In N3 we have been learning about disabilities and using our 5 senses. We did several blindfolded activities to experience what it is like to be blind. Some of the children tried to walk across the room while tapping a stick on the floor so they didn’t bump into anything, others had to pick something from a box and guess what it was.
We did blindfolded taste and feel tests. The first was done with with 3 glasses filled with juice, milk and water. They look and taste different, but when blindfolded they feel the same. We did the same with salt, white sugar and brown sugar. They feel the same, but look and or taste differently. Through this activity we learned the vocabulary same, different, salty, sweet and sour when they tasted a bit of lemon.
The children have been also learning some sign language and watching videos such as Barefoot books and Mr. Tumble, which depict people with different disabilities.
At Nursery stage (from 1 to 3 years old) the world becomes an adventure. Its all about discovering and exploring. At nursery 3, one of the topics its to experience the worlds shapes, colours and textures.
Every week a new colour and shape is introduced to the pupils through dynamic and fun activities. This time at “Sensory Play” they had so much fun experimenting with the changing colour and textures as the ice melted and the rice started to become moist and blue. Each kid started to express themselves in their own special way. Some covered the ice with the rice until it melted, some were amazed by the changing colour of the rice and started to roll the rice through their fingers.
They had an amazing time!!
In Nursery 3 we do many different types of sequencing activities. We use stickers, shapes, colours, small transport vehicles, animals and anything that come to our minds.
This time we did our sequencing to coincide with our colour of the week. The children painted one of their hands blue or yellow (teachers painted the other hand) then they did the sequencing with their blue and yellow hand prints. At the end they rubbed their hands together to make our colour of the week green!!! Many of the children were surprised to see the new colour!!
To finish off our Winter theme at Nursery 3 we decided to do a science experiment and for that we needed help from our beloved Snowman; but, where is he?. Four different parts of the Snowman (hat, scarf, eyes, nose) were frozen in ice cube containers. Each child got an ice cube and had to pour water over it and warm it in their hands. As the ice cube slowly melted the different parts were released.
Once the Snowman´s part were free from the ice they placed them in their corresponding tray and when they were dry the children glued them and made him a Snowman again!!.
Before Winter arrives, we are taking advantage of Autumn. After o walk around, we decided to paint a collage using several pines cones to make an Autumn tree.
We painted with brushes, rollers and our own hands.
You can see the results on the walls of our classrooms!!
This week Nursery 3 was very busy celebrating both Halloween and La Castanyada.
First, they carved pumpkins and decorated them. Later, they could use the parts not used to make some art with Autumn colours.
When they finished working with pumpkins they had an amazing and spooky idea: why don’t we cook spiders? And they did it!
And finally, they had a traditional visit: La “Castanyera” came to St. Peter’s and told her stories about chestnuts, sweet potatoes and this traditional event in Cataluña.
We are enjoying the start of Autumn in Nursery 3. We went on an Autumn walk looking at the changes in the environment. We collected various treasures: leaves, pine cones, twigs… We began to explore the different colours and textures of leaves, and then we gathered everything in our class tray and made a nature collage painting and glowing. We added pasta, tissue papers, autumn colours and all our little treasures we found on our walk
We were so proud of our paintings we made a special display in our class just to show off all our hard work!