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08 Mar 2017
Big Owls News - St George's Nursery

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This week in Pre School, the Big Owls have been learning about Shrove Tuesday and why we make and eat delicious pancakes, as part of Religious and Moral Education & Expressive Arts. On Tuesday afternoon, we enjoyed making and flipping pancakes in the Fantastical Forest. The girls have been enjoying making dough pancakes and whisking up ‘pancakes’ in the water tray. We celebrated St David’s Day and Poppy was excited to tell us her Uncle lives in Wales. We painted daffodils and designed Welsh flags.

On Friday morning, Kana’s Mum visited and we spent a lovely morning learning about Japanese Girls’ Day (Hina-Matsuri). The girls loved designing and creating dolls using various materials linking nicely with the Japanese Festival of Dolls.

In Numeracy and Mathematics, the girls have been counting, recognising, matching numbers and building with magnetic shapes, on the Lightbox.

bee bot 250wWe have introduced the Bee-Bots (Bee-Bots are little bee robots that you can programme to move in whatever direction and distance you wish) and the girls are using them to count on and back and also to identify letters and sounds.

The girls have been designing and creating climbing frames outdoors and animal enclosures in our block area. Through responsive planning, we provided architect plans as visual aids in the area and discussed risk.

Looking at Volume, we used different size containers in water trays to encourage pouring, filling and measuring.

In Literacy, for World Book Day, the Primary 4 girls visited Big Owls and read their favourite books. It was a joy to observe and we have invited them back in May.

We have been learning about the letter/sound ‘s’ in many areas of the Nursery.

Our favourite stories so far this week are the stories The Flying Bath and The Paper Dolls.

We continue to look for birds using our homemade binoculars and we can hear the birds singing in the trees.

Spring is definitely on its way and we have been watching the daffodils grow in our garden.  We can see they grow a little taller each day.  Maybe we can get the measuring tape and measure them next week!

Tawny Owls and Eagles Owls have been enjoying spontaneous and planned play, both indoors and outdoors, linked to current interests. The girls have shown a keen interest in playing in the Mud Kitchen this week.
  

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