In Year 1 we have been learning about space and what it looks like. We created some pictures for our new role play area. We looked at an image and picked out the colours that we wanted to use and then we mixed them together to create a background. Once we had done this we then created our own space rockets using different shapes and working on our scissor skills. The children were able to name the shapes they had used to create their rocket.
Year 1 have been looking at the book ‘Knock Knock Open the Door’. After reading the story and discussing what animal was behind each door we then worked in groups to mind map who could be behind the last door. The children came up with some wonderful ideas including a polar bear, a bee and even a superhero! The children then wrote their predictions in their books.
This week Year 1 have been looking at how we ask questions. As our topic is animals and we have been looking at the story ‘The Lion Inside’ we thought it was important to pretend to be a mouse and ask the mouse some very important questions. We asked the mouse things like ‘Why are you on my rock?’ and ‘What do you like to eat?’
On Friday all of the teachers and children split into house teams and took part in an art day. Each team picked a different focus, one did tin forest, another did animals, Alice in Wonderland and paper dolls. It was a great day and everyone enjoyed themselves!
The art work looks amazing, if you get chance take a few minutes to take a look!
Nursery have currently been creating their very own sensory wheelbarrow for a competition. They decided they wanted lights and strawberries within the wheelbarrow. They have been able to plant the plants and have been watering the garden daily.
Yesterday, the chicks from Reception came on a visit to Nursery. We were then able to hold a chick and spoke about how to look after them. We discussed that they need water and food and we must keep them dry at all times.
This week preschool have been learning about 2D shapes. We have looked at a circle, rectangle, square, triangle, diamond and a star. We have completed a shape hunt and even created shapes using string. Lastly, we have created our very own shape pictures using all the shapes we have learnt about.