Our new topic for this half term is " Are eggs alive?"
We went to St Paul's Community Farm and had a talk with the farmers as well as a hands on experience of feeding, touching and learning about all the animals on the farm. We also learnt about the life cycle of birds and how eggs develop.
Our Autumn term topic
'Where does snow go?'
We went to the Snowdome Winter Wonderland to explore and play in real snow. We went sledging, made snowballs and had lots of fun.
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Why do leaves go crispy?
We are learning all about Autumn and the changes that happen. We went into our very own woodland area to discover many wonderful natural things. We collected lots of leaves, sticks, acorns, pine cones and even a pear from our very own pear tree. We took these back to our classroom to discuss size, shape and colour. We then wrote about what we had found.
Thank you to all of the parents who attended the recent reading workshop. Please remember to read at home every night with your child. All of the Bug Club passwords have now been issued and books are loaded on ready to go. If you have any problems please speak to a member of staff. If you read and record it in your reading record every day you will get one of our reading certificates.
Our Autumn Curriculum overview
Meet the Beasts
We had a great time meeting some very interesting animals. We learnt so much about them and how they live. I think we all liked Geoff the snake best!
We went on an amazing trip to the Botanical Gardens. It was our first big trip. We learnt so much about plants, trees and birds and saw some beautiful flowers. The weather was very sunny so we even got to play on the really big playground.
"I learnt so much about plants and how they grow on our trip" - Hannah
"I loved the trip, it was fun" - Usman
"I saw lots of plants" - Yusuf
"I know that oranges come from trees now because we saw it" - Fatimah
We completed lots of different science experiments. We investigated if we could mix oil and water, building different towers and how a balloon can stick to the wall if we rub it on our hair.
We have launched a way of assessing our own learning. We have three Achieveosaurs in Nursery, Tryatops, Thinkodocus and Explorodon. It was very exciting, we found some big footsteps and followed them all the way to the big hall where we met our new dinosaur friends. We will be getting a certificate if we use one of these skills in our learning.
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Look at our amazing story maps for our Talk 4 Writing story We're Going on a Bear Hunt. We have got to know this story really well and love doing the actions. These are some of our very first story maps!
Friday 27th January 2017
9am in the community room
We wrapped up warm and went on an exciting adventure into our forest school to look at the frost and ice. We went through tunnels of trees and saw lots of exciting things. We even found a home for Oliver the Owl.
We had so much fun on our story hunt with Freshwater Theater this week. We found lots of exciting objects that helped us to learn new Nursery Rhymes and build our own amazing story at the end.
The children at Ladypool love coming to Nursery everyday! Watch our video to see how much fun we have and our learning experiences both indoors and outdoors!
Watch this space for more photos of all the exciting things we have been doing and learning over the last year with topics such as Myself, Minibeasts and Africa!
Autumn term 1 curriculum newsletter