Our story this week has been "Owl Babies". In our small world area we have been learning with the Owl Babies puppets. In literacy the children have been creating there own story using story spoons and fingers puppets, and even writing about what they liked best from the story.
With the big interest in birds this week the children have been busy making their own binoculars in the creative area. The children are going to see if they can see any birds in our outdoor area. We are hoping to make our very own bird watching area next week.....so look out for it!
Our story this week has been "Argh spiders!" which we have been sharing with our friends. Outside we have been busy exploring mud and using it to draw pictures of spiders. Inside the spiders have been catching pompoms in their web and we have been using tweezers to rescue, then count, them.
We have also finally completed our 'Bugs hotel' in the nursery garden, using the plans our adult help us make in our parent session and it looks Fab!...We are now just waiting for the minibeasts to move in. Inside our minibeast gardens is now full too, showcasing all of the marvellous minibeasts made by the children.
The Queen Bee has lost her worker bee, so we have been really busy this week helping her to fill her honeycombs. We have been drawing and building beehives and making bees out of play dough and junk materials. We have enjoyed retelling the story of "The Bumble Bear"
On Monday we learned all about the life cycle of a butterfly. On Tuesday we looked at caterpillars. On we made our own caterpillars. On Thursday we made symmetry Butterflies using paint and on Friday we retold the story of the Very Hungry caterpillar. On Saturday and Sunday we rested after having a busy week learning about about caterpillars and butterflies. Outdoors, we worked together to build a bug hunter den where we can rest after a busy day.
In Nursery we have started our new topic "Minibeasts". The children are excited to find and learn all about our little friends who live in our outdoor area. This week we had been learning about about worms. The children did a great job of making a lists of things we need to make a wormery for the worms to live. We then made our wormery and went looking for worms in our garden. We even had a go at make our own worms for our indoor minibeast garden. Our new favourite song is "Wiggly Woo".
This week we have filled our hoses, put on out hat and climb aboard our fire engines to become fire fighters. We have had such fun putting out fires and making ladders. We also made our own Car Wash where we spend all day washing the nursery car. We finished our week making cards for our special people. Happy Mother's Day!!
We have really enjoyed our week of being police officers. We came into nursery to find someone had messed up our home corner. We became police officers to investigate what had happened. We took fingerprints and counted them, wrote police reports and made our own police car. We finished our week with a visit from our local police officers and got the opportunity to dress up, ask questions and see their police car.
The Joker has been causing mayhem in Superhero City, so have called on us to help them rebuild the city. We have been learning about the role of a builder and what tools they used for different jobs. We worked together making plans and constructing bridges. We used Lego to build houses and blocks to rebuild towers.
This week we have started our new topic 'Superheroes Vs Real Life Heroes!! We have enjoyed playing our favourite superhero and talking about our own 'super powers'.
In shape city with designed our own 'shape cape' and used our super powers to find shapes in our classroom.
We enjoyed making all the equipment superheroes need to rescue people, such as cuffs, belts and masks.
Watch this space, as next week the superheroes will be teaming up with one of our real life heroes to save the day.
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.