We were so excited to welcome you back after out Christmas break and we are very sad that we won't be able to see you for a while. We will be uploading work daily onto ClassDojo to please check our stories and complete the tasks that are set.
Below is our daily timetable and how we will be structing our home learning for you to complete at home.
This week we are exploring dragons! Our first book is 'There's a dragon in your book' by Tom Fletcher. Please remember to check ClassDojo for all the activities that are set!
6th January - 15th January
We are looking at the story 'Goldilocks and the 3 bears.' Mrs Skilbeck has set many challenges on ClassDojo for your child to complete at home, we are very much looking forward to seeing what you get up to!
Autumn 2 - Celebrations
This half term we have lots to celebrate; bonfire night, Diwali and Christmas! Obama class will be exploring these different celebrations and understanding what they are.
This half term we will be holding our parents evening slots throughout the day. Mrs Skilbeck will be doing them on the 12th November 9am-11.30am and 12pm-3pm, 18th November from 1pm-3pm or the 26th November 9am-11.30am and 12pm-3pm. Please ensure you have given your slip in of your preferred time or sent a dojo message.
7th and 14th December
We are all so excited for Christmas! We have been reading the book 'Dear Santa' and we made some fantastic story maps! We have our own decorations and card to take home to our parents. We had a fantastic Christmas party where we played musical bumps, musical chairs, pass the parcel and we also ate lots of yummy food.
This week we have been learning about Christmas and why we celebrate it. We have found out it is a Christian holiday. We have been visited by a special elf who has been leaving challenges for us around the classroom! He has made us decorate the tree, go on a treasure hunt to find some treats and to write some lists.
Lots of us have been making stick man this week in the provison and we have been using our own stick man to retell the story using lots of story language. In phonics we are now beginning to clap the syllables in our names and identify the first initial sound. We are also really improving on our counting skills.
This week our story has been 'Stick Man'. We listened to the story lots of times to help deepen our understanding. We also learnt the makaton signs to help us read along with the story. We had pooh stick races outside in our water tray. In Maths we have been working hard on our counting skills and some of us have been recognising numbers up to 10. We even had the opportunity to make our own stick man outside!
This week we celebrated Remembrance Day and Diwali. For Remembrance Day we made poppies and we held a 2 minute silence. We were fantastic at being quiet. We have listened to Diwali music, made Rangoli patterns on hands and we made our own diva lamps to keep and take home. We also got to try new foods. We ate rice, poppadoms and vegetables samosas. The poppadoms were our favourite, they taste like crisps!
It has been fantastic to welcome back so many faces and a warm welcome to our new starters! This week our story has been 'Tidy'. It is about a badger who likes to tidy up and he tidies all the leaves from the tree! We learnt the names of lots of different animals from the story. We then went on an Autumn walk around nursery to see what we could find. We found lots of colourful leaves that had fallen off the trees. We also got to celebrate Bonfire Night this week. We made our own sparklers from chocolate fingers, created bonfire pictures and even tried mushy peas. The morning children did not like them too much but the afternoon children thought they were yummy!
Welcome back everybody and a big hello to all our new children! This term we are focusing on 'Marvellous Me'. We want to find out all about our children and what makes the special! We will be learning how to share our toys, painting our portraits and reading new stories such as 'Huey and the new jumper.'
Please remember to sign up to ClassDojo where you will see all of the fantastic learning that your children are doing in Obama class.
This week we have been working hard on our positional language, we helped Quiz get clean by helping his clean under his armpits and on top of his head! We then used positional language on a treasure hunt where we found some exciting snacks! In Literacy we have been exploring our feelings and drew pictures to show what makes us happy and sad. On Friday we had a spooky dress up day to link with our story ‘Funny Bones’. We explored the inside of a pumpkin, made funny bones masks and had red potion water. It was lots of fun!
We have a new teacher who has joined us this week called Miss Beatty!
We have been practising learning how to pronounce the 'o' sound and writing the letter 'o' during our Squiggle whilst you wiggle sessions.
We have been working hard on our communication and language skills in literacy as our book is 'You choose'. We have been talking about all the different things that we would eat, drink, wear and what we would do for a job. One of our favourite pages was the pet page! We then had a real stick insect come visit our classroom, some of us were super brave and even held it!
We have also been on a virtual walk around Strelley this week on google maps to see if we could spot where we lived!
We pretended to be on the Bake off and we made our own patterned biscuits, they were yummy!
Autumn is finally here; we know this because all of the leaves are beginning to fall off the trees. Some of us used our strong arms to sweep them up, and others practised their fine motor skills by threading the leaves together to make a wreath. We made patterns with some of the leaves discussing the different colours we could see.
We have really enjoyed our story 'I want my hat back' and we have spoken about the different clothes we wear. The bear then lost his socks and we had to work together to find the matching pair.
We have also begun our 'Squiggle whilst you wiggle' sessions, these will help us with our writing skills in the future.
Our story we have been learning about this week is 'Huey in the new jumper.' We have been learning about what makes us different and what makes the same. We noticed that lots of us had the same DSA school jumper on.
We have also been busy learning about shapes and made Huey a new jumper. We also went outside on a shape hunt.
In phonics we have been making lots of noise outside using our drumming sticks, we like to hit things that make very loud noises. We also found a special visitor in our garden, can you guess what it is from the photo?
This week we started our maths and phonics learning. We met our new class friends Leo the Lion and Squeak the Mouse who have been helping us. We helped them sort out who had more and less sweets. We went on a sound walk in our nursery garden, we could hear many birds and we also heard planes. I wondered where they could be going and some children think they were flying to the park!
We also had a pirate dress up day, we pretended to go on a pirate ship and we went on a treasure hunt and made our own maps.
The children have settled well into Nursery and they have been exploring the environment. Our favourite toys are building with the blocks and splashing around in the water. We have already shown fantastic sharing skills by sharing our toys with our new friends.