Welcome to Nursery - Dosbarth Cardiff!
Welcome to Nursery, we are pleased to be back and welcome you all for a term full of exploring, playing, investigating and learning!
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Our Learning so far...
We have had such a busy and fun term! We have just produced our wonderful movie 'The Christmas Story' together with Reception. We had a letter from Father Christmas asking us to find out about why we have Christmas, he sent us a book too called 'The First Christmas'. We discovered that Christmas is all about baby Jesus being born!
We learnt to tell the story and also acted it out - we had lots of fun wearing the different costumes! We also had a Christmas post office and sorted out the parcels into 'heavy' and 'light' as well as helping sort and deliver the letters to the right numbers! We were all superstars when it came to filing our special show and sang and danced wonderfully. If you are a parent, the link to our show has been sent to you on Dojo. Here's to another term full of fun, exploring and learning in 2021!
After half term, our topic was 'Everyday Heroes'. After talking about what makes a hero all the children named their Mum and Dad as their heroes so that's who we learnt about!
First we thought about all the jobs our parents do for us; we had lots of fun role playing in the home corner cooking, washing up, doing the washing and pegging it out to dry (we got really good at pairing socks!) and even washed our cars outside!
We also explored 'fixing' things and loved taking things apart with screwdrivers to see what was inside!
We read the books 'Why I love my Mummy' and 'Why I love my Daddy' and made books of our own! We also used our art skills to look carefully at photos of our Dads and painted portraits of them.
Our first topic this year was 'Our Splendid Selves!' we thought about how wonderful each of us is and how we can make each other feel happy.
We read the story, The Colour Monster and explored a colour every few days, along with the matching emotion. We finished with a colour party and had so much fun!
Please click here to see Miss Wilson and Amy play a maths game to consolidate the understanding and use of the words 'more' and 'fewer'. Have a go at home!
Our Learning Journey last year
We've been having so much fun and learning lots of new skills through our Dungeons and Dragons topic! We found a castle in our classroom so came up with lots of questions such as 'How do you build a castle?', 'Who lives in a castle?' and 'Are all dragons nasty?'. We've spent the last few weeks finding out the answers to these questions and lots more!
First of all, we had to visit a Castle! We chose to go to Caerphilly castle, we were very excited about going on the bus!
When we got there it was a bit scary as there were dragons breathing smoke! They even had baby dragons which had just hatched.
We looked at our map to find out where in the castle we were.
We had a brilliant castle trip, and it gave us lots of ideas of things we wanted to do and find out about back in Nursery.
When we got back we desgined our own castles and built them!
Great team work and balancing boys!
We also sketched some castles, thinking carefully about the kinds of lines or shapes we would use.
... and had lots of fun playing with our small world castle! We learnt lots of new vocabulary as well as position words.
Our Learning Last Term...
Our topic '3,2,1 Blast off!' was out of this world! We had a video message from Captain Buzzlight asking us to become astronauts in training!
We said 'YES!' and he asked us to research space so we used books and the internet to find out everything we wanted to know. Captain Buzzlight sent us astronaut training booklets so we could write down everything we were learning. He sent us emails and video messages with lots of different challenges! Our classroom even had a space station!
We learnt that astronauts need to be fit and healthy in their body and their minds so we thought of things that keep us happy and how we can help others. We also learnt how to exercise and the foods that keep us healthy, here we are mashing bananas to make banana and oat asteroids!
At the end of the three weeks Captain Buzzlight himself flew back to Earth to present us with our Astronaut Graduation certificates! We showed him and our families everything we had learnt and it was an intergalactic celebration!
This is us ready to go to our graduation with our astronaut helmets on!
We started off this term with 'If you go down to the woods today....' We started our topic by bringing in our teddy bears from home and showing them all the fun learning we do in Nursery!
We used our iPad to take photos of each other with our bears!
We also met Woody the Springwood bear! We take it in turns to take him home for the weekend and take him on adventures - he loves visiting our homes and has made so many new friends!
We finished this topic with a Teddy Bear's picnic that the children organised by themselves; from planning where we would hold it, making shopping lists, baking cakes and making the invitations!