This week in Nursery we have been learning about Chinese New Year. We took part in a Dragon Dance on Monday, diving and dipping like the dragon. In the secret garden we learnt about the Chinese New Year story, how all the animals had to race against each other and that each animal represents a year. This year is year of the Rat.
We learnt that the colour red is a very lucky colour in China, and we made red lucky money wallets. We looked at different objects from China and thought about what they may be used for.
At the end of the week, we tried some Chinese food during snack time, the rice wasn’t as popular as the prawn crackers! What a busy week we have had.
Next week we carry on with our Julia Donaldson topic. The focus book will be: A Squash and a Squeeze. We will be taking part in a lot of problem solving exercises to see how many animals we can fit into different houses!
Over the last 2 weeks we have been working on our Gruffalo plate pictures with Miss Hutchings. We had to think of some physical features that the Gruffalo has, to add to the picture.
He has knobbly knees and turned out toes and a poisonous wart at the end of his nose! You can see the finished art work hanging up in the classroom. They look great and really quite scary!
Next week we start the book Room On The Broom, by Julia Donaldson. A fun story about a witch, who picks up some passengers on her journey on her broom.
On Thursday the children got changed into their PE clothes and we went down to the hall for their first PE session. It was great fun as we pretended to be the characters from The Gruffalo story. The children listened carefully to instructions and practiced ‘finding a space’ in the large hall. We finished off by cooling down and playing sleeping bunnies. You can see some of the pictures below.
Welcome back! It is lovely to see the children back and excited to tell the staff about what they have been doing over the break!
We start PE this week, so please make sure your child has a named PE kit on their peg. Please be aware earrings must be taken out or covered with a plaster and no other jewellery should be worn.
We are looking forward to another busy half term, filled with lots of learning opportunities.