This term in Nursery we are learning all about myself.
We will be talking about our family and our names. We will explore what it means to be part of God's family and rejoice in the love that we share.
We have been very busy during our Collective Worship sessions over the past few weeks. Here you can see the children looking at the pictures of Miss Quayle and Mrs Twiss and their special person. The children were then encouraged to take a stone and take it in turns to talk about who is their own special people.
We have previously been thinking about our names and how they are special to us. We discussed how God is the creator of life and that He created our parents who then created us.
We listened to the Psalm;
You are special to me,
I love you,
I know you,
I know your name,
You are my child.
Isaiah 43 1:2
We also talked about prayers and celebrations. The children were encouraged to talk about times and celebrations important to them such as holidays and birthdays, making links to food and our special people. We watched videos of children singing in church and talked about our own experiences of being at church. We listened to prayers and made up our own together. The children enjoyed sharing the role play food together and thanking God for all that we eat.
Baptism/Confirmation - Belonging
This week during our Collective Worship we have been thinking about church.
The children looked at the above picture and talked about what they could see. We made links to our own experiences and shared memories together. We also carefully handled a Bible and talked about our own favourite books.
We listened to the Psalm;
" I love you just as the Father loves me;
Remain in my love"
Belonging - 29.10.18
This week during Collective Worship we have been thinking about belonging.
The children were shown images of a child within our class being christened as a baby. We discussed this together and reflected on our previous learning about Church.
The children were encouraged to look at the bible and talk about what we could see.
We held the baby very gently and talked about ways that we could make her feel welcome. The children gave lots of such ideas such as "smile" and "stroke her hair".
This week we have been thinking about ourselves and comparing to others. We looked at the baby and our puppet friend and discussed their features and how they were different. We chose who we would like to play with and discussed a feature from our favourite friend i.e. he has brown eyes.
We listened to the words;
"We are God's children".
"God loves each and every one of us".
Celebrating - 07.01.2019
This week we have been thinking about one way to celebrate a very special time - our birthdays! We have been looking at the birthday resources and reflecting on our own experiences of birthdays and birthday parties. We had lots of fun pretending to eat the cake!
Celebration continued - 14.01.2019
This week we have continued to learn all about celebrations. We watched the videos of the New Years Eve celebrations at the London Eye and Big Ben in addition to Sydney Opera House fireworks. We discussed our favourite colour fireworks and made links to our own experiences of Bonfire Night. We shared a class party together an enjoyed a game of pass the parcel.
Celebrations cont. - 21.01.2019
This week we have been continuing to think about different types of celebrations. We thought about different types of party celebrations and chose which type of invitation we would like to send. We decided to send a birthday party invitation and chose someone special from our class to send it to. We then used the name cards to help us write our invitation to our friend.
Chinese New Year - 28.01.2019
This week we have been learning all about Chinese New Year. We know that this year it is being celebrated on Tuesday 5th February. We have been exploring the Chinese resources and making links to our own experiences of celebrations. The children have been watching videos of the Chinese Lion and Dragon dancing and have enjoyed making their own music for the videos.
The children worked together to move like a Chinese Dragon.
Chinese New Year Continued - 04.02.2019
This week we have continued to explore the celebration of Chinese New Year.
We read the Chinese New Year story and talked about what happened. We then explored the Chinese animal masks and used the available resources to create our own.
We pretended to have a Chinese meal and practiced using chop sticks!
11.02.2019 - Living with Jesus
This week we were reflecting on Jesus and how we can feel close to him in our every day lives.
We shared a children's Bible around the circle and talked about what we could see. Later in the week we passed around an adult Bible and made comparisons between the two. The children enjoyed looking at the illustrations in the children's Bible and were able to discuss together.
25.02.2019 - Living with Jesus continued
This week we have been looking at some new resources; candles and ornaments.
We have been thinking about Jesus and talking about how Jesus is the light of the world. We have been thinking about other people that are special to us and we have been discussing who is the light of our world.
04.03.2019 - Shrove Tuesday/Beginning of Lent
This week we have been thinking about Pancake Day/Shrove Tuesday.
We looked at making pancakes and practiced flipping them!
We also had a special Pancake Day breakfast .
11.03.2019 - Lent
This week during Collective Worship we have been thinking about Lent.
We looked at Miss Quayle's yummy Easter egg and discussed what we would miss if we had to give something up for Lent. Miss Quayle's example was pizza!