Monthly Archives: October 2016

Action Nursery Rhymes

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This week we have been learning about Action Nursery Rhymes, focusing on “Pat-A-Cake, Pat-A-Cake” “Row,Row, Row Your Boat” and “Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” The children have really enjoyed making bottle top boats to use in our water play, they have also been able to create a jigsaw to do Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes with. They have also learnt the actions that go with these songs and are enjoying doing these unassisted.

Making bookmarks in Forest School

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This week during Forest School the children were given a strip of paper and asked to put some PVA glue on it and then had to collect things from the Forest to stick to their bookmarks. The children all really engaged with this and enjoyed making their bookmarks. We will be sending these home soon.

Daisy also had a little bug land on her hand, she enjoyed this and wanted her friends to see and called them all over.

Observations in Forest School

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This week in Forest School Miss Hancox hid some hoops around the Forest and then demonstrated to the children what to do when they found a hoop, the children were asked to find and hoop and then call over Miss Hancox or Mrs Horsley to explain what they could see. The children were using their observational skills and are developing their communication. When Evelyne found this piece of metal she stated that he thought it was a belt- this was a very good explanation due to the shape of the metal and the fact that it had holes in it.

Counting Nursery Rhymes

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This week the children have been nursery rhymes that count down from ten. The children have enjoyed focusing on 5 currant buns, 5 little ducks went swimming one day and 10 green bottles. They have learnt the nursery rhymes and have explored different textures when making dough,

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The children also used Bee Bots to move their money from a location to pay for their currant bun. The children have also re-told “5 currant buns” using the dolls house. The children enjoyed carrying out some bubble painting to create 5 little ducks to be displayed in the classroom.

Following more instructions in the forest

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During Forest School this week the children found some pieces of paper hanging from the branches in the trees, the children then asked Miss Hancox or Mrs Horsley what it said on the piece of paper, each of the pieces of paper had an instruction that the child had to follow such as “Can You find a big leaf?” “Can you find a green leaf?” they then had the opportunity to go and explore the Forest to find the correct item. Some of the children found the instruction to find 2 sticks and compare the length, they worked really hard on this.

When the children followed the instruction to find an animal within the Forest, they found a worm under one of the logs with Mrs Horsley’s help. Several of the children were brave enough to hold the worm.

Searching for treasures

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This week whilst playing in the sand Liam and Ryan said “We are Pirates” When Miss Hancox went to join in Liam told me “You can be the girl captain” they continued to dig in the sand searching for treasure, several of the other children joined in and decided they wanted to search for treasure as well. When we went back in to the classroom Miss Hancox suggested that the children could continue with their Pirate idea and could make some “Treasure maps”. The children really enjoyed using their imagination.

Following instructions in the forest

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During Forest School this week the children found some pieces of paper hanging from the branches in the trees, the children then asked Miss Hancox or Mrs Horsley what it said on the piece of paper, each of the pieces of paper had an instruction that the child had to follow such as “Can You find a big leaf?” “Can you find a green leaf?” they then had the opportunity to go and explore the Forest to find the correct item.