The children have had a fantastic day today, building their dens to help raise money for Save the Children, raising nearly £70 between the two sessions! As you can see, we’ve had a lot of fun for a worthwhile cause!
This week, the children have been learning about Armistice and what the poppy symbolises. They then created their own poppy fields using cardboard edges and their finger prints. They also used paper plates and crepe paper to create their own poppy. Haven’t they worked hard?
Today, Nursery took part in our own version of Sports’ Day. We had a variety of races including an “egg and spoon” race and a space hopper race! The children all did exceptionally well, even if some of us ended up a little off course!
Congratulations to everyone who took part, I bet you’ll sleep well tonight!
On Thursday, the Nursery children brought their teddies along to Nursery and took part in a Teddy Bears’ Picnic. The children made their own sandwiches, played bear themed games and made puppets of the three bears. They then explored the dell before a glorious feast of sandwiches, Pom Bear crisps, tomatoes and mini cupcakes! Just before home time, we all settled down and read “We’re going on a Bear Hunt”.
We’re not sure who had more fun, the children or the staff!
We have been extremely busy these last few days in Nursery getting ready for our Easter celebrations!
Not only have we been making bunnies, cards and chocolate birds’ nests, but we have also coloured our entries for the Easter egg competition and practised our song for the assembly.
To top it all off, we had an Easter egg hunt today in the Nursery!
We hope you enjoy all of the lovely things your children have made.
Have a happy and safe Easter,
The Nursery Team.
This week in Nursery, the children have been very busy taking part in scientific experiments around colour and looking at life cycles!
We started our week seeing what would happen when we put some white carnations in different food colouring. As you can see, some of our flowers changed colour! We then discussed why this had happened with some children coming up with the theory that the colour had been “sucked up” through the flower’s stem.
Colour was also on our mind on Wednesday when we found out what would happen when we put drops of food colouring into milk and then put a tiny amount of washing up liquid in: the patterns it made were amazing!
Friday saw us completing the blotting paper experiment. The children drew pictures on the blotting paper using felt tip pens. They then added water to their paper and watched the colours run and even combine to make new colours.
In between all of this scientific fun, we read through the story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar, leading us to discuss the different stages in the life cycle of the butterfly, from egg, to caterpillar to cocoon (or chrysalis as some of our budding biologists knew!) We were fortunate enough to see the real thing as we borrowed Year 3’s butterflies before they were set free!