We were excited to share our bonfire night experiences when we got back to nursery after half term. We did lots of creative activities with paint, chalk, glitter and glue to create firework artwork and we used our descriptive language to describe how fireworks look and sound. We listened to the ‘Firework’ song in our ‘Art of Writing’ and ‘Dough Disco’ sessions and then created large circle and spiral patterns using crayons on paper and water and brushes on the ground in the garden.
We discovered lots of spiders and webs in our garden and were interested in learning more about them. We went on spider hunts around the school grounds and enjoyed listening to the ‘Anansi’ story from Africa. We were also very excited to be involved in the ‘Bring a shovel to school’ event in which we had the opportunity to plant a tree sapling in our new school forest area.
We started ‘Friendship Week’ by wearing something blue to nursery and enjoyed listening to the Rainbow Fish book and video before creating story maps with our key people. The children worked with friends to explore mixing the colours of the rainbow fish and enjoyed developing their mathematical skills by sharing out the correct number of ‘glittering scales’ with the little blue fish. We also had circle times to discuss what being a good friend is all about and ended the week by making friendship bracelets which we gave to a special friend. We wore our pjamas for ‘Children in Need’ which gave us a great opportunity to talk about how happy we are.
Christmas crept up on us before we knew it! We had a wonderful time decorating the nursery, learning about the nativity story, sharing our Christmas songs with all the parents and carers at our Christmas concert and ending the term with our Christmas party.