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4 June 2024

Making pictures using 2D shapes

We worked on our spatial reasoning by using 2D shapes to create a picture. We selected, rotated and manipulated shapes to ensure they were in the correct position and orientation when creating a desired image. 

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24 May 2024

Making gingerbread men!

We had lots of fun making gingerbread men using the ingredients we bought from Lidl. We carefully measured out the ingredients before mixing them together and rolling the mixture. We then used a cutter to cut out our gingerbread men shapes and baked the gingerbread men in the oven for 20 minutes.…

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9 May 2024

Habitats on the Farm

We used our fine motor skills to cut around different animals. We then talked about where they live on the farm based on their needs and preferences. For example cows love to eat grass so we know they lived in a field. We discussed together if we were unsure of some animals homes to remind…

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8 May 2024

Rhyme Time!

We began with creating sounds through body percussion and showing Miss Mayer how well we could listen and copy the actions/sounds. We then incorporated the instruments playing slow, fast, loud and quiet. The children were super and listening and then repeating my rhythm. 
 

We then looked at…

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7 May 2024

Old Mac Donald had a Farm

We sang the song ‘Old Mc Donald had a farm’. We identified all of the different animals on a farm and the sounds they make. We then looked through the story at different sounds, places and people on the farm. We found tractors, ponds, farmers, and scarecrows. 
We then enjoyed changing the lyrics…

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3 May 2024

Stay and Play with Nursery

Thank you so much to everybody who attended the play and stay sessions. It was lovely to show you around our classroom and share our learning about the farm with you. I know the children had so much fun decorating animals, showing you their favourite areas and making memories with you. 

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26 April 2024

Building a bridge for the Three Billy Goats

We worked in teams and used materials including paper cups, lollipop sticks and straws to construct a bridge for the Three Billy Goats. Our objective was to build a bridge that would enable the Three Billy Goats to cross the river and reach the fresh, green grass on the other side! We enjoyed…

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26 April 2024

Developing Fine Motor Skills

This week we have been focusing on developing our fine motor skills. It is important we are constantly exercising our fingers to develop strength in preparation for holding pencils to draw and begin forming letters.

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24 April 2024

Forest School Fun

We have had an amazing time at forest school. We took part in a variety of activities to help us understand and care for animals and living things in our environment. We explored natural materials and used them to express our ideas and thoughts through art. 

We took part in mud painting, leaf…

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19 April 2024

Creating the Three Little Pigs' houses using different materials

We used different materials from the story 'The Three Little Pigs' to create our own houses. We used our knowledge of the story to collage the three houses built by the Three Little Pigs - straw, sticks and bricks. After creating our artwork, we enjoyed discussing the suitability of each material…

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19 April 2024

Junk Modelling!

We love junk modelling! We thought about what we would like to build and then independently chose our resources. We thought about where and how to stick them, what shapes may represent my model and enjoyed describing them to our friends. 
We had lots of different models such as rockets, cars,…

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19 April 2024

2D Shapes and their Properties

This week in maths we have used the play dough to make different 2D shapes. We are super confident with their names and we were able to discuss some of their properties. We focused on using words such as ‘curved and straight’. The children could recall how many sides and corners the shapes had and…

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