Sunday, 22 October 2017


This week in Nursery we have been learning all about the festival of Diwali. We watched some video clips that told us all about how a family prepared for and then celebrated the festival. During the week the children took part in many different activities to help them understand more about the festival. 
Making Diva lamps.

Rangoli chalk and felt pen patterns.

Dancing to Indian music.

  Rangoli rice patterns.

                                         Decorating hands.

                             Making our own Diwali jigsaws.
        A Diwali themed snack time with nann bread and Samosas.

After half term we start a new topic on Autumn and Celebrations. In maths we will be finding out some more things about shapes and will be particularly looking at shapes in the environment.  
Here are a few of the other things we have done this week.

We enjoyed meeting you all at parent consultations. We hope you all have a lovely half term and we look forward to the children sharing some of the things they have done during half term in "show and tell" time, when they return. 
Jill Clarke

Friday, 6 October 2017

Colours and Blocks

Over the last two weeks we have been continuing to use our senses to find out some new things. We have used our ears on a listening walk and to identify different instruments and our eyes to observe what happens when we mix different colours. We mixed different paint and play dough colours. We talked about how we can have different shades of a colour which can be darker or lighter. 

In maths we have been investigating the wooden and plastic blocks both inside and outside and making different arrangements with the shapes to make a model. 

In PE we listened to and acted out the story of "The Little Red Hen."
Thank you for all the donations of bulbs. We have started planting them in the outdoor area and look forward to watching them grow during the year. 

Next week our sound of the week will be P. Our number of the week is 1. In maths we will be counting and comparing small numbers of cubes , finding out who has more, less or perhaps the same as Bumble Bear.  
Don't forget on Wednesday we will be having a class photo for the PTA calendar. Nursery children have been asked to bring in a hat and scarf. If anyone has a spare hat or scarf they could bring in on the day, that would be appreciated, in case anyone forgets. Also another quick reminder that if you have a Baptism photo of your child please hand it to a member of staff.  
Here are a few of the other things we have done this week.

Have a lovely weekend,

                                            Jill Clarke