Thursday, 14 February 2019

Chinese New Year

Another busy two weeks in nursery. Last week we found out how and why Chinese New Year is celebrated. We started the week watching some clips on cbeebies about Chinese New Year and then during the week we took part in lots of different activities in "learning through play" to help us remember and understand what we had seen. We also enjoyed some fortune cookies and one of the children in nursery brought in some treats in a Chinese lucky envelope for his friends to enjoy. Amongst other things we have made cards and lanterns, tried using chop sticks, painted dragons, reenacted the story of why it is the year of the pig and learned how to do a dragon dance. 


On Friday last week we celebrated french day. We all came to nursery dressed in the colours of the french flag. We made our own flags and took part in a special treasure hunt. We also ate some croissants. Thank you Mrs Luckhurst for organising our day. 

This week we have been thinking about people who help us stay safe on the roads. On Monday Racquel ,who helps us cross the road outside school, came and told us about her job. We learned what her sign says and why she wears a special hat and jacket. We all practised stopping, looking and listening as we crossed the road. 

Afterwards we had a mini road in the outside area and took turns to be the road safety officer helping people cross the road. 

In maths we all had a turn at playing maths games in a small group. We are doing really well with recognising the number of spots on a dice and counting small groups of objects. The nursery staff were impressed by how well the children took turns and followed instructions to take part in the games.

Not forgetting another game of What's the time Mr Wolf?

In RE we started a new topic on Gathering. We talked about different places we can gather together and how we can have fun doing things with our friends and family. 
Here are a few of the other things we have been doing. 

One notice. Could you have a look around the house over half term and see if you have any nursery library books. If you find any could you pop them back into the box by the nursery door as our stocks are running a bit low. Many thanks.
  We hope you all have a lovely half term. 
Jill Clarke and the nursery team.