Welcome back to Fantastic Friday, where we showcase the amazing work and play done in the nursery each week. This week has seen the start of Winter and the beginning of us talking about Christmas. First, however, we celebrated a birthday by baking a cake and singing. We discussed how it was icy in the morning and other types of Winter weather and how to keep warm – the children decided hats, scarves and gloves could help us all in the winter months!
The children have also been exploring the magnets, going around the room to see what sticks and what doesn’t. They were surprised to find the fish in the bubble lamp were magnetic! We talked about the force of magnets and how they can push and pull objects depending on what they are made of. They also have been sorting the animal counters into size and colour independently.
We have added new resources to our cosy corner, including cushions and bubble lamps. It’s a very nice area for relaxing and reading books. In the sand, some of the children were able to write their name with their finger and asking how to draw different letters. This is a great way to develop fine motor skills and early writing skills.
In art, we have continued the theme of light/dark and road safety by creating silhouette pictures and painting road signs. Toward the end of the week we were excited to put up our Christmas tree and decorate it, as well as dancing to Christmas music!
Upstairs in the terrific two’s we have been continuing to look at and talk about winter. We have also started to talk about Christmas and some of our friends helped to decorate the Christmas trees. We experimented with ice cubes in the water tray, seeing how long it would take to melt. In the art area we made ice paints with some lolly pop sticks which we used to create our own icy pictures.
If you have any spare boxes of tissues please can you bring them into nursery as this would be greatly appreciated. We hope you have a lovely weekend, please post the fun you have on the Learning Journals.