Patterns Unit: Week Begining 21st March

posted 17 Mar 2016, 22:44 by Nursery Teacher 2   [ updated 17 Mar 2016, 22:45 ]

This week we are learning to use our bodies to make a pattern. We will practice working together in larger groups to make a class pattern. Using our face we will make emotion patterns with each child’s facial expression. We will make an arm pattern moving our body in different positions. Sing instruments, our hands to clap and our legs to slap we will create rhythm patterns as well as practice copying one that has been set for us.  

We are going to spend a week exploring the Personal Quality Cooperation. We will need to use our cooperation skills alot this week when working in a group. We will practice considering others and helping each other.


These are four main learning strands that we are focusing on this week;

Independence and Interdependence

1.16 taking part in group activities 


2.17 creating stories and symbols


3.5 playing with ideas and materials as an enjoyable, creative and valid approach to learning

Healthy Living

4.8 expressing emotions and emotional needs


Home Links:

On Tuesday we will have another Haka dress rehearsal. Please dress your child in their Haka clothes before coming into the nursery (just like we did on Thursday). Teachers will be applying the children’s make up also for this rehearsal so they will have black lines drawn on their face using face paint. Please let us know if your child has any allergies to face paint.

Parents are invited to come and watch Tuesday’s dress rehearsal. This will allow parents who cannot watch the show on Thursday to see the full performance. It will begin at 9am and lasts roughly 1 ½ to 2 hours.

Some of our learning experiences from last week: