Friday again and it’s been another great week in Nursery. We continued developing our understanding of the world by going on our Autumn walk this week. We even found a very lonely caterpillar hiding outside of Reception which provided us with the opportunity to talk about taking care of all of God’s creatures, however small.
The children all love being outside and we don’t want anything to hold them back from exploring so please ensure you have sent in a pair of wellies to keep at school. We will be out rain or shine! May I take the opportunity to remind you that there will be days when your child comes home covered in paint and or mud. We encourage and remind them to roll up their sleeves but there will be days that they are just too excited and forget. This is the whole reason we have a track suit based uniform. We want them to explore and get dirty because that means they have had a great day’s learning! No one minds if there is a stain or two (or three!) so don’t worry!
We had lots of fun ‘rescuing dinosaurs’ from the foam this week using tweezers. The children loved exploring the texture of the foam and trying to use the tweezers in order to develop their fine motor skills. We also made bead necklaces threading wooden beads onto string, another fine motor activity. All of these activities will help your child get ready to write.We have been practising our pencil grip and cutting skills this week too. Please do encourage your child to cut and colour in at home.Both are vital skills and help children to work those fine motor muscles!
We had a great today re-enacting the story of Handa’s Surprise and talking about Africa as part of Black History week.See if they can retell the story for you!They also made masks of some of the African animals so they could use these to role-play the story.
The children started self registration this week. Every morning the children have to find their names and photo then pop them into the postbox. Eventually their photos will be removed to enable children to recognise and ‘read’ their own names. This linked nicely with our R.E. lesson this week as we discussed the importance of having a name and understanding that we are all precious.
It is parents’ evening next week so please do ensure you have booked a time slot via Parentmail. Mrs Gilliam and I look forward to seeing you all next week.
Have a great weekend
Mrs Carpineta and Mrs Gilliam.