Nursery Blog – Autumn 2 – 2023-2024

Week 4 – Tree

This week we have enjoyed exploring the text “Tree”, the children have enjoyed painting trees thinking about the colours based on the season. We have used our critical thinking to make a tree using Lego in the construction area. We have also looked at the artists Andy Goldsworthy and Jackson Pollock – we used paint to splash to recreate Pollocks splatter paintings. Some of the children enjoyed looking at Andy Goldsworthy’s autumn themed art and recreated the patterns using the autumn coloured leaves. We have loved using the natural materials to create patterns. Outside we have enjoyed building our own obstacle courses and we took part in a bike ride for Chaucer 120. 

Week 3 – Remembrance Day

This week the children have been learning all about Remembrance Day. We enjoyed exploring the text “Where the Poppies now grow” looking at the lives of Ben and Ray. The children painted and created our own wreath and later in the week we walked to the park to lay it at the cenotaph. When we returned the children enjoyed making a replica of the cenotaph in the construction area. The children loved learning about the medals Ben and Ray wore at the end of the text. We then had the opportunity to look at Mrs Gough’s grandads army medals, we were very excited to go and create our own medals after this in the mark making area. Outside this week we have enjoyed mark making again with the chalk creating our own poppies. In maths this week we have enjoyed learning about the number 2 and we created a number 2 shop where we bought 2 things that were on our number 2 shopping list. 

Week 2 – Diwali

This week we have looked at Diwali in nursery. The children have loved learning about the festival of light. We have enjoyed using clay to make our own Diya lamps. We have created Rangoli patterns using art materials and loose parts. We later used the loose parts to create fireworks to celebrate the festival and used the chalk outside to mark make the firework patterns then used our imagination to become fireworks making the different firework sounds. We have enjoyed our forest school session – we created fireworks and Rangoli patterns using the natural materials – we even noticed a pattern on the floor. The children have enjoyed learning all about India – we found the Taj Mahal on our globe and “flew” on google maps to India – we then enjoyed dancing the the Bollywood music. We have enjoyed learning about healthy foods in our food session, learning the difference between a fruit and a vegetable. We then used our senses to explore the food. It has been an incredibly busy week again. Well done Little Puffins!

Week 1 – Halloween 

Nursery have had an incredible week exploring Halloween – we have developed our fine motor skills and used tweezers to collect Halloween pasta from the spiders web then created repeating patterns using it. We loved our visit to Cobble Hey Farm & Gardens to collect pumpkins, plant our own acorns into recycled pots that we made ourselves using newspaper and explore the farm. We then returned to nursery and made our own soup using the pumpkins and loved trying it. Later we created our own maps of the journey the pumpkin made from the farm to our table. We have enjoyed exploring the pumpkins with using our 5 senses and then painting some of the pumpkins and making our own pumpkin biscuits. We have had a fantastic week. In maths we have enjoyed exploring the number 1 – creating number 1 flapjacks using 1 scoop of each ingredient, making number 1 scenes with the playdough and going on a number 1 hunt around our classroom. We have developed our vocabulary talking about what a pumpkin is like. Well done Little Puffins!