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The Puffins quickly settled back into Nursery after the Christmas break.
This term we began by learning about the weather. The children had lots of fun making their own wind catchers and experimenting with them in our garden. They enjoyed investigating ice in the water tray, using tools to break the ice to find the toys that had been hidden inside, it was fascinating watching the ice melt. We were lucky enough to experience some snow, the children made snowballs and even created a snowman!
We have made some additions to our outdoor area. We now have a lovely mud kitchen area, a large sand pit and a music area. These new areas have been a big hit with the children.
We had a wonderful time learning all about Chinese New Year. We watched a dragon dance video and listened to Chinese music, followed by creating our own dragon dance using a dragon mask. We also enjoyed a Chinese feast with the children in Penguin Class. The Puffins did a super job trying new food they hadn't eaten before!
Construction has been popular this half term, with the children having created some wonderful structures using the wooden bricks. The children have also enjoyed our new sessions in the computing suite, learning how to use the big computers and how to use a mouse. The children are doing so well. Puffins have had fun playing in our home corner. They had babies for the first part of term and we have now transformed our home corner into a café, which has been lots of fun!!
We have moved on to a new topic of materials. The children began by exploring how different materials feel, they have used a variety of materials to create their own models, which are proudly displayed in the main school corridor. The children were very excited to go on a hunt around nursery using a magnet, to see what materials the magnets would stick to. They found lots of magnetic objects.
This half term we have focused on maths, learning about quantity and 2D shapes. We also had parents evening, it was lovely to share all the hard work the Puffins have been doing with their parents.
We have also introduced the Puffins to phonics, beginning by learning about different environmental sounds. We went on a listening walk around school, listening for the different sounds we could hear. We have been reading lots of Julia Donaldson stories, listening for rhyming words in the lead up to World Book Day. We are looking forward to dressing up and can not wait to see your marvellous costumes!