Carle Class ( Nursery - 2021/22)
Hello and welcome to Carle class. Mrs Conway is currently on maternity leave so I am delighted to be teaching Nursery alongside Mrs Yule. We look forward to working with both parents and children throughout the year and sharing our fantastic experiences together.
Children will take home a book every Friday to share at home. Enjoy sharing the book together, look at the front cover, what is the title? who is the author? As you share the book, encourage your child to turn the pages and talk together about what you can see and what is happening using the pictures as prompts. Reading and sharing books will help towards your child's learning and development, as well as building foundations for later reading and writing. Please return the book by the following Wednesday.
During the year we will also be looking at books written by Eric Carle, this is our class name. He has written some lovely books such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar. If you would like to listen to his stories at home you can find these on YouTube.
Knowledge Organiser and Literacy Focus
Each half term children will bring home a knowledge organiser and literacy focus sheet. The literacy focus sheet contain information about the books we are reading we are covering in class and we ask that you also read and discuss these books with your children at home. The knowledge organiser lets you know the key vocabulary we are using linked to our topic and we ask that you use this language with your children at home too, they also contain links to videos, books and poems that support the topics we are covering.
Talk Talk task
Children will receive a 'talk talk' sheet every half term. This will consist of a weekly question that you can discuss as a family. Please write down anything your child says and bring it back into school once completed so we can enjoy a lovely circle time together sharing our thoughts and ideas.
If you have any questions please come in at the start or end of our nursery sessions. There is also a parent information board in class which you can find further information.
Welcome to Our Classroom
Here are some picture of the things we like to do in class.
This term we our learning about ourselves, our families and the communities we are part of. We have enjoyed making friends and discovering that although we are all the same we are also all unique and special. We are enjoying learning about each others families, our different cultures and our likes and dislikes.
Every week we do Dough Disco and Wriggle Jiggle which we all love. We get to dance to music and have fun with our friends whilst developing our gross motor skills and our fine motor skills. We also learn to concentrate on two things at once as we have to listen to instructions and move at the same time.
This term we are learning about celebrations. We will look at different celebrations within our families and around the world including Bonfire Night, Diwali and Hanukkah.
Week 1 - 1/11/21
This week we learned about Bonfire Night and Diwali. We made a bonfire, ate chocolate fruit and marshmallows and drank hot chocolate. We also found out about Diwali and created mehndi patterns.
Week 2 - 8/11/21
This week we learned about Remembrance Day as well exploring ways to compare objects. Our favourite was comparing the size of containers using water to measure their capacity and predicting which held more or less.
Week 3 - 15/11/21
This week we took part in Nursery Rhyme Week, we learned five new Nursery Rhymes and enjoyed making things linked to them like spiders and bobbins and using the instruments as we sang both inside and out. We also took part in Anti-Bullying week. We learned how we can be kind and look after each other and on Friday as part of Children in Need and to finish our being kind activities we made Pudsey biscuits and shared them at snack time.
Week 4 - 22/11/21
This week we made a kindness heart to show how all all work together and look after each other, we celebrate together and we help each other on when we are sad. We also saw Ice for the first time and went outside to investigate. We loved feeling it to see how cold, slippy and crunch it was. We also used our hands and feet to create marks and patterns in the ice, we then realised we could see our breath as we breathed out.
Week 5 - 29/11/21
This week we learned about Hanukkah, we cut out candles to place on the menorah. Then we began to celebrate Christmas by putting up our Christmas Tree and have our first day of Elf School. We enjoyed putting the baubles, tinsel and beads on the trees and looking at all the different colours. Miss Williams put the lights on and we were very excited when they got switched on.
Week 6 - 6/12/21
This week we made snow dough using cornflour and washing up liquid, decorated baubles using a variety of materials and wrapped presents in Santa's Workshop. We also competed in the Santa Dash on our main yard and had lots of fun cheering our friends on before we did our race.
Week 7 - 13/12/21
This week we made snow gloop using cornflour and water, when we pushed it the gloop was hard when we gently placed our hands on it they sank as the mix was gloopy. We also made snowman cards, created an obstacle course, wrote letters to Santa, decorated Christmas pictures and made Christmas biscuits.
Week 8 - 20/12/21
This week we had lots of fun preparing for Christmas making reindeer food, 2022 calendars, playing in 'snow' and having our class Christmas party.
This term we are learning about people who help us and staying safe.
Week 1&2 - 5/1/22 & 10/1/22
Week 3 - 17/1/22
Week 4 - 24/1/22
Week 5 - 31/1/22
Week 6 - 7/2/22
This term we are learning about the farm and animal lifecycles.
Week 1 - 21/2/22
Week 2 - 28/2/22
Week 3 - 7/3/22
Week 4 - 14/3/22
Week 5 - 21/3/22
Week 6 - 28/3/22
This term we are learning about growing, we will be looking at how plants grow.
Week 1 - 18/4/22
Week 2 - 25/4/22