Saturday, 27 June 2015

Sand and Water

This week we have spent time finding out a little more about sand and water. We have seen how sand changes when we add water and tried building sandcastles with dry and wet sand to find out which is better. 
In art we had lots of fun diluting paint with water and then spraying the paint and watching how it ran down the paper.
We have carried out some investigations to find out which materials float and which sink. Thank you for all the different speaking and listening objects. The bath toys that moved in water were particular hits.

On Thursday nursery was a little quieter as those children moving up to reception went next door to meet their new teacher and some new class mates. Back in nursery we  did lots of different activities including cooking flapjack and  visiting the chicks in year 2.

Next week we will be continuing to find out about 2D and 3D shapes and thinking about different places we have been on holiday. In literacy we will be looking at non fiction books and revising the sounds h and b.

Here are a few of the other things we have done this week.

Have a lovely weekend
Jill Clarke

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Stockwood Park

This week saw the nursery visit Stockwood Park in Luton. We had a great day doing many different things including a minibeast workshop. The children were a pleasure to take out joining in enthusiastically with all the different activities and behaving beautifully. My thanks once again to all the parent helpers who gave up their day to join us. Here are a few photos and there will be more on display in the classroom next week.
Fun on the coach

Exploring the Galleries

                              Playing on the large stones

                                       Minibeast Workshop

                  Listening to a story about a squirrel that got stuck
Making a minibeast mask
                                                                   Having Lunch

And finally fun in the play park before coming home.

On Friday we enjoyed "Free Flow Friday" as the nursery children used both the reception and nursery classrooms dung "explore and learn."

Next week we will be looking at what happens when we mix paint with different media eg shaving foam or sand. in maths  we are learning a little more about 2D and 3 D shapes. In phonics we will continue to review the different sounds we have learned this year. On Thursday some of the nursery children will spend part of the morning in reception as it is the information morning for new  reception parents. Nursery will be open as usual to all the children who are not moving onto reception at St Dominics and we will be doing some cooking, parachute and art activities.

Here are a few of the other things we have done this week.

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend
Jill Clarke