Autumn 2 2019

Nursery Nativity Letter Friday 29th November
We are sending home a paper copy of the letter attached below as a PDF. This will give you all the information you need regarding your child's participation in the Nativity Play in December. 
Outdoor Learning 21st November 2019
We have been having fun with the autumn leaves we collected last week. When the wind blew on Wednesday it was fun to throw them and watch them moving in the breeze then the children threw the leaves all over Ms Tong and some stuck in her hair!
On the rainy days it was still good to get outside and investigate the colours we could make with red, yellow and blue paint in the puddles. We also stretched and grew the muscles in our arms and hands by sweeping the puddles and throwing soapy, soaked sponges at the blackboard making big splats. 
Week Beginning 18th November 2019 Social Play 
Children in Nursery are becoming more confident and sociable in their play all the time. Younger children tend to play by themselves or near to others before they have the communication skills and social awareness to be able to play with others which requires confidence to join in, ask for what they want, suggest what to do, be able to take turns and follow others' ideas. As the photos below show, Nursery children are beginning to be able to do this now and their world of play is expanding as their friendships and connections with others grow. 
Newsletter from Nursery
Below is a PDF version of the current Newsletter from Nursery. Please let me know if you would like any further information.
Ms Tong 
November 5th 2019
This week we have been doing lots of cooking. Yesterday Marie the cook came to help us mix Christmas cake mixture. We have also been making mud cakes and mud ice creams with fish on top. Which would you like to eat? We will be selling the Christmas cakes at the Christmas Fair.
Week Beginning October 28th 2019
This week there has been a lot of rain but that hasn't stopped us getting outside and digging for worms or "worm watching" as some of the children called it. Children were fascinated by the worms and so we brought them inside, sang a song about Wiggly Woo and a counting song called Five Little Words. We looked at a non-fiction book and found out about the important work worms do to look after the soil.
Children have been enjoying a repeating story called "Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you hear?" and they have been learning to say some of the words and put some actions with them too. As children liked the book so much we have been reading it everyday. They like to guess what colour the next animal will be.
Although it has been raining a lot we have still enjoyed playing with water but now that the weather is cooler we have brought the water inside. This week children practised pumping water out of bottles; this is a very good activity for developing hand and finger strength prior to learning to use pens and pencils to write letter shapes. They have also been mixing playdough and cutting bananas! More work for growing the strength of their fingers.