The evil pea is on the loose and who knows when he will strike again!
This week we have been reading the story 'Supertato'. The children have enjoyed designing superhero masks and making their own Supertato.
All the children have been excited about our cake sale, which thanks to our parents/adults, has been a great success and we are well on our way to purchasing our new shed. Watch out for our next fundraising event after Christmas.
This week the big bad wolf visited the farm and created quite a stir. However, the children were on hand to help the three little pigs. We made houses for the little pigs made from straw, sticks and bricks and a big pot to trap the big bad wolf. We also work together to find which materials in our classroom were strong like bricks and which were not like the straw and sticks. We then tested our predictions using a hairdryer as the big bad wolf.
...and on that farm he had some animals, which we have been learning all about this week. We have had fun making our own animals and building homes for them.
We have also enjoyed Halloween. In key groups we worked together to carve pumpkins. We even had a go at roasting, then tasting our own pumpkins seeds. We have also enjoyed having our adults in nursery this week joining in our Halloween activities too.
Alongside our topic this week, we have been finding out all about autumn and reading the story 'It was a Cold Dark Night". At the start of the week we were all given our own hedgehog, in our key groups we talked about how we could look after them.
We have also been making our own hedgehogs, counting conkers and making marks using mud.
In our parent session our adults helped us make musical instruments for our phonics and we made a stage in our outdoor provision, where we played our instruments in a band.
As part of our topic we have been looking at all the amazing jobs tractors do on the farm, we have started making our own tractor in our outdoor area and will be putting the finishing touches to it next week. Also, we all did a great job creating tractor pictures, using different shapes.
This week we started creating a storybook with our very own stories. At the end of the day we use our storybook to act out our stories with our friends.
We have had a busy week in Nursery this week, we have been designing wedding dresses for Betty O'Barley and giving out invitations. We read the ending to our story and as we predicted Betty and Harry did eventually marry and lived happily ever after.
Outdoors we had lots of fun in the mud kitchen making food for the wedding and making play dough scarecrow faces which we displayed on the walls outside.
We had our first parents session, where we were joined by our adults, to make acorns for our journey tree, which will be putting up shortly.
Meanwhile, next week down on the farm, we will be finding out facts about farm vehicles and their important jobs on the farm.
This week we have been helping Betty o'Barley and Harry O'Hay prepare for their "wonderful wedding, the best wedding yet, a wedding that no one will ever forget!" by making lists of items they need and hunting for the animals who can help them.
We have also worked together in our teams- the 'Bees' and 'Butterflies' to make our own Betty and Harry for our garden, to help keep the crows from eating our seeds.
We ended our week making scarecrow biscuits for 'Fancy dress Friday', when we enjoyed coming into school dressed as our favourite characters.
Next week we hope to invite you on a tour of our classroom and to share our hopes and dreams for the year ahead in Nursery.
This week we have ben sharing our favourites things and talking about what makes us special. We have made self portraits and created a booklet all about ourselves. Whilst outdoors, we have been preparing our garden area for our new topic. Now that we have settled in Nursery we can get down to learning all about farming life and will start our topic by looking at scarecrows.
We have had a fabulous first week in Nursery. The children have show great resilience by coming into nursery, exploring their new classroom and making new friends. We have a new Nursery team this year; both Mrs Thompson and Mrs Isted look forward to working together with you in your child's learning journey. Over the coming weeks we hope to settle into a routine and begin our exciting new topic '....Meanwhile Down at the Farm!' Check back here next week to see what we've been up to.