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'Heroes and Villains'

This half term during the run up to Christmas our topic will be 'Heroes and Villains.'  We started our topic by debating what is a hero and a villain and the children had lots of good ideas about superheroes and bad guys!  We explored the meaning further and the children started to realise that there can be real life heroes like people in our family and people who help us such as doctors and nurses.

Last week we focussed on our family members and the children have drawn some fantastic pictures of members of their family.  We set up a hospital roleplay area and next week we will explore whether they think Guy Fawkes is a hero or villain!  

Over the coming weeks we will explore heroes and villains through fairy tales and the emergency services.

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'Terrific Transport'

The children have continued to enjoy their topic exploring different kinds of transport in the air, on the ground and on the water.  Lots of them brought their bike or scooter to Nursery and drawed a picture of it using the charcoal and explored how it moved with experiments in the garden.  They made threaded wheels to hang up for a display about the wheels on their bike or scooter.  We shared the story of 'Whatever Next' this week and have used the props to retell the story.  The children trained to be astronauts in the garden - practising their balance skills and keeping fit.  We also made paper aeroplanes and tried different ways of making them fly further than each others.  Next week we will be looking at water transport and will be making model boats from a variety of materials to see if they will float or sink and explore the story of 'Noah's Ark.'

Welcome  to Nursery and we have had a fantastic start to the School term.  The children have settled in well and are busy making friends, finding out where equipment goes and have got much better at listening!

This half term our topic is 'Terrific Transport' and we have been exploring, aeroplanes, cars, lorries and buses.  Next week the children are going to bring their own scooter or bike to Nursery to talk about and we are going to draw pictures of them, experiment to find out how far they travel and describe to each other how they are different.  We will also be exploring space craft and water transport.

As always, please feel free to ask the Nursery Staff if you have any questions.

Mrs Wesson

(Nursery Lead)