Nursery Blog

Fantastic Friday!

Welcome back to Fantastic Friday where we showcase the amazing work and play done in the nursery each week! This week at nursery we have been continuing to discuss summer, the creatures we might find at the beach and we were inspired to explore pirates as well! We made some beautiful beach paintings in art, using rollers to examine the textures we might find on the beach. We also created our own sea creatures and discussed their patterns, shapes and different habitats. We designed our own treasure maps and talked about what obstacles we would have to navigate to get to the treasure. We also discussed the different patterns on shells and what creatures might use them.

We enjoyed playing a summer matching game and talked about the different things we might use on holiday and in the sun. We enjoyed finding and hiding treasure in our sand pit and we helped to bake some delicious fish shaped biscuits for snack. We are still very engaged with our small world castles and have come up with some amazingly detailed stories in our games!

Some of the children were asking to watch gymnastics videos on the smart board and this inspired some beautiful, impressive gymnastic dance routines! We also practised some more elaborate gymnastics like rolls and handstands in our soft play room. We have been doing some brilliant construction in the brick area and have been problem solving how to make our buildings sturdier. We have been reading lots of beach and sea life stories and have been learning about words that rhyme. We have played some fun listening games, trying to identify environmental and animal sounds. We have enjoyed some sunny weather in the garden; riding our bikes, making meals in the mud kitchen, showing off our climbing and balancing skills and blowing bubbles.

We hope you have a great weekend and would love to see some pictures of what you get up to on your Learning Journals! 😄