Road safety week in FS1

This week we have been learning all about road safety at nursery. We talked about why it’s important to hold hands when walking along a busy street and why it’s important to look and listen when there is busy traffic. We played the game ‘stop and go’ in the big hall and outdoors. We even practised walking in a long line and holding hands outdoors! Crew Dorman are super safe!

We know to – ‘Stop, look and listen!’

We know to hold hands with a grown up near a busy road!

We know ‘red’ for STOP! and ‘green’ for GO!

Zebra crossings

Have black and white stripes like a zebra and are marked with flashing amber lights on top of stripy poles called ‘Belisha beacons’. At a zebra crossing you muststop, look, listen and wait for cars travelling in both directions to stop before you start crossing the road.

Pelican crossings

Have traffic lights and a button to press. The ‘red person signal’ means it is not safe to cross and children must stop and wait.
The ‘green person signal’ means it is safe to cross but you must check first that the traffic has stopped. Some crossings make a ‘beeping’ sound to tell people who can’t see when it is safe to cross.

Whatever type of crossing you use, you must always hold a grown up’s hand while crossing, and keep looking and listening for traffic!

Music – Crew Marsh 🎶 ✨

Continuing our work on Colonel Haithi’s march, this week we looked at applying our skills of finding and maintaining the beat to the untuned percussion instruments. We worked hard to keep in time with each other and only play our instruments on the correct beat. Once we had had a go at marching on the spot with our instruments, we went on a march around the classroom! We then decided to go on a march around school, playing our instruments and counting the beat like the elephants did on the original video. It was extremely fun and the further we got round school, the more united we sounded in our time-keeping. Great work Crew Marsh! 🥁

Music – Crew Marsh 🎼 ✨

We have been looking at Colonel Haithi’s March from The Jungle Book in our music lessons. It is a really good piece of music to begin learning about different instruments and finding the beat. We listened to the track and began to find the beat by tapping our knees in time to the elephants counting 1-2-3-4. It was great when we all found our rhythm and started to tap totally in time with one another! We decided to build on this by marching on the spot, making sure that each step was in time. We were really good at this! We finished off by discussing what trombones are and how they were used in this piece of music to sound like an elephant. We looked at how they are played, and the musical ‘family’ they fall into.

How do we see?

During this case study, we have been learning about light and how the eye works. We were super excited this afternoon when we had the opportunity to see how the pupil works. We couldn’t believe that our eye does this without us even knowing.

Exploring a new resource…👀

Crew MW explored a mystery box this morning in outdoor provision…We began by predicting what might be in the box. Some of us thought there might be a giant teddy in there, or a pirate, or maybe even a unicorn! But what we found was some giant polydron pieces! We had lots of fun working together to build using the polydrons outside! We created a house and a tunnel with a trap door and we followed Miss Welburn’s instructions and positional language carefully to make the structures. We even worked out how to rotate the shapes around to make them fit together. The best part was pretending to be the Big Bad Wolf and the Three Little Pigs! We huffed, and we puffed, and we blew the house down! 🐷🐷🐷🐺

One more in maths!

Crew MW were exploring finding one more in maths this morning! We listened to a song about elephants and showed how many elephants there were using our cubes. Each time a new elephant joined, we used our cubes to show one more! We noticed that every time we added one more, our tower got bigger because the numbers were getting bigger.