Class NC went to forest school this morning to hunt for minibeasts. We discussed what insects to look for and where we could find them. We took a clipboard and recorded our findings. We found a ladybird, a slug and lots of wiggly worms!
We had a fantastic time for British Science Week!
We were mesmerized by the Skittles experiment and how all the pretty rainbow colours created brilliant patterns when we poured water on them, (see our photos for the method if you'd like to try it at home!) Mr Mickelwright was greedy though and ate all the sweeties afterwards...
On Tuesday afternoon, Year 6 science leaders visited us to demonstrate 3 different experiments . NR's favourite was the finger printing ; we pressed or fingers into the ink then printed them on white paper and looked at the patterns, to work out which type of finger pattern we have.
Our Scientists of the Week were Malaika , Ali and Harsimran for their fab observations and questions. Thank you to Mrs Morrison for all the effort she put into Science week.
This term we have been learning all about Pirates and even became Pirates ourselves! A letter was left in our class telling us that treasure had been buried in Wilbraham and we had to use a treasure map to find it. We worked as a team, using our telescopes to search for the treasure and we had so much fun!
We found the treasure buried in the school's Pirate Ship and hanging on one of the trees! We then ate our chocolate coins back in the classroom. We enjoyed following the treasure map that much we even made our own treasure maps each using the pictures our journey.
What an amazing start to our Pirates and Princesses topic!
We started our topic by focusing on a familiar story, Rapunzel. We loved reading the story and really engaged with all of the learning opportunities available. Have a look below to see what we have been getting up to...
Look at our amazing acting skills! We used costumes and role-play masks to help us retell the story.
We made our own towers using the tyres outside. This also challenged our problem-solving skills as we had to work out how high we could stack the tyres so that we could still climb in.
We worked in small groups to make a story map. We talked about the characters in the story, the setting and the main events. We discussed what happened at the start, middle and end of the story so that Miss Carr and Miss Murphy could draw the pictures in the right order.
We explored length using Rapunzel's hair. We introduced the correct vocabulary ensuring that everybody was using long and short instead of big and small.
We hope you enjoyed looking through our pictures, as you can see we have been very busy in Nursery!
Over our past few Forest School sessions we've been investigating and learning about different features of the forest. So far we've explored;
+Bugs and Creepy Crawlies
So today ,Miss Rigby challenged us to find as many different bugs, birds and trees as we could and we showed her and Miss Aldergazaly so that they could take photographs.
We're going to be making collages of all the interesting things we managed to find. Here are some of the photographs we took =)
We were lucky enough to go on a trip to see Santa Claus at the Trafford Centre. We got the mini bus with Miss McKenzie, Miss Hadfield and Mr Micklewright. We then went on a special journey through Peter Rabbit's house and met lots of characters.
We then decorated gingerbread trees and finally got to meet Father Christmas! It was very exciting, especially getting a special present from Santa.
We practised for our Christmas show all week. We had new songs to learn and hats and costumes to make. We had lots of fun singing in front of all of our parents and carers. Thank you to everyone who came to watch us, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
We had a Christmas party with our friends and family where we got to wear our Christmas hats and festive clothing. Thank you to everyone's food donations, we had lots of treats to eat! We also had a special visit from Father Christmas.
We have had so much fun throughout December.
At the beginning of the month, an elf named Buddy dropped an Advent Calendar off in our classroom. He has caused chaos ever since!
We went to the Trafford Centre to see Father Christmas...it was amazing! We also saw Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck and Mr Tod along the way. We decorated biscuits with Jemima and received a gift from Father Christmas.
We made beautiful Christmas hats to wear at our sing-along and party. Each hat was unique and we all looked amazing...look!
We have also been busy making Christmas calendars and cards to send home with us as keepsakes for our families.
We had an amazing time performing for you at our Christmas sing-along, it was lovely to see so many of our friends and families turn up to see us.
The Christmas party was a huge success once again, thank you for your generous food and drink donations. The children (and staff) left with full bellies and ready for a sleep after a very busy afternoon.
Thank you to everybody who went to such effort for Children in Need. The children looked amazing in their clothes and loved buying raffle tickets and cakes before school...what a treat! As a school we raised lots of money for such a fantastic cause, thank you for your generous donations and getting involved!
Miss Carr, Miss McKenzie and Miss Rigby
Welcome back...we have had a wonderful first week back in nursery!
The mud kitchen in our outdoor area is now open! The children have been taking it in turns each day to explore our mud kitchen and we have seen some amazing creations so far; cakes, soup, potions and lots of cups of tea. Not only is the mud kitchen fun but it also provides the children with lots of new learning experiences that they cannot get in the classroom.
We will provide waterproof overalls, however we do ask that you make sure your child has a pair of welly’s in their locker at all times so they don't miss out on all the muddy fun!
Miss Carr, Miss McKenzie and Miss Rigby