Spring Term - Second Half
We had a lovely RE session with the Ignite (the Diocese of East Anglia Youth Mission team). They spoke to the children about Prayer, sang songs, did some dancing and movement. The children then drew a picture of someone they wanted to pray for during Lent onto a heart. They then placed their heart on a special cloth in front of the cross and placed a (battery operated) candle next to it, after which we had a few minutes in silence to think about that person and to pray for them. The children were very well behaved and a lovely atmosphere was created. One child said the session was "amazing"!
We celebrated the heritage of two of our Nursery children by having an ''Italian Week'. We painted flags and looked at pictures of famous Italian buildings, such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Colosseum. We had a go at building our own versions. then looked at photographs of them on the big screen, talking about our creations and deciding which looked most like the real building. We made pizzas from paper and real ones, which we enjoyed for snack.
This half term we are focusing on these three monster stories:
Spring Term - First Half
Here is a selection of activities and experiences which the children have been doing whilst learning about winter:
Autumn Term - Second Half
'Our First Nativity'
Autumn Term - First Half
To finish off the first half term we have had 'Spanish week'. In nursery, every half term we have a language focus and base activities around the language and the country's traditions. We have three children at the moment in nursery that speak Spanish so they helped us learn some Spanish words and to count to 5! We also painted the Spanish flag, dressed in flamenco dresses and danced, and for snack we tried some delicious tortilla. To end the week we were lucky enough for a Spanish parent to visit us and talk to us about Spain and sing Spanish rhymes.
We have continued to enjoy the Superhero's theme, the children have enjoyed lots of activities including -
measuring superhero's - using unifix blocks to measure how tall the superhero's are.
Rescuing the tied up superheros - Can the children untie and tie up the superhero's.
Rescuing Superhero's from the goo' - Using tweezers to fish out the mini superhero's from the coloured pasta.
Catching the Villains - Throwing numbered bean bags at the villains.
Making superhero's capes and superpower wrist bands
Making superhero vehicles from wooden blocks and other materials.
And to finish the topic off we had a wonderful superhero day where parents came along for a play and stay session and joined in the fun. We had a wonderful photo shoot capturing the children flying over Costessey Village - even staff and Father David had a go!
Some of the children expressed an interest in superhero's! So, we transformed Daisy Cottage into a Superhero hideout with dressing up capes to play with. We've also been busy making masks and other accessories with junk modelling. The children have come up with some lovely ideas.
The start of the school year has been very busy so far, the children have settled in brilliantly and have had lots of fun playing and making new friends.
Here is a sample of what they have been up to....