Welcome to Peach Tree Class.
Old Mcdonald Had A Farm
What a great first week back, all of Peach Trees have worked hard this week to get back into our routines. Our focus this week has been the nursery rhyme Old Mcdonald had a farm and the children have loved singing the song, learning all the different animals and their sounds. We have also had lots of outside learning with mud pies, obstacle courses, messy and wet play.
What an amazing term we have all had in Peach Tree class. We have welcomed new families and have all settled in really well. We have been very busy this term with activities focused around our book of the week, nursery rhymes, and lots of child initiated play.
Peaches enjoyed Fox's socks activities, using thier creative skills with lots of painting and mark making with dobbers.
Three Little pigs
Peaches used alot of different materials to build and paint houses for the Three little pigs, we really enjoyed reading this book and recreating the story.
Our Nursery rhymes this term were Incy Wincy spider and Five Little Monkeys jumping on the bed, the children have loved learning the actions and words to these. We also made the most of the nice weather with lots of outside learning.
Dear Zoo and Poo In The Zoo
We absolutely loved these books and the activities based around them. Peaches enjoyed lots of cratfs with glue, paint and coloured rice. We also prepared lots of different foods for our Zoo animals in outside learning.
We hosted our first stay and play in Peaches this week. I was so pleased to see so many of the parents attend. The children loved showing them around the nursery and of course performing our Christmas song, The Reindeer Pokey.
Christmas has arrived in Peach Tree Class. We have been making lots of lovely festive crafts, singing carols, learning actions to our class song - The Reindeer Pokey.
Peaches had the amazing opportunity to see and touch lots of creepy crawlies this week. I was so proud of all of Peach tree children they was all so brave to touch and say hello to the snake, giant snail, stick insect and spider.
Our last story for the term has been - The brave little penguin.
After reading the story we did lots of learning about ice, penguins and snow. The children made penguins, printed penguin foot prints, made iceberg scenes and helped free fish from ice cubes.
We have been focusing on two songs this week - Wind the bobbin up and Humpty Dumpty.
The children have had great fun learning the songs, building walls for Humpty, putting plasters on poor Humpty to make him better, winding cardboard bobbins and printing with Lego to create amazing artwork.
Our story this week has been The three billy goats
Peaches did lots of trip trapping over the bridge, colouring and painting goats and trolls, moving like goats and following the story.
This weeks main story has been Titch.
The children in Peaches enjoyed listening to the story, creating scenes from the story and getting sticky making kites.
Wow, what a first week back Peach tree children have had. Our focus story has been - Guess how much I love you. We also celebrated Halloween and Bonfire night. We have had a very busy but amazing start to Term 2, just look at some of our photos.
Guess how much I love you learning.
We have had the pleasure of having two squirrels visit our garden this week. The children have loved watching them play and eat in the garden.
This weeks focus is around the song - if you are happy and you know it.
Peach tree class have had lots of fun learning the song, colouring hand pictures, talking about emotions and using different resources to decorate face pictures. At the end of the week we used different musical instruments to play along with the song.
This week's focus story was the traditional ugly duckling.
We watched a video of a duckling hatching from its egg. We made fluffy feathery duck pictures, used paint dabbers to decorate a duck, matched the correct coloured egg with the egg cup and made paper plate ducks.
Our focus story this week is- Thats not my dinosaur.
Peach tree class learnt some of the very funny and tricky names of the dinosaurs, we painted dinosaur pictures, learnt a dinosaur song and dance and colour sorted dinosaurs in the sensory tray.
Our focus story this week was - Hugasaurus.
Peach tree children have had a lot of fun listening to the story, learning different dinosaur names, painting dinosaur pictures and using plastic dinosaur to print with.
Peach tree learning was based around the story - Hugs. We had a look at some of the basic emotions, made happy and sad face pictures, painted hearts and learnt a hug song.
This week's learning has been based around the very popular song - heads shoulders knees and toes. As well as learning the song and it's actions we have been doing lots fantastic learning. Peaches learnt some of the different parts of their bodies, got to make funny characters with Mr Potato heads, they created faces using loose parts and made footprints with paint, which was very ticklish.
Peaches have had an amazing first week in class. We have been blown away at how fast they have all settled into nursery life. They have had great fun exploring all areas of the nursery, made new friends and have already started to learn new skills.