Peterborough Nursery March 2020

During the month of March, the children have continued to show interest in the world around them.

Our older children have extended upon their keen interest in story books when our local library bus came to visit us. We listened to some stories, then picked some to bring back to nursery with us. The librarian demonstrated to us what they do to help them remember who their books are with and when they want them back. We have also been looking at cause and effect, exploring and investigating what happens when we mix different things together. For example, corn flour and water compared to plain flour and water.

Our younger children have been planting potatoes in our nature garden. They dug some shallow holes, pushed in the seed potatoes and then carefully covered them, followed by giving them some water to help them grow. They have also been listening to story books about the world around them and their local environment.

Our preschool children have been reading ‘Cloudette’ to learn about the weather, whilst Big Toddlers have been reading ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ and searching our bug hotel for insects. Under twos have been listening to ‘Monkey Puzzle’ and learning about different animals.

Fun Fact:

There are 10 different types of clouds that you will see in the sky, this is based on their height, colour, shape and weather the cloud is usually associated with or predicts.

EYFS learning outcomes:

Literacy – Reading

  • Listens to and joins in with stories and poems, one-to-one and also in small groups
  • Shows interest in illustrations and print in books and print in the environment

Understanding the World – The World

  • Comments and asks questions about aspects of their familiar world such as the place where they live or the natural world.
  • Can talk about some of the things they have observed such as plants, animals, natural and found objects.

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