Friday 22nd September 2017
We've had a brilliant busy week in Nursery this week. We started looking at the story 'Owl Babies' by exploring our families, linked to the owl family in the story. We looked at the family photos that children brought in to share and made paper doll families.
Next we explored the dark, like the dark woods that the owl babies are left in. We used torches to look carefully at pictures from the story and share ideas.
Children chose and used media and materials to create their own dark pictures in response to the words and pictures from the story.
We thought of words and phrases to describe the woods, and hung them on a tree branch. We felt twigs and bark, and crunchy leaves to help us think of ideas. I loved Niamh's phrase to describe the Autumn leaves; "Scrunchy like crisps!"
The children loved doing some cooking this week. We made fruits owl toast! The children carefully washed their hands, then spread chocolate spread all over a piece of toast. They used fruit to make the owl's features and of course the most fun part was eating it!
These girls created some owls in an open ended activity of their choice. They chose their own paint colours to mix to make brown, shapes they would need to make owl and materials such as leaves and cheerios to stick on for texture and pattern. Lovely work!
This week we've been enjoying daily music time, and children have had lots of fun joining in with words and actions. You might have heard them singing some new songs as home, such as 'Boogle Oogle Oogle' or 'Clickety Clack'!
Next week we will have our first Stay and Play session of the year. Parents and carers are invited to come to Nursery on the last Friday of each month at 11am, to take part in activities with your child.
Thank you for you support, have a lovely weekend!
Friday 15th September 2017
Welcome back to Mrs O'Malley's Friday News Round Up! Each week, I upload photographs and news from Nursery.
Over the past two weeks the children have been settling in - we've had our returning children who have 'hit the ground running' on the first day back, showing us their fantastic skills, and our brand new children who have been getting used to their new environment.
Here are some photographs of some of the fun things we've been up to since starting back this term.
Next week we have the school photographer coming to take individual and sibling pictures of the children on Friday 22nd September.
As part of our topic 'All About Me', we would like to collect a family photo from each of the children, to use in activities, to talk about and for display. This could include brothers and sisters, parents, grandparents- however you would like to interpret 'FAMILY' for your child. Could you please either upload a family picture on tapestry or send one in to Nursery with your child. If you send a physical copy, I will colour photocopy it and send the original home again.
Have a lovely weekend,
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