This week we have been learning about the Hindu festival, Diwali. We have made and decorated Diva lamps, as this is the Festival of Lights. We looked at patterns and learnt about repeating patterns.
We also continue to learn about Autumn and went on an Autumn walk, looking for changes in nature. We collected lots of different coloured leaves of all shapes and sizes.
Mr Smith came to the Nursery on Friday to play his ukulele to the children. Which is part of our Toolkits (which you can view on the Early Years page, on the school website).
This week the book we read was The Little Red Hen. We read the story and acted it out, we discussed where our food comes from, what Harvest time is and looked at wheat and corn. On Wednesday we made popcorn, which we all thought was very funny, especially when it kept popping out of the cooker! On Thursday we made bread, just like The Little Red Hen. It smelt delicious and everyone who walked passed the class asked if they could have some! On Friday we turned the soft bread into crunchy toast, which we buttered ourselves. Have a look at the pictures. It has been such a busy week!
Today we have been learning about the artist Wassily Kandinsky. He was a Russian painter who lived a long time ago. He painted some great abstract pictures including 'Concentric Circles.' The Nursery children had great fun painting their own version of the artists work. The end results are really good. The pictures linked well with our Maths focus this week, shape.
This week we have been reading the book We’re Going On A Bear Hunt! The children have been acting out the story and doing bear activities. We are starting to think about what season it is, why not go on an Autumn walk and look for signs of the changing season.