This week we have been learning about the Hindu festival of Diwali.
We talked about all the special things that Hindus do, like eating special food, buying presents and wearing special clothes and the children compared it to their own celebrations.
We made diva lamps, coloured Rangoli patterns, made Mendhi patterns and learnt more about light and dark in our dark den.
During our Numicon conker challenge, we had to find out the value of the Numicon tile and match it to its corresponding numeral. We persevered to count the holes in the numicon, add the correct amount of conkers to the tile and use the numberline to figure out the tiles corresponding number.
We love mark making in Nursery! We have been persevering to hold our pencil correctly and make marks with meaning. Here are some of the things we have been writing. They include shopping lists, cafe orders and self portraits.
We have been learning to play the trumpet, just like the tiger did at the end of our story, The Tiger Who Came To Tea.
First we had to blow the trumpet really hard and press the keys at the same time. This was tricky, so we persevered! We noticed that the sound got higher or lower when we pressed the different keys.
Today in Nursery we had our own Cafe where we took it in turns to be the waiters and the customers. The children had to take each other's orders, write them down and serve the drinks and shape biscuits we had made this week. They all really enjoyed getting into the different roles and even had a special guest customer they had to serve!
In Nursery, we have been reading the book The Tiger Who Came To Tea. Last week, a tiger appeared in the classroom and he ate all of our food and drank all of our drinks! He was very hungry and left a bit of a mess in the classroom so we all had to pitch in and tidy up! Then, a second smaller tiger appeared in our classroom. This time we fed him different sized and coloured pom poms. We had to use small spoons and tweezers to pick up the pom poms. It was difficult, but we persevered!
Nursery have been pretending to be mechanics so we went on a trip to the Garage to find out what real Mechanics do. We watched the cars going up and down so the mechanics could work underneath them and saw them using different tools on the cars to fix them. Then we came back to Nursery and had a go ourselves in our mechanics role play.