This week at Nursery we have been having lots of fun outside. On Monday everyone went on a Listening Walk – we cleaned out our ears and walked up to the playing field and listened to the sounds around us. Amongst other noises, the children pointed out the sounds of birds, cars and a chainsaw (in an adjacent garden!). As well as listening to the different sounds around us and what they might be, we spotted birds, squirrels, nests and aeroplanes up in the sky. In Child Initiated Learning there has been the option of being builders outside with hats and tool boxes – we’ve had some very busy workmen and a couple of workmen working in a team told us the house would take ‘two weeks to fix’!
We have also been learning about Diwali this week and have made our own Diyas. We mixed up the salt-dough together, shaped them and once they were cooked and dry we painted them and decorated them with bright jewels – The Nursery team thought they looked amazing, we hope you do too! You can ask and see what the children remember about the Festival and how we made the salt-dough. We have really been working on our listening skills this week.
On Friday we loved seeing the children in their sports kits for Children in Need. In keeping with learning about Diwali this week we did some amazing Bhangra dancing (several times over the day!). We watched and learnt how to do some steps individually and then dancing along to the music – what energetic children there were!
Until next time, do good looking for adventures, clean your ears out for good listening and turn your noggins (brains) on for good learning.
Take care and stay safe,
Mrs Howe, Mrs Bain, Mrs Mitzman, Mrs Hill and Mrs Bence