The nursery and reception children had a fabulous Christmas themed Welly Wednesday today. They wrapped presents ready for Santa, made Christmas cards, elf masks, read Christmas stories and did some elf colouring. They also used their maths skills to complete a counting activity where they had to stick the correct number of pom poms on the Christmas tree. They had some yummy toast and hot chocolate and even had time to decorate a Christmas cookie!
Today in Welly Wednesday we learned about being kind to our friends by considering their feelings. Mrs Griffiths read us the story about ‘Hugless Douglas’, a little bear who is in need of a hug and goes on a journey to try and find one. We then discussed the best ways to help our friends feel happy. We made salt dough hearts, pictures of Douglas and played a game with bear feelings cards, where we had to match the correct emotion with the pictures of the bears. We counted and then finger painted the correct number of hearts and we also wrote kind words or drew kind pictures on post it notes and placed them on the tree in the yard.
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 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.
The nursery and reception children had a lot of fun today celebrating the end of term. They wore their party clothes, danced and played party games. Then we sat down to eat our delicious party food. We all had a fabulous time, even the ladies were dancing!
It was a lovely sunny day so we brought the beach to Pontlliw. The nursery and reception children had their very own beach party! We paddled in the paddling pool, built sand castles, made pretend ice creams and real ice cream sundaes that we could eat. Yum! It was such a fabulous day that even some of the school governors joined us!
The nursery and reception children had great fun this week learning all about air and wind. We learned that air is all around us but we can’t feel it unless it moves, so we tried to think of ways to make it move. We listened to the story of the three little pigs where the big bad wolf used his breath to huff and puff and blow the house down. We used our breath to huff and puff and blow paint, to make a lovely blow painting picture. We washed dolls clothes and hung them on the line for the wind to blow them dry. We used squeezy bottles to blow air into the water to see if it would make bubbles. We made blow tubes from cardboard tubes and tissue paper, that we could blow into to see the effect on the coloured paper; very pretty! We made cloud pictures from cotton wool balls and we even ran really fast around the yard to see if we could feel any movement in the air.
We had so many lovely Superworm activities planned that we had to have Superworm Wednesday Part 2! In the story there is a wicked wizard lizard that tries to capture Superworm so the children decided that they would like to make their very own wizard wands. Some of the children also made magic potions and wizard hats and their very own Superworm out of cheerios and a pipe cleaner.
The nursery class joined the reception children today and enjoyed a wonderful ‘Superworm Wednesday’. First of all Mrs Griffiths read a story about Superworm, the wriggly superhero. Then the children made some lovely long worms out of sticklebricks and lego. They threaded beads with Mrs Burder to see who could make the longest worm and played a Superworm board game with Mrs Coleman. They threaded pipe cleaner worms and looked for worms in the sand. The children then made a delicious edible mud pie and of course they had to make some superhero pants! All together now, “Superworm is super long! Superworm is super strong! See him wriggle, watch him squirm. Hip hip hooray for Superworm!