Bird Feeders.

As part of our expedition of “What do stories tell us about Autumn?” The Nursery children have been thinking about wildlife and how the birds will feed as the weather changes. Nursery have made their own bird feeders using their fine motor skills, threading cereal onto pipe cleaners. We then hung them onto the trees and bushes around Nursery. During our Thoughtful Thursday Crew we have also examined bird seed and filled up see through bird feeders to hang in Nursery’s garden, so we can watch the birds feed.

Nursery are Crew!

Since the return to school nearly two weeks ago, Nursery have been working hard on becoming familiar with each other and staff, learning new routines and settling into school life – we have all done superbly well. However Nursery needed to learn what a Crew actually means, as it is their first time in school; we had to learn “What is a Crew?”

Through the modelling and explanation of our HOWL’s the children have discovered that we are all expected to Be Kind, Work Hard and Get Smart. Children have been building relationships with both staff and their crews through crew games and activities. Everyone tried hard to be collaborative and inclusive, working as a team, sharing and being kind to each other. We have learned how to form a Crew Circle using song, as that’s always a good way to make routines fun! Check out our Crew building activities:

We played “Fill Up the Bucket” where each Crew had to pass coloured balls, backwards along the line and place them in the bucket with their final crew member. The children loved this game and enjoyed racing to see which crew could empty their starting circles first. We also changed positions to allow children to adopt different roles in the game.

We brought in our own special soft toys from home and began to celebrate how we are all different and like different things. We told our crew members all about our toys and then played a game of “Bounce the Teddy” encouraging the children to pass their special toy on to a friend and understand that sharing is caring and to trust their crew mate with their treasured toy. The children really enjoyed this activity and did very well in sharing and understanding that their toy would be safe and looked after.

We finished our crew weeks with celebration parties from Mr Dan. He made us all feel good and laugh. The children loved his tricks and learnt how to spin a plate! We have had the most amazing two weeks and have enjoyed getting to know each other better. We are Crew!

National Read a Book Day

To celebrate National Read a Book day we had our very first Mystery Reader! Olivia’s Mummy came in and read The Paper Doll’s by Julia Donaldson – we absolutely loved joining in with the song! We already can’t wait to make our very own paper dolls in Crew tomorrow.

We can’t wait to find out who our mystery reader will be next Wednesday!

Mrs Parsons xx

Presentation of Learning

A huge thank you to everyone who attended the year two presentation of learning this afternoon. I was so proud of the children for leading the whole presentation themselves and to hear them so clearly articulate their learning was fantastic.

If you scroll down I have linked in the glossary and task if you would like the children to share their learning with other special people at home.

Don’t forget our recipe books and shopping products are available via parent pay to order.

We hope you enjoyed it too.

Mrs Parons xx

Boat building

As part of Nurseries on going investigations into our current expedition, ”Would you travel by wheels, wings or other things?” This week we are exploring boats. We began by reading the text “The Boy Who Sailed the World” by Julia Green. We have learned about lots of different types of vehicles that move on water including; sail boats, cruise ships, ferries, hovercrafts, submarines and canoes.

We have began to create our own boats from recycled pop bottles, with sails made from recycled paper, just like the boy in our story. The children have independently constructed their boats and secured the sails using play dough. They have then predicted whether their boat would float or sink?

Nursery then tested them in the water tray. Some of the boats floated, whilst others sank as they “tipped”. Some of the words the children used to describe why, they thought the boats had tipped were ; ”Sail is wonky”, ”it’s (sail) too big”, ”it’s not a right shape (sail)” and ”the play dough was too heavy and tipped it”. Great investigations, I’m looking forward to seeing more throughout the week!

P.s. Check out our flashing Torpedo’s too! They are great fun, they light up and glide through the water, lets hope they don’t blow up our boats!

Perfect Predictions

Following on from our picture puzzle this morning we made some predictions based on the front cover. I was blown away with everyones ideas and great effort with handwriting too!

Well done Class 5.

Mrs Parsons x

Celebration Crew

Another lovely celebration crew this morning. I was so impressed with the children who achieved awards this week for lots of different things – following HoWLs, being kind and lots of amazing phonics work going on! 

We also loved hearing what each class had been learning this week – thank you Barney D, Tayla G, Eric C, Ava W, Willow C and Myla A for sharing your learning so confidently. 

I wonder who we will be celebrating next term?

Mrs Parsons xx