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This half term we have really enjoyed looking at celebrations. We have thought about our birthdays, Christmas, Bonfire Night, Diwali, Remembrance day and much more. The children have been really engaged and have enjoyed exploring this topic and finding out about festivals and celebrations that they hadn’t previously known about.
We also really enjoyed learning about Nursery rhymes during ‘Nursery rhyme week’. Over the 2 weeks we learnt about ‘5 Little Speckled frogs’, ‘5 Currant buns’, ‘Little Bo Peep’, ‘Down in the jungle’, ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’, ‘Incy Wincy Spider’, ‘Row Row Row Your Boat’, ‘Hickory Dickory Dock’, ‘Humpty Dumpty’ and ‘Two Little Dickie Birds’.
In literacy, some children have been learning how to write their name or labels for pictures. Other children have begun to give meanings to the marks they have drawn and painted. In Mathematics, some children are learning to associate correct quantities with the corresponding numerals and other children are beginning to count in a sequence. We have also been learning about the vocabulary to describe size and length. We have begun to learn the names of 2D shapes, too!
In our prime areas, we are beginning to developing our independence with our toileting and hygiene. We are learning to wash our hands, use the toilet and learning how to put our own socks and shoes on. We are learning new vocabulary all the time and we are beginning to use these new words in our play. We have had lots of fun making friends with the children who started Nursery in September, building our confidence in new situations and we are beginning to learn how to share.
We began our nativity rehearsals after the half term and we have learnt a lot of new songs and alongside those songs, we have introduced Makaton to support communication. The children have loved learning the Christmas story and are really enjoying rehearsing in the hall with Reception!
We are so looking forward to performing our nativity on the 18th of December at 9:30 and 2pm.