Category Archives: Art

World Book Day 2020

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We love books in Nursery and read them everyday. When it came to World Book Day we were told by Mrs Ainsley that we had to decorate our doors with our favourite book. We started off by talking about our favourite story books in Nursery. There were 2 clear favourites in all four groups of children.

We decide to have a vote to decide which book we would turn into our door. Everyone was given a cube and had to put it on their favourite book to make it fair.

It was a close run thing but our favourite was THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA. We got busy making our door. We drew round Eliza to make Sophie and the children helped pick out the right colours for the different sections of the pictures. They knew each section had to be the right colour and we couldn’t mix them up. Our teachers then helped us to stick up the finished characters on the door ready for everyone to see.

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We decided to go for a walk along the downstairs corridor to see everyone else’s doors and find out about their favourite books. We made sure we had a good look at our door as well on the way back.

We thought everyone did a wonderful job and loved looking at their doors. Can you remember which one was your favourite?

You’ll also see our costumes in the photographs we were allowed to come to Nursery dressed as our favourite book characters.

 

If you don’t have the books at home you can see them being read here….

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Poppies and Remembrance Sunday

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We started seeing little red flowers all around us. Some of us saw them on people’s coats. Some of  us even had then on the zips on our coats. Miss Parker had a little one on her top in Nursery. We wondered what they were….

Archie- Poppy, they go big. My seen one.

Bella- It can go in the garden. 

Hussein- Poppies are red and green. 

Natasha- Poppies they grow in a field. 

Olivia- Poppies big. 

We looked at the poppies in Nursery and talked about what they looked like. We also talked about why we had the poppies and why people put them on their clothes.

Leelan- To remember the people that were fighting.

Zara- I seed (saw) people sad. 

Lenayah- Poppies soliders. 

We watched a video which showed us a bunny during the war and how he felt. You can access it here but it is only available for a limited time each year.

Hussein- Bunny look scared. 

Diam- Oh no it change to black, There be fire. 

We decided to make some poppies in Nursery and make our own wreaths to remember all the soldiers who have helped to keep us safe.

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Fireworks and Bonfire Night

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When we got back to school everyone was excited about fireworks because it was Bonfire Night. We did lots of learning about what they looked like and what they sounded like. We tried to draw our own fireworks and represent them in different ways.

These two girls were reenacting their experiences of Bonfire Night using the small world characters and bonfire. Then we realised that the tissue paper flames crackled like fire when they were scrunched up. We thought about how we could add other Bonfire Night sounds. The girls started by using their bodies to make noises but then remembered we had instruments in Nursery they could use. They explored the different instruments to see which ones worked best.

We had a wonderful time outside where we experienced sparklers with our friends in Reception class (Thanks to Miss Boyd and Onyx class for the photos) We talked about what we could see and also about how to make sure we stayed safe around sparklers.

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We also used outside to draw some really big fireworks. The rainy weather didn’t put us off. Some of draw fireworks that were bigger than us!

You can see more about our learning on Bonfire Night in the Floor Book.

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What have we been learning? 

  • To make representations of fireworks in different ways. 
  • To listen to the sounds fireworks make and think of ways to describe them. 
  • To think about how to be safe around fireworks and sparklers. 
  • To make up our own stories based on our own experiences. 

How can you continue the learning at home? 

  • Talk to your child about fireworks and ask them to think of words to describe them. 
  • Make up stories together and then think about if any sounds need adding using your bodies, voices or instruments. 
  • Play the fireworks counting game on this website. Fireworks Counting Can your child count the fireworks to 5? 

Eid Mubarak

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Eid Mubarak

Today we have had a lovely day celebrating Eid. This morning we had a workshop and lots of parents stayed to join in with crafts and activities and this afternoon was our Eid party…

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Superhero Fun!

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Superhero Fun!

Last week lots of children started to make superhero masks and we decided to learn about superheroes this week!

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We made superheroes in the play dough…

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This week is also the first week of Fairtrade fortnight. We have been starting to learn about where foods come from with Pablo the Super Banana!

Click here to learn more.

We had a special superhero surprise in Maths as we ate rainbow super food and learnt about where different fruits came from.

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Lots of children made their own superhero costumes.

We screen printed some superhero capes …

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And made others out of card and paper in the workshop…

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Create a Christmas T-shirt Competition

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Create a Christmas T-shirt Competition

We are getting in the festive spirit in nursery and today we had a Christmas T-shirt competition. Yesterday we split into teams and each team designed and decorated their own t-shirt. We used fabric paints to paint on our design then added glitter, baubles and other Christmassy things from around the classroom.

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Then we wrote a letter to Mr Sieczkarek to invite him to judge our contest…

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Today Mr Sieczkarek came to judge the winner…

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We had lots of fun decorating our Christmas t-shirts. We hope you’re having lots of fun doing Christmas crafts at home. Click here to see some ideas from our Christmas Workshop or have a look here on the cbeebies site for more festive fun!

Christmas Workshop

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Christmas Workshop

Thank you to all the parents who stayed for our Christmas Workshop this morning, we had lots of fun. All of our activities used bits and pieces from around nursery. We saved up empty jars and cans and collected scraps of wrapping paper, foam and felt to use again. We recycled old baubles to redecorate into something new. Why not have a look around at home and see what you can find to make your Christmas crafts?

We made our own snow globes…

All you need is an empty jar, some strong glue, a small toy, some water and some glitter. We did this job with Mrs Brown as she used the glue gun to attach our figures to the lid of the jar. Then we added water and glitter and stuck the lid on. They look great!

We made lots of Christmas decorations…

We used lollypop sticks, pipe cleaners and wire to create our own Christmas decorations then added glitter glue and coloured to make them our own.We used felt to make mini stocking and cut more pieces to decorate.

We used triangles of foam to make colourful Christmas trees then decorated and stuck to a ribbon to create a garland.

We made reindeer tins…

We used coffee tins wrapped in brown paper and added eye stickers, art straw antlers, ears and red button noses.

We made our own Christmas cards…

We used folded pieces of card and drew pictures then stuck on foam, glitter, stars and whatever else we wanted to use to make them our own.

We made yummy melting Snowman biscuits…

We used icing and chocolate beans to decorate biscuits to look like melting snowmen! We added pretzel pieces for the arms and used icing pens to add extra detail.

We decorated old baubles…

We used glue and scraps of wrapping paper and tissue paper to decorate then added string to hang them.

As well as being lots of fun joining in with arts and craft activities helps children to build fine motor skills that are really important for helping them to hold a pencil and learning to write. Using scissors is a great way to build hand strength and coordination and tearing little pieces of paper helps children to develop the smaller muscles in their hand and gain more control. Craft activities are also a great way to learn about colours and shapes by talking about what you see as you are making. The making is always much more important than how it looks at the end so let children do as much for themselves as you can and they will become more confident and learn much more, their creation will also be much more individual to them!

We always love to see your creations. If you make something at home why not bring it to school or email us a picture? We print all the pictures you send and the children love sharing them with their friends.

Forest School Day 3

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This week was our final week of Forest Schools. We had fun with the clay making creatures and homes and then searched for wiggly worms! We will miss our Forest School sessions but can’t wait to start exploring the secret garden ourselves! Check out our video below to see what we got up to this week…

Forest School

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This week was the first day of our forest school sessions. The children spent time in the secret garden, learning in the outdoors and exploring nature. We had lots of fun listening to stories, digging in the mud, making mud pies, finding flowers and even mud painting!

Check out our video below!

An Eggy Surprise (The Movie)

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An Eggy Surprise (The Movie)

In the week before the holidays we had a big surprise in nursery when a giant egg arrived! Watch our movie to see what we got up to!