The children have had a very busy half term in Nursery and are growing in confidence all the time. We are developing our independence in self care, dressing ourselves, following routines and exploring the areas of learning responsibly.
Our main theme has been celebrations and we have focussed on Diwali, Remembrance Day, Bonfire Night, Advent and Christmas.
We made diva pots from clay strengthening our fine motor skills and created our own mehndi designs developing our mark making of circles and lines and creating repeating patterns. We have learned how fireworks are used during celebrations like Diwali and Bonfire Night and how to keep ourselves safe when we are around them.
Advent has been an exciting time counting down until Christmas and we have been learning about different traditions at this time. We have been practising writing our names and short messages in Christmas cards, recognising coins and buying stamps in the post office role play. We have used the globe to see where we can send our parcels to and the elves workshop has been a great fun place to help Santa wrap all the gifts and doing so has improved our scissor skills. We have enjoyed learning new songs and the Christmas story for our musical medley which we were very brave and performed for the parents. There was not a dry eye in the house!
Our class book has been 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' which has been great fun using new language for the different scenes and sounds. We have explored different ways of moving on a bear hunt in PE and searched for 'real' bears in forest school! We have acted out the story and made a mini-me which we took on a bear hunt in the small world and through our big swishy swashy, squelch squerch display! We have had our own dark gloomy cave in the classroom and dens in the garden and explored light and dark. Our ten in the bed bears have helped us with our counting and finding one less than.
We are looking forward to the Spring term and our next class book 'Each Peach Pear Plum.'