We have looked for signs of Winter. We have explored colours that make us feel cold. After a frosty night we shared the story of Jack Frost. We learned all about frost and ice. We filled our tuft spot outside with water and waited for it to freeze. Jase checked everyday to see if it had frozen! We were all very excited when we found that it had. We made our own ice! We explored making it in different shaped containers and the waited to see which shape melted the fastest. We made an ice picture with things collected from our forest. Lots of us have been using great scientific language while learning about the ice.
Making Our Own Bird Feeders
In Winter, we learned that the birds find it difficult to get food from the ground, especially when it is frosty and the ground is hard. We made our own bird cakes that we are going to hang in our forest for the birds. Maybe you can make your own at home for your garden.
WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT!
This week in nursery we have loved the story by Michael Rosen. We have acted out the actions, added sounds to the pictures, made our own bear hunt (PE) and even did some bear hunt yoga (Cosmic Kids).
You can find the author retelling the story on You Tube!
This week we have explored lots of animals through the stories 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?' and 'Polar Bear, Polar Bear what do you hear?' by Bill Martin Jr/ Eric Carle. We also learned about using our eyes to 'see' the different colours and our ears to 'hear' the sounds of the animals. We were very interested in this! We used the internet to hear a flamingo fluting and the lion roaring and lots of the other animals from the story.
We made our imagination area into 'The Explorers Den'.
Robyn - "They go looking for things!"
Freddie - "They might need a camera to take photos of the animals."
Jase - "They will need binoculars."
We used the explorers equipment to go animal spotting. We put a 'X' beside the animal when we found it! It was great fun!
The Tiger Who Came To Tea
We were very surprised to have a tiger visit our nursery! We have looked at lots of other 'wild animals', the patterns on their fur and how to identify them by their paw prints!
On Friday we held our own tea party which the tiger came to but we were very pleased that he didn't eat all the food and drank all the tea!
Hooray the snow arrived in South Shields and we were all very excited! We have had lots of fun in the snow all week!
Who Sank The Boat?
We investigated which objects would 'float or sink'. We also thought about why they might do this. We had some very good guesses!
"The pebble is heavy." Freddie
"The spoon is metal." Tino
"The stick floats like stick man!" Olivia
Chinese New Year - The Year of the Ox
We have been learning that the Chinese people will be celebrating their New Year! 2021 will be the Year of the Ox!
We shared the story of how the years were named after the animals competing in a race! The rat was the cleverest and he won the race so the first year was named after him. The other years were named in order that the animals completed the race. We watched a dragon dance and made our own dragon masks. We made them swoop and move up and down to the music!
We have been learning that as part of the Chinese celebrations the people clean their houses to 'brush away bad fortune' and decorate their houses with lanterns and red and gold decorations to bring them 'Good Luck'. We cooked and ate Chinese food in our nursery! KUNG HEY FAT CHOY(Happy New Year)
“We walk in the footsteps of Jesus so that we may have life in all its fullness”