After a stormy weekend, we have been using the water from puddles as we play and learn outdoors. We are transporting using lots of different containers, exploring the flow of water using the gutters, pouring and catching the water and having lots of fun splashing in the puddles!
We recently held a series of Outdoor Parent Workshops. These included outdoor play, den building and fire lighting. Thank you to everyone who came along and to the staff team for hosting these sessions.
Parents gave lovely feedback and we look forward to hosting some more workshops in the New Year.
“It was a lovely adventure for me to attend the Family Centre …for the wonderful Outdoor Education sessions”
“I really enjoyed the hands on play/ learning sessions”
“I had never thought of building a den in the garden using material, pegs etc. I will definitely take this forward.”
Thank you to all the parents who attended our recent STEM curriculum evening and to the whole staff team for showcasing our learning and making this evening a huge success. Our parents loved trying out some of the experiences on offer and feedback was very positive and encouraging.
Great to see all the stimulating and fun activities and nice to talk with staff and parents.
So lovely to see the amazing resources and have a chance to meet other staff members – really lovely group.
Thank you for all the staff’s knowledge and expertise!
The resources were fantastic, in particular the technology.
Loved the ideas for playing and learning at home and seeing what children do at nursery.
I wish I could provide constructive feedback, but nope! The evening and it’s content was perfect! So much effort made! Such a shame more parents didn’t come along.
If you didn’t manage along, see what you missed here STEM in Glenwood presentation
Today as we came to nursery we were quite excited about the foggy morning.
Some of us read a story about fog.
When we went outdoors we easily spotted the spider webs because of the cold, foggy morning.
We went on a search for some more webs and discovered some spiders on the webs.
“Come and see the spider’s web I found.” Jacob
”I want to see the spiders too.” Azan
The spiders are orange or black.” Jacob
We love to use mashers with play dough. Using mashers develops our gross motor skills as we make pivotal movements by pressing and pushing.
We extended this by using the sieves to press patterns in the play dough.
We discovered that the play dough stuck to the window and we used punching movements to knead the play dough on the window.
We are very excited about the building work going on for our new nursery. We have been looking at the plans and created our own 3D model of our new centre.