Highbury Infant School and Nursery

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Nursery Class

Autumn Term Learning Overview


Autumn Term 1

                                                                                  Welcome to our Nursery!

Our topic this half-term will be 'All about Me' We will also be learning about the season of Autumn and festivals that happen during this season.

 We look forward to getting to know the children as they settle into the Nursery. Look how busy they have been getting to know each other and exploring their new environment. 

We all painted a picture of ourselves, carefully choosing the colours to match our eyes and our hair. Don't we look amazing!



                                                                 Autumn Term 2

This half term our topic will be 'Light and Dark.' We will also be learning about the different festivals that our school community may celebrate. 

We began by learning about Bonfire Night and talked about the different colours that fireworks make and the sounds that they create. We have been very creative, using different techniques to make fireworks. After Bonfire night we drew pictures of fireworks in the night sky with chalks and created more with paint, salad spinners and recyclable materials.

We learnt a firework song, 'On Bonfire Night at 5 o'clock I Took my Money to the Firework Shop' and enjoyed making the firework sounds from the song.  

As part of our learning on Remembrance Day, we each made a poppy which we wore during the Nursery session.  A candle was lit and we sat quietly and thought about all the soldiers who had fought for us. 

We have been thinking about the different things that we are able to do during each  day, both in Nursery and when at home with our families. We have  also learnt that some animals are nocturnal and sleep during the day and are awake at night. We have enjoyed lots of stories about these animals, especially stories about owls.  

Look at the fun we had as we learnt about Diwali, the Hindu festival of light.  

We made clay divas by first rolling the clay into a ball, then by pushed our thumbs in to make a hole and finally by pinching the clay to make the hole big enough for the tea light to fit. Finally, we decorated our diva with sequins.

We have  celebrated the festival Christmas. We listened to the Christmas story and learnt some new songs and rhymes. We took part in the Christmas production 'The Inn Crowd' where we were stars. We used many different creative techniques to decorate our Nursery and make gifts for our families.

Please click on the pictures below to enlarge.

The final festival that we learnt about was Hanukkah which is the Jewish 'Festival of Light'.