The morning nursery have been working hard getting their secret art project underway. The children have been learning the important rules of saw safety.
The children all had to listen carefully to the teacher and they had to concentrate on the task at hand.
All of our children who had a turn to cut their wooden branch then had to take their branch inside to measure it.
The children were so proud of their efforts and are all excited to share their finished products with the parents…. once they are complete.
The children showed great gross motor, concentration and listening skills today in the nursery as well as developing their numeracy by measuring their branches against a tape measure and other items in the class.
It is hard to believe that we are almost at the end of November. We have been really busy here at nursery and the time has passed so quickly.
As we head into December I would like to thank all the parents for there support so far. As we all know December is one of our busy but exciting and fun times at Nursery. This year our activities and celebrations might look a little different but we will still experience the Christmas Fun and Magic that we usually do.
Here are some important dates for your Diary.
Friday 11th December
Christmas Jumper Day – with donations going to Cash for Kids
Wednesday 16th December
Wear your pajamas day and Christmas Cinema
Thursday 17th December
Friday 18th December
Last day of Term.
Nursery staff will keep you updated about these events.
Today some of our children took part in our play on pedals activity to learn how to ride the balance bikes. We discussed what each part of the bike was and they all identified it on their own bike. We learnt how to get on and off our bikes safely and started to practise how to move the bike by pushing with their legs while keeping their bottom on the seat! All the children did an amazing job and we will continue to practise over the next few weeks!
While the other children were learning about their bikes, the rest of the nursery children were either inside playing board games or outside painting the ice in the garden. After a while the children decided to try and find other things to paint. We were learning about mixing colors and using our imagination to be different animals.
It is very muddy in our garden just now. The children are doing a great job of cleaning their hands between playing and snack times. We would like to remind parents not to send their children in to nursery in their best clothes and that we will not judge if their outdoor boots or suits are a bit muddy. As staff we do not deep clean our own waterproof trousers and boots except at the weekend so we would not expect our children to do so either.
This week we have been working on both our fine and gross motor skills, our own personal safety and learning about where we live in the world. Having fantastic fun along the way. Here is just a few snapshots of our learning this week!
The afternoon children enjoy painting, whether that be painting the hut which we completed last week or painting the ground with water when it is a dry day. This week we used spices, mixed with some water to paint, which can be done at home.