Have an Eggcellent Easter!
Our final week before half term has involved lots of fun Easter activities. We got busy making Easter cards, have loved investigated the Easter small world tray and making the chicks hatch from eggs, have practised our fine motor skills with the egg handling activity and have done lots of weighing and balancing using eggs in our maths area.
We also decorated our own cross in preparation for the Stations of the Cross assembly on Wednesday. We listened to the Easter story and talked about the cross being a symbol to remember Jesus by and Easter a time to remember and celebrate Jesus' life.
After each decorating an egg at home we had our nursery egg rolling competition on Wednesday. This was lots of fun and we used our measuring skills to determine that Bella was the winner as her egg rolled the furthest- well done!
Ice and Bubbles!
After all of the snowy weather we have had we decided to make our own ice. We poured water into different containers and then left it in the freezer over night- "It will get really cold," Emmi told us. The next day we went back to check if the water had frozen- it had! We have loved playing with and investigating the ice. Lots of us noticed that it started to melt while we were playing with it. Soon we had lots of puddles!
We have also had a go at making our own bubbles this week. We watched a video on cbeebies about a fizzy water factory and saw how the bubbles were added to the water. In class we wrapped rolling pins with bubble wrap, dipped them in pain and rolled them across paper- the pattern it created looked just like bubbles. We also used our breath to make bubbles by blowing through straws into blue water. We printed this onto paper plates and this left and beautiful imprint of the bubbles.
We had a very short week at school this week due to the great British weather! We couldn't believe how much snow we got and hope that you all had a lovely time playing in it (and getting warm again!) Before most of the snow came we managed to have a play in it on Tuesday, and then on Wednesday we made some fantastic snowman pictures using white paint and cotton wool.
Run, run as fast as you can! You can't catch me- I'm the Gingerbread Man!
Welcome back! We hope that you all had a lovely week and we are excited to get started with the second half of the term.
Our learning this week has all been based around 'The Gingerbread Man'. On Monday we had to follow some clues to find out who had left crumbs and a note on the floor. So we did just that and along the way found a button, a person shaped cutter and a pot of ginger. Finally, in the cloakroom we found the Gingerbread Man hiding!
After reading 'The Gingerbread Man' story we learned that he can't get across the river, so takes a ride from the sneaky fox. We talked about why the Gingerbread Man couldn't cross the river by himself and decided that he would get too wet and soggy. To test this prediction we put a real gingerbread man into a bowl of water and left him all morning- by the time we took him out he had gone soft and far too soggy, so he fell apart!
On Wednesday we had our parent session, which was lovely- a big thank you for coming.