Friday 26 January 2024

It’s been great to see our new children becoming more familiar with Nursery routines and lots of them have now stayed for lunch and their first full day. Well done, yellow group!

Children continue to explore nursery and are independently choosing resources to enhance their play; we’ve created wildlife parks, giant train tracks and we’ve even flown on a plane to the beach.  Some children worked together to build, what might just be, the world’s tallest tower of pegs!

In the maths area, children have enjoyed sorting, matching and counting  different dinosaur counters.  We talked about how they were the same or different…This dinosaur is the same as yours. My dinosaur is the same, but a different colour. I have put all the blue dinosaurs in the blue dish. 

We also read a counting book about ‘5 Little Dinosaurs’ and enjoyed carefully counting the dinosaurs on each page.

In group time, children in red, blue and green group helped Mrs Long with her shopping bags. One bag was very heavy and the other bag was quite light. We looked at the different items in each bag and compared them.   Children had to find an item that was heavier or lighter than the tin of baked beans.  Lots of children could identify and say when something was ‘heavy’ but some were less familiar with the word ‘light’.

Help at home: You could continue this learning at home by asking questions during everyday activities. Which bag from the supermarket is heaviest/ lightest? Which toy is lighter? Can you find something that is lighter than the bottle of milk? Can you find something that is heavier than a packet of crisps?

Next week’s learning: 

We look forward to reading ‘Dinosaur Roar’  by Paul and Henrietta Stickland in our story times next week.  If you don’t have a copy of the book at home, you might enjoy watching the first 3 minutes of this clip together.

Top tip for watching YouTube with your child: go to the settings cog (it’s along the play bar) and turn off autoplay – this avoids an inappropriate clip coming up automatically, and helps to discourage your child from passively watching clip after clip.

In maths, we’ll continue learning about weight so will be using words such as heavy, light, heavier and lighter to compare different objects.

Nursery rhyme of the week – Ring-a-ring-a-roses

Sound of the week – ‘O’ for octopus.