We Are Unique!

Three young girls are seen playing together with a sand pit containing cornflakes in the outdoor play area.

This week Little Birds have been talking about themselves. They have used the iPads and Promethean board to share information and photos about their culture and family with their friends.

The children used group time to speak about the similarities and differences between ourselves. They expressed that we are all unique and important in the world in which we live. This developed their personal, social and listening skills and developed their sense of self.

A small group of pupils are seen sat together on the floor, looking at an iPad screen, under the supervision of a member of staff.

Little Birds listened to the story: ‘Baby Goes to Market’. They talked about the continent of Africa, and compared this to the market in our local town Dartford.

The children made fruit from dough, they counted using numbers in order and matched the pieces one to one to the grid.

Three young girls from Nursery are shown kneeling on the carpet playing with green clay on sheets of paper.
A young girl from Nursery is seen playing with green clay on the classroom carpet area.

Little Birds decided to inquire into different fruits using their senses to explore the different varieties.

They expressed their likes and dislikes when tasting the fruit.

Two young boys from Nursery are shown eating some fruit on plates whilst sitting down at a table together.
A young boy from Nursery is seen sitting on the carpet area in the classroom, holding a Pineapple with two hands in front of him.

At class time the children observed maps and atlases of the world. They made connections and recalled that we live in England and the town of Dartford. ‘I live in Dartford’- one child said.

Little Birds spoke about hot climates and countries where the food grows to further develop our geographical knowledge.

Two young Nursery pupils, a boy and a girl, are pictured pointing at a map of Kent displayed on the screen at the front of the classroom.
A young boy from Nursery is seen looking directly at the camera, holding up a sheet of paper with a map of the world printed on it. The map has images of fruit stuck to it, showing the countries around the world where those fruits grow.

We learnt a song about being unique: Written by Mrs Ellson (‘Twinkle, Twinkle’ tune)

We’re all unique, can you see no one is the same as me,
Some have blue eyes, some have green and some have brown and that’s what makes us unique.

We’re all unique, can you see no one is the same as me,
Some have straight hair, some have curly,some have short and some have long and that’s what makes us unique.

We’re all unique, can you see no one is the same as me.
Some children are short and some children are tall, and
that’s what makes us unique.

We’re all unique, can you see no one is the same as me.
Some children celebrate Eid, some celebrate Christmas, some celebrate Diwali and Chinese New year. and that’s what makes us unique.

Learning about the Phonics sound /c/

Little Birds have really loved finding out about the new phonics sound. They carried out different activities in the nursery both at child initiated and at focus time linked with the sound /c/.

Building a car from Mobilo ‘c, c, c, car.’

Counting five cats in a line and matching them 1:1. ‘C, c, c, cat.’

A young boy can be seen smiling for the camera, holding a plastic toy car in one hand and a sheet of paper with the letter 'C' printed on it in the other.
A young boy from Nursery can be seen using a lightbox to look at numbers and objects he has laid on top of it.

Making a ‘C, c, c cage’ from Georello for creepy crawly bugs to go in.

A young girl from Nursery is shown playing with some building blocks sat on a chair with letter 'C' printed on a sheet of paper next to them.

Crunching ‘C, c, c cornflakes’ with the small world and enjoying sensory & imaginative play.

Exploring the ‘C, c, c cornflour’, noticing the letter C on the print of the box.

A young boy is shown playing with some cardboard and cornflour whilst wearing a blue apron.