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Welcome to Panshanger School and to our Nursery class. On this page we post photos every half term sharing updates on the activities and learning the children are completing. 

Review of Summer 1

This half term saw our special delivery of 5 caterpillars arrive in class. The children took great care and interest in their caterpillars, watching them carefully as they grew and changed.  Using their excitement we explored the life cycle of different animals, and matched different mothers with their young.  We learnt lots of new vocabulary to help us name and describe what was happening. We learnt new songs including “There’s a tiny caterpillar” to help us remember what we had found out.  Once all our butterflies were strong enough, the children proudly released them waving them goodbye as they flew away.

We read the story “Dear Zoo” and used it as a stimulus for lots of learning.  The children wrote their own versions of the story, including illustrating them with some great pictures.  We painted different animals thinking carefully about their features and colours.  We used our alliteration skills to name animals thinking really carefully about the initial sounds we could hear.  We have enjoyed exploring the book “Lifesize” and have used it to compare the features of different animals with our own. 

The children were very excited to join in the celebrations to mark the Coronation of King Charles and decided to have a party. We spent the week getting ready making flags, bunting, crowns, and sandwiches and learning traditional country dances. We then had a true British street party in the rain, playing traditional street games and performing the Circassian Circle on the big playground with Reception.