It is summer time now (although it certainly doesn’t feel like it with all the heavy rain we’ve had!) so we have been enjoying lots of time spent outdoors. We had brilliant fun looking for mini-beasts under the logs and were very excited to find some baby ladybirds on the wall! What we didn’t enjoy seeing was all the litter in our playground. This can be harmful to mini-beasts – and to us, too. So we grabbed some buckets and set about our very own ‘litter pick’. We put the litter safely in the bin and made some posters to remind everyone to keep our playground tidy. Our new motto is: ‘Find a bin, put it in!’
We have been doing lots of baking in Nursery, not just because we love buns but because there is so much learning involved! The children weigh out all the ingredients themselves, mix them and put them in the bun cases. The only thing the teachers do is put them in the oven and help eat them. Our aim is that the children will be able to help each other to make a cake without any teacher help (except for the oven of course!) and it will be lots of fun getting to that point. If you would like to come in and teach us how to cook or bake something special let us know.
The Nursery children have come back to school keen and eager to learn. We have welcomed some new starters and they are settling in well. The children are continuing to learn to make their own choices about their learning.
Some of the activities that the children have really enjoyed are cooking coconut biscuits (which smelt delicious) and making masterpieces from junk modelling resources.
Whilst one of the grown ups in Nursery, was reading a story the other day, we all noticed that the reading corner was in the noisy room! It's not very easy to listen to a story when someone is playing the piano or banging a hammer. So we talked to the children and they suggested we swap the brick area and the reading area around. So we did! It might take a little while to get everything right but we are all looking forward to reading stories in the quieter room.
In Nursery we have been working really hard, learning how to use all the different resources, how to make friends, how to take turns and everything in between! The teachers have enjoyed having focus children in their observations and we hope those of you that have seen those observations and have enjoyed reading them. If your child hasn't been chosen yet they will this half term! We are very impressed with all the children and proud of the progress they are making.
P.S. Keep your eyes peeled for the motion picture event of the year...THE NURSERY NATIVITY! Coming to a projector in the hall near you!