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Thank you to Noah and his family for their kind donation of toys to Nursery.
Today we looked at sorting them to see where we could use them in our classroom.
We had great fun categorising them.
The children worked quickly to sort them by types.
We sorted dinosaurs, animals, vehicles, soft toys and tools.
The children all helped to sort them and put them in their provision.
We had great fun learning the names of the objects and using our words to describe them and sort them by type.
The dinosaurs went down a storm! Here were lots of different kinds which added to the excitement!
Devon said "I can see some dinosaurs hiding! There is even a pterodactyl!"
"I know some of the dinosaurs names" said Lucas.
Rebekah had a great idea to turn the dinosaurs over and look under them to find out what they were called. "I'm looking for letters" she said.
Olivia "I've got a character!"
Jaxon "its Charlie Bear!"
Rebekah said "I've found Peppa Pig. It's going with the soft toys"
Bobby said that Peppa Pig was "a character and a soft toy" 👍
Tim's favourites were the vehicles. "I've got a train!"
"It's a police motorbike" said Oliver.
Casey-Lee selected another vehicle "I think it's a fire engine..."
Tim" no it's a taxi" another child pointed to it and said "I've got one of those!"
Where do we put the truck Noah?
"With the vehicles."
"You can put a car in it. It's a truck because it has a bit at the back to put things in."
Some ideas were challenged by Isaac as the rhino was placed with the dinosaurs.
"You've put that in he wrong one. It's a rhino, not a dinosaur!" He said!
There were some random pieces like a tape measure and a spirit level. However, Devon suggested we call these "tools" and put them in our construction area with the other items of this type.
What an excellent conversation starter. Who would have thought we could have got so much learning from emptying a bag of toys! Thank you so much!
Nursery are flexing their mathematical minds.
So many children could recognise these small amounts to 5 without counting them.
Try the video below...
This half term we will be using this classic text to investigate the lifecycle of a butterfly 🦋 and will be watching metamorphosis right before our very eyes.
You can keep up to date with the changes by looking at our Caterpillar 🐛 Diary which will be updated regularly.
Don't forget to download our half termly newsletter for more information...
As this half term comes to a close we have been thinking about Easter and the celebrations which take place. We have been thinking about why Easter is important to Christians. Maybe you could ask your child what they have learned and watch some of the videos below to reinforce this learning at home too.
We would like to wish you all a safe and happy break 🐣
We have explored the characters within the story and recreated them using new techniques, learning to tear paper and use this to collage. We have even begun to sound like the characters too - responding to the key refrains of the text in different voices! We love this story!
This topic has encouraged us to think about making healthy choices. Our roleplay area has become the healthy café and we took away the unhealthy foods from the cupboards and put them into the sin bin! Foods high in sugar have been swapped for healthier natural alternatives. This ties in wonderfully with the National Sugarsmart campaign.
This week we have been looking at alternative versions of the story and learned a really catchy song!
The children asked me to put some links to the youtube videos onto the website so they can show the people at home too! What a great idea!
We are so glad you've found our class page. Thank you for taking the time to explore it. We learn best through play and every week is packed full of exciting learning opportunities which are irresistible! At St John's we are very proud of our Early Years children.
In The Early Years Foundation Stage, the children follow a play-based curriculum that will provide them with the opportunities to
· Develop their confidence, independence and social interaction
· Encounter a range of new and exciting experiences, through the power of play
· Build upon the skills they have as they leave the home environment to start school
· Develop these skills as an individual
· Prepare for the next stage in their primary school education
Throughout the school day, the children will learn in a range of different ways. Through whole class focused group work, small group learning, adult-led activities, child-led activities and independent play.
Please find additional details about this academic year below.
If you would like any further information on The EYFS at St. John’s please do not hesitate to arrange a visit. We always enjoy welcoming new friends.
Timetable of useful information.
Mrs Knight in Nursery
|Thursday||Library book change|
|Friday||PE and Show & Tell|
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