This week in nursery we have been learning about birthday celebrations. The children have been very keen and eager to share their experiences and talk about parties they have been to. We have been impressed with the language and vocabulary we have heard and also with the amount of detail some children are remembering and recalling.

In Maths we have been counting candles with careful 1:1 correspondence and sharing four candles in different ways between two birthday cakes. We have also been counting claps, jumps and gentle pulls of hair. In English we read the story ‘Kipper’s birthday’, talked about the pictures and predicted what might next. We wrote party invitations as shared writing during a whole class input then the children wrote their own birthday card to Kipper. They really tried hard with writing their name.

We have watched some video clips of children celebrating birthdays then described what happened and related it to their own experiences.

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