Friday, 25 August 2017

First Whole Week of Nursery.

Around the Classroom.

In our class now we have 20 children. There are 13 boys and 7 girls. We have 5 different nationalities represented by our students. As the first week has passed the children have been involved in a broad range of general social play activities. The pictures below represent some of the things they have been doing.

Minibeasts, our unit of study.

We have started our study of minibeasts by focusing on caterpillars and butterflies. We watched the video 'Caterpillar Shoes' where a caterpillar getting ready to make his cocoon gives away his many shoes to other creatures.

 We made a picture of a caterpillar with shoes using circles as our central theme. The children used 5 coloured circles to make their butterflies. They then glued on the eyes and the shoes and finally drew a mouth, antennae and hairs.


We also read the story about the 'Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle. The children love that story. It is so clear about the development of the caterpillar to the butterfly. 

To continue to help the children understand about both the caterpillar and the butterfly we watched a british series called Minibeast Adventures.

Minibeast Adventures with Jess - caterpillars

Minibeast Adventures with Jess - butterflies

Our Classroom Garden

We planted our own classroom garden so that we could have some minibeasts that we could observe. One of our gardeners brought us some caterpillars. We were very interested to see them eat and move. We hope they may turn into butterflies.

Shapes... what is a rectangle?

We have begun looking at what a rectangle looks like and what things are rectangle shape. The children chose from a range of items. If they were rectangular they put them inside the rectangle on the floor if not they put them back into the tub.


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