This term we have been busy in Nursery practising drawing and writing skills. We have been encouraging the children to hold their pens with a three finger grip, copy their names and draw pictures using shapes they have been practising. We are thrilled with the children’s progress and would like every child to be able to write their name by the end of Nursery this year. Thank you for helping your children to write their names every day when you bring them into school. Do practise at home too!
So far this term, we have explored cold, hard ice, developed our cutting skills making fruit salad, listened carefully to different sounds and used our whole bodies to ‘Squiggle while you wiggle’. ‘Squiggle while you wiggle’ is teaching Nursery how to make big mark making moves to prepare them for handwriting and forming letter shapes. After moving to music with red ribbons, the children then draw up and down, side to side and round and round shapes on paper.
Harvest time in nursery
Today we worked together to find and dig up the carrots that had been planted before the Summer holidays. The children used their skills to use tools and dig, pull and shake off the soil. Some even decided to weed the bed with rakes in readiness for our bulb planting this week. It was a time of fun, togetherness and celebration. Tomorrow we will wash the carrots and taste them at snack time.
Watch this space for what our little farmers will be growing next.