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Week 10 in Nursery!

posted 28 Nov 2017, 03:57 by Vicki Bowes

This week in Nursery the children have participated in World Nursery Rhyme week. Nursery Rhymes are important in children’s development because they enable children to learn new vocabulary, practise pitch and volume, develop an awareness of pattern and sequence and they help to establish reading skills, mathematical and creative awareness. 
To develop the children’s knowledge of nursery rhymes, Nursery worked in collaboration with Reception to learn a new rhyme a day. The rhymes that they learnt were; Bobby Shafto, Lavenders Blue, Hickory Dickory Dock, Wind the Bobbin Up and Old King Cole.

At the beginning of the week the children couldn’t believe their eyes! Humpty Dumpy ended up in our outdoor garden and someone had pushed him off his wall. But who did it? Was it the three blind mice who did it as they couldn’t see where they were going? Was it Little Miss Muffet as she jumped off her tuffet away from the spider? Or was it the Grand Old Duke of York’s ten thousand men who did it as they marched down the hill? The children decided to create ‘Wanted’ posters to solve the mystery!

Linked to the nursery rhymes that the children learnt throughout the week, the children completed a range of activities to help develop their appreciation and understanding nursery rhymes. The children enjoyed drawing their favourite nursery rhyme character. 


In the creative area the children enjoyed making their favourite nursery rhyme character. They challenged themselves to draw a picture of their creation. 
On the maths table the children enjoyed counting out the correct number of legs for Incy Wincy spider. On the playdough table the children enjoyed making nursery rhyme characters and challenging themselves to draw their creations. 

On the investigation table the children had to piece together the puzzle pieces of traditional nursery rhymes. They had to challenge themselves to sing each nursery rhyme. 

As you can see, it certainly has been a very busy week in nursery and we have been making our best better to be the best that we can be!

Keep checking nursery’s webpage and the school’s Twitter page to find out what we have been getting up to! Next week we will be focusing on the grapheme c and our number of the week will be 11.