Mrs Panesar-Dhaliwal

Nursery

Welcome to Life at KPS for Year Nursery

Mrs Panesar-Dhaliwal 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:

June 2019

What we have been learning so far:

Communication and Language

The children in Peacock Class took part in performing in the Early Years school assembly about Jack and The Beanstalk along with the Reception children. Our parents, family and friends came to watch us and they were really proud of our hard work! In class we have been able to retell the story of Jack and the Beanstalk using a variety of resources including story maps, puppets, small world characters and animals which helped us remember the story in assembly. The Early Years assembly was the first time that Peacock Class had ever performed in front of a large audience and they did extremely well!!

Physical Development

As part of our Early Years school assembly about Jack and the Beanstalk, Peacock Class took part in singing a range of different songs related to the story. The children’s designated song that they had to learn was ‘Jack went to

market’. The children were able to follow dance moves that we all thought of as a class which related to the different songs. Peacock Class were brilliant at dancing as different animals that are found at the farm and in the jungle.

Literacy

The children in Peacock Class have been really busy learning about different types of animals as part of our Summer topic ‘Animal Crackers’. We have read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and most recently we have started to read Elmer the Elephant. The children have really enjoyed reading these two books as we have learnt lots from the two stories, including how to be proud of looking and being different from one another. We have again, used story maps that we have drawn together as a class and puppets to help us learn the story better.

Mathematics

During this term, Peacock Class have been looking at different animals. We decided to look at their features in detail, in specific, we have been looking at the lengths and heights of different animals including snakes and elephants. The children have used toy animals to compare heights, using the words ‘tall’ and ‘short’. Did you know that giraffes are the tallest animals on Earth? We also arranged the members of our class in height order which was a lot of fun!

Understanding the World

Following on from last term’s topic of ‘Growing’, we have read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Elmer the Elephant, both of which have plants in their stories. As part of our new topic ‘Animal Crackers’, we have learnt a lot about caterpillars and the journey they make through a life cycle. They start off as an egg, then a tiny caterpillar. They eat a lot including yummy leaves! Next they become a cocoon and then eventually turn into a beautiful butterfly

Expressive arts and design

For our Early Years school assembly, the children and adults worked really hard to help each other create props and stage settings. We used a range of materials and resources including sponges and paints to re-create the Giant’s castle to make it look as realistic as possible. We also made character headbands to show the audience which animals the children were whilst singing our ‘Jack went to Market’ song. We think you will agree that the children and the stage looked fabulous!