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Riddlesden St Mary

Our Autumn Term Journey

Week 1

 Our first week in Nursery has been spent exploring the new environment, making new friends and having lots of fun! The children have settled really well and have enjoyed the range of activities available to them. The sand, water and outdoor areas have proved very popular so far!



 European Day of Languages - French

To celebrate 'European Day of Languages' we came to school dressed in red, white and blue, the colours of the french flag. We made some french flags, learnt how to say 'hello' in french and we ate some french bread!                                     

We're going on a bear hunt!

Our topic this half term has been 'We're going on a bear hunt'.  The children have enjoyed listening to story, using the sensory tray to act out the story and we even went on our very own bear hunt! The children were able to retell the story using key vocabulary and joined in with the actions.




 Bonfire Night, Diwali and Remembrance Day

Since coming back after the holidays we have been busy learning about Bonfire Night, Diwali and Remembrance Day.

For Bonfire Night we learnt about keeping safe near bonfires and fireworks, We painted firework pictures using cardboard rolls and made our own 'Funky Fingers' fireworks with pipe cleaners. 


 Mrs Bhardwaj told us all about how she celebrates Diwali and even brought in biscuits for us as a gift for Diwali. We made Diva lamps out of salt dough and decorated them with sequins. 



The children observed some quiet time on Friday to think about our brave soldiers. They learnt about poppies and that poppies help us to remember the brave soldiers. The children printed some poppy wreaths.


Friendship week

For friendship week we took pictures of the children playing with their friends. Lots of the children were able to say who their friends were and what they enjoyed doing with their friends. 

 "I like playing with the blocks and fixing them"

"she plays with me" 

 "play cars"


Owl Babies

This half term we have been reading the story 'Owl Babies'. The children have enjoyed the story, they were able to retell the story using the story tray and key phrases such as "I want my mummy",

The children made owls with play dough, built nests and houses in the construction area and went on an autumn scavenger hunt. 



We have been busy making nursery look festive. The children enjoyed decorating the Christmas tree and dressing up as elves and Santa. They also worked together to make some angels for our whole school nativity display. 



We're going on a Christmas hunt, we are very excited!

For our Christmas show we have learnt the words to 'We're going on a Christmas hunt'. 

We go on an adventure and find snowmen, Christmas trees, reindeers and a grotto with Santa!

We have been working hard to learn the words, songs and actions. We are looking forward to performing it in front of the rest of schools and parents!