It was Elmer day in Welly Wednesday today. Elmer is a colourful patchwork elephant who discovers that it is good to be different. We listened to the story about Elmer, then we went outside to participate in a range of colourful activities. We made a patchwork pattern out of stickle bricks and blocks and even made a patchwork pattern out of biscuits and icing! We used our fine motor skills to stretch colourful elastic bands to see how many we could fit on a pinecone. We sponge painted Elmer pictures and we even painted bubble wrap and jumped on it to burst the bubbles and watch the paint splatter. What fun!
The nursery children practised their fine motor skills today. Our special sound of the week is ‘p’, so they used pegs to pick up pom-poms and dipped them in paint. They then used the pom-poms to print on the letter p. Well done nursery. Gwaith da!
The children had another fun filled day in nursery. They played in the home corner, practised their cutting skills, played with the doll’s house and in the sand. They practised their counting skills in the maths area, and as our special sound of the week was ‘i’, they even made Incy Wincy Spider out of a chocolate muffin and some pretzels. The children were really proud of their super scary spiders.
What a wet and windy Wednesday it was today, so we had to do some of our activities indoors. We went on a walk in our nature area to collect some sticks, acorns and leaves, and we used the sticks when we made our salt dough hedgehogs. We also made some fabulous playdough faces on pumpkins and matched the correct number of sticks on the Stick man pictures. We did some super Stick man puzzles and looked for sticks in the sand.
The nursery and reception children had a super Welly Wednesday full of ‘Stick Man’ activities. Firstly the nursery children joined reception to hear the Stick man story, then they all went outside for some fabulous Stick man themed activities.
The nursery children had fun today. They started the morning by doing a little bit of dancing to wake themselves up, then they went outside to look for some cheeky little teddy bears that we had hidden in the yard. When the children used brushes to brush away the glittery sand on the tuff tray, there they were, lots of colourful little teddies! We even had time to make some delicious ‘teddy toast’ with bananas and raisins. What a treat!
The nursery class had lots of fun learning about their special sound this week. The special sound was ‘s’ so they sprinkled sand to make an s shape. They used the interactive whiteboard and the iPads to practise the correct formation of the letter and they rolled playdough into sausages and snipped them with scissors. They also made some super sandwiches. Lovely!
The nursery and reception children thoroughly enjoyed their first Welly Wednesday of the new school year. They listened to the story, ” We’re going on a Bear Hunt!” then they acted out all of the parts. They pretended to go through the swishy, swashy grass, and squelch, squerch in the mud and then they splash, sploshed through the river. Then they all went outside and had great fun! We even had squash and biscuits with our teddy bears.
As part of our topic, “Out of this World!” the nursery children are learning all about space rockets, so we decided to make our own rocket out of cardboard and a lot of sellotape. The children used their fine motor skills to make astronaut tools out of nuts and bolts, then they decorated their rocket and Mrs Lewis and Mrs Rees helped them to assemble it. The children were very proud of the end result. We even made some chocolate moon rocks, yum!