Autumn

This week we will be sharing a favourite story in Nursery!

Philosophy For Children

Who is the scariest creature in the wood and why?

What would you do if you met a Gruffalo whilst out on a stroll?

Can you describe each character in the story?

Music

Why don’t you learn the song?

Understanding the World

What is special about autumn?

Collect autumn items and bring them into school. Can you name them? Can you count them? How are they the same how are they different?

Learn this autumn song!

Try and sort the leaves here!

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Mathematics

In Mathematics this week,  we will be sorting and counting leaves, finding specific amounts of objects and trying to compare amounts. These games should all support those skills. Have fun and get counting!

Easiest                             A Little Harder                        Hardest

teddy game   chicken    dog

Art

Remember, remember the 5th of November!

Fireworks night. Have fun tonight but keep safe! Make a firework picture here.

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PSED

What safety messages did you learn from this video? Can you draw these ideas down to make a safety poster?

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Diwali

This week we will be 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.

bubble     ginger     321

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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Black History Month Fun

This week we will have an Open Morning at school for parents and carers to celebrate Black History Month. Look what fun we had.

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We will be exploring lots of stories. Check out this Anansi story here.

Anansi is an African folklore character. He often takes the shape of a spider, sometimes he wears human clothes and on occasions he is much more human with spider elements. The stories were always shared through storytelling and he often represents skill, wisdom and trickery. These stories spread from African and crossed to the Caribbean and the New World with captives via the Atlantic slave trade. He is often celebrated as a symbol of slave resistance and survival.

Find out more about Anansi stories here!

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Philosophy For Children

Anansi is known as ‘the trickster’. He is greedy and tries to deceive others to get what he wants.

  1. Is it ever ok to tell lies?
  2. Is tricking people always wrong?
  3. Why is stealing wrong? If it doesn’t hurt anyone is it still wrong?

The World

Find out more about the life in Africa here!

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Mathematics & Phonics

We will be learning about pattern. Decorate this Adinkra Cloth here!

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Make musical patterns here!

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How about exploring pattern with these drumming techniques. You could use clapping, an upside down bucket, a table or if you are lucky to have your own drum, try that! We are going to try some of these in Nursery this week, what fun!

Rights Respecting

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Every child has the right to learn and use the language, customs

and religion of their family, regardless of whether these are

shared by the majority of the people in the country where they

live.

What questions do these videos make you think of?

How do these videos make you feel?

Growing Time!

This week we will think about things that grow. The children will think about how they have grown since being babies and what other things grow too.

What things can you think of that grow?

 

We will also be doing some autumn planting in our garden. Lets think about were fruit and vegetables grow. Find out more here.

We will also be exploring our senses.

 

London School children Draw a Red Line for the Climate — Outdoor Learning

Commuters along one of South London’s busiest rail links have an ambitious new piece of public art to contemplate thanks to children from Christ Church Primary School SW9, who are drawing attention to the effects of climate change. Sitting on the roof top of local restaurant ‘Olley’s Fish Experience’, the 3 meter tall sculpture is […]

via London School children Draw a Red Line for the Climate — Outdoor Learning

Family Fun!

This week we will be learning about our families.

 We will be exploring family stories.

What’s your favourite family story?

Why?

What is special about your family?

The Fungooms are a family who have  lots of exiting online games perfet for children in Nursery. Click this link.

http://www.fungooms.com/

Mathematics

We are exploring size, measurement and comparative language.

Play this game

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The worlds largest lesson

We focused our global lesson on ‘Clean water for all’.

We walked all around the nursery inside and outside thinking about where we find water. We made a list and took photographs.

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We thought about whether we waste water at school. We tried to think of ways we could be more careful.

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Here are some ideas to save water at home.

Lots of water is unsafe to drink know because of increased pollution. In Philosophy for children we looked at two types of water one clean and one dirty. The children thought about what water they would like to drink and why?

Find out more water information here

 

Water, water everywhere!

Nursery had a fabulous time in the sun this week with water. We paddled our hot toes in the water. We made gigantic bubbles using a hoop in the tuff spot tray. We watered our garden and explored our water pump tunnel. We used the hose to fill containers, water the garden and fill the water tray.

When the weather turned rainy, we went out exploring the rain and the puddles. We floated ducks on the puddles. We drew with chalk in the puddles. We tried to transfer water from one puddle to another so that it would be deep enough for the ducks to float on  more successfully.

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We sang this song outside. Sing it at home with your family.

We are going to be learning more about our bodies this week. We have drawn around our bodies and painted them, drawn charcoal faces, and worked hard to finish our art display for the hall. Watch this space!