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Dinosaur Printing

Today the children really enjoyed making marks using the feet of the dinosaurs!

#oe My dinosaur is walking blue footprints all over the paper.

#aj Mine is walking everywhere and going blob, blob blob! 

Some children explored what happened when they printed two colours together:

#st It’s going brown.

#tw It’s got loads of colourful feet on it. 

EAD (MM) 22-36/30-50

C+L (S) 22-36/30-50

Playing and Exploring/Active Learning

Talk for Writing

In Spring Term, we are now starting a new approach to our English lessons using Talk for Writing. Talk for Writing is a fun and creative approach to develop writers and it enables the children to imitate the key language they need for a story orally, before they try reading and then writing it.

The story we are learning in Nursery is about dinosaurs. Each day the children will learn a new little part of the story map orally and with actions. Today we had a go at practising the first line of the story and, as you can see, the children picked it up very well!

This is the story map that we will be using to retell the dinosaur story. Each of the images will have an action to it, as you can see from the video above.

This is the narrative of the story which links to the images above.

Please encourage your child to retell the story to you each day at home to see if they are able to remember the words and actions. If you would like a printed copy of the story map please let me know and I can arrange this for you.

L (R) 22-36/30-50

C+L (S) 22-36/30-50

Playing and Exploring/Active Learning

Talk Boost

For the past 10 weeks, these children have been taking part in the Talk Boost intervention to develop their speaking, listening and attention. Today they celebrated the completion of this intervention by showing the class all of their learning from the past 10 weeks in their scrap book, as well as showing us a photo slideshow on our screen. The children also got awarded with certificates for all of their hard work…a very big well done!

C+L (S) 22-36

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Active Learning

It’s snowing!

Whilst we were getting busy this morning, we noticed out of the window that it had begun to snow! We quickly got our coats on and went outside to explore.

#ooj It’s so cold and white!

#gk I can lick it in my mouth. 

#oe It means it’s nearly christmas when it snows! 

UW (TW) 22-36/30-50

C+L (S) 22-36/30-50

Playing and Exploring 

What is our new story?

Today we were introduced to a surprise parcel that links to the new story that we will be exploring for the next two weeks. The parcel was wrapped up, and we had to use some of our senses to try and guess what would be inside, and then what story it could be from.

We passed the parcel around the circle and here are some of the children’s responses:

What does it feel like?

#ooj It feels squiggly.

#st Toys.

#dg Potatoes, sounds like potatoes.

#gk It’s soft at the sides. I think its eggs in the box. 

#lj The Little Red Hen wrapped it up for us so we can open it. 

#ms It feels hot and soft. It’s a ball. 

#as It shakes like seeds. 

What does is smell like?

#gj Its like peas. 

#dm Smells like food. 

Can you hear anything when you shake it?

#ws A popping machine

#rp It makes a sound

After some thinking time and questioning, the children opened up the parcel to discover a box of gingerbread men!

I asked the children “so what story could the gingerbread men be from?”

#rr A story about food. 

#ws The Gingerbread Man story!

The children were introduced to the story of the Gingerbread Man. We read it and talked about the events, and we saw how the Little Old Man and the Little Old Lady baked some gingerbread men, just like the ones in our box!

We will now continue to learn about this story for the next two weeks.

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Playing and Exploring/Active Learning/Creating and Thinking Critically 

 

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:

L (R) 22-36/30-50

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Playing and Exploring/Active Learning

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!

L (W) 22-36/30-50

L (R) 22-36/30-50

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Playing and Exploring/Active Learning/Creating and Thinking Critically

Rocket!

This little girl was very proud of the rocket that she made using junk modelling materials. After making her rocket, she then was able to talk all about it, “This rocket flies all around school and children can ride on it like this, weeeeeeee, and it lands in space and we go on an adventure without our teachers even knowing about it. If you want it to come back you just shout COME DOWN and it lands in the class just like that”. 

I am very proud of this child’s imaginative creation!

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Playing and Exploring/Active Learning

Exploring Pumpkins

Today in our tuff tray we explored the insides of a pumpkin. Miss O’Malley carefully cut off the top of the pumpkin to form a lid and then and took it off, which revealed the slimy pulp and seeds inside! This sensory activity promoted lots of exploration around the pumpkin and opened up lots of opportunities for communication and language between the children.

C+L (S) 22-36/30-50

UW (TW) 22-36/30-50

Playing and Exploring