It’s been almost 3 weeks with baby Pippa and I can say we are adjusting well to life as a family of four. Maternity leave is amazing but I miss you all and often wonder what you are doing. I have had a few visitors this week to tell me how you are getting on…
I’m learning how to do everything one-handed again and working towards being able to drink a warm cup of tea, while Pip is slowly understanding the difference between daytime and nighttime. Her big brother is very keen to teach her new things. What else do you think Pippa needs to learn?
The book of the week, ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’, was enjoyed by all. This led to a discussion about favourite foods and then the children drew their foods, remembering to use ‘ducky fingers’ to hold their pen. In the craft area, many of them enjoyed making their own caterpillars and butterflies. They also had lots of fun decorating butterflies on the interactive whiteboard, waiting patiently for their turn. In sound groups, they are getting very good at making initial sounds- this week they named objects starting with ‘p’.
Next week our book of the week is Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell by Sue Hendra.
We will be learning the names of different bugs and describing them; solving ‘bug’ number problems; mark making with chalks; doing a range of crafts and practising our races for Sports Day. In our sound groups, we will be naming objects beginning with ‘d’.
Next week our story of the week is The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric
We will be learning the days of the week;
playing a new game on the educational website Busy Things; talking about and
drawing our favourite foods; practising relays ready for Sports Day and, in our
sound groups, continue to identify and
listen to initial sounds.
This week we enjoyed singing Nursery Rhymes accompanied by the keyboard. The children had lots of fun learning the actions to Sleeping Bunnies. Can you teach it to someone at home? Next week we will learn Five Little Speckled Frogs. Click on the link below to listen to it.
As always, we have had a fun and busy week in Nursery. In PE, the children practised some of the races ready for their first Sports Day and listened really carefully to the instructions. They enjoyed listening to the story of the week, ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ and finding out chips are made from potatoes! They received a special letter from ‘Oliver’ asking the Nursery for help- he had to buy some fruit and vegetables. They worked as a team to get all the items on ‘his’ shopping list and worked out how many items altogether and finding the matching numeral. To end the week, the children had a lot of fun exercising their hands and fingers by doing ‘Dough Disco’.