Welcome Blue Group! What a fantastic first few weeks we have had welcoming the blue group into our setting. They have settled into our nursery routine; including being special helper, giving out the snack and singing songs at large group time. They have enjoyed exploring all that has been on offer to them and they are beginning to form some lovely relationships.
It has been a pleasure to see, Mrs Wood
Making tea for friends
Large group time
Being special helper
Working as a team
Blue Group have been practicing hard for Sports Day and getting very strong! We didn’t let the rain dampen our spirits on Sports Day, we just brought it inside. The children really enjoyed our races and I was impressed at how they waited for their turn to run and how they moved skillfully to avoid bumping into each other. You demonstrated strength and coordination, you were all amazing! Afterwards we had an ice lolly to cool down.
The Blue group have shown an interest in the affect that exercise has on our bodies, how to stay healthy and what are bodies are made up of. We drew around our friends and we discussed and labeled the different body parts.
Blue group have shown a big interest in mini-beasts, loving investigating them outside using the magnifying glasses. One of our parents was kind enough to donate a wormery and the children have loved making a safe home for them and collecting worms to go inside. The Hungry Caterpillar story has been popular and learning about the life cycle and how they turn into butterflies. Look at some of our beautiful butterfly symmetry paintings we made. We also tasted the food that the hungry caterpillar ate and made a tally chart to see what we liked and what we didn’t. To extend their interest of bugs Mrs Wood brought in Sid her Giant African Snail from home and the children have been learning how to care for it, chopping up fruit for it to eat and we even had a hold! We thought its shell felt hard and its body was slimy! Some of the children drew Sid the snail and made play dough models of him.
Huge thank you to all the children that joined in with our Easter egg competition this year.
They were all fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed looking at them.
The chicks are here! The chicks are here!
We have had a brilliant 2 weeks watching the chicks hatch and grow.
We received 10 eggs and numbered them 1 to 10. The children all chose which egg they thought would hatch first.
The children helped feed the chicks and even got to hold them! We watched them grow bigger and flap/walk around. They were full of lots of energy!
The children also identified which chicks were girls and which were boys and helped feed them each day.
BIRTHDAY PARTY DAY!
This is what our monthly birthday party looks like!
Lots of dancing, smiles, games and treats! All the children join in to celebrate the birthdays that month and have such a great time.
So much fun even the teachers join in!!
Each child always wins a prize and we end the session with a yummy party tea in our group rooms.
We have been fortunate to have so much snow this week!
It’s been exciting to explore outside.
The children noticed and identified all the changes that have occurred due to the weather.
We found the frog pond frozen almost solid around the edges and frosty in the middle. The fairy houses were covered in more snow!
We all worked together to make Frank the snowman! The children used wheel barrows and spades to scoop up snow for Mrs Uddin and the children to make Frank.
We have been very busy this term since returning to nursery after the Christmas break! We have experimented with numicon; playdough; sand; and paint! We have been busy making different forms of transport with the mobilo equipment and have used a variety of writing tools as we draw pictures at reflection time.
This week we have been talking about fireworks and how to keep ourselves safe. First, we listened to the story about Guy Fawkes and why we see and hear fireworks on the 5th of November. We then used a variety of mark making equipment and materials to make colourful firework pictures! We watched a firework display on the white board and used colourful ribbons to make Catherine wheel moves etc., whilst dancing to music. We also listened to the fire safety story about Frances the Firefly.