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I can hear….

Written by Caitriona Ross. Posted in Nursery

This week in Nursery we continued working on our 5 senses unit and looked at Hearing.  The children played with lots of quiet and loud toys and made lots of noise!!

 

We got to play lots of instruments. The guitar, the harmonica, the tin whistle (similar to a recorder), a violin and a ukulele.  The children really loved trying the different instruments and listening to the different sounds.

The children made music shakers out of cans and rice.  They each decorated them with coloured paper and lots of sparkle! We practiced shaking them softly to make a quiet sound and shaking them a lot to make a loud sound. The also shook them along to the guitar to help keep the beat!
We’re really enjoying our 5 senses unit and having lots of fun exploring!!

Cookie Making!!

Written by Caitriona Ross. Posted in Nursery

On Wednesday in Nursery we had a great time making cookies! We had some lovely parents come visit and show the kids how to make them.

First we mixed the dough

First we mixed the dough

We divided the dough so the children could work in groups

We divided the dough so the children could work in groups

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We used cookie cutters to make nice shapes

We used cookie cutters to make nice shapes

Then we rolled it out

Then we rolled it out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then we put the shapes on  trays to send to the oven to bake

Then we put the shapes on trays to send to the oven to bake

 

We made lots of different shaped cookies

We made lots of different shaped cookies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We all had a lot of fun making the cookies and really enjoyed tasting them afterwards. Delicious! Thank you so much to the parents for their visit!!!

More Fun with Boxes

Written by Caitriona Ross. Posted in Nursery

This week in Nursery we had more fun playing with Boxes.  We made an elevator and race track and the children counted small toy bears and put them in boxes with different numbers.

 

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The children pretended they were in Ms Loli’s house and pressed the button to go to each floor.

There was something different on each floor and when we wanted to go to a floor, e.g. No. 3, the children had to press number 3 and jump 3 times, while counting, to get to the floor.

This was a really fun way to help the children with their number recognition.  We had a blast teaching Math through movement!

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The children also made race tracks, streets and houses in their boxes using paper, crayons and lollipop sticks. They loved using their imaginations to make a track for a car!

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They also counted different coloured toy bears and put them in boxes. This was another fun way to use boxes to teach Math.

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The really enjoyed getting into the boxes!!

 

 

 

 

 

Boxes, Boxes, Boxes!

Written by Caitriona Ross. Posted in Nursery

This week in Nursery we started our new unit: Boxes! Children love boxes and find so many different ways to use them. We’ve all seen kids who ignore a new toy and go play with the box instead and we’re going to try use their amazing imaginations to explore the different shapes, sizes and uses of boxes. Throughout this unit, we will use boxes to develop and strengthen our problem solvingprediction making, and investigative skills.

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The children explored all different sized boxes, creating drums, shakers, cars, buses, hiding inside and jumping out.

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They also stuck pipe cleaners in holes in the boxes to make a monster!!

We’re looking forward to the rest of the unit and seeing what else their imaginations can show us!!

Autumn Fun!

Written by Caitriona Ross. Posted in Nursery


This week in Nursery we had a great time playing with Autumn objects.

The children painted beautiful pictures using twigs, pine cones and chestnuts instead of paintbrushes. We mixed some objects with play dough and pretended to make birthday cakes with play dough and twigs!

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We made our happy, sad, angry or sad faces on paper and added leaves for hair.  And we made lovely decorations for out classroom windows using sticky paper and twigs, leaves, and a mixture of yellow and orange crepe paper.

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We really enjoyed celebrating the beautiful colours of this time of year in our classroom!

 

All About Me!

Written by Caitriona Ross. Posted in Nursery

We’re nearly at the end of our “All About Me” Unit. We’ve had a great time talking about our bodies, our families and our feelings. The children made life sized versions of themselves which we have hung on the walls. We made some family portraits together and talked about how all our families are similar and different.  The children loved making happy, sad, angry, scared and silly faces when we talked about our feelings!!

This week we made Feelings Faces with the kids using Salt Dough.  We mixed the dough together and then the kids added facial features.  They told the teacher all about their little character and how they were feeling.
Next week we’ll be incorporating Autumn into the end of our Unit. We’ll be making lots of different arts and crafts combining all we’ve learned within the unit with Autumn objects, such as leaves and twigs.
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                   Our Big Bodies!                                                        My Happy Face!
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