Our Learning this Week
Nursery week ending 16/10/15
|Language, Literacy and Communication
This week Ben and Betty have introduced us to the sound f. The children have listened to stories with f in the title. They have learnt the shape of the letter and looked for the letter in the sand and around the classroom. The children have used foam to try to create the shape. They have collected items beginning with f and placed them in our basket. The children have learnt new rhymes liked with the letter sound eg Farmer in the den. The children have responded well to the stories of The Frog Prince and The Rainbow Fish. The children have role played farm animals using masks. They are starting to use the word ‘because’ to explain their reasoning during our Ben and Betty language sessions.
The children have been practicing their counting skills again this week and they have practiced counting to four and five. The children have looked at flat shapes. The children have learnt directional vocabulary eg front, first etc. The children have learnt some new number rhymes and learnt to count to five in welsh. The children have used measuring /weighing skills in cooking sessions and made flapjacks.
|Knowledge and Understanding of the World.
The children have learnt about fish this week and where it comes from. They have looked at farms and farm animals. The children have created their own farms using small world animals. The children have made flapjacks in their cooking sessions and tasted French bread. The children have enjoyed making footprints and finger prints in paint.
|Personal and Social Development, Wellbeing and Cultural Diversity.
The children have been reminded about taking turns and sharing(story of The Rainbow Fish.) They have practiced good sitting and listening. The children have taken turns to give out the snack and milk. They have become very confident using the mood board and like to tell Rhodri how they are feeling. The older children continue to help the younger ones and this is very pleasing to see! I am especially pleased with their efforts to say please and thankyou as we have been reminded about good manners again this week. The children have been reminded about how important tooth brushing is and how to brush properly. We have talked about safety in the outside area and we must take our time. We have also talked about keeping safe away from kitchen c;leaning products and medicines.
| Creative Development.
The children have made foot prints and finger prints. The children have created feathery pictures. The children created rainbow fish after listening to the story and they decorated them with rainbow stripes.
The children have practiced fine and gross motor skills this week. The children have been exercising all week and learning to do star jumps and bending and stretching and learning to keep fit!
|Welsh Language Development
The children have practiced simple greetings and revised the weather in welsh. They help to change the weather board. We have revised feelings/colour vocabulary. The children are learning to ask for snack in welsh. The children have learnt simple welsh songs.. The children are responding well to welsh stories on the whiteboard and listening to spoken welsh. Bendigedig!
| Anything else…
Thanks for all your support again this week. Please remember that library books are changed on a Friday and they need to be returned in a book bag.Next week we will be making soup as part of our Harvest celebrations and we will sell it to raise funds for our chosen charity. Diolch yn fawr.