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We have been having lots of fun celebrating Chinese New Year. We all tasted traditional Chinese food such as prawn crackers, noodles and fortune cookies. Some of the children were very keen to use the chopsticks. This year is the Chinese new year of the pig and while listening to Chinese music, all the children used the pink play dough to make a model of a pig using a variety of resources. During storytime children heard the traditional story of how the order of the animals was decided.
During our maths development we used 2D shapes to create our own representations of Chinese dragons. Hope you enjoy the photos below.
Snow fun has certainly arrived at Denton West End Nursery! Today the children had a great time exploring the nursery garden with the buckets and spades. They made little snowmen and snowcastles. We talked about the sound our boots made when we walked on the snow and what it felt like to hold snow in our hands.
In the afternoon, we all went on the big field. We enjoyed climbing on the large snowballs the older children had made and finding parts of the field that no-one had walked on.
What a fantastic festive season we have had. The children have enjoyed making Christmas cards, Christmas wreaths by threading ribbons, making bird friendly reindeer food and of course having a Christmas party and meeting Father Christmas.
I would like to say a very big well done to all the Nursery children, who did a great job singing and dancing in the Christmas nativity show.
28th November 2018
Today we went on our Christmas post office walk. We all got wrapped up in our hats, scarves and wellingtons. We went to buy a stamp for our Father Christmas Letters. The lady at the post office was very kind and helped us to weigh our envelope and count out our money. Once the stamp was stuck on the envelope, we posted it the post box.
When we returned to Nursery, we had a little surprise. A little Christmas elf brought us all some hot chocolate and a slice of toast for our snack. We were all very excited and had lots of conversations about our trip.
A big thank you to all the parents that helped walk the children to the post office. It was much appreciated!
This month we having learning about Diwali, the festival of light. We have been reading and listening to the story of Rama and Sita and we have been creating rangoli patterns with rice and coloured sand. We also looked at henna patterns on photographs and then drew round our hands and created our own henna patterns. We had lots of discussion time about how our friends and families celebrate special times within the year.
This week, we have been exploring space as part of our whole school science week. We have had lots of fun counting moon rocks, creating our own aliens in the galaxy playdough, using 3D shapes to make our own rockets and we used our imagination when playing with our new space rocket. We particularly enjoyed listening to stories about space and singing one of our favourite songs 'Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer'. We were fascinated to watch a real space shuttle take off and find out how astronauts move around on the international space station.
Our Term in Nursery
The nursery children have finally started their journey through the foundation stage and what a fantastic couple of weeks they have all had. All the children have settled in very well and have been very busy. We have been choosing within the new classroom and exploring the outside area. Well done everyone!