Our Learning this Week
Nursery week ending 20/11/15
|Language, Literacy and Communication
This week Ben and Betty have introduced us to the sound i. The children have listened to stories with i in the title eg I want to be a princess.They have learnt the shape of the letter and looked for the letter in the sand and around the classroom. They have collected items beginning with i and placed them in our basket. The children have based their work around the rhyme Incy Wincy Spider. They have role played the rhyme and they have found out information about spiders and webs,
The children have been practicing their counting skills again this week and learning to recognise numbers 1 to 5. The children have responded well to stories about the numbers 1-5. The children have sorted insects into groups by colour and size. The children have looked at the number eight as spiders have eight legs.
|Knowledge and Understanding of the World
The children have learnt about spiders this week. They have looked at a spider spinning a web in slow motion. They have looked at images of spiders and discovered the different sizes. The children have investigated ice and they have held an ice cube. We have talked about melting and freezing. The children have tasted ice cream and iced biscuits. They have made spiders using mini doughnuts and pretzels.
|Personal and Social Development, Wellbeing and Cultural Diversity.
The children have been reminded about taking turns and sharing toys and equipment again this week. 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 washing hands this week as it is important after using the toilet and before eating snack.
| Creative Development.
The children have painted spiders and made Indian headdresses using feathers. The children have painted the letter I and collaged the shape of the letter,
The children have played some new games this week and learnt some simple rules. They have practiced their fine motor skills and using scissors. They have practiced jumping in and out of boxes.
|Welsh Language Development
The children are continuing to develop their greetings and they are now responding well to simple instructions. The children are responding well to stories read to them in welsh and responding to welsh stories on the whiteboard.
| Anything else.
Rehearsals are well under way for our concert. Hope everyone is happy and if there are any worries, please let me know,