and begin to fall off) and the built on this knowledge, thinking about how the trees now look bare, winter berries can be seen on the bushes and how the air feels cold and we might be able to see our breath.
PE days – Monday and Tuesday
Outdoor learning – Friday
For those children who receive Talk Boost, please can you ensure that books are returned each week so that Mrs Forrester can change them.
Have a lovely weekend. Many thanks,