Chinese New Year
We came back after the February half term very excited as the children had remembered we were ordering Chinese take away (as part of our learning about different festivals.) This festival was Chinese New Year and 2018 is the Year of the Dog. Children took part in lots of activities:
- We had a Chinese restaurant in the role play area where we found we could get reasonable priced noodles.
- We explored noodles and the different lengths noodles can be.
- We even learnt a dragon dance.
Red Riding Hood
This term we have been looking at the story of Red Riding Hood, the children had a phone call to say that Grandma was feeling poorly and asked if we would visit her in the woods. The children decided that when you’re ill, you need cake. We decided that we could bake some and take them to Grandma.
The children worked really hard choosing the correct equipment and ingredients we might need for the cakes and then we visited Grandma in the woods where we found the wolf. But, we weren’t fooled we knew it was Lucca.
Get well soon Grandma! She never got to eat the cakes; the nursery children enjoyed eating them!
We had a fantastic visit from the Wonder Dome to launch our new topic about night and day. The children really enjoyed sitting in the large, inflatable dome and getting whisked off into space. We made sure that we were back in time for lunch though!
A big thanks to Mr Bates for providing the children with their very own firework show. This sparked (!) lots of discussion about what they could hear, see and smell. Take a look for yourself.
We had a lovely time learning about Diwali. We made Rangoli patterns, Diwa lamps and Diwlai biscuits. Take a look at our photos.
Today was ‘Mindful Monday’. Manish, one of our school governors ran the Manchester Half Marathon to raise money for ICT equipment at school. We decided to show our support for both events by walking a ‘mile’ around our playground. See how we got on…
Golden Time is each Friday. The children earn their minutes of Golden Time each week by sticking to the school and class rules.
We get to do something different each week. This week, we played on the Infant Trim trail, watched some Peppa pig and had a chocolate biscuit.
We love Golden Time!
Golden Time from Nicola Nelson on Vimeo.
We had so much fun collecting leaves on a very windy day. We looked closely at the leaves to notice the changes, the colours and the patterns.