Apple Nursery have enjoyed exploring Autumn this week – collecting leaves and acorns, leaf rubbing, leaf sorting and counting as well as leaf pictures. We read the story ‘Don’t Hog the Hedge’ and learnt that sharing is caring.
Take a look at some of the things we have been doing…
After half term our new topic will be ‘People who help us’. This morning the children have thought about what they already know and what they would like to find out, make or do. They then voted for the new Role Play Area. The winner . . . FIRE STATION! The children are very excited.
Last week in Apple Nursery, we read ‘The Colour Monster’ as part of World Mental Health Day. We talked about the different feelings explored in the book and created our own ‘Feelings Monsters’ using a range of materials.
You can share the story at home using this link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih0iu80u04Y
In Elm Class we learned lots about Mary Seacole and made a medal to say thank you to her for being such a brave lady. We also learned about black athletes such as Mo Farah and Usain Bolt. We then had our own mini Olympics!
I am having a lovely evening looking through the fantastic work produced by the children whilst learning about black history. I was, once again, blown away by the maturity of their conversation about difficult subjects. I am going home for the weekend as a proud teacher! Please ask them more about their learning!
Beech Class learnt about Baroness Floella Benjamin who emigrated as a child from Trinidad to England in 1960. They listened to her story, Coming to England. The children then thought about what she should put in a suitcase and looked at photos of Trinidad.
This afternoon Juniper class continued celebrating inspirational black lives. We discussed the African American artist Alma Woodsey Thomas. We learnt all about her life and her inspirations. We created some beautiful, colourful art work using her technique as a starting point.
Ash Class learnt about Baroness Floella Benjamin who emigrated as a child from Trinidad to England in 1960. They listened to her story, Coming to England. The children then thought about what she should put in a suitcase and looked at photos of Trinidad.