Term 2 2017-18
Our learning this term
Nursery children have had a wonderful half term!
Our topic has been ‘Let’s Celebrate’ and the children have had lots of fun with a variety of activities. We have learnt about Bonfire Night, birthdays and Christmas as well as sharing our experiences of all the special events within our families and cultures. We have learnt lots of new vocabulary related to these special times and have enjoyed hearing about our friend’s lives and how they are similar and different to our own.
In our role play area we have pretended to have birthday parties and tea parties, before it was changed into an Elves workshop in time for Christmas! The children were motivated to make marks as they wanted to write letters to Father Christmas and give cards to one another. They also practiced their scissor skills by cutting pictures they selected from toy magazines!
We have had lots of new children start nursery this term and they have now settled very well into the routines. They are all beginning to form friendships and are showing growing independence in choosing what they would like to play with each day.
We have been singing lots of nursery rhymes to develop our language and learnt different number songs to practice our counting.
We have been practicing sharing our toys, taking turns and being good friends to each other.
For Christmas we enjoyed decorating our class Christmas tree. We wrapped presents in our elves workshop and we made some great Christmas party hats for our Christmas singing performance!
We learnt lots of Christmas songs and really enjoyed singing these to our families who came in to watch us.
On our last day we had a Christmas party. We had party food, pulled crackers and played party games such as musical statues. We are great at dancing!
Next term our topic will be ‘Busy Bears’ where we will be learning about bears through a range of activities. We will be sharing the stories ‘Peace at Last’, ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?’ and ‘Where’s my Teddy?’ We will have the opportunity to bring our favourite teddy into nursery and have a teddy bears picnic with our friends, as well as having a ‘Dress as Bears’ day!