What a busy and fun first half term we have had! It has been lovely to welcome some new children to Guiseley Primary School, and also welcome back those children who have previously been with us. All of the children have settled very well, and are adapting well to Nursery life.
This half term we have spent some time focusing on some books that you can see in the above photographs. The children have enjoyed reading these, and they have made many links to all our 7 areas of learning and development for the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Below are some examples of the learning that took place....
In Communication and Language we have have looked at nursery rhymes and number songs.
In Physical Development we have looked at fine motor skills, which involve the use of the smaller muscle of the hands, activities have included: using pencils, scissors, construction with Duplo and using large tweezers. We have also looked at gross motor skills, which are the skills that children develop using their whole body, activities have included: using the pedal bikes outside, climbing and jumping, and our weekly visits to the school hall.
In Personal, Social and Emotional Development, we used the book So Much to talk about our families and who is important to us.
In Literacy we have used the book Handa's Suprise to look at the various fruits and animals. We thought of words to describe how the fruits look, taste and feel. We looked at the animals and discussed their colours, movements and body parts.
In Mathematics we have looked at colour sorting and patterns. In the story 'My Mum and Dad make me laugh we focused on spots and stripes.
We have also looked at the season Autumn. We have discussed what happens, looked at leaves, animals that hibernate and collected Autumn treasures.
Finally we had Art Week where we spent some time looking at Andy Goldsworthy. We created our own work based on his ideas of using natural materials to create art.
To view previous year's information and pictures, please click here.