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Big Board Game Day 2017 (with printable games)

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Big Board Game Day 2017 (with printable games)

This morning was our Big Board Game Day Workshop. We invited parents to come and play and make board games to help raise money for NSPCC.

We made our own board games with numbers to ten and played board games too.

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Board games are a great way to help teach turn taking, counting and matching colours. Different board games can help to teach different skills too. We focused on numbers to ten in our board games to help the children with counting skills.

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You can download and print the games we played today here –  board games. You can use anything you want for counters like use small toys, characters or even pebbles.

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Thank you to everybody who came, find out more about the great cause you are supporting with Big Board Game Day here

The Magic Rainbow Bus

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The Magic Rainbow Bus

This week the children decided to make a ‘magic rainbow bus’

We worked together to stick different coloured pieces of card on it. Then we added special features like wheels, headlights, windows, a moving door and even a magnetic registration plate.

We are very proud of our bus and have already been on lots of adventures to the park for picnics, Monkey business and Asda!

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Trick or Treat

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Trick or Treat

Monday was Halloween and everybody was very excited!

The children dressed up and went trick or treating around the classroom.

We made doors to knock on and handed out sweets (pompoms)

At the end we counted up our sweets and shared them fairly between our friends.

We had lots of pumpkin fun before the holidays but we still had a couple left so the children decided to cut them up and scoop them out.

One of the ‘pumpkins’ was green on the outside so everybody guessed what colour it might be inside…

We read Halloween stories and drew Halloween pictures. Click here to see what we got up to when we read the story of Spinderella.

We also played a Halloween game where we had to pick up the pompoms with the tweezers of throw them into the skeleton buckets. We had to think about our colours and we counted to see who was the winner.

What have we been learning?

  • When we were trick or treating we were learning to pretend, to listen to our friends ideas, to share, to take it in turns, to keep our play going by listening and responding to others, to talk about the colours of our ‘sweets’ and to count them
  • When we were playing with the pumpkins we learnt to talk about what we could see, feel, smell and hear. We thought of describing words and thought about what we thought we might see.
  • When we coloured our Halloween pictures we thought about the colours we needed, we learnt to hold our pens and pencils properly and to try and make slow and careful movements rather than scribbling.
  • When we played our Halloween game we learnt our colour names and counted the pompoms to see who had more.

How can you continue learning at home?

Lots of the children need a bit more practise with their colour names. At home you could try ..

  • going on a colour hunt
  • naming colours as you travel to school – ‘what colour is the traffic light?’
  • playing I spy with colours – ‘I spy with my little eye something blue’
  • naming the colours as children get ready – ‘can you find your yellow socks?’
  • playing a colour game like seeing who can see the most red things on the walk to school
  • colouring pictures and talking about the colours you need

We hope everybody had lots of fun trick or treating and a Happy Halloween!

Weekly Workshop – Decorating Biscuits

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Weekly Workshop – Decorating Biscuits

Each week we run  a weekly workshop with fun ideas to help support learning at home. We often make things that the children can take home with them to carry on learning at home.

Everybody is welcome whether it is your nursery session or not. If you are attending nursery that day just come through to nursery, alternatively if your child attends afternoons or the beginning of the week just come from the office. Thank you to all the parents who attended.

This week our workshop was decorating biscuits…

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The week before we made play dough…

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Next week we are very excited because we will be making moon sand!

 

All About Elephants

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All About Elephants

This week we have been doing lots of learning about elephants!

We have been finding elephants everywhere…

We visited the library to find some elephant stories…

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We made a giant Elmer outside and learnt about our colours…

We also learnt about our colours and practised our cutting and threading…

We have been doing lots of elephant baking for Macmillan Coffee Morning and Grandparents Afternoon Tea …

We even learnt some elephant songs …

Elephants Have Wrinkles 

Elephants have wrinkles, wrinkles, wrinkles,

Elephants have wrinkles, wrinkles everywhere,

On their toes (on their toes)

No-one knows (no-one knows)

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Elephants have wrinkles, wrinkles, wrinkles,

Elephants have wrinkles, wrinkles everywhere,

On their knees (on their knees)

On their toes (on their toes)

No-one knows (no-one knows)

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(repeat with different body parts) 

What have we been learning?

We have been learning all about elephants like what they look like, where they live and how they move

We have been learning to take turns, follow instructions and all about germs while we did our baking

We learnt our colours with our giant Elmer and our coloured threading in the water tray

We built the strength in our fingers by using scissors and threading beads

We learnt a new song and practised finding different body parts

How can you continue learning at home?

Go and see the herd of elephants around Sheffield!

Go to the library and see if you can find some more elephant stories

Practise your cutting and threading at home with scraps of paper or fabric

Do some baking of your own!

Sing elephants have wrinkles or your own elephant songs at home

We do still have some elephant questions to answer like …

Do elephants lay eggs?

Do elephants have baths?

Do elephants brush their teeth?

 

Come back soon to see if we find the answers!

The Journey Home From Nursery

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The Journey Home From Nursery

We have been reading one of our favourite stories … The Journey Home from Grandpas.

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It is all about the things we see on the way home.

We learnt our colour names and the names of the different vehicles.

We thought about our own journeys and drew maps of the things we saw. We thought about the different directions we travelled in and the positions. We directed the cars and talked about how they travelled under, over, around and through. We followed directions moving them forwards, backwards and sideways.

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Then we decided to make our own story… The Journey Home from Nursery!

We thought about how we got home, the things we saw, the sizes and the colours. Then we tried to make it fit with the rhythm of the first story, what do you think?

What do you see on your way home nursery?

Which way do you travel?

What do you go past?

Can you make up your own story?

Art goes SPLAT!

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Art goes SPLAT!

We had a fun afternoon in our art studio today making…Splat Art!

First we squeezed blobs of different coloured paint onto our card. We talked about the colours we could see before hiding them under circles of cotton wool.

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Next came the fun bit. We hit the circle with a plastic hammer and watched the paint go splat!

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We experimented with tools and hitting to try and make the biggest splat!

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Then we took away the circles and looked at our pictures.

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Finally we mixed the paint together with our fingers to see what colours we could make.

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We had lots of fun making our splatter art. Why not continue having fun with paint at home?

Try painting with tools from around the home – spoons, mashers and spatulas make great painting tools. Playing with finger paints is a really good way to explore what happens when you mix colours.

Autumn Leaves

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Autumn Leaves

Lots of children found leaves on their way to school and brought them in to share.

We collected all the leaves together outside.

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First we thought of the different ways we could sort them; into type, shape, size and colour.

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Then we used the leaves to make pictograms.

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We made lines of the different leaves. We compared the groups to see which we had the most of and the least of.

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We thought of different pictograms to make and talked about what we could see.

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What have we been learning?

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Exploring Colour Mixing

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This week we are exploring colour mixing. We used the primary colours red, yellow and blue and explored what happened when we mixed them together.

We have been mixing colours outside using squeezy bottles and scrapers in the tuff spot. First we added little blobs of colour and used our fingers to mix them on our paper. Then we used the scrapers to spread the paint and mix them together. We talked about what we could see and what we thought might happen.

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In the sensory tray we used milk and droppers to mix colours together and see what happened. We liked the swirling patterns the colours made before they mixed together.

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In the water tray we used food colouring in squeezy bottles. We added block paints and explored what happened when we poured the coloured water on. Then we used brushes to mix the colours together and droppers to collect the coloured water.

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In the painting area the children have been mixing the colours independently and talking about what happens.

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The children talked about the colours they made and the changes they could see. Some children started to predict what might happen when we mixed the colours together. Then we started adding more of each colour to see what might happen.

We learnt a lot about colours and colour mixing. We also thought about predicting and saying why we think something might happen.

Could you do some colour mixing experiments at home? What happens if you mix orange and black currant juice? Or when you add coco pops to milk? Ask a grown up to see if you could do some investigations together. We would love to hear about them!