Make sure you keep looking at this page for weekly updates on what your children are doing in the 2's room. We are also posting weekly HOME LEARNING activities for you to do at home
Don't forget to e-mail what you have been doing at home to email@example.com, we love to know what you have been up to.
We are happy to be back at Nursery and are having a great time exploring nursery.
Our teachers are Claire, Jen, Katrina and Fatima.
This term we are learning all about ourselves, exploring our environment and learning the rules and boundaries at nursery. We are exploring messy play and mark making in a variety of ways.
We are sharing a story each week and learning lots of different rhymes.
This week in the 2s room we are learning all about animals. Our book is Dear Zoo.
A great game to play at home is wrapping animals (or other toys) in paper to have a go at guessing. Have a good feel at them. Can you feel two legs or four? Has the animal got a long or short neck?
Can you move like an animal? Stomp like an elephant? Swing your arms like a monkey? Flap your arms lile a parrot? Have a go at home.
We have been singing Christmas songs. We hope you enjoy them. Happy Christmas from all of us!
We love looking at our sensory bottles. They are all different colours and have different things in them such as leaves, flowers, stars and pom poms. We like to watch the items move about inside the liquid. If you make sensory bottles at home, make sure to glue the lids down tightly to avoid leaking liquid.
This week the children had noticed poppies so we made poppies in class. For some we used paint and for others we used pens.
Zobia has been making musical instruments with her daughters. They used pasta, rice and lentils in bottles to make shakers.
Zobia decorated cup cakes with her daughters at home. For a quick and easy activity with your child, buy some cheap plain biscuits or cupcakes.You can have fun decorating them with sweets, icing, and chocolate chips.
Zobia went on a walk in the park with her daughters. They listened to different sounds and collected colourful leaves. They talked about all the different colours that they could see in the leaves. They talked about the colder weather and why the leaves fall. They saw rabbits and squirrels.
Fatima had a little visitor in her garden. Can you see what it is?
What can you see in Jen's garden, eating the fruit on the compost heap? What can you hear?
Louise has been teaching her dog, Charlie, some new tricks. Have you got a pet?
We're back in Louise's garden. What can you see? What is it doing? Where might you usually see this animal?
Spare wallpaper is great for mark making. Roll it out onto the floor and add some pens, pencils or crayons.
If you're lucky enough to get to the beach take a stick with you to make marks in the damp sand. Alternatively use a tray and pour some sand in for quick and easy mark making.
Grab your play dough and exercise your fingers.
Louise has been filming in her garden again. What can you see?
Look up, look down, look all around...
Next time you are outside, either in your yard, garden or on a walk, take the time to look around.
- Look up to the sky.
- Look in the trees and plants.
- Look on the ground.
What can you see and hear? There are birds, insects and lots more all around us.
Your teachers have been looking and listening to wildlife where they live. Watch the videos below.
Katrina has been in her garden. Look at the flowers, what can you see flying in and out? What can you hear?
Louise has left some seeds and nuts on the table. Who might eat them? Look in the trees what can you see running around the branches?
Can you make an animal from old boxes like Louise has? Can you see which animals she has made? Send a picture of your animal to us, we'd love to see it.
Watch Claire and her little helpers sort the teddies into big, medium sized and small. Why not have a go at home and send us a picture on email?
Here are some more clues to guess the animal with Zobia.
Today's story is: If You Love a Bear
Can you guess which animal Zobia is describing from the clues she gives? Perhaps you could have a go at describing an animal?
Claire and her family set the butterflies free. Can you count the butterflies?
'I dig my garden'
On your daily walk can you collect some leaves to create a leaf print picture.
Can you try this colour sorting activity?
Look at the pictures, can you make your own butterfly painting?
Look, the caterpillars have started to make their cocoons:
This is my garden (Extend one hand forward, palm up)
I’ll rake it with care, (Make raking motion on palm with 3 fingers of other hand)
I’ve got some small seeds (Use thumb and finger to show small)
To plant right in there. (Plant motion)
The sun will shine (Make circle with hands)
And the rain will fall, (Let fingers flutter down to lap)
My seeds will sprout (Cup hands together; extend upward slowly)
And grow really tall. (Stand on tiptoes and indicate tall)
Please see the overview below. These are some suggestions to support the children’s learning and to enable them to complete work at home over the coming weeks. We are committed to ensuring that your child is still learning as much as possible.
Teachers will upload additional activities, matched to learning being done in nursery, on to the class page.