The children in Reception had lots of fun this morning running pancakes races. Congratulations to Martha and Harrison who were our overall winners!
To celebrate Safer Internet Day the children in Reception read the story ‘Smartie the Penguin’ and learnt a special song to help us to remember how to stay safe when using the internet. We learnt that if anything unfamiliar pops up on our devices we must always tell an adult before clicking on anything. We also had lots of fun making our own Smartie the penguin and our own laptops!
Watch the video in the picture below to hear our special song so you too can stay safe on the internet.
To follow this years theme of ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect’ we are sharing our song and work with a Reception class from The Willows Primary School who are also going to share their work with us. We are looking forward to their comments on our blog!
The children in Reception are really enjoying their gymnastic lessons in PE. Last week we learnt about balancing using different body parts and we worked in partners to create a balance together. This week we have learnt how to do an egg roll and have been exploring different ways to travel along the bench. The children are working hard to get changed into their PE kits by themselves. Super work everybody! Click on the videos in the picture below to see what we have been up to.
Happy new year to our Nursery supserstars and all of your families. It had been a pleasure welcoming you back in to school looking super smart and excited to learn.
Our topic this half term is ‘Nursery Rhymes’ This week we have been learning about Incy Wincy Spider. We looked closely at spiders spinning webs and carefully moved a paint covered marble around a tray to create our very own webs, sprinkled with glitter of course. Afterwards we drew around our hands and carefully cut out our handprints that look just like spiders! We think these will look amazing on our windows.
Today we have had some fantastic counting! We used the iPad to look at a photograph of a spider and how many legs they have. The children then had to count out the correct number to put on their Spider. Can anyone remember how many legs a spider has?
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Last week in the nursery we had a fabulous time learning all about space and rockets. We created some fabulous box rockets and experimented with bottles to see what happened to our rockets when we pushed air through the top. The children designed some lovely looking aliens using gummed paper. They used shapes to print rockets, naming the shapes as they did so, well done everyone! We used a spinner to see how many marshmallows to feed the aliens. We then got to spin again to eat some ourselves, this was very popular. Well done on all of you hard work children. Please press the Sandford Hill icon to see some photographs of our superstars in action!
We are looking forward to welcoming you in to school to watch our Nativity
We have had an extremely busy time in the Nursery learning about firework safety. The children have created some very explosive pictures using a variety of different media. We hope you all have a lovely, very safe weekend.
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The Nursery children listened very carefully to the traditional story Goldilocks and the tree Bears. Following the story the children then had to find objects in the nursery that were taller and shorter than themselves. We made bear puppets, matched compare bears to numbers and used foam blocks to build tall and short towers. We think they worked really hard, well done everyone!
We had a very busy last week in the Nursery learning all about Autumn. The children painted some fabulous hedgehogs, made Autumn leaf sun catchers for the windows, used playdough to make hedgehogs plus many more activities. A particular favourite was our outdoor maths activity, we had to roll dice, count the spots and do some extra careful counting to make sure we placed the correct number of leaves on the tree. Brilliant counting by everyone, well done!
We hope that you have had a lovely well earned rest with your families and look forward to welcoming you back in to school on Monday.
Thank you to those that have already sent in their Autumn
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We have had a very sensory week in the nursery this week. On Monday the children went on a bare foot walk and tried hard to describe the different textures they could feel. Tuesday we were nose detectives and had to sniff out what was hiding in our tubs, there was cocoa powder,vanilla essence, perfume and curry powder. Wednesday the children used their sense of taste. They tried icing sugar, cocoa powder, lemon and crisps. We talked about the different tastes, bitter, sweet and sour. Thursday was listening Day. We used our ears and went for a listening walk around the school grounds. The children identified lots of diffent sounds birds, cars, trees and someone even thought they heard the bin men! Well done children, super listening! We then set about making our own instruments. We could make one that had a loud, quiet or soft sound. Binocular making on Friday, I wonder what we’ll see. Well done everyone!
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In Maths this week, the children in Reception have been creating and describing their own repeating patterns using different objects. Look at the photos and videos below to see the patterns we have made. Super work everybody!