Home is Where the Heart is.

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This half our topic is close to all our hearts and is all about our homes and our families and the important role they play in our lives.

Nursery have been taking part in some really exciting activities, linked with our homes and our families and have been using 3 famous texts to inspire our learning. 

Our focussed texts have been; Peace at Last by Jill Murphy, We’re going on a bear hunt by Michael Rosin, and Yellow door’s version of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears.

Bear-tastic Maths

Comparing size

Nursery have been looking at the height of the different artefacts and comparing them against one another, as well as comparing the height of the bears. We have been comparing our own heights, I wonder who was the tallest?

Comparing colour

Bear counting

The children have loved exploring the bears with support are beginning to count. Some children are even beginning to recognise some of their numbers.

Bear-mazing Reading and Writing

After reading our books it has been lovely to see so many children in the book area reading the stories or acting them out using the story bag props. 

Fab-bear-lous Creativity

Bears, dough and oats

The Bear-utiful Artwork

Finger Gym work

The children have enjoyed threading beads onto the bear strings. They loved using the scoops and tweezers to explore the oats.

They had such fun, even if it did get a bit messy!

Role Play and Small World Fun

The children love working in the home corner and have been doing a wonderful job of acting the roles of family members in the home corner. And also in our small world house.  

They have some amazing ideas, creating some lovely stories in their play.

They also have been taking part in some amazing learning activities with the adults.

We drew portraits of ourselves thinking about the colour and shape of our faces, eyes mouths and hair.  They are now all on display in Nursery so come and who have a look at who you can see.

We looked at pictures of our families and talked about our family members. We are getting much better and using the words brother and sister correctly.

We looked at how materials change by making some porridge and tasting it with our friends, some of us liked it, others were not so keen.  But that’s ok as we are all different.  

We tasted some other breakfast food and thought about what our favourite breakfast dish was. We decided we liked pain au chocolate and loved toast but crumpets was definitely our favourite.

We even made a poster to help the Bears find Goldilocks because we know it’s not nice to eat other people’s food and break their things.

This half term has been super busy but we have still managed to squash in 3 fantastic family inspired events.

Teddy Bears picnic

We were inspired by the hard work which Macmillan Cancer does to support families who are dealing with cancer.  We decided to offer our own support to these families by hosting a charity Teddy Bear’s Picnic.  We had so much fun.

We learned about how materials change by making and decorating some luscious cakes and biscuits. We brought our teddies into school and showed them around our Nursery. We played some party games with our teddies and then enjoyed our delicious picnic.

We raised over £75 for MacMillan and have been blown away by your generosity. Thank you so much for your support.

Our First Family workshop

We also all came together with our families to create some amazing button families.  They were fabulous. Thank you to everyone that came along to work with our children.

Lantern Festival