Sunday, 29 January 2012

Chinese New Year in Nursery

We decorated the Home Corner with lanterns, lucky money envelopes, bowls and chopsticks. There was lots of interest in the new items!

Red and gold are lucky colours in China. We used these colours for the playdough.

We made our own dragon puppets.

Chinese New Year in Nursery

We cooked some noodles.

Some of us tried to use chopsticks!

We practised writing Chinese numbers.

Chinese New Year

Last week we were learning about Chinese New Year. This year Chinese New Year started from January 22nd and continues until February 6th. This year it is the year of the dragon.

We found out that there are 12 animals that each have a year named after them. Do you remember the story of how they decided which animal would have the first year? Click on the link to watch the story:

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Beehive Rhyme

We have been singing this number rhyme in Nursery:

Here is the beehive (hand clenched tight). Where are the bees?

Hidden away where nobody sees!

Watch and you'll see them come out the hive.

1,2,3,4,5 (start to open your hand to represent the number of bees)!

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Breakfast Time

We have been talking about the importance of making sure we eat our breakfast every morning. Unlike the three bears, some children had not tried porridge so we decided to make some for everyone to try!

The children were surprised by how much they liked it!


This term we are learning to describe the texture of different things. We decided that the porridge was 'gloopy' and 'sticky', but also lots of fun to mix!

The three bears seemed to like it!

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Making chairs and homes for the bears..

The children have used lots of problem solving skills to make homes and chairs for the bears. It has encouraged lots of good team work.

If Nursery go down to the woods today...

Who did we see when we visited the woodland area? What were they doing?

New Term, New Theme!

We are following a theme of 'traditional tales' this term. The children chose to start with the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Lots of our learning has been linked to the story. The children are now very good at retelling the story in their own words. Well done everybody!