Goldilocks and the three bears…

 We started off the week with outdoor learning! We used our trowels and rakes to dig up some soil and make some porridge for the three bears!  
  

We were also lucky enough to meet our ducks and chickens who live in the forest school area! Here we are giving them some breakfast…

  
    
“A big bowl for daddy bear, a medium bowl for mummy bear no a little one for baby bear!”
    

We have loved the small world three bears house… Filling up and emptying the bowls, feeding the Bears, reselling the story – the possibilities are endless!
  

We enjoyed painting some bears on Tuesday, some of us even painted the whole family!

  
  

  
Outside we have been working hard on our gross motor skills and trying to draw big daddy bear!    
    

We have really enjoyed using the buckets and spades in the sand pit and talking about full and empty. 
         

Oh no!! Who has been into our classroom?! What’s happened here?

   


“I knew it! It must have been Goldilocks!”

  
   
  
    
   

   
    
    

On Friday we had a teddy bear’s picnic! We bought in our favourite toy from home and had a picnic all together!
  

  
    We loved it! Deeeeelicious!
   

  

  

  

  

  

  

  
     Next week we’re learning all about the three little pigs…

  
   

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Billy goats gruff!

This half term we are learning all about traditional tales! The first one we focused on was The Billy Goats Gruff. We had great fun mark making trolls on our whiteboards.    
We also made some playdough trolls on our finger gym table!

We loved making bridges for the goats to cross out of stickle bricks. 

  
    

Some of us made some super scary troll masks!
  
We have also had a maths focus  – counting the number of characters in our stories! This week we worked out that there are 3 goats in the story and worked out the different ways we can show the number 3!
With our fingers!
  

With our toys!

  
Later on in the week we used the Lego to make some houses for the goats to live in when they crossed over the river. 
 

Lots of us have been working hard on recognising letters in our name and beginning to write our whole names! We used these letters to try and spell our names. 

 
    
    
    
    
    
   

Monkey puzzle…

This week our book was Monkey Puzzle. We loved learning about all of the different jungle animals!

 Designing animal masks was our absolute favourite!  
Play dough jungles were lots of fun too. 

    
    
    
    
Our parrots are beautiful!    
    
    
 

We’ve been working on our counting and number recognition!
   
    
   

Elmer!

This week, our focus is Elmer the Elephant!

We LOVED Elmer!

We used the milk bottles that had been very kindly donated by our parents!

   
    
    
    
  
We used the  pegs and peg boards to make colourful patterns. 
    
    
    
    
    
    
 

Fireworks night!

We have been learning all about fireworks and Bonfire Night! We have loved discussing the fireworks displays we saw at the weekend. 

   
    
 
We used cardboard tubes to make our gorgeous firework pictures!

   
    
 
Some of us used the loose parts to make whizzing and popping fireworks!

   
 
   
 
One of our favourite things we did this week was decorating some fireworks biscuits. 

   
    
Our beautiful glitter fireworks!

 
Here we are working on our fine motor skills by punching out some stars!

   
    
    

To end our week we learnt about RememberanceDay and what it means. Here we are creating some bravery medals and poppies. 

 
   
    
    
   
Next week…. It’s time for Elmer!

Diwali!

This week at nursery we have been learning all about the Hindu celebration of Diwali!

   
   
We did all sorts of lovely activities. We even made our own Diwa lamps. 

   
 
   
 
We had some Indian herbs in our tuff spot to practise our cutting skills too! They smelled delicious! 

   
 

International evening! 

 We have been extremely busy at Nursery! Miss Allinson bought the guinea pigs down and we picked lettuce and chard from the vegetable patch!
   
    
  

Look how gentle we’re being!  
 
At Christchurch we have international evening where we celebrate everyone’s cultures and being different! Here we are in our traditional outfits.