This afternoon, we went to the muddy fields behind the nursery with our puddle suits and wellies on!
We took a bottle of water with us and poured it into a massive muddy puddle to make it squelchy to slide into. The children had fun running down the grassy hill and sliding into the muddy puddle.
We also took a large rope which the children used to play tug of war and take turns to pull each other down the large hill. A few of them then decided they wanted to try and make a swing using the two trees at the top of the hill. This required some team work and problem solving!
As part of our intergenerational programme, we have some visitors coming next week from Bonnyton house to join us for some tea and crafts.
The children have been creating some of their own decorations to brighten up our family room for our special tea that we are having.
The children have been looking at vases of daffodils and using pencils to draw their own. They then re visited their pictures and added in some colour. This afternoon we selected some green and yellow materials to create collage daffodils!
There has been some children and staff’s birthday’s recently, so we have been discussing birthday parties and what we would need to have a party!
The children have been creating their own birthday cakes and using different coloured materials to create their own patterns on the cakes.
The children chose different colours and created a simple pattern to make the icing on their cake. This learning experience allows the children to identify different patterns and to copy and complete their own simple pattern.
Today in the art area the children have been showing their creativity through using a variety of media to create their own Valentine’s crafts. The children have been talking about the people that they love and the reasons why they love them.
The children made collage love hearts, Valentines day cards and love bugs for their someone special using different pink and red materials.
The children using the Art and Design area have been looking at combining different materials to create a piece of art. We selected a variety of loose parts and the children chose which ones they wanted to use and created their own artwork in the frames.
We discussed how we can re-use the materials to make other things too!
In the literacy area today, the children have been practicing their spelling using the magnetic letters. The boys and girls discussed all the different Christmas words that we could think of and tried their hardest to find the letters to some of their favourite words!