We wish you a merry Christmas!

This week as we approach the big day we’ve gone all christmasy.

Indeed in maths we’ll be enjoying additions with baubles and using mathematical language to describe the Christmas items in the feely bag. We’ll also be making play dough numbers and programme our beebot to go to different Christmas items.

Whilst in language we will be discussing other events people celebrate and how they celebrate. We will also be discussing ways we can say thank you for all our wonderful gifts at Christmas.

We will also be taking this opportunity to discuss feelings and also new year resolutions.

Our investigations this week will see us exploring magnets around the nursery. We will also be amazed and have lots of fun as we conduct our shooting stars experiment. We’re sure the children the children will tell you all about it!

Physical activities this week will see us practising throwing and catching with our friends, plus having lots of giggles as we explore various ways to move on 2 parts of the body.

Our creative activities this week see us attempting a few ballet moves as the famous nutcracker or swan lake! We will also be bringing our own version of the hit musical stomp to Swadlincote too.

It may be a 4 day week but we have lots of fun planned in the lead up to Christmas. Plus don’t forget our North Pole adventure day on Christmas Eve too!

Away in a manger!

This week we travel to Bethlehem as we explore the Nativity story.

We will be exploring lots of descriptive language as we describe scenes on cards and patterns on wrapping paper. We’ll also be testing our memory on a story quiz.

Whilst in maths we will be learning all about coins. As we learn which is which and also match the right amount of coins to price tags. We will also be doing coin rubbings and enjoying a coin game called money bugs.

We will also be using this time to reflect on Christmas traditions and people less fortunate.

In our creative activities this week we will acting out the Nativity story and learning a Christmas cracker dance. We will also be singing some Christmas songs that the children have not yet learnt!

We will also be getting active exploring ways to move as though we were in a bauble!… which we are sure will leave the children in lots of giggles. We will also be practising our ball skills throwing and catching.

Amongst all this fun we will also be making some reindeer food ahead of the big day plus working together to find ways to make a manger for the baby

Wow, what a week we can’t wait to get started!

It’s Christmas!

This week we begin our Christmas themed activities and the children can’t wait to get stuck in.

We have lots of exciting things to do this week as we explore shapes in maths by going on a shape hunt, exploring a shape feeling bag and even learning some 3D shapes too. We’ll also be taking this opportunity to do a bit of sorting practice as we sort.decorations by various properties too.

As Christmas draws nearer we will also be discussing the importance of being thankful and discussing morals such as right and wrong.

In language our fun continues as we use descriptive language to describe baubles, writing a letter to Santa and making rhyming soup.

Our physical activities this week see us playing a game of Elf, Elf, Santa and also using our bodies to make different shapes.

Whilst in our creative activities we will be acting out the Nativity story, learning some party dances and learning even more new Christmas rhymes.

If this wasn’t enough we will also be discussing how people celebrate Christmas around the world plus make some very special manager cakes complete with little baby’s.

Wow, what a week we have planned. In addition to all this the children have Nativity Day to look forward too plus our daily Elf challenges.

Here at Chuckle Bunnies Christmas is in full swing!

What a wonderful world!

This week we travel around the world exploring the wonders of the world as we attempt to recreate a wonderful array of famous buildings from around the world.

We will also be investigating and taking a deeper look at different modes of transport.

Whilst in more creative activities we will be going freestyle in dance, learning our new Christmas rhyme if the week in music and acting out Christa’s rhymes in drama.

More physical activities will see us stretching to be different buildings and also have lots of giggles playing pass the balloon.

Tied in to travel we will also be discussing travel safety and also what to do if they got lost.

Our language activities this week will see us creating our own journeys using the you choose book, exploring rhyming words in our rhyming puppets activity plus play a game of Kim’s game using transport.

Maths this week sees us exploring position as we programme the beebot and place teddy in different positions.

Plus we will be having lots more fun and games during our Elf week….we are looking forward to lots of fun and games

Doing the animal bop!

This week we will be continuing the theme of movement by taking part and enjoying a variety of activities.

Taking the lead from our book of the week we will be acting our different animal moves and learning how to jump safely off objects.

We will also be using this opportunity to discuss road safety and also stranger danager.

We will also be having lots of fun in our magic carpet dance and singing animal songs.

In art our preparations are starting for Christmas as we make decorations for both home and nursery including footprint reindeers and snowmen paper chains.

We will also be learning about signs this week as we take a  look at their importance and also what they mean. This includes both road signs and signs in buildings.

We will also be exploring our letter of the week feely bag and writing letters to Santa.

Whilst in maths we will be sharing a selection of number stories such as the 3 bears, 3 Billy goats, 3 pigs and the 7 dwarves.

Our investigations this week see us having lots of fun exploring how water moves around plants in our colour celery challenge. We will also be making and testing boats using various materials too.

Another exciting week we can’t wait to get started.

Duck in the Truck

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Tis week embark on adventures with duck in the truck with some exciting (yet educational) activities.

In language after reading the book we will be taking park in a memory story called “I went on a journey and saw…”. Plus we will be heading off on flying carpets for a story session as well as discuss different places around the world.

Maths this week we use the theme of vehicles to explore different maths concepts such as rolling a car to certain numbers, playing a traffic light game and even conducting a traffic survey!

Our investigations see us mounting a rescue to rescue the duck stuck in the mud and enjoying lots of mud themed activities in our forest school session. Plus we’ll also be making and testing paper aeroplanes.

We’ll also be discussing safety warnings around us and discussing the morals of the story.

In more creative activities we will be acting out the rhymes of the week and having a go at line dancing. We’ll also be enjoying different rhymes as we join in celebrating Nursery Rhyme week. You can never know too many rhymes!

We’ll also be having lots of fun doing star jumps this week and also learning the well known stuck in the mud game.

We can’t wait to get started, we look forward to sharing our adventures with our nursery family soon.

Wheels keep turning!

This week we will be exploring movement in its many form.

We will be taking to the road as discuss journeys we have been on. Using lots of descriptive language and positional language we will describe our journey from one place to another. We will also have a quick look at maps and discuss the many features on them.

Maths this week is all about numbers as we order them and use them for different purposes and games. We’ll even have fun driving cars into numbered spaces and doing additions with wheels.

Our creative activities this week see us acting out an imaginary journey, singing travel songs and even attempting to do the Mexican wave which am sure will give us lots of giggles.

More physical activities will see us practising our balance and co ordination as we walk along a rope pretending to be tight rope walkers. We’ll also be learning how to skilfully pass a ball between 3 people.

Investigations this week see us finding different ways to make bridges and then test them to see which work the best. We’ll also be testing our brains as we discover friction and how different materials work together as we explore our very own friction ramp.

Of course this week we will also be joining in remembrance Day and making poppies as well as discussing what the day is for.

And am sure there will be lots more fun besides, we can’t wait to get started.

Bang, Crackle, Pop!

Ahead of bonfire night we will be exploring weather and colour even further.

In our creative activities this week we will be learning a firework dance as well as acting out a fire emergency. Whilst in music we create a chat using descriptive words for fireworks.

We will also be taking this opportunity to discuss fire safety as well as staying safe when out at night.

Our language activities this week see us using descriptive language to describe weather but also brainstorming different types of weather whilst introducing other more extreme types of weather. We’ll also play guess the season and enjoy some wonderful short seasonal poems.

Maths this week’s sees us learning all about time as we discuss our daily routines and learn the difference between morning, afternoon and evening. We’ll also be having lots of fun making a hula hoop clock. This week also sees the return of our wonderful story maths scheme that will help to bring maths alive.

In more physical activities we will be putting use all the rolls we’ve learnt over recent weeks to create a sequence of rolls. Plus we will be adding to our ball skills as attempt to kick a ball to a cone.

Investigations this week will see us as budding gardeners as we plant cress plus explore and discover various ways to melt an ice cube! I wonder how many ways we can discover!

All this is one week…..!

Bubble pop!

This week we’re exploring weather in more detail especially the wet and windy kind!

In language we will finding words that rhyme with different weathers and also attempt to match clothes to the weather we would wear them in. We’ll also be having fun with the parachute finding items that we would wear in different weathers as well as brainstorming words to describe autumn.

With maths this week we are exploring and having fun with maths games. For example number snap, lotto, connect 4 and also one of our favourites what time is it Mr wolf.

Our investigations this week see us finding out and exploring wind power such as windmills. We will also be having fun creating our own bubble mixture and wands to see what makes the best bubbles.

In more physical activities we will developing the art of kicking a ball into a goal and well as learning teddy bear rolls….am sure this will leave us all in fits of giggles!

Whilst in more creative activities we will be acting out walking in different weather, being swooping owls in dance and singing lots of weather songs. We will also be collecting leaves and doing a spot of observational drawings too.

Another busy week for us here at Chuckle Bunnies where we don’t stop having fun!

Wow said the owl!

As we are welcoming all the amazing autumnal colours this week it seemed only fitting that we should expand on this as our theme. To accompany this weeks theme we also have a wonderful story called wow said the owl that the children we love.

Our language activities this week will see us looking at how colours help us such as reflective wear and traffic lights. We will also be discussing and learning lots more about owls as we read our book of the week. Plus we will also be exploring more about different types of birds too.

Maths this week is all about numbers as we play lots of games and learn new ones to help us become more familiar with them. For example we will be playing find the missing number, snakes and ladders and also programming the beebot to different numbers.

Our investigations this week are focused around the autumnal weather as we explore and learn more about clouds plus have a go at testing the waterproof of different materials.

More physical activities this week see us progressing onto sideway rolls and also playing a game of colour stations as we combine a variety of moves.

In creative activities we will be acting out the wonderful story of the week, practising our rainbow song as well as doing some very colourful ribbon dancing.

What a week, we can’t wait to get started!