This weeks learning in Nursery

posted 11 Oct 2015, 23:44 by Nursery Teacher 2   [ updated 11 Oct 2015, 23:45 ]

As mentioned previously in our blog, this week we continue our Food Unit with a special focus on Local & traditional Russian foods!

The children will have a big focus on International Mindedness, one of our IPC Personal Qualities.

This week we will take part in investigations to experience more about our Host country Russia. We will explore popular vegetables and ingredients used in traditional Russian foods, learn gardening skills by planting and growing our own dill plant and look at what food grows locally here in Sakhalin, with a special focus on the local berries. We will also use traditional food themed Russian stories and poetry to practice our skills in sequencing and retelling a story.


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


.       2.11  stories and literature valued by the cultures in their community

.       2.23  a selection of the art, craft, songs, music and stories which are valued by the cultures in the community


.       3.20  stories including myths, legends, oral, fiction and non-fiction

.       3.22  significant features of the locality


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* This week we have a special request! Please send us a photo of your child’s dinner plate (thank you for the photos we have already received). We will use it in further discussions about international mindedness. We will practice our communication skills in comparing, describing differences as well as similarities in the foods we observe.

Here is a link to a story we will explore in both Russian and English this week with a focus on sequencing the story events The Enormous Turnip

You may have noticed this morning that we have started a new morning Shared Learning Challenge. This is an opportunity for you and your child to share some learning together connected to our IPC Unit. The children will develop their communication skills in answering questions and will be able to reflect on new knowledge or understanding that we have learned previously in class.We hope you enjoy it!