Welcome back!

Friday 19 April 2024

Children returned to Nursery brilliantly this week and settled in happily. We heard all about your Easter holiday trips and visits from the Easter Bunny.

The weather was very mixed this week; we had wind, rain, hail stones and sunshine! Please make sure your child has a waterproof coat everyday as we go outside in all weather.

As well as enjoying an obstacle course, children helped to sow some vegetable seeds.

In maths, we looked at the number five.  We know that we have 5 fingers on each hand and we clapped and jumped five times. We looked at objects that are all linked to the number five.

Help at home:  Enjoy singing number songs linked to the number 5 together with your child such as 5 Little Ducks5 Little men in a flying saucer, 5 Currant Buns or 5 Little Monkeys .

In our story times, we read a very popular story by Eric Carle, called ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and started to learn about the life cycle of a butterfly.

We also had a special delivery in Nursery; children were very excited to find out what was inside the little cardboard box.  Inside, we found 5 tiny, spiky  caterpillars! We’ve been checking on them everyday, and just like ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’, they’re very hungry and are getting bigger and bigger each day.

Children showed an interest in looking for creepy crawlies outside. We found lots of creatures hiding under logs including wood lice, slugs and some very long worms.

Next week’s learning

We’ll continue with the children’s interest in bugs and worms. We’ll read Superworm and learn all about wriggly worms!  If you don’t have the story book at home, follow the link to watch the animated version on BBC iPlayer.

Sound of the week:  J for jellyfish

Nursery rhyme of the week: 12345, Once I caught a fish alive