Welcome back to nursery

The morning and afternoon boys and girls were happy to see their friends and the nursery staff today.  It was so nice to see all the children and see their smiley faces.   Its been a while since we have been at nursery and the nursery staff  were amazed on how much the children have grown.

The children had fun in the nursery garden playing with their friends making lots of friendship circles.  They had so much fun playing exploring the garden and using the outdoor equipment.

They also had fun cleaning the hopscotch with the hose making lots of splashes of water.

 

The Nursery Team

 

Friday 12th February

Good Morning everyone,

How are you all feeling today? I have thumbs up!

I am really excited as we have lots of fun things to celebrate over the next week.

We have Chinese New Year and this year is the year of the OX!

There are 12 animals in the Chinese Calendar one for each year. I wonder which animal you are?

You and your family can find out here.

Here is the story of how the years were named.

 

We also get to celebrate  Valentines Day (14th February) and Pancake Day (16th February)!

Here are the boys and girls from the nursery assembly last year to tell you all about them.

Remember that we have no school/nursery until the 18th of February as it is our half term holiday.

Please enjoy all your celebrations and stay safe.

 

Thursday 11th February

Today I have some activities to share with you from our friends.

1. Painting on snow

What you need

Squeezy bottle

Food Colouring

Water

Instructions

Fill bottle with water and add food colouring.

Put on top and give a good shake

Open lid and squirt the snow with your coloured water.

2. Snow Volcano!

What you need

Vinegar

Bicarbonate of soda

Food colouring

Instructions

Make a volcano out of snow

Pour Bicarbonate of soda into your volcano

Add some food colouring

Pour vinegar into volcano

Stand back and watch your Volcano erupt!

3. Chinese Lantern

What you need

Coloured paper

Sparkles or pens to decorate

Scissors

Pencil

ruler

glue

Instructions

Take a piece of paper and fold in 1/2 lengthwise. Draw lines from fold (do not go to the end).

Take scissors and cut along the line – stop before you get to the end (about 1 1/2 inches)

Decorate the outside of your lantern

Make a circular shape by matching short ends together and glue them.

Use glue and attach some coloured streamers to the bottom of your lantern and a handle on the top.

Congratulations you have made a Chinese Lantern.

 

If you make any of these activities please share your photos.

Thank you

Snowy days

Hello Everyone!

I hope all of you have been enjoying the snow we have been having this week. Unfortunately my car is stuck in the snow, so I had to walk to the shops yesterday. On my walk I saw lots of people making snowmen, sledging and having snowball fights.
What fun things have you been making or doing in the snow?

I also saw someone playing with a stick writing in the snow and reminded me of one of our favourite stories, Stickman.

Here is a short video of some of our favourite stories…

What is your favourite story? Could you share your favourite story with an adult or a sibling? Is it there favourite story too?

 

As always stay safe!

 

Wednesday 10th February

Have you all been enjoying yourselves in the snow? I wonder how many of you have made a snowman?

Today we have a recipe for making Melted Snowmen Biscuits

What you will Need  – Ingredients

Round biscuit or cookie

Icing sugar

Variety of sweets – e.g. marshmallow, smarties etc.

Writing Icing

Water

 

What you need to do – Method

  1. Place your biscuits on the counter.
  2. Put some icing sugar in a bowl and add in a little water and mix. It should be thick but runny.
  3. Place sweets on top to make your melted snowman.
  4. Use writing icing to add details such as scarfs, nose etc.
  5. Let the icing harden, then eat and enjoy.

If you make any melting snowmen please share your photos on your ILD. We would love to see them.

Here is a dance for you to join in while waiting for your biscuits.

Have great day

Tuesday 9th February

Hello Everyone,

How are you all feeling? I am really excited as the snow has finally arrived.

Today I have a list of fun things you can do in the snow!

  1. Go sledging
  2. Build a snowman, or snow sculpture
  3. Make footprints
  4. Build a snow fort, igloo or cave!
  5. Have a snowball fight (careful not to throw them at faces though)
  6. Look for animal prints
  7. Make a snow angel
  8. Make snow castles
  9. Help to shovel and clear the path
  10. Run about, jump and just have lots of fun!

How many of these can you do?

Please send us your photos to us so we can see all the fantastic things you have done.

Remember to wrap up warm to keep cosy outdoors. Also when you get back inside why not make and enjoy some cosy milk or hot chocolate!

Please stay safe and have fun!

1000 Hours Outside!

Tips for Outdoor Play!

Walk on the Wild Side!

Next time you are out for a walk with your children, encourage them to walk on the wild side!

Can they slither like a snake?

Can they hop like a bunny?

Jump like a frog?

 

Spread your wings!

 

Remember birds are everywhere not just out in the countryside.

Listen to the birds you hear from in your garden.

Can you see them?

A great app is BirdNet for you to try with your children.

Can they recognise the birds in the garden just from their sound?

Drawing with Chalk!

Give each child a stick of chalk and let their
imagination flow! Encourage them to draw
pictures, shapes or patterns.
Ask them to describe their drawings.
Can they find other materials to add to
their pictures? For example, leaves could
become ears, twigs could be arms, a flower could be the sun.
Can their drawings be made into a game?

Hopscotch, knots and crosses, what about Pictionary?

 

Nature Scavenger Hunt

You can do this anywhere outdoors.
Take a paper bag to collect the
treasures you find or if you have a
camera you can take photos instead.

Can you find and collect things in nature of different
colours, textures, shapes and sizes?

What things can you find that are
white, green, brown, blue or yellow?

What about things that are
smooth, soft, hard, bumpy, rough, shiny or fuzzy?

 

 

 

 

Friday 5th February 2021

Happy Friday Everyone!

How many of you like Nutella?

Today is World Nutella Day! It has been celebrated since 2007 – that is a long time ago!

Can you work out how many years that is?

Hint: count on from 7 until you get to 21  (answer: 14 years!)

Maybe you can spread some Nutella on toast or

Nutella and Banana Sushi.

 

What You Will Need:  

2 tbsps Nutella

1 flour tortilla wrap

1 Banana

Instructions:

Spread Nutella over the tortilla

Place Banana on tortilla and roll up

Using a knife cut into slices

Enjoy!

Remember to share your photos with us on your ILD!

Stay Safe and have a fun weekend

Homemade soup

Here is a recipe for Tomato soup, see if you and a grown-up can give this a go at home! Perfect for this cold weather just now!

What you will need is:

  • 2 x medium garlic gloves
  • Full  (400g) tinned chopped tomatoes
  • Medium onion
  • 450g of roasted red peppers
  • 100ml chicken stockpot
  • 900 ml of boiling water
  • teaspoon of paprika
  • 30 ml of creme fraiche.
  • Season to taste

Method:

  • Chop the onion and mince the garlic, put oil in the pan and cook for around 6 minutes until soft.
  • Roughly chop the roasted red pepper and cook in the pan for another 5 minutes.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, stockpot and seasoning then stir and allow to cook on a low heat for 5 minutes.
  •  Add Boiling water, bring the pan to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Take off the heat and blend until smooth.
  • Stir in your creme fraiche then serve.
  • Season if you want to.

Enjoy more with dipping some bread into it!

 

 

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