Category Archives: Health and Wellbeing

Developing our self help skills

This week we have been encouraging the children to develop their self help skills by helping to prepare their own snack.

We are learning how to use a child’s knife safely with adult  guidance “like this, so we don’t cut our fingers”

We are developing an awareness of how to recycle our food waste.

We are tidying up after ourselves and are very proud to be making our own snack.

 

Fun fruit kebabs!

The toddlers were having great fun at the snack table today. They were choosing which fruit they wanted to put on their own fruit kebab! This was enabling them to develop their fine motor skills whilst enjoying a yummy snack. Some of the children were making a pattern on their stick and others were making theirs colourful. They were counting the fruit as they added it. All the children loved eating them! YUM!!

30 Days Wild

We have been taking part in the Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild challenge. Can you do 30 simple but random acts of wildness? At Cart Mill we certainly can! Today we decided that walking in the grass in our bare feet was quite random. The children loved the feel of the grass between their toes. Some of them were extra wild and even tried some mud between their toes!

Baking with yummy honey!!

Today the  toddlers were busy making cereal cakes. They measured and mixed together the rice snaps, cornflakes and dried fruit. Then they added the fun ingredient! The sticky, runny honey!! We talked about how  bees made honey and tried to spot some bees in the garden whilst buzzing around!!   The children were excited to take their cakes home – YUMMY!!!

National Gardening Week

It’s time to plant more peas.
I can pick some parsley.

What a busy time in the garden, the sun was shining and our plants needed tending. The peas and carrots that were planted last month are beginning to grow out of the ground. Little shoots are appearing everywhere and the apple tree has begun to blossom. It is so nice to see the garden waken up after winter but now the hard work begins, watering, weeding and waiting… whatever will grow up next. Our gardeners are hoping for potatoes and onions.

The rhubarb needs a drink.
How many apples will we get?
We need more mud.