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Autumn Term

Welcome to Nursery T! We have had a very busy term up to now, exploring our new classrooms, making new friends and learning about school life. Mrs Toher is very proud of how we have settled into our Nursery class and how independent we are becoming. 

 

Our first topic has been nursery rhymes and we have enjoyed singing and dancing together on the carpet. We love to sing action songs and rhymes and whilst we still enjoy the traditional versions, we have been learning different versions of Baa Baa Black Sheep, Twinkle Twinkle and Incy Wincy Spider - ask me to sing them to you!

 

Twinkle twinkle chocolate bar, my dad drives a rusty car!

Turn the engine, pull the choke - off we go in a puff of smoke.

Twinkle twinkle chocolate bar, my dad drives a rusty car.

 

Baa baa white sheep have you any wool

Yes sir, yes sir, three needles full.

One to mend my trousers and one to mend my top

And one to mend the great big hole in Daddy's stinky sock!

 

Incy Wincy Spider, climbing up the tree

Along came the snow and made the spider FREEZE (stand still)

Out came the sunshine and melted all the snow,

So Incy Wincy Spider could have another go!

 

We love to read stories together and join in with our favourite parts. We like to read the same ones sometimes so that we become really familiar with the stories - this will help us later on as we get older and begin to write our own stories. Our favourite stories are The Gingerbread Man, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs and Jack and the Beanstalk. We like to talk about the pictures and explain how the characters might be feeling.

 

Here is a short film about one of our favourite stories;

 

 

Three Little Pigs - Debbie and Friends

A fun way for us to re-tell one of our favourite stories!

We are becoming more and more independent with each day! In the winter months that are coming, it is important that we can find our own coat and wellies and try to put on our wet weather clothes so that we can enjoy the outdoor classroom. You can practise with us at home and encourage us to get undressed ready for bedtime and put on our own uniform and shoes in the morning. The quicker we master this, the more fun we can have outside with our friends!

We love to sing this song together as it reminds us what we need to wear on a cold day in school.

Put On Your Shoes | Clothing Song for Kids

We love to explore all the areas of our classroom and especially like to

  • sing and dance
  • get messy in the craft area
  • investigate the water and sand whilst we practise our maths
  • read stories in the library
  • enjoy building our muscles on the climbing equipment
  • practise our fine motor skills with the play-dough
  • make believe and use our imagination in the role play areas 

This half term we will be learning about food and exploring lots of different tastes and textures. This ties in nicely with us now staying for lunch and becoming more independent at meal times, and sharing our likes and dislikes. 

 

We will be using our favourite stories to help us and these include Handa's Surprise and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We will taste lots of new and interesting foods including mango, pickles, salami and guava, as well as more familiar fruits such as bananas, chocolate cake and pineapple. We love to cook and so will be making fruit smoothies, pizzas, cupcakes and sandwiches. Maybe when we go to the shops together you can let me help with the shopping, recognising the different fruits and vegetables and following your instructions. Remember to talk to me about how heavy and light things are (for example potatoes and grapes), what shapes we can see in different foods (circles in cakes, triangles in sandwiches) and what is healthy and what we should only eat as a treat! 

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