Spring Term 2019
Spring term provides great opportunities to continue observing the change of the seasons. We had fun exploring the outdoor environment in the snowy, rainy, windy and warm days! We learned all about wearing seasonably appropriate clothing and we mastered putting on and taking off our coats and wellies!
Yellow Class joined in with a variety of activities to celebrate and gain an understanding of the customs and traditions surrounding Chinese New Year and Pancake Day increasing cultural awareness of others.
They explored and played imaginatively in our Chinese restaurant in the home corner.
The children particularly enjoyed taking part in activities celebrating World Book Day when they had the opportunity to come to Nursery dressed as their favourite character from their favourite story.
Following the children’s interest and needs, this term our topic has been ‘Traditional Stories and Rhymes’. The children enjoyed listening to Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk. The stories provided opportunities for the children to solve problems, write letters and make props for our role play. They particularly enjoyed re-enacting their favourite stories in home corner as well as using small world props.
These experiences help to support the children’s reading skills by encouraging them to repeat familiar phrases from stories they have heard. They have also been developing their maths skills by taking part in activities such as cooking porridge in big, medium sized and small bowls. They also enjoyed eating porridge at snacktime!
This week Zoolab will visit our nursery to support our learning and introduce us to mini beasts. This will enable the children to comment and ask questions and show an interest in mini beasts in the world in which they live.