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Exploring shapes

Today in the discovery room, the children have been exploring shapes in the loose parts and numeracy area. Our learning intention is to be able to identify 2D and some 3D shapes and construct models using them.

The children have particularly shown interest in our magnetic shapes using them to construct their own 3D models and have also took an interest in using loose parts to follow the outline of our large shapes and beginning to identify them.


“I don’t know this shape, what is it”? “It is called a hexagon”

“I make a castle with the squares”


“I can make a house with the triangles”

A trip to Bonnyton house

As part of our intergenerational learning programme, Sarah-Jane and Zoe took a group of children over to Bonnyton house to work with some of the residents to play some games with them!

The children learned some new songs from the ladies and gents and they even learned baby shark in preparation for us coming over which the children were so excited about!

We played some ball games with the parachute and enjoyed a yummy snack!

“This is my new friend”

We had great fun with the parachute

Exploring shapes!

Today in the numeracy area, the boys and girls have been exploring different 2D shapes and learning the names of them.

I know that’s a hexagon!

We have been exploring some new resources in the nursery and using them to learn our shape names. The children were finding the correct shape to match the ones in the picture.

Diamonds and triangles on the butterfly

I know a square, a diamond and a triangle!

Fun in the sun!

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!

”I have the muddiest hands”
”It’s so slidey i cant get up”
”we have muddy bottoms”

a game of tug of war
”How do you think we could make a swing”

Preparing for Daffodil tea!

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!

”The stem of the flower is green”
”The petals of the flower are yellow”
”I’m going to make two so i can take one home”
”Daffodils don’t have any leaves”


Happy birthday to you!

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.

”chocolate cake is my favorite”


”My icing is blue, yellow, pink”