This week the Nursery children have started their 9 Rhyme Challenge. Early Years staff understand the importance of speech, language and communication skills and we are actively seeking to develop these skills through the use of Nursery rhymes.
Singing Nursery rhymes is a great fun way to further develop your child’s:
Listening and concentration skills
Knowledge and understanding of language
Ability to tune into sounds to support early reading
Week 1 saw the children learn the rhyme ‘I’m a little teapot’. I think Nursery Murphy did a great job. What do you think?….
I want to take this opportunity to thank all the parents and carers for their support in helping the children to learn the rhymes at home 🙂
Tune in next week for week 2 of the 9 Rhyme Challenge.
Our Science Days this half term were all about water.
The children did a mind map to share what they already knew about water. Mrs Burgess and Miss Tsang were blown away by what the children knew.
We then conducted a series of investigations all involving water. We looked at how items can float and sink in water and made predictions about what would happen. We froze animals in water and explored different ways to rescue them from the ice (the hot water was the best for melting ice). We made ice decorations and placed them outside, then monitored them over the morning to see what would happen to them. We also investigated how we could move water from one bucket to another without pouring it in. We learned so much about water and have really enjoyed our Science Days.
4 Edison had a very busy first week back. On Monday and Tuesday, we had our Science days where we started learning about the states of matter. We learnt what makes a solid, liquid and a gas and then used our knowledge to carry out two experiments. We tested to see how temperature affects the melting point of chocolate and how salt affects the melting point of ice. We’ve lots more experiments and investigations planned this half term so keep your eyes peeled for that. We also learnt about the water cycle and learnt a very memorable song about it!
On Friday, we got given our new recorders so we spent our music lesson learning how to hold them and how to play a B. We’ll carry on learning how to play the different notes over the next few weeks.
During science days, we have been focusing on solids, liquids and gases. We looked at many exciting experiments, some involving chocolate!!! We looked at changing the state of matter ( from a solid piece of chocolate to a liquid/ melted piece of chocolate). We look forward to more exciting experiments. 😊