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Week commencing 9th November 2020 – Diwali

This week we will

  • Read Diwali stories with props (CL, L)
  • Fireworks number songs (M)
  • Throw teabags to make fireworks (PD)
  • Draw Rangoli patterns with chalk (L, PD)
  • Draw shapes in the sand (PD, L, M)
  • Talk about Diwali and who celebrates it (UtW)
  • Use 2D shapes to make patterns (M)
  • Decorate handprints with mendhi patterns (PD, EAD)
  • Talk about Remembrance day (CL, PSED)
  • Poppy Field tuff tray (UtW, EAD)
  • Decorate poppy biscuits (PD)
  • Make poppy craft using shapes, lolly sticks and apple prints (EAD)

Week commencing 2nd November 2020 – Fireworks

This week at nursery we have talked about bonfire night and how this time of year fireworks light up the sky. We discussed how they sound and look. We then looked at the work of Jackson Pollack the artist and talked about how his art is called action painting because rather than brushing the paint on his canvas he flicked, poured and splattered it. They also stood up so they could move around the canvas and cover it all. The children also learnt a lot of his artwork was done in dark colours which reflected his feelings. The children were able to share their views about the colours the fireworks would project in the sky. The children thoroughly enjoyed splattering the paint and used fantastic language to describe how they were decorating their artwork. They also used ribbons and music on the playground to emulate different fireworks and we talked about using these large movements when flicking the paint brushes effected the marks they made. Great fun was had by all!

This week we have been talking about fireworks and how they look as they shoot into the sky. The children had to move around the playground in different ways and then land in a shape on the playground. We talking about how the Catherine wheel goes rounds and round, the rocket we started with a point and looked at the triangular shape. The children had fun moving and negotiating space, avoiding their peers when running. They then followed the instructions to go into the correct shape.

Week commencing 19th October 2020 – Room on the Broom/Halloween

This week we will:

  • Read ‘Room on the Broom’ with props and other themes stories (L)
  • Decorate spooky biscuits (PD, CL)
  • Match Halloween rhyming words (CL, L)
  • Make pictures using shapes eg witches, ghosts (EAD)
  • Spooky café role play (EAD)
  • Mix potions in the water tray using measuring tools (M)
  • Write recipes for our potions (CL, L, PD)
  • Make shadows using torches (UtW)

Week commencing 12th October 2020 – Bear Hunt

This week we will:

  • Read the story with props, patting knees with the rhythm (EAD, L)
  • Talk about the things that make them scared, happy, excited, sad (PSED)
  • Make dark dens and use torches inside (PD, EAD, UtW)
  • Use cotton buds in the paint (EAD, L)
  • Make brushes using sticks, grass and mud to paint (PD, EAD)
  • Use brushes to uncover pictures in the sand (PD)
  • Order the story (L)
  • Fo on a bear hunt in the garden (L, EAD)
  • Use finger prints to make snowy pictures (EAD, PD)
  • Whisk soap to make snow (PD)

Week commencing 5th October 2020 – Owl babies

This week we will:

  • Read the stories using props (L)
  • Number songs for 5 (M, EAD)
  • Jump off blocks and land like owls (PD)
  • Make owls using natural resources (EAD, UtW)
  • Talk about road safety (UtW, PD)
  • Write letters in sand (L)
  • Use feathers to paint with (EAD, PD)
  • Make marks using twigs (PD)
  • Use torches in the dark (UtW)

Week commencing 28th September 2020 – Autumn

This week we will:

  • Talk about seasons and how we identify each of them (UTW, CL)
  • Learn new songs for Autumn (CL, EAD)
  • Doctors surgery role play (EAD)
  • Use magnifying glasses to look at Autumnal items (UTW)
  • Pounding leaf prints with mallets (PD)
  • Count pine cones, conkers, acorne to 4 (M)
  • Thread leaves on string in order (M)
  • Building dens (PD, EAD)
  • Make bugs with natural resources (EAD)
  • Write letters from our names in the sand (PD, L)
  • Make hedgehogs in dough (PD, EAD)