This week we have begun to explore eggs. We looked inside an egg and made some pancakes. We looked at the recipe and learned how to sieve, measure the milk and mix it up until there were no lumps. Everyone tried the pancakes and most of the children came back for more!
First weigh and sieve the flour into the bowl
Next we had a look inside an egg
There is a yellow part called the yoke
Next pour some milk
Can we find a 3 to help us find 300ml?
Pour it in
Mix it up
Pour the milk in
Mix it up to break the yolk
"It is all lumpy"
Whisk it until the lumps go
Now to cook, the pan is hot so don't go near
Then flip to cook the other side
Now to taste it, we loved it!
We all had a try
Some liked it more than others
Life Bus visit
Today Ellie visited us with the Life Bus. We enjoyed thinking about how we look after our bodies with the help of Harold the giraffe and some fun activities.
We enjoyed meeting Ellie.
First we warmed our bodies up.
It was Harold's first day at nursery.
We helped Harold to pack a healthy snack.
We had a think about which foods were healthy.
Strawberries are a good snack
Chocolate goes in the 'just for treats' box.
Cheese is a good snack.
We all made good choices.
At night our bodies rest.
Harold is feeling much better about Nursery now.
We said goodbye after a lovely visit.
Lots of love for Harold.
See you another time!
Do Dragons Exist?
On our first day we had a surprise delivery. The postman brought us a parcel with warning labels on it! We wondered what it could be and thought about what might fit in the box.
Inside the parcel was a dragon! We were very surprised and wondered what the dragon would need.
We are now thinking about how to look after our dragon. This week we have made pictures to make him feel welcome. We have also been making up names for the dragon, we will pick one out for him at the end of the week. The some of the children made him blankets and eggs to make him feel at home.
Christmas Fun in Nursery
We have had great fun preparing for Christmas in Nursery. We enjoyed making gifts and cards for our families. On our party day we played games and made Santa snacks with strawberries, grapes, banana and marshmallows.
Fruity Father Christmas faces!
We found matching parts to make a card
Pin the carrot on the snowman.
This was harder than it looked.
We enjoyed making cards and pictures.
We made wrapping paper, cards and tree decorations
We were excited to take them home for our family.
We learnt the story of the first Christmas.
We made pencil drawings of the story.
Nursery performed 'Everyone Loves a Baby' with Reception class. The children sang and danced their hearts out and we are all really proud of their hard work. We enjoyed exploring the story of the first Christmas through advent and dressing up helped us to think about the characters.
Winter boots poem
We practised using our performance voices by speaking our poems in the outdoor area. We enjoyed stomping in our boots!
Frosty day exploration
Mark making in the frost
"Here is some more."
"The grass is crunchy."
Still a few leaves on the trees.
Catching falling leaves!
Can you find a leaf with frost all the way round?
These leaves are still green...
... So are these. I wonder why?
Exploring 'What is shiny?'
We have been exploring shiny items.
Our dark tent helped us explore what was shiny.
Helping Percy the Park keeper explore the seasons
We went to explore changes outside
Something was happening to the leaves...
Some were still green.
Crackle got us thinking
We found some red hips
We found piles of leaves
We found sticky sap coming out of a tree
It was really interesting!
There were apples on the tree
The leaves were different colours
We found a toad in our garden
We took him to the wildlife area to live
Little black berries and purple leaves
These leaves were still green and very prickly.
Challenge to find 3 leaves of different colours
This one is yellow AND green.
We have been enjoying exploring all the new experiences avaliable in Nursery Class.
Collaborating with friends
Enjoying the outdoors
Challenging our gross motor skills
Controlling a pencil
What happens if...?
Rainy days are fun outside as well
Welcome to Acorn Class
Academic Year 2018-19
Sports Day Fun!
Am I Unique?
Look what my busy body can do!
Busy fingers squeezing
Drawing our family
We are learning to be Scientists
Thinking of questions to answer
Discussing our views
Observing with all our senses
Answering questions by testing
Does it roll?
Is it Time for a Rhyme?
We went on a spider hunt and found lots of webs
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
We made walls for Humpty with Duplo
We worked together to make walls for Humpty Dumpy
Are Eggs Alive?
Pancake making fun!
What is inside?
Looking at the egg.
What can you see?
In it goes...
Oil goes in...
Measure the milk
Pour it in
Mix it up
Now time to roll it up.
...And eat it up! Some of us loved them.
How does that building stay up?
We looked at some James Rizzi art to inspire us.
We created James Rizzi buildings and windows
Working hard holding writing tools
What are our buildings made from?
Can we make homes for the zoo animals?
What kind of homes would we need in a cold place?
"Warm and cosy."
Winter weather explorers
A little snow!
Heavy frost, "it is so crunchy."
Exploring the frost
We put water out overnight to see if it freezes
"It is icy today, it is freezing."
Frozen pom poms to explore
What happens to the ice outside? "It might melt?"
Snow foot prints
It is very cold
Patterns and shapes
"I'm making footprints."
Tracks in the snow
"He is going over here."
New building update- January
Looking at the wooden roof
Its interesting work
Inside the new roof
Outside the new roof
"He is cutting."
Tiles going on
Wiring going in
Doors and windows!
A smart tiled roof
How many colours in the rainbow?
The builders have arrived!
Before we began.
Some special vehicles.
An amazing digger!
It can change its scoop.
Ready for foundations.
Ready to tip!
Pouring the concrete.
All filled in, now to let it dry.
We have been exploring the weather
Does the wind move things?
It is windy today!
It's moving in the wind!
I have a shadow because it is sunny.
A rainbow, some clouds and some rain.
Academic Year 2017-18
Today we had a great time investigating the best way to build a bridge across the River Thames that won't fall down. We have been enjoying the rhyme 'London Bridge is Falling Down' and we wanted to build an improved bridge.
The children tested different materials and construction techniques and found out that if they worked together they could make stronger bridges. They tested with animals to find out if their bridges would hold.
Great investigation work Nursery.
Today we had a real paleontologist- a dinosaur expert- come to visit us. Nursery were fascinated by what he had to tell us and showed what they had been learning this half term. The scale models were so interesting to use to spot all the features of the different dinosaur types. What an amazing morning.