This week our focus has been the popular Julia Donaldson story ‘Room on the Broom’. This story links nicely to Halloween – a witch flies on her broomstick with her cat and drops some of her belongings on the journey! A dog, a bird and a cat each return the lost items and ask if they can join the witch on the broom, the witch agrees, much to the dismay of her cat!
The children have been highly engaged this week, they have been very excited to talk about Halloween and have enjoyed the many activities available. We made witches potions in our cauldrons with a whole range of ingredients including leaves, pinecones, small pumpkins and much more. We have enjoyed learning a ‘spooky’ counting song, which allowed us to recite numbers correctly and we acted out another yoga story.
We have been talking about responsibility this week and how we can be responsible. We have practised being responsible by completing lots of jobs and tasks in our nursery, we decided that we are all responsible for some of them such as tidying up, looking after the resources and being kind to each other.
During our narrative work we are still looking at ‘who’ ,we were fantastic at recalling ‘who’ found each of missing items in the story when Mr Dowrick hid the characters and we have worked hard on our listening and speaking skills during carpet times. Our Makaton signs this week have been: dog, cat and frog. Perhaps your children can remember them and teach you?
Please have a look at the attached Home Learning (for week beginning 1st November) to find some fun activities that link to each area of your child’s learning. We would love to hear from you about your child’s home learning. Please could you email these to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org We are collecting recycled materials for our junk modelling station. Ideally we would like small boxes, washed yoghurt pots and small containers. Please can we ask that any recycled material that previously had nut products inside do not come in due to allergies that we have in school. Please could the items be brought in a bag. Thank you.