This week’s learning

Our role play area has been transformed into a jungle and the children have been very busy exploring it: hiding in the den and dressing up as different animals.  We modelled being a ‘jungle explorer’ and spotting different animals in the Nursery! They are getting very good at naming and describing different animals for example, a tiger has sharp teeth and black stripes. The children enjoyed reading and joining in with the book of the week, Dear Zoo, and we talked about why different animals would not make good pets.  We looked at photographs of snakes and talked about the patterns they could see and then demonstrated making repeating patterns.  During free flow, the children had the opportunity to make ‘pasta snakes’ using a repeated pattern.  On the craft table the children have enjoyed making their own animal masks.

The Jungle




Repeating Patterns

Taking turns on the trampoline

Next week’s learning

We will be learning about the properties of 3-D shapes (cubes, cuboids, cylinders and spheres); drawing favourite animals; talking about what we do in Nursery and what we would like to do; developing our fine motor strength by doing Dough Disco and in PE, moving like animals to music. In our sound groups we will be learning about rhyming words. On Friday we are very excited to have our Zoolab workshop.

Messages for parents

Inset Day: Friday 15th March 2019

Zoolab Workshop: Friday 22nd March

We are very excited to be using your school fund contributions for this workshop. The children will learn about animals that live in the rainforest for example, stick insects, snakes and snails.

Parents Consultation:

If you have not done so already, please remember to book an appointment on the online booking system. Please speak to us if you have any problems.

Tuesday 2nd April 8:30am-12:30pm

Thursday 4th April 1:30pm – 8:00pm (Please note the children are collected at the normal time.)

Final day of term: Friday 5th April

Magic Moments

Please remember to bring in Magic Moment slips for a special achievement your child has made or a special moment in your family. The children are very proud to share them with their class. Please just ask one of us if you need another slip.



Messages for Parents

IMPORTANT DATES

Inset Day: Friday 15th March 2019

Zoolab Workshop: Friday 22nd March

We are very excited to be using your school fund contributions for this workshop. The children will learn about animals that live in the rainforest for example, stick insects, snakes and snails.

Parents Consultation:

Tuesday 2nd April 8.30am-12.30pm

Thursday 4th April 1:30pm – 8:00pm (Please note the children are collected at the normal time.)

Final day of term: Friday 5th April

Magic Moments

Please remember to bring in Magic Moment slips for a special achievement your child has made or a special moment in your family. The children are very proud to share them with their class. Please just ask one of us if you need another slip.

Home Learning

Can you retell the story of the ‘Selfish Crocodile’? How was he selfish in the beginning? How did he show kindness in the end? How can you show kindness at home?

Next week our story of the week is ‘Dear Zoo ‘ by Rod Campbell.

Key words and descriptions from the story are: elephant (big), giraffe (tall), lion (fierce), camel( grumpy), snake( scary), monkey (naughty), frog( jumpy) and puppy(perfect).

Please go through these words with your child to support their learning. Thank you.

Next week’s learning

Next week we will be developing our ball skills in PE; describing patterns and  continuing/creating our own repeating patterns;  describing different animals and matching them to their young and mark making/ drawing/writing  using a range of  materials. Our book of the week will be “Dear Zoo” by Rod Campbell.

This week’s learning

Thank you so much for coming to our show on Tuesday. Your children were amazing and we felt really proud and impressed with their performance.

This week we read ‘The Selfish Crocodile’ and discussed how the crocodile showed kindness in the end. This then led onto a conversation about ways we can show kindness in Nursery. In Maths, we practised estimating and counting sets of different objects. We reminded the children to line the objects up and carefully point to each one. Then we found the matching number. In PE the children had lots of fun playing a range of parachute games- they listened carefully and followed the instructions. To end the week, the children thoroughly enjoyed playing a game on the interactive whiteboard called Animal Muddle: creating animals using different animal body parts.

Reading the book of the week
Re-enacting the show!

World Book Day

Thank you so much for all your efforts- the children looked amazing! In Rainbow Time they told their friends which character they were dressed up as. Many of them brought in their favourite book and we shared them in our key groups.

Next week’s learning

Next week our story of the week will be The Selfish Crocodile.  

We will  be learning  the poem ‘We’re Going on a Tiger Hunt’ and revisiting prepositions, for example: under, through, over, across; counting and matching numerals to quantities. In PE, we will continue to move our bodies like animals and in our sound groups, learning about words that rhyme. On World Book Day we will be doing a range of activities for example, talking about the costumes and reading and sharing our favourite books.

Next week we will be discussing the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule.  More information and specific guidance for parents can be  found on the school website: https://web.avenueprimary.com/?s=nspcc