It has been wonderful to share all of our learning about 'Do dragons exist?' with our parents this week in our parent assembly. We told our family all about being knighted as "knights of Nursery" and how we promised to follow the knights code. It also gave us an opportunity to show our amazing clay dragons, sock puppets and knights shields. We performed a dragon dance and sang all about dragons too. We think our parents loved it.
On Wednesday we had a fantastic time with our grown ups at our 'Knights and princess' themed parent session. We all looked amazing dressed as knights and princess.
During our parent session we created our very own knights sword by cutting out a cardboard sword and covering it with foil. We added gems and other decortaions to make them unique.
Out came the glitter and sequins to decorate our princess hats and with added gems to a cup to create a goblet fit for many knight or princess! We used recycled tube to create our very own castles.
It was lots of fun sharing these activities with our adults and we can't wait to share more of our learning with you next week at our parent assembly.
It has been a very busy week in Nursery again. We have enjoyed creating our Mother's Day cards and poems for Sunday but we can't show you what we have been doing as it will spoil the surprise! We hope you love them though as we loved creating them.
Outside we we have enjoyed our new vehicles that Mrs a blakemore has bought us. We have a fork lift for the construction site and have been pretending to be a racing driver in our new go-kart. Watch out.... we're speedy fast!
In maths this week we have been recognising numbers 0 to 10 and then we have tried very hard to count the corresponding number of counters. Some of us have even used the counters to help us find 1 more than our chosen number.
We have had lots of fun in Write Dance this week. We have practised our scrambling in rainbow rice, shaving foam, sand and on paper using chunky crayons. We then went outside and used chalk to scramble the actions to our story.
This week we have been busy preparing to be a knight by making our own shields. We have practised our scissors skills again by cutting out our favourite picture to stick on our shield. We could make our shield shiny like silver by covering it in foil. We used the foil to make a strong edge around the shield to make sure we would be safe from the dragons! What do you think of our shields?
We agreed to follow the knight codes which says,
"Knights of Nursery should
always tell the truth
be kind to each other"
After promising to uphold the code we were knighted by Mrs Blakemore.
It has been another busy week full of fun and lots of learning. In maths we have been practsing recognising numbers and counting the corresponding amount of coins into the jars. In phonics this week we have learnt the sound 'a' and we have even practised writing it by saying the little phrase, "around the apple and down the leaf". We have enjoyed sharing books in our reading area and created familiar roles in the home corner.
This week we have turned a boring sock into a dragon puppet. It was lots of fun but also a little tricky cutting out the funky foam. We are really pleased with the finish products though. Take a look and tell us what you think.
On Tuesday we celebrated Shrove Tuesday by making pancakes. We used flour, eggs, milk and sugar to make the mixture and then Mrs Blakemore fried them in the pan. Mrs Blakemore had to flip the pancakes to make sure they were cooked on the other side. After they were all cooked we added our chosen topping. We had golden syrup, strawberry or chocolate sauce. They were delicious.
Today we went to Church for a special Ash Wednesday service, which marks the beginning of Lent. It gave us time to think about the things we are sorry for and think about how we can be better. We sang songs and prayed to God.
On Thursday we celebrated World Book Day by getting dressed as one of our favourite book characters. We all looked amazing in our costumes. Just take a look!
During the morning we had lots of fun looking at a variety of big books. We shared the books with our friends and used the pictures to make up our own stories. Afterwards we had a story swap where Mrs Reynolds read to Nursery and Class 1 listened to a story with Mrs Blakemore.
Beyond this place, there be dragons! Do dragons exist? What's it like to live in a castle? It's time to explore the fantasy world of dragons and castles.
This week we started off on our fantasy adventure by exploring our castle small world. We have looked at the different parts of the castle and are beginning to name them correctly. We have learn that the drawbridge can move up and down and that the water around a castle is called a moat. Using the construction sites we have even built our own castles. Take a look and see what you think!