This week, Meadows have been on cloud nine! They have been super excited to learn all about clouds and have especially enjoyed listening to and contributing to a fantastic range of cloud stories.
We all went for a ‘spot a cloud’ walk around our inner circle, where we looked up at the ‘skies of the world’ shelter and thought about what we could tell about the weather in each country. Children were super excited to find their families countries too, “My mummy comes from Australia!” “I come from India!” “My grandma lives in China!” Celebrating our UCPS Community!
Our focus story, ‘Little Cloud’ inspired us to look at the shapes and shades of clouds in detail. This inspired our imaginations to view these cloud shapes as creatures, faces, vehicles and more!
We then captured these cloud images through poetry and chalk, using our fingers to draw and blend. “Little cloud, little cloud, what can I see? I can see a ‘lion’ cloud looking down at me”.
Focus Text: After the Storm. By N. Butterworth (A Percy The Park Keeper Story)
Adult Focus: Maths
Why Do Spirals Exist Everywhere in Nature?
I can talk about and identify spiral shapes around me and create my own using loose parts.
Literacy/Physical: I can design and create a kite with a poem on it.
PSED: I can describe and talk about the feelings and effects a storm can have on the environment and habitats in different countries.
EAD: I can create storm like music and perform a stormy dance!
PD- Fine motor & Scissor Skills – “I can create a storm scene using a variety of mark making media and natural resources (add spirals)
Ways to support at home. Celebrate home learning by-
Researching stormy weather in different countries and its effects on the environment and different habitats.
Draw a stormy picture and add words to describe it and bring it to nursery on Monday to celebrate together!
Needed for our ‘Rain Dance’- Thank you to those who have brought in named tubes with lids or small plastic bottles with a screw lid, but we still need more please! Thank you.
Keep safe and warm this weekend!