Last week the children talked a lot about dinosaurs, so we decided to explore them closely and turn the classroom into a Dinosaur Park!!! And guess what… it was so much fun!!! I was really impressed how some of the children were naming different dinosaurs, Stegosaurus, Scelidosaurus, Triceratops… Well done Nursery!
The sand tray was busier than ever and I had little Paleontologists discovering hidden Dinosaurs using brushes.
The book of the week was Harry and the bucketful of Dinosaurs. We used masks to pretend to be Harry and of course had our own bucketful of Dinosaurs. Why don’t you have a go too:
On our playdough table we made salt dough which later used for creating amazing dinosaur prints. We baked it for an hour and now is ready to be painted next week.
On Wednesday morning we went outside and found ‘Real’ dinosaur prints…. we were not sure, but maybe a ‘Real’ dinosaur visited Nursery the night before. They helped us counting big, bigger and enormous dinosaur steps.
Rhyme of the week:
The rhyme we’ve been listening is really good as it gives opportunities for physical activities as well. We’ve been stamping and roaring together with the dinosaurs:
This week we were busy sorting out beans, using tweezers. We also did dinosaur peg counting. Great fun!
Letters and Sounds:
One of the games we played this week is called the Hungry robot. It is a great game for practicing oral blending and segmenting.
Talk for writing:
The story we’ve been working on the last two weeks is called ‘Let me come in’. So far we learned the actions, words and patterns in the story and next week we will be making our story maps. If you want to practice the story at home you can find it under Memos on Tapestry.
This week we talked about how we gather together to celebrate in Church. We looked at variety of pictures of people celebrating different events and discussed the different ways people celebrate: Family dinner, New Year’s eve, Wedding, Baptism. We introduced the children to the term ‘Parish family’. To support children’s understanding we had ‘Back to school celebration’. We baked delicious ‘chocolate cakes’ and had party hats and plates in the kitchen. Great fun!!!
Have lovely weekend!