Phew, What a busy two weeks we have had in nursery!
The children have been focussing their learning around under and on top of the sea. We have learnt about the sea and what fish and creatures we might find. The children have created an under the sea imaginative area and they have been able to explore the sea through role play props, small world resources, sensory trays and information books. The children have created jelly fish, octopuses and rainbow fish to decorate the environment. In the outdoor learning environment the children have explored water play and sand through the seaside role play area. The children have played in dry and wet sand, paddled and played in water and taken donkey rides! During the hot spells of weather we enjoyed ice creams and ice lollies 'down by the beach'!
The children used their new knowledge to create pieces of transient art called 'seaside in a frame'. It was lovely to watch the children develop their own ideas, adding materials and changing textures to create some incredible individual pieces of work.
We have thought about friendships through the story of the 'Rainbow fish' and the children have reflected on qualities and values in personalities.
On Wednesday we were overwhelmed by the attendence of Mum's at our annual 'Mum's Day'. This year we went for a royal theme and treated our special visitors like royalty! In preparation for the event the children learnt about our own Royal Family and what royalty means. We then discussed how we could make the day special for our Mum's. The children decided that they we would like to make crowns and jewellery with their Mum's and then we held a very special street party in the hall. The session also had a Disney twist and of course Frozen made an appearance! Please see the Gallery for photos.
We have now followed the children's interests and added pirate resources to the role play areas and created two pirate ships in the outdoor learning environment. We will be learning about the history of pirates, their particularly bad manners and having a 'talk like a pirate day'. We will be creating pirate ships, learning about floating and sinking, racing our ships, making pirate hats and lots of activities focussing on maps, treaure hunts and counting coins!
|Posted by: The Teachers||on: 11/07/2015|