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”
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:
The rhyme we have been exploring today was called Old King Cole. This was a rhyme that we were not very familiar with, however, after a few practises we soon remembered the words and the tune!
We loved performing the rhymes we have been learning so far at the Stay and Play with our parents and carers. We then enjoyed creating our own crowns out of collage materials so we could be just like Old King Cole!
Here are Morning Nursery:
“What does Old King Cole wear on his head?”
#en “a hat”
“It looks a bit like a hat, but we call it something else starting with a ‘c’ sound…”
#gk “he wears a crown!”
Here are afternoon Nursery:
In reference to Old King Cole, #tw said “I think he lives in the castle”
We looked at Poppies and talked about what they look like and why people wear them. We found out that they symbolise people who have helped us and our country by serving in the War. We created paintings of poppies by looking at different pictures to aid our designs.
These children are taking part in the Talk Boost intervention with Mrs Webb. This intervention focuses on communication and language and aims to build up the children’s listening and attention, understanding and speaking.
In these photographs, the children were learning about the following objectives; with our eyes we can look at it and say what we see, with our ears we can hear, with our hands we can touch/feel, with our tongues we can taste/eat, with our noses we can smell.
Today in Nursery we began learning about our new top The Three Little Pigs. The objective of today’s lesson was to retell the story using repeated refrains.
After hearing the story, the children went off into the provision to have a go at retelling it through different means. Some children had a great time using the small world Three Little Pigs setting to recreate the story, adding in their own speech and props.
Here is a video of some morning Nursery children retelling the story:
Some afternoon children were very busy in the Construction Area building houses for the Three Little Pigs to live in. They decided that bricks were best material to use as just like in the story, the wolf would not be able to blow it down.
Here is a video of some afternoon children retelling the story:
Both Nursery classes have been working very hard in making relationships with different members of their class. We have been talking a lot about how to be a good friend, and we know that sharing and taking it in turns are some ways of how we can be one of these.
The following pictures are some lovely examples of how the children have been working together in their play.