Welcome to Life at KPS for Year Nursery
Mrs Birring warmly welcome you to Nursery.
The aim of this page is to highlight some of the fantastic learning that has been happening in Nursery, this page will be updated monthly, with photographs and information about the learning we have completed during the month.
We hope you enjoy looking through these updates and do discuss your child’s learning with them to celebrate their success. We look forward to any suggestions you may have to make your child’s learning a pleasant experience.
What we have been learning so far this year:
Communication and Language
This month children have been very excited as Halloween is fast approaching we have been busy getting messy, exploring different textures and having a go at making our very own potions. Children this month have enjoyed listening to the story Peace at Last by Jill Murphy. They are able to relate to the story as they talk amongst themselves about all the noises they hear in the garden and the kitchen.
Personal, Social, Emotional Development
Children have settles in nursery and are beginning to make good friendships. Children love playing circle time games especially with the parachute, they love taking it in turns to try and hide underneath it and waiting for their friends to guess who is missing from the circle. Children are beginning to make lovely friendships, they particularly enjoy playing with small world objects.
As part of our physical development this month we have started taking part in a weekly yoga session. Yoga helps strengthen children’s growing bodies and helps them improve their flexibility, which can reduce their chance of injury. Yoga teaches discipline and reduces impulsivity. It also teaches children about discipline as they work on clearing their minds and perfecting their poses. Children enjoyed making necklaces using beads and threading them through laces. Threading is a great activity to help children develop fine motor skills essential for being able to draw, write, do up buttons, tie shoelaces, open lunch boxes and more. Threading also helps to develop eye-hand coordination and concentration skills.
As part of our topic, we have been talking about what makes us special. Children have been looking at themselves in the mirror and talking about the colour of their eyes, how long their hair is and what colour it is. We used natural objects to make self portraits of ourselves, it is amazing how much of children’s personality comes out when they are creating pictures/portraits of themselves. Children were very excited to make a card for Mr Vig’s birthday, they even drew a picture of Mr Vig – doesn’t he look great!
Children are learning the different parts of the body by singing the Panjabi version of head, shoulders, knees and toes. Children are learning how to greet each other in Panjabi.