St Andrew's C of E (VA) Primary


October News

October has been a busy month in Nursery.  We began by exploring the Seasons and learned about Autumn through investigation of our natural environment and sharing the story ‘Leaf Man’ by Lois Ehlert.  We used natural materials such as conkers, pinecones, acorns and leaves to help us develop our mathematical skills to count, sort and group.  We investigated colour mixing to make autumnal paintings and collages – we even had fun painting with conkers! 

We made some listening ears to help is tune into environmental sounds whilst outside on a listening walk around the school grounds.  Our weekly music lessons with Mrs Johnson has also been a highlight of this half-term.  Children have been practicing finding the beat in music, making body percussion patterns and exploring rhythm.

In our final week this half-term, we have been celebrating the diversity within Nursery.  We had so much fun learning about different traditions within our families and from around the world.  We made paperchains and flags to decorate our classroom.  We also made traditional Swedish Christmas decorations, Rangoli patterns using chalk, paint and crayon, explored spices in playdough, made Chinese lanterns and wallets and enjoyed listening and dancing to music from all around the world.  Thank you so much for the artefacts the children have brought in – we enjoyed sharing them and promise to return them after half-term.  To conclude our week, children were invited to wear some traditional clothes to school for our Carnival day!

Next half-term term promises to be just as much fun – roll on Christmas!!