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Term 2

This term has been extremely busy but we have all had a fantastic time learning new things. Throughout this term we have explored a range of themes, such as, Bonfire night, Maths Week, National Rhyme Time Week, Paw Patrol and Christmas Magic.
The children thoroughly enjoyed all of the themes and were able to develop their fine and gross motor skills in a range of ways. Some of the activities that the children have been able to explore have involved, scissors, threading, tissue paper scrunching, cotton bud painting and handwriting patterns.

A particular theme that the children really enjoyed this term, was ‘Paw Patrol’. Throughout that week, the children were able to explore the different roles and responsibilities of the pups and relate them to the real world. They were also able to share and discuss which pup was their favourite and why. This supported the children’s understanding of how everyone has different thoughts and opinions.

During this busy term, we have also been able to explore the local community by going on a few trips. Our first trip was to the local park and the children thoroughly enjoyed exploring the large equipment. They demonstrated on this walk their excellent listening skills and on the way back to school we had people from the community mention about how grown up our children were. We also went on another trip to the church where we learnt all about Advent and why it is important to Christians. On this trip the children were amazed by the beautiful pictures in the church windows. For our final trip of the term, the children were very excitable as they were able to go on a mini bus to the local library. All of the children had a great time exploring all of the wonderful books that the library had to offer. They also had the opportunity to borrow a book from the library and use the checking out system.

Term 1

We have had a lovely start to the year in Windmill Nursery. We have loved seeing some familiar faces walking back through our door and have enjoyed welcoming in some new faces as well. All of the children have settled into our routines extremely well and all have thoroughly enjoyed making new friendships with different children.

To begin our wonderful term, we have looked closely at the rules and routines that we have within our Nursery. We have worked together as a team to ensure that we all know where the Nursery toys belong and where our personal belongings go as this will support the development of our independence. Within the first few weeks of Term 1, we explored the theme “We are amazing” which involved us learning all about ourselves as well as our family and friends. Throughout the term we have also explored themes such as, ‘Recycling’ and ‘The Big Draw’. During our chosen themes within the Nursery, we have been able to develop our numeral skills and listening and attention skills through a variety of ways, such as, songs, number hunts and games.

Throughout the term, we have also been developing our fine and gross motor skills through a range of activities. Some of the activities that we have explored have taken place during our P.E sessions such as, Write Dance and developing our balancing skills. To enhance our fine motor skills, we have taken part in activities that involved us practising our scissor skills, threading and tissue paper scrunching. The children have thoroughly enjoyed these activities and as such some have chosen to continue their learning within their Cool Time.

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