What a very busy start to our final half term! It was lovely to see so many happy smiling faces all refreshed after the half term break and ready to learn lots of new and exciting things.
On Monday we shared ‘The Rainbow fish’ a story about a fish who didn’t like to share his shiny scales, afterwards the children painted their hands to create their own rainbow fish.
Our new role play area has been very popular, with everyone acting out being at the seaside not forgetting to apply sun cream before taking a dip in the paddling pool.
Today the children have made an Octopus, they had to carefully count out eight tentacles to attach to the body, super counting by everyone, well done!
There has been many more activities, please take a look at the photos by clicking on the Sandford Hill icons and as always we would love to read your comments.
This week in Maths, Reception have been learning to share a number of objects equally. Yesterday the children were given a set of numbers to 20 to investigate if that number could be shared equally. The children were super investigators and found that some numbers such as 9 and 13 cannot be shared equally. We have also been learning to verbalise our sharing by saying, for example, “if I share 12 equally, they will have 6 each”. Fantastic work everybody! Click on the links in the picture below to hear the children verbalising their sharing.
The children in EYFS have carefully watched our caterpillars grow, spin cocoons and finally turn into beautiful butterflies. This afternoon we let them fly much to the excitement of everybody. The children have loved watching the life cycle take place in front of their very own eyes and can’t wait to see them flying around our playground!
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What a very busy week we had in the Nursery!
On Monday we shared the story ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ by Vivian French, afterwards we went in to our garden area and each child planted a seed, can anyone remember what hey planted?
We had vegetable printing, fruit printing, a garden centre real vegetables and fruit in the water tray where the children were creating some fabulous dishes!
We have had some fantastic counting this week, the children had to put a number of seeds in a pod and say which pod had less, well done everyone!
Later in the week we shared another story by Vivian French, Oliver’s Fruit Salad. All the children then tasted melon, pineapple, grapes and orange and had to choose their favourite, some were unsure but each one tasted everything which is very brave! Chloe said “The oranges are a bit sour” We then created a pictogram the children had to used their favourite fruit and attach a picture, the results can be seen in the Thinglink below.
A very busy week!
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Welcome back everyone! We hope you had a lovely Easter break. It was lovely to welcome the children back into school on Monday, refreshed and ready to learn.
This week we have shared the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and we received a very special delivery of caterpillars on Monday. After reading the story, the children have each painted their own caterpillar in the style of Eric Carle, they are fantastic!
We have also been learning about patterns and how they can be made. We made patterns by threading pasta, printed patterns using cardboard tubes and created pattern designs using felt tip pens. We think the children have worked really hard and we are really proud of the fantastic work they have produced.
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We had a very busy last week of term in the Nursery. The children have been busy making and creating lots of Easter arts and crafts, the cards home to their families are fantastic with super writing on the inside! We also made chocolate nests. On Wednesday the children had to carefully follow clues that the Easter bunny had left for us, they were brilliant detectives and found a basket of chocolates for each group! Well done everyone. A huge thank you to everyone who made an Easter Bonnet or decorated an egg, they were fantastic and you all looked amazing!
We hope you all have a lovely Easter holiday with your families, we look forward to seeing you next term.
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Spring has most definitely sprung into the Nursery today! We have had some fantastic Learning Challenges that show the children have been working really hard to find signs of Spring at home. Well done children!
Today we went outside to take a close look at the spring flowers in our garden area. The children then used their observational skills to draw some fantastic pictures! Other creations include play dough blossom and knex flowers.
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In the Nursery today we have shared the story Kipper’s Birthday by Mick Inkpen. Afterwards the children were very busy creating some fabulous birthday cards for their friends, made play dough birthday cakes wrote some invitations, made some stickle brick cakes and in the role play area acted out being at a party with some lovely singing! After lunch we made our very own birthday cakes, can anyone remember the ingredients we used? Caleb thought the smell coming from the kitchen was “Yummy!” and couldn’t wait to eat his cake.
Well done everyone for all of your hard work!
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Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all had a fantastic Christmas. Its been an absolute pleasure welcoming our Nursery children back to school happy, excited and ready to learn lots of new things.
Our topic this half term is Nursery Rhymes, to start we sang Incy Wincy Spider, made some glittery webs by caefrefully moving a marble that had been dipped in paint, around a tray. We then drew around our hand to make a handprint spider. we are very impressed with how the childrens cutting skills have progressed, well done!
On Wednesday we used the ipads to look at pictures of real spiders, counted how many legs they had and mad our own using a cardboard tube. The children carefully counted out how many legs they needed for their spider. Can they tell you?
Another nursery rhyme that has a spider is Little Miss Muffet. We sang the rhyme together and then, again with super cutting, cut out pictures of the rhyme and glued them to a piece of paper in the correct sequence.
We shared the story The Very Busy Spider and then painted our favourite character from the story. As well as busy spiders we have had very busy children! Well done everyone!
Have a fantastic weekend ready for Humpty Dumpty On Monday.
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The children in Reception had their first gymnastics lesson yesterday. We warmed up by playing the traffic lights game and then travelled around the hall like different animals. We learnt the five basic shapes of gymnastics (straight, straddle, tuck, star and pike) and then we used these when practising different types of rolls. Click on the videos in the picture below to see what we did.
The children tried super hard to get changed into their PE kits for the first time by themselves, and listened and behaved brilliantly in the hall. Well done everybody!