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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”

The Glorious Outdoors

The outdoor environment has massive potential for learning. Here at Cart Mill  we provide opportunities for children to learn and assess their outdoor surroundings. This morning we had fun splashing in the puddles and using the funnels and pipes to pour the rain in to. The children were estimating how fast they thought the water would flow.

This afternoon we decided to extend the bike track. We had a go at drawing our own parking spaces for our bikes and used some chalk to draw  pictures on the ground.

“If we want a society that promotes happiness and well-being among children, we could start by giving them back space where they are happiest along with the freedom to enjoy it”, Children society, (2012).

Our Daffodil Tea

Today we hosted a Daffodil Tea for the children and residents of Bonnyton House.  Everyone in the centre was so excited as this was the first time that our friends in Bonnyton House had visited us.

We had some crafts for the children and adults to try out.  There was a lot to learn about sewing from one of the adults as she helped one of the children to sew.

There were lovely conversations between the children and adults as they helped each other.

The children sang two songs “Little Peter Rabbit and “Pop a Little Pancake” and then everyone had tea and cake.

We are looking forward to our next get together at Bonnyton House  when we will play games together.

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”

We are artists!

The children have been learning all about an artist called Henri Rousseau. He created animal pictures and was very famous for his simplistic approach to art.

Not a lot of people liked his art and we have been discussing that not everyone will like our work and that is ok.

The boys and girls worked together and described what they liked and disliked about their friends artwork.

This activity allowed the children to observe, describe and reflect in a positive manner, on their own and their peers artwork.

 

”I can make the elephant, he is grey”
”Your tiger is so good Amber”
”I’ve done the tiger too!”
”Orange and black for the stripes”
”You’re doing a really good job Logan”
”The monkey has blue whiskers”