WELCOME TO EXPLORERS NURSERY
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ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/2020
Weeks beginning Monday 9th December and Monday 16th December 2019
Weeks Beginning Monday 25th November and Monday 2nd December 2019
The children have enjoyed retelling the story 'The Gruffalo's child.' We have tried to get into the woods to explore as often as possible between the wind, rain and cold weather. The children spent time exploring melting ice.
The children have spent lots of time in the Gruffalo's caves inside and outside. The dark den and light box was especially popular. The children were able to take turns and negotiate space between themselves.
Weeks Beginning Monday 11th November and Monday 18th November 2019
Week Beginning Monday 18th November 2019
We continued our learning around Stick Man this week and also discovered Leaf Man. Leaf Man gets blown away on a windy day. The children went out in to the school grounds to find their own leaf people.
Back in the classroom the children used stickers and loose parts to make their own leaf people.
Week beginning Monday 11th November 2019
This week a special visitor arrived at Nursery! Stick Man!
The children have been listening to the story 'Stick Man' and taking parts in lots of learning related to this. The small world family tree play tray has been popular as the children retell the story using small figures.
The children have also enjoyed making stick people using real sticks and playdough.
They have been thinking about their own families and created their own family trees.
Weeks beginning Monday 28th October and Monday 4th November 2019
This fortnight we will be focusing on the story 'Room on the Broom' and looking at Fireworks, Bonfire and Diwali celebrations.
Week Beginning Monday 4th November 2019
This week the children have continued their spooky learning theme alongside an interest in fireworks! The children spoke about their experience seeing and hearing fireworks and they used different art materials to represent them.
Week Beginning Monday 28th October 2019
The children really enjoyed some spooky themed activities this week. The created their own magic potions in the witches den and water trays.
To develop strength, coordination and control in our hands the children have taken part in lots of fine motor activities this week. We scooped out a pumpkin and carved shape faces. The children drew faces on to pumpkin pictures. They used tweezers to catch little spiders.
Week beginning Monday 7th October 2019
Last week the children heard a mysterious noise in the woodlands. They decided it was a dragon! The children's thought about books, films and TV shows they had seen with dragons in them. We read the story of Zog together. The children decided that Zog always tried his best, even though he sometimes made mistakes. They were also interested in the character Princess Pearl and how she wanted to take care of others.
The children enjoyed dressing up as Princess, dragons and knights.
They mixed different items such as rice, flour and lentils in to paint to make different textures of dragon skins.
They added small parts to playdough to make models of dragons.
Week Beginning Monday 30th September 2019
This week the children have been enjoying the story of Elmer. An elephant who is a little bit different. We have been comparing and sorting and matching objects by size and colour. The children have been able to say when something is the same or different.
They also been inspired to use blocks to paint pictures of Elmer using different colours.
Week beginning Monday 23rd September 2019
The children have been listening to the story of Elmer. They have used small world characters to retell the story and spent time looking at the book independently.
Inspired by Elmer's patchwork colours the children have been sorting objects by size and colour.
As Autumn begins we have been making the most of our outside spaces including building with big bricks, cutting and mixing in the kitchen and visiting the school animals.
This week we have been telling the story of the Grufallo.
We have been out to explore in our woodlands and hunted for Grufallos.
Some of our older children enjoyed joining Reception and Key Stage One in the hall on Tuesday morning for Mrs Howard's assembly where we were thinking all about how we should look after our wonderful world.
The children have started to think about how they have similarities and differences with their new friends. They have been thinking about how they look and what they like. At snack time the children made faces using fruit and vegetables. There was lots of discussion about food likes and dislikes as well as how our faces have the same features (eyes, nose, mouth) but they all look a bit different.
We are very pleased to have welcomed over 30 new children to our Explorers family this term.
They are settling in fabulously and the children who were already with us have been great role models and kind and caring friends.
We have been learning and refamiliarising ourselves with Nursery routines and enjoying exploring our wonderful Nursery environment.