Some of the children went out picking blackberries. Next week more children will get the opportunity to pick some blackberries and then we will be making a blackberry and apple crumble. Watch this space!
Children have demonstrated some excellent getting along and cooperation skills this week during outdoor play. We have seen children playing hide and seek independently and working as a team to build a bus and then make a change and move the crates to make a line that moved from one side of the play space to another. Fantastic team work!
This week we have been learning about ‘Owls’ as we are the Owl Nursery Class. We read the story ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson.
We began the week by asking the children what they knew about Owls. Some of the things the children told us were:
• They have wings
• They can fly
• They can flap their wings
• They’ve got two eyes and two feet
• They live in trees
• They eat worms
The children then discussed what they would like to find out. We found out that baby owls are called owlets (last years afternoon Nursery hadn’t made the connection). They eat insects and small animals like mice, squirrels, rabbits and bats. Owls don’t make their own nests and often use hollows in trees. They are nocturnal and there are lots of different types including Barn owls and Snowy owls.
Children have painted owls at the painting station.
They have made owls using a variety of materials at the creations station, playdough and the funky fingers.
At the tuft spot children were encouraged to use the props to retell the Owl Babies story or use their imaginations to make up their own story.
Children have been sorting owl counters by colour, decorating owls by matching the shape at the light table and listening to owl stories.
This week we welcomed our new Nursery children into the Owls class.
They have settled in engaging in lots of different activities and are beginning to familiarise themselves with our class routines.
Today we celebrated one of our Owls turning 3.
The children all graduated from Nursery today in a lovely graduation ceremony that involved the children singing, dancing, speaking in front of other, collecting their awards and posing for photos!
Here are the children in their graduation outfits. They looked splendid and they did an amazing job. Lots of fun was had by all. A big thank you to all the parents, siblings and grandparents who attended this special and memorable event.
On Wednesday the children spent transition day in Reception. The children really enjoyed exploring the Reception environment and they had lots of fun. The children are now very excited to become Swans in September!