Squirrels FS1

Welcome back to all our returning families and a very warm welcome to all our new ones.

We have been settling in and making new friends.

 

  

The afternoon Red Squirrel Class                       The morning Grey Squirrel Class

 

We have been very busy already discovering some of the different things there are to do.

 

  Constructing in our sand pit.

  Discovering different ways of moving outside.  Sharing stories.

  Solving real Maths problems.

  Working together to build a long train track and share the trains.

It has been so hot, we have been enjoying our milk under the tree in the garden.

    

This term our topic has been 'Around The World'. We have had lots of fun learning interesting facts about different countries.

We have made a display to show lots of different things from all over the world. We have bangles from Pakistan, Indian coins, bank notes from Nepal, a bell from Switzerland, a hand woven basket from India and lots of photos of us in other countries.

 

We started our journey in Europe. Here we found out that in Italy there they have a leaning tower in Pisa, in France they have the Eiffel Tower and in England, we have Big Ben.

Using our bricks,we built our own models of  them.                                 

 

 

We also made delicious pizza following our plans for our favourite choice of toppings.

When we learnt about Asia, Sima came in to nursery and showed us how to make roti and read us a story in Urdu.

We have been learning all about the different kinds of wild animals there are in different countries in Africa. We had fun taking part in a wild animal hunt outside and acted out the story of Handa's surprise.

Today we had fun dancing to the music from Mexico. "It makes me feel happy," Sally told us.

 Next week we are going to learn all about Easter and make some of our own chocolate nests.

 

We have had great fun learning all about farms and telling the story of Farmer Duck in our assembly. The lazy farmer even wrote us a letter to ask if he could go back to his farm. We wrote replies to say he could if he helped the other animals with all of the work.

This week we had a trip to a farm, where we met lots of real animals we could stroke and feed.

We are coming to the end of the school year and wish all of the leaving Squirrel children every happiness and success in their new classes next year.

 

 

  In the Nursery, we participate in lots of exciting activities covering the seven areas of learning within the Early Years Foundation Stage. These areas of learning are:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication & Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design 

 

    We have been settling into class and learning through participating in lots of fun activities.  After having read Oliver's Vegetables we looked at real vegetables, drew them and thought about where they grow. We have looked at the different lengths of vegetables and put them in order from shortest to longest. Potato printing was fun and all the children had the opportunity to taste a fresh pineapple which some thought was "sweet", "juicy" and "yummy".

 

WOW STAR SQUIRRELS !!

We would like to hear about all the great things you do at home. Please collect a wow slip and let us know of any achievements your child makes at home. Bring it back to school and it can then be displayed on our 'Star Squirrels' board so we can celebrate their success.