Another busy week in Nursery! This week we have been playing a lot of listening games, we’ve listened out for the sounds of a lawnmower, a drill, keys turning in the lock to name a few. These games are abundant on YouTube, just type in listening games for early years and choose one that appeals. The whole family can play along.
We’ve been busy sorting a lot of different objects such as apples and bananas and matching them to the letter sounds, sorting colours and shapes. We’ve also been looking at the number 3. Active maths is getting very exciting. We’ve added shoulder shrugs to our repertoire and children are using language to tell us that if we did only 2 of an activity we wouldn’t have enough and if we did 4 we’d have too many!
We discussed empathy and used We’re Going on a Bear Hunt to illustrate that feeling. The bear looked very sad as he walked away and we discussed how the bear was feeling. Children were quick to say that he was feeling sad because he didn’t have anyone to play with. There was one interesting comment that put smiles on the adults faces – someone suggested that the Bear was sad because he couldn’t eat anyone! It was coming up to lunchtime so a hungry tummy may have been influenced the viewpoint. There was a lot of lovely discussion about making friends and making sure that we look after everyone in our class, not just our immediate friends.
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