All Aboard - Team Building our Railway Track

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Nursery had a great time, working together to build a train track, complete with bridges, a terminus and a fire station!

 

 

 

The Gingerbread Man

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Nursery have been playing outside today. They have been running to number cones in the playground and then putting them in order from 0-9. They worked really well as a team. They also kept very warm when we chased each other, pretending to be the Gingerbread Man and the fox.

 

We have:

Walked to the supermarket this week to look at the ingredients we need to buy to make our own Gingerbread Men

Listened to the story of the Gingerbread Man from our big book

Played Gingerbread Man Bingo

Retold the story of the Gingerbread Man - ask your child to retell the story to you ... Zidaan even told us how the fox "tilted his snout back" - what a super verb he remembered from the story

Watched an online version of the story - he's a lovely link for you to watch together:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U89dkGrsYZY

 

Have a super weekend - maybe you can even make your own gingerbread men.

 

Parents Workshop

Reading at home

  • Make the time: Life is busy, but even ten minutes of reading with your child each day is one of the best ways you can support their education and help them to become a strong reader.
  • Take turns to read: Often you’ll want to listen to your child read aloud; reading to an adult is the most important thing children in the early stages of learning to read can do to develop their reading. Please do not stop reading aloud to them. It’s a great way of building their understanding, showing them what expressive reading sounds like and letting them enjoy a story.
  • Make reading relevant: Just like adults, if a book is about something that interests your child, they’ll be more likely to want to read it. Look at fiction, non-fiction, comics and children’s newspapers to show your child how reading allows us to explore our interests and the world.
  • Talk about the book: Asking your child questions or asking for their opinion can be an important way of helping them to think about what they’re reading. As a rule, open questions that begin with ‘how’ and ‘why’ tend to be more engaging rather than simple recall questions (‘How do you think Winnie is feeling on this page?’ might work better than ‘What is Winnie afraid of?’).
  • Pay attention to the language: When reading we can often take children’s understanding of words or phrases for granted. By checking they’re following, explaining the meaning or even looking up unfamiliar words and phrases together, you can widen your child’s vocabulary and support them to make wider sense of the story.
  • Enjoy reading time: Making time to read with your child can have great educational benefits, but it can also be ten minutes of respite from hectic family life to curl up, read and talk together. By all means ask questions and discuss vocabulary, but don’t be afraid to lose yourselves in a good story too.

Useful websites:

  • Alphablocks

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games/alphablocks-games

  • Mr Thorne does phonics

http://mrthorne.com/

  • Letters and Sounds

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-2-games.html

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Oxford owl:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-site/expert-help/phonics-made-easy

Ict games literacy

http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html

http://www.ictgames.com/dinosaursEggs/index.html

FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD!

HEALTHY EATING CHOICES

Nursery have started their food topic by learning the names of fruits and vegetables, talking about their likes and dislikes and discussing shapes and textures. Phew - what a lot of work!

They have made healthy choices at snack time and explained the noises some fruit and vegetables make when you eat them.

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They have also made observational drawings, choosing a piece of fruit or a vegetable and looking through a magnifying glass to identify features closely. They then used pastels to draw the image. Here are a few examples from Friday. See if your child can recognise the activity.

 

"Oranges" by Selma selma orange

 

 

 

Zidaan

"Banana" by Zidaan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Pears, oranges and apples," by SafaSafa

IT In Nursery

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Today Nursery were learning how to use paint pot on the interactive whiteboard.       

Investigating Mirrors

This afternoon Nursery have been using mirrors to investigate how reflections work.

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