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Dinosaur Small World

Today some of the Afternoon Nursery children decided that they wanted to make a place for the dinosaur to live. I asked the question “What would a dinosaur house look like?” #ws said It would have wood all over it. #mma said It would be like a forest and have some sticks in. #tw said It would look like a muddy forest place. 

Using the children’s ideas, I then suggested that we should create a ‘muddy forest’ for the dinosaurs to go. We collected mud, leaves and sticks from outdoors and worked together to create a home for the dinosaurs.

The children were then really engaged in dinosaur related play, and were very proud that it was all created using their ideas.

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Father Christmas is coming!

This morning, this group of children were very engaged in some Christmas role-play together.

#ac We need to go to sleep for Santa!

#lj Lets go and lie down!

The children all gathered in the Reading Area and fell asleep for Father Christmas to come.

#dm He not coming until we sleep.

#ws It’s too noisy we need to be fast asleep or he won’t come.

A couple of minutes later, #oj came over to the children playing the part of Father Christmas. He delivered the children all a piece of play dough each!

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Shake, Shake, Shake!

Last week, we brought in some empty plastic bottles and decorated them with collage materials. Today we added rice to the bottles to create shakers! We enjoyed using the shakers during continuous provision to sing songs with, as well as explore the words loud, quiet, fast and slow. This activity linked very well to our Phase 1 phonics learning.

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Playing and Exploring

Making Bread

Today in Nursery we followed a recipe to make bread, just like the Little Red Hen!

In the story of the Little Red Hen, her friends did not help her make the bread, however in Nursery we all worked together to measure out the ingredients and mix them altogether.

Once the ingredients were all mixed together, we kneaded it and split the mixture up into six equal balls and patted them down. We then put them into the oven.

Whilst the bread was baking, some children created their own recipes and instructions by recalling the ingredients and method that we used.

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Unlike in the story of the Little Red Hen, we then shared the bread with our friends and  tucked into it for our snack!

#mm “mmmmmmm”

#aj “I like it”

#st “It’s nice”

#ms “It tastes like in my house”

#ks “It is like bread”

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What is in the parcel?

Today an exciting parcel was delivered to Nursery!

Firstly, we passed it around, and feeling and squeezing it we acted like Explorasaurus whilst we suggested what could be inside:

After some predictions, we unwrapped the parcel.

At first, some children thought that there were sticks inside of it. However, through linking it back to the story we are currently learning about, we remembered that it is called wheat.

I posed the question, “Where did the wheat come from?”

#aj “It’s from the Little Red Hen!”

#ws “It grows from the seed”

#as “It’s like the seed isn’t it?”

#ac “It’s a present for us again”

We then explored the wheat using our senses:

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Music and Movement

Every week, Mrs Ridell comes in Nursery and carries out Music and Movement sessions. We really look forward to these sessions, and learn lots of new songs, as well as using different musical instruments and moving our bodies in different ways.

Here are some videos of us in action!

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Who delivered the bread? 

Today in Nursery we were very excited to find that a basket of fresh bread had been delivered. We passed the bread around in circle time, and talked about where it may have come from and who could have brought it.

#ooj “It is bread, Red Riding Hood bought the bread from Asda”

#lj “She lives in a cottage and had to get the bus to bring the bread to Nursery”

#rr “She lives in a village”

#gk “You bake the bread in the oven”

#dg “Mummy has bread like this in my house”

Inside of the basket was a letter addressed to Nursery, it was from somebody called the Little Red Hen, who told us that she had baked the bread for us.

But who was the Little Red Hen? We read a about her to find out.

After the story, we talked about how kind it was of the Little Red Hen to bake some bread for us, because after all, the animals in the story were not very helpful to her, so it was lovely of her to think to share it with us instead!

We thought it would be a good idea to write a letter back to the Little Red Hen to say thank you. We each had a go at mark-making a letter back to the Little Red Hen, some of us copying from a scribed piece of writing to begin practising our letter formation.

After writing a letter to the Little Red Hen it was time for snack. We used this time to tuck into the delicious fresh bread.

#oe “It tastes like toast”

#st “It tastes like cracker”

#lj “It tastes like bread and is delicious”

We look forward to continuing our learning about the Little Red Hen over the coming weeks!

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Nursery Rhyme Week – Day 4

Today we explored a nursery rhyme that we were not very familiar with, it was called Lavender’s Blue. We listened to the rhyme and tried to join in on the repeated parts:

We looked at pictures of the lavender flowers and talked about what they looked like and what colours they were. We found out that the green part of the lavender is called the stem, and the purple coloured parts are called buds. We then created our own fabulous paintings of the lavender:

#dm “i painting stem”

#dg “my flower purple”

#ra “its purple and green”

#gj “flower”

We later went outside to find a lavender flower. We saw that it looked just like our paintings, and each had a smell of it:

#ac “it smells like strawberries”

#ooj “it smells so nice”

#oe “I don’t like that smell”

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