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Hedgehogs 

 

Summer Term Newsletter

summer term newsletter hedgehogs 2.pdf

 

 

Summer term topic: DINOSAURS

 

 

Spring Term Learning: Superheroes

We had planned to move onto exploring new stories however in the EYFS it is all about following the children’s interests and after talking about how ‘People who help us’ are super human beings, the children were excited by the thought of superheroes so that was our topic after half term.

The children enjoyed dressing up as their favourite superheroes and role playing with each other, using their funky fingers to save the numberblocks and explored their super spidey strength outside on the adventure playground!

A highlight was the children making their own superhero capes out of old materials. We had so many lovely designs ranging from spiders, to butterfly to hearts. The heart cape was to help the superhero spread love dust all around the world.

We also talked about how we as individuals are super and the children enjoyed talking in circle time about what makes them unique and how they think they act as super friends in nursery.

Understanding the World 

Understanding the World is one of the four specific areas of learning in the EYFS framework. It involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology, and the environment.

Special Visitors

As a nursery, we are always looking at ways of developing the children’s knowledge and Understanding of the World around us. Linking to our topic of ‘Marvellous Machines’ we have been lucky enough to have enriched the children’s knowledge by having a local special visitor. We very much enjoyed a visit from a local police officer!

Chinese New Year

In Hedgehogs we enjoyed exploring Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year is a spring festival celebrated in China. We used this celebration as an opportunity to explore the Chinese culture as well as focus on the year’s animal. This year it is the year of the dragon! We enjoyed exploring Chinese numbers, creating our own Chinese dragon for display and trying out different Chinese foods.

Forest Schools

Nursery enjoy taking part in Forest Schools. Forest School is a child-centered learning process, providing learner inspired, hands-on experiences in the natural environment. The children in Hedgehogs enjoy hunting for bugs, making animal houses and making yummy food in the mud kitchen! We look forward to our next adventures in Summer term!  

 

The Everywhere Bear

In Hedgehogs we have a nursery bear which each child gets to take home. A take home teddy bear is an activity which helps connect what the children are learning in nursery and extending that into their home. It is a chance for the children to share their own experiences with the bear and then talk about those experiences in nursery. We use the story ‘The Everywhere Bear’ by Julia Donaldson to help support this.

 Here are some of the amazing adventures the bear has been on...

 

 

Please Don’t Forget…

  • Healthy/appropriate snacks and lunchboxes to be provided please
  • A labelled bottle of water

If you would like your child to have hot dinners, please speak to Mrs Reynolds in the office.

If you have any questions regarding nursery please speak to Miss Sevenoaks (Nursery Manager) or Clare (Nursery assistant).

Email: esevenoaks@wellington.hereford.sch.uk