Diwali

This week we have been exploring light and dark. What could be better than learning about ‘Diwali’ The festival of lights. Hindus and Sikhs celebrate their New Year at this time over five days. It’s one of the biggest festivals in India. It celebrates the victory of good over evil. Find out more here.

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Find out about Rama & Sita here

Philosophy for children

Who are the good characters in the story?

Who are the bad characters?

How would you feel to be banished from your home?

Hannuman can fly, what special power would you like to have?

How do you feel in the dark?

How would you have felt when you saw the lights guiding you home?

Make your own story scene here!

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Mathematics

Counting

Ravana the evil character in Diwali had ten heads. So we are going to be counting this week. These games will help you count more accurately.

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Exploring the world

We are going to be investigating light and dark this week. Why don’t you try and make a shadow puppet at home. Bring it to Nursery!

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Healthy Living & Growing

This term we have been learning all about ourselves. What a fabulous thing to do! We have thought about our bodies, our families and this week we will be thinking about growing and how to keep healthy. We will be looking at this story……….

here’s a lovely autumn song about items that grow

What healthy food do you like to eat?

Play this game

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How about playing a growing game

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Farming Times

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We had a great trip to Vauxhall City Farm. We met an greeted some amazing animals and were able to stroke them and find out about them. We were also able to feed the goats and sheep. Some of our were a little worried but we soon realised that if we help out of hands flat it was very safe.

We also explored farm stories and songs. A favourite was ‘Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell’.

Why do you think the farmer was so lazy?

What could Farmer Duck have done to change his working life?

What would have happened if the animals did not help Farmer Duck?

Who does the work in your house?

Why don’t you play these gardening games on the Fungooms site, click the link below 

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We have been farmers too, our plants, flowers and vegetables have been doing really well and we have harvested strawberries, herbs and potatoes, radishes, salad. Our tomatoes,carrots and courgettes are not ready yet.

Next week we will be cooking our potatoes. Watch this space!

 

Endangered Animals

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Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and
abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for
human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and
other cultures, and the environment.

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Every child has the right to have a say in all matters affecting
them, and to have their views taken seriously.

Nursery class were fascinated with ‘Harry & the Dinosaurs Go Wild’ by Ian Whybrow.

The story introduced the children to the concept of endangered animals and the fact a small person can have a voice and make changes in the world. Which is the focus of our learning  this week!

Find out more here!

Play these animal games

Make a jungle picture

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/preschool/animals/jungle/animaljunglecreate.htm

Count the animals

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/preschool/animals/jungle/animaljunglecreate.htm

Make an animal movie

http://sheppardsoftware.com/preschool/animals/jungle/animaljunglemovie.htm

 

Where have all the dinosaurs gone?

We are going to be finding out about dinosaurs this week. As they are now extinct it makes us think about these global issues. To protect our environment we need to consider how to respect our environment before more species become extinct!

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Learn this great song!

What dinosaurs would you like to learn about?

Play these dinosaur games.

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identify the dinosaur

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Dig for dinosaur bones here!

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P4C (Philosophy for Children)

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What would it be good or bad if dinosaurs still lived today? Why? 

There’s a worm at the bottom of the garden!

This week we will be thinking about our environment again and investigating the minibeast, who inhabit it, this week it’s worms, snails and slugs!

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Our focused story is ‘Superworm’ by Julia Donaldson. 

Learn this song

Find out some facts about worms!

Find out some snail facts!

Mathematics

http://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/busyday/bubbles/

http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/3683

http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Addition-Stories-641

Phonics

http://www.ictgames.com/phonemePopLS_v2.html

http://www.ictgames.com/tellAtRex_v3.html

http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Phase-2-Tricky-Words-Bus-747

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P4C 

If you were a superhero, what power would you have? How would you make the world a better place?