Category Archives: Health and Wellbeing

Scrumptious scones!

In the home room we are learning to make our own homemade Vegan Scones.

Following on from the play dough the children wanted to make scones.

We found a recipe that suits everyone in the nursery and are learning to follow the recipe to make our own scones.

We are measuring out the flour using weighing scales. We need to make sure the scales say 300 grams.


We added bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, salt, sugar vegetable oil and 100ml of oat milk.

Sharon preheated the oven to 160 degrees.
We mixed all the dried ingredients together and then added oil before slowly adding milk to make sure it doesn’t become too sticky.
Once we placed the ingredients on a floured surface, we began to knead the mixture.
We then took a rolling pin and rolled them out until they were 3cm thick.
The scones were baked in the oven until they were golden brown which took about 15-18 minutes.

Reduce! Reuse! Recycle!

What a beautiful day it is!

Today the children in the home room are taking a little break from the sun. They were interested in a book about Recycling and we had a chat about what recycling is and how it is good for the environment.

 

How do we recycle?

“putting the rubbish in the recycling bin”

“ we put plastic in our green bin at home”

We had look around  to see how we recycle at nursery.

We recycle our paper by having a paper bin, we put our leftover snack in the food bin and we reuse bottle lids, cartons, cardboard boxes etc in our studio room.

We even saw the bin lorry out the window collecting the recycling bins.

Caring for others :)

In the toddler room we have been making lots of new friends and building new relationships. It has been great fun getting to know each other, we have been helping to take care of our friends too! We have been helping our friends if they are stuck by lending a helping hand as well as tucking in our little baby dolls too, getting them nice and comfy cosy. We have also been taking care of the plants in the garden and watering them every day. Well done toddlers for being such helpful little superstars!

Parachute Play

Enjoying outdoors in the sunshine this morning, the children wanted to bring out the parachute.

We were using the parachute to sing rhymes and nursery songs.
We used the puppets to help us and enjoyed shaking and moving the parachute to make the puppets move.

 

This helps to promote communication and language skills and helps to develop a sense of rhythm.

We lift the parachute following the directions in the song, up and down , side to side, round and round, fast and slow, working the upper body, arms and shoulders.

The parachute encourages cooperation, turn taking and sharing as we continue to use the parachute to play games.

The children had so much fun playing with the parachute in the garden.

Toddlers developing their understanding of the world through mark making.


The toddlers have been exploring their mark making skills on canvas and paper. They independently selected their own paint colours and brushes.  They were then able to express their feelings on the canvas and paper. H decided to paint some lovely  flowers  on hers,Poppy’s and Roses. The children were deeply engaged during their mark making activity.  When finished two of the girls asked if we could display their creative works of art, You can see the sense of pride on their faces on the last picture.

 

 

 

Look at our gorgeous paintings!

Active April

It is active April this month and the boys and girls have had lots of fun today in our garden taking part in a variety of active experiences.

We have been having lots of fun on the obstacle course that the boys and girls built.


“I am good at balancing”

Then we had a game of hopscotch

We played a throwing and catching game

“I threw the ball so high”

”I caught it”

Then we had lots of fun hopping, jumping, skipping and running in the garden, super good listening skills and brilliant at following instructions.

Some things roll and some things don’t!!!

Today in the toddlers we were exploring the garden investigating items that rolled down the plank.

Some items rolled a little

Some items rolled a lot

It’s good to take turns and work together and work together to problem solve. The children in the toddler room love to explore their curiosity and explore new experiences.
It takes a lot of practice but the toddlers were engaged in their experience 😁

 

The toddlers learn how to make their own super tasty vegetable soup.

 

 

The toddlers are growing vegetables in our nursery garden and wondered what they could make with them.  They decided on vegetable soup. We discussed how to use our knives safely when chopping our vegetables. We talked about the different types of vegetables we were using.

The toddlers are Developing essential skills, following instructions, measuring  using fine motor skills developing hand eye coordination learning early maths and science.

Campfire 🔥 and garden snack

Today we made snack for everyone round the campfire.

We had some delicious pancakes which Val very kindly made for us. We had to remember or safety rules round the  fire.

 

“The pancakes were yummy, I had one and some milk”

It’s been a warm day today and we have had lots of opportunities to keep hydrated while out in the garden.


We have had lots of fun in the garden this week with lovely spring sunshine coming out to play with us! Please remember to put sun cream on in the morning before nursery and a bottle of sunscreen in your child’s bag along with a hat. Please label them both.