We have welcomed a few new members to Acorn class this week and they have settled in brilliantly. A big thank you and well done to all of our existing children for being kind and helpful to all of our new children and supporting them in their transition.
This week has flown by. We have enjoyed getting back into our routine, singing our daily songs, learning new skills and playing. But most importantly, we have had great fun all being back together and sharing our experiences with our friends.
Our resident guinea pigs Rosie and Tinkerbell have loved all of the attention this week, receiving lots of cuddles. We have seen some amazing construction take place in the outside area, it is amazing to see so many children using their imaginations, extending their ideas and go on to enjoy playing with their wonderful creations.
We have introduced a self registration board in nursery, this is to help us recognise our written name. Some of us have been using our mark making skills to practise writing letters from our names. This is something everyone can try at home too.
Our focus book this week was 'Cave Baby' by Julia Donaldson, we looked carefully at the pages trying to spot the big brown bear! We talked about why the Cave Baby liked to paint colourful animals. This made us think about things we like to do, activities that make us feel good about ourselves and that are fun to do. We had some great ideas such as, going to the park, dressing up and going on holiday. It also came up in discussion, that going shopping is an unpopular activity for some of our little acorns. Recognising that Cave Baby was an artist in the story, we looked at famous artwork by different artists. Our favourite pieces were by Jackson Pollock, we are going to attempt our very own Jackson Pollock inspired paintings next week.
In maths this week, we have been consolidating our knowledge and understanding of number. We have been singing lots of number songs, matching numerals to their correct quantities, using the interactive whiteboard to play maths games. To develop our number recognition we have being playing matching pairs and snap using cards. Can you play pairs or snap with someone in your family at home or even try a game of bingo?