January 2018

We returned to nursery for the New Year with a new goal in mind. We read the story ‘How to Catch a Star’ and marvelled about how hard the boy tried and tried until he reached his goal. We thought about something that we wanted to do and wrote it on a star to hang in the classroom. Some of us wanted to get started straight away and our Parents joined in to help us at home.



We initiate activities and seek challenge

We show a ‘can do’ attitude

As the weather has been so cold this January, we looked at life in cold places and what clothes we might wear when the weather is cold compared with when it is warm. We painted polar animals and made shelters for them using sugar lumps. We painted ice cubes and explored them melting. We looked at the affect that they have on our senses using descriptive language.


We make links and notice patterns in our experience

We develop ideas of cause and effect

By looking at some animals in winter in our local environment, we explored hibernation. We made small homes for mice and hedgehogs and made seed and fat feeders to put out for the birds that need some extra help at this time of year.


We plan and make decisions about how to approach a task and reach a goal

We feel proud that we have accomplished something

Superheroes have been one of our main interests this term so we have created a superhero lair! We looked at the Marvel heroes but also some more unusual ones like Sporticus from lazy town, who like to exercise and eat the right foods.


We show high levels of energy and fascination

We take a risk and engage in new experiences

Supertato, Superbat and even Superworm, were the stories that we explored and we had a go at creating our own superheroes using veg to defeat the Evil Pea Villain!

We take on a role in our play

We pretend things are objects from our experience