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.
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.
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.
There were some very excited children in the centre today. As it was cold and frosty we thought it would be a good idea to light the fire and sing some Christmas songs around it, while drinking delicious hot chocolate.
We hope all the Cart Mill family have a wonderful and safe festive period.
Merry Christmas, and a very happy New Year from us all.
Thank you to all for the most generous gifts you have handed in for the staff, it is very much appreciated.
This week has been very busy for the boys and girls. We have all had great fun making Christmas decorations. We have painted our fire place for Santa. We decorated stars to take home and made reindeer dust for Christmas Eve. We have also had a special treat watching a Christmas movie and enjoyed some popcorn.
It was positively springlike in the forest today. There were birds twittering in the trees and horses galloping in the field while the children explored in the sun. We found new trees to climb, developing our gross motor skills as well as developing resilience – “can we be brave and go higher?”
Snack was spent sitting in the sun, socialising with our friends and talking about what else we would like to do at the forest. We have been really lucky with the weather so far, long may it continue.
Today the toddlers were celebrating Pancake Tuesday! They were all very involved in helping to make our egg free pancakes! After hand washing the children helped to weigh and mix the ingredients in a bowl. They all had a turn at stirring the mixture. We then all went to the family room to see the mixture turn into pancakes. The children beautifully sang ‘Pop a Little Pancake’ whilst waiting. The pancakes smelled yummy!! Once back in the playroom the children crushed strawberries to make jam and spread it on their own pancake. We had banana on top too! What a tasty snack! The toddlers gave a big thumbs up to eating fresh pancakes!