The nursery children have been exploring types of transport with their small world play. They have been listening to the books, "Bear on a Bike, Mr Gumpy's Outing and The Train Ride." They have been using vehicles and wheels in mud and paint to print and make marks. Outdoors the children have been pushing tyres and using them with steering wheels and bricks to construct and play imaginatively.
The children have been really interested to look at Chinese artefacts and hear about Chinese New Year. They have used lots of different fine motor skills and tools this week while making Chinese food, lanterns, dragons and lions.
The nursery children have been taking part in BBC Bird Watch. They have been learning to recognise and name different birds. They practised by hunting for pictures of birds around the nursery playground and making marks on the chart. We have lots of birds visiting the nursery as we have been feeding them for a few weeks. The children have enjoyed watching them especially the tame Robin and the two pigeons that live in the big tree.
The children were excited to help decorate the nursery Christmas tree. They have been playing imaginatively dressing up and filling the gift bags with toys and travelling around the nursery. They have also enjoyed sensory play with the polar bears, trays of salt, fluffy snow and wintery playdough. The children have started to become familiar with the characters from The Christmas Story through small world play.
The children have been sharing the story "Owl Babies." We made owls from shapes and practised drawing an owl at group time. We then drew all the owls from the story. The children were amazing at talking about what happens in the book and drawing a big mummy owl and the smaller babies.
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