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Nursery

Welcome to Nursery!

This week we have continued learning about Chanukah and worked together to create candles to make a chanukiah (see picture below).

In Literacy we started our new story “The Gingerbread Man”. During Maths we looked at shape and spoke about the shapes we could see in the classroom. 

Our tuff tray was full of ‘snow’ this week and the children practised making shapes in the snow. 

We also spent lots of time practising our cutting skills!

 

Have a lovely weekend

 

Mrs Brahams 

We have continued learning about ‘Goldilocks and The Three Bears’. This week we have focused on the order of the story and what happened next. The children have had the opportunity to retell the story using finger puppets and props in the tuff tray. Next week we will begin ‘The Gingerbread Man’. 

 

In Maths we learnt about different positions and learnt ‘positional language’ e.g on, under, next to. We used Daddy Bear and looked at where he was sitting in relation to his chair! The children loved listening to the song about the position of the monkey (link below).

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=idJYhjGyWTU

 

On Friday we had Chanukah Learning Day and the children made some lovely chanukiahs out of clay. We will decorate these next week. There was lots of singing and craft activities for the children to partake in too. 

 

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

 

Mrs Brahams  

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This week we have had lots of fun continuing learning about “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”. The children have been playing with porridge in our tuff tray and have been filling and emptying lots of different containers. We also made duvets for the bear’s beds using different soft materials. 

 

In in the outdoor area the children have been practising their balancing on the wooden planks between the tyres

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In our Literacy lesson the children told the story using a story map. We will continue doing this next week. We discussed the setting the story took place in and the children drew their own cottage in the woods. 

 

In Maths this we looked at big and small objects and sorted them into different piles. 

 

Next week we will continue with “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Mrs Brahams 

 

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We started this week by talking about Remembrance Day. We spoke about soldiers and the children’s experience of Remembrance Sunday. The children created a big poppy together by sticking red tissue paper onto a picture of a poppy. 

 

This week we also started our topic on ‘Traditonal Tales’. We read the story ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ and had lots of opportunities to act out and recreate the story. The children enjoyed role playing in our ‘Bear Cottage’ and used small puppets to tell the story. We made some bear masks in our creative area using a range of art materials! 

 

In Maths we worked on our number recognition by matching sets of bears to numbers. 

 

Next week we we will continue with ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ and will retell the story using a story map! Look out on Tapestry for a video of this! 

 

Have a wonderful weekend.

 

Mrs  Brahams

 

 

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We have had lots of fun this week in Nursey! We spoke about the fireworks we had seen over the weekend and created lots of fireworks pictures. We made rockets and used our handprints to make the flames of our bonfire picture (picture below). In our tuff tray we made salt dough and then added sequins, glitter and stars to create fireworks! Please email or add on Tapestry any pictures you have of the children enjoying fireworks night.

 

We have been partaking in ‘Antibullying Week’ and joined the rest of the school in a house activity where we were able to create a video with the rest of the children in our house! We have spoken about the word ‘respect’ and also what it means to be a kind friend. We created a friendship promise and signed it using a finger print. All of the ideas on the promise came from the children. This is displayed on the wall in the classroom. 

 

At the end of the week we learnt about Diwali and learnt a song about Diwali lights! 

 

Have a lovely weekend

 

Mrs Brahams 

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This week we have learnt all about Africa! The children have enjoyed lessons on African life and we have watched and read stories about different African children. We have listened to African music and learnt some African dance. We looked at different Kente cloth and created some of our own! 

 

At the end of the week we were fortunate to attend an African drumming workshop run by Venavi Drums (07941055122).The children wore traditional African tunics and had the opportunity to play some drums.

 

They loved the workshop and after recreated the rhythms they had learnt using different instruments! 

 

Wishing you a lovely break!

 

Mrs Brahams 

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We have continued learning about autumn this week and now have an autum interest and investigation table in our classroom. The children enjoyed looking at the different objects and bringing in conkers to add to it! 

 

Our story this week was ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?’ by Bill Martin Jnr and Eric Carle. By the end of the week the children were able to read the story independently using a story map (picture below)! We explored all the different colours of the animals and used puppets to act the story out! 

 

Lots of the children enjoyed playing with the Lego this week so there will be lots of opportunities to do this next week.

 

In maths we have continued to use numicon to help us count. We have also been focusing on counting accurately to 10.

 

When outside the children have been focusing on their balancing. We set up challenges where they had to balance on the pods and walk across them independently! 

 

Wishing you a lovely weekend!

 

Mrs Brahams 

 

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This week we started out topic on autumn! 

We went on a walk around the field to look at the trees and collect some leaves. When we got back to the classroom we discussed what we had seen and did some leaf rubbing. We also learnt a song about autumn leaves so please ask your children to teach it to you! 

 

To the tune of ‘London Bridge‘

“Autumn leaves are falling down, falling down, falling down. Autumn leaves are falling down watch them falling. Orange, yellow, red and brown, red and brown, red and brown. Orange, yellow, red and brown, watch them falling.”

 

In maths we have been practising counting to ten and have learnt the different numicon pieces. We recognise each piece by counting how many holes it has! 

 

We have now opened the mud kitchen outside and lots of the children worked together to make some muddy cakes and soup! 

 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

Mrs Brahams 

 

 

 

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We have had a very busy week in Nursery!

 

 

The children have continued to explore their senses and in the classroom we had a tuff tray full of different herbs! It was lots of fun smelling them and looking at them through magnifying glasses!

As we are learning about ourselves we made faces from salt dough and different objects such as buttons and pasta. The children looked at their faces in mirrors to see what they needed to add.

 

Our number of the week was 2! We looked at our faces and noticed we have 2 eyes, ears, nostrils, lips andeyebrows. We also realised we have 2 arms, hands, legs and feet! 

 

Next week we will be looking at our baby pictures and talking about what we did when we were babies and what we do now and how it is different.

 

Have a lovely weekend

 

Mrs Brahams 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This week in Nursery the children have been focusing on our topic ‘All About Me’. We read a story which explored the different parts of our face and discussed our eyes. We looked at each other’s eyes and discussed what colours we could see!

 

In maths we focused on our number of the week. This week it is the number ‘3’ as at the start of the week all the children in the class were 3! The children will be keeping their eyes open for any 3’s at home so please add some pictures on Tapestry and we can look at them together next week, next week our number of the week is ‘5’.

 

Have a lovely weekend

 

Mrs Brahams 

 

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We have had another exciting week at school. The children have continued getting to know each other and we have sung a song all about our names and saying hello.

 

This week we have covered the school rules and what we need to do to keep safe in the classroom. 

 

The children have continued to explore all the areas of our early years unit and have spent time mixing with the reception class. 

 

We have practised our counting and sung some number songs. The children have also created some beautiful pictures which they have been bringing home. 

 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and we will see you on Monday! 

 

Mrs Brahams 

 

Settling into Nursery with our new friends!

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It was lovely to welcome all of the new children to Clore Shalom this week! 

 

We have had an exciting couple of days at school! 

 

We explored the Nursery and Reception classrooms and spent lots of time outside where we played with sand and water. The children enjoyed climbing on the tyres and building using the wooden blocks.

 

During our time in the classroom we used feathers, sequins and paint to create pictures. We played with lots of different toys and got to know the other children In our class! 

 

 On Friday we spoke about Rosh Hashannah and made pictures using apples and some paint! We joined Reception for our first Kabbalat Shabbat and sang lots of songs! 

 

Wishing you a lovely weekend and a Shana Tova!

Exploring Nursery and Reception!

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