Our Class topic is all about toys. The children brought in their favourite toy to nursery and talked to their friends about their toy and played together. Everybody drew a picture of their toy; learning how to hold a pencil with a tripod grip and create lines, circles and shapes in the process. Everybody has also had the chance to work at the easel to paint a picture of their toy.
Making Chocolate Crispy Cakes
We are all so happy to return to nursery after a lovely Christmas break. We started the year welcoming some new friends to our morning and afternoon nursery classes.
This week everybody took part in a science experiment to find out what happens to chocolate when it is heated up. And of course once we did this we had to use it to make chocolate crispy cakes. We had a great time talking about our ideas and then looking at how the chocolate changed. The actions of breaking chocolate into pieces, stirring the mixture and spooning the rice crispies in, all help us to improve our ability to use our hands and arms. It also helps us to improve our hand to eye co-ordination. The rice crispy cakes were delicious.
A big welcome to all the new children in Willow class!! All the children have all settled really well into nursery life and have made new friends. Look on here for weekly updates and photographs to show all of the learning and fun we have in Willow!
This week we have been learning about England. We know that the capital of England is London. We also found out that the Queen lives in Buckingham Palace and likes to spend her weekends in Windsor. The Queen sent us a letter asking us to become her guards and we performed the "Grand Old Duke of York" in front of the whole school at Worldvision.
Thank- you to all the parents and carers for coming to see our performance!
Forming lines and circles.
The children in willow have been exploring the shaving foam this week. They have been challenged to form circles and lines in the glittery shaving form and also vertical and horizontal lines. Can you help at home by marking lines and a circles with your child?
The Police Officers came to Willow Class
The Police came into Willow Class today. They were really kind and told us all about their job... Not only do they catch the baddies they also keep us safe and help us if we get lost. We looked at their uniform and thought it was really good. We even heard someone call for help on the Walkie- Talkie. Thank- you for coming to visit us in Willow!
We had a very special visitor!
Mrs Lau came to Willow to talk about her job. We found out that Mrs Lau is a chef and works really hard to make lots of food for her customers. We pretended to make food in Mrs Lau's Wok. We even tried some prawn crackers that Mrs Lau had made in her restaurant. We thought that the prawn cracker were really tasty!
Look at how well we can mark!
As part of our World Book Day celebrations, we were challenged to draw a book character. Willow class did a fantastic job. Miss Yates is so impressed with how well we can control our crayons and give meaning to the marks we make. Here are some of our bookmarks... Can you guess which characters has been drawn?
I spy.... Captain America, The Little Mermaid, Spiderman and Elsa
Ba Ba Black Sheep!
In rhyme time this week the children are learning "Ba Ba Black Sheep" We used straws and black paint to blow bubbles to create our own sheep. It was so exciting to see the bubbles grow and then pop them onto the paper.
Willow Class 2015-2016
A Tea Party!
In our outdoor learning area we have been using the avaliable resources to set up our own tea party. The children had a lovely time sharing their thoughts and feelings with each other.
Wow, children in Willow class have been super busy this week on our building site. The children have been counting the number bricks they have used to build their houses; measuring who built the tallest house and even marking lists of who wanted tea and coffee when it was time for a break! Well Done Willow for showing our school values when on our builders site!!