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Forest School Fun!

We were so excited today as it was time for us to return to our Forest! We were so independent and managed to put on our own forest school clothes and wellies. It was time to set off!

“The stones are crunching” “I’ve never been this way before but I go on walks with mummy and daddy”

We saw lots of interesting things along the way!

“What’s down there?” ” It might be a crocodile or a shark!”

“It looks like snow!” “It’s a spider’s web”

“I like these flowers” “You can’t touch those, they’re for the bumble bees”

We remembered that we shouldn’t touch or eat anything we see growing in the forest.

“They are like little apples” “No they are beries. We can’t eat those. Only animals can eat them”

We were able to hear birds “singing” and “water”  as we walked closer to our site. We saw lots of cows “having a sleep” in the field. Finally we arrived and saw the river!!

We had lots of fun exploring the river. We used our nets to see what we could catch!

We had lots of fun throwing stones into the river to see how far they could go and which stones made the biggest splash!

We discovered the big stones made a huge splash and the little stones made a smaller splash.

“There’s lots of bubbles”

We used our wonderful imagination to create our own Forest story!

“I found a tunnel. Maybe an ant lives here” “He’s in the wee hole in there” “Maybe we could give him this rock and it would be his bed” ” No that would be too big for him, this one is smaller. Let’s give him one for his brother” “He needs a kitchen” “He needs a living room and some food” ” The mud can be the food” “The grass can be cucumber, I like cucumber” ” I like cucumber too” “There’s lots of rocks. We made a garden. This is our Forest”

Finally, there was just time for a yummy snack before we walked back to nursery.

We can’t wait to go back to the Forest next week and explore.

Yummy Blueberry Muffins

This week the toddlers have been extremely busy. After enjoying home grown vegetables for snack this week, they decided to make some yummy blueberry muffins to enjoy for snack.

We all washed our hands and found a recipe book to let us know what ingredients we needed.

This is what we needed:

Plain Flour
Caster Sugar
Baking Powder
Salt
Melted Butter
Buttermilk
Lemon Rind
2 Eggs
Blueberries

We put all of the dry ingredients into a bowl, flour, sugar, baking powder, lemon rind and salt and gave it a stir.

Now we had to mix the wet ingredients, buttermilk, eggs and melted butter.

And gave it a good stir.

We carefully added the wet ingredients to the flour mix and gave it a good mix. It became very gloopy!

Pop in some blueberries.

The children took great care filling the muffin cases before putting them in the oven to cook.
The muffins looked delicious when they were cooked. The children had to wait till they had cooled before enjoying them for snack.

Some of the children wanted to taste some of the blueberries…. even the lemon!

What will we make next time?

From earth to table snack today!!!🥕🥕🥕


The toddlers have been growing vegetables in our garden. We have been watering  them regularly and today we were able to harvest them! We enjoyed some delicious toddler grown snacks including carrots and  spring onion,  with a potato to take home for later.

We firstly picked our carrots, spring onions and potatoes.

Then we washed the soil off.

Finally after working so hard today, we enjoyed tasting our Cart Mill grown vegetables at snack time.

The children have been learning where our food comes from and it was nice to be able to learn and share together. 😀

 

 

Flapjack fun!

Today the children in the toddlers had so much fun making yummy, sticky flapjacks! We did lots of measuring, weighing, melting, greasing and mixing to make the perfect consistency. This morning it turned out a little bit dry, so we put our thinking caps on… how do we make it stickier? The answer of course, was more sticky syrup!! We added some extra tablespoons of syrup to see if it would change the texture as it  was “too crumbly” and “crunchy”the first time, and it turned out just right. Well done guys! See if you can spot the difference.

We can’t wait to see what the children decide to make next from their book of baking ideas. Stay tuned!!

 

Pasta Party in the Toddler’s! 🎉

Our toddlers have been having lots of fun exploring different foods, smells and textures recently. After our last taster test we explored a variety of different smells in herbs and spices and agreed our favourite was Cajun! We decided to make a nice fragrant Cajun pasta dish together for snack. This gave us the opportunity to engage our senses through different smells and experience exciting  new tastes. Some children loved eating the spring onions and EVERYBODY loved the pasta and even asked for seconds! The children were super helpers and displayed fantastic turn taking. They took turns to measure the chopped tomatoes with tablespoons, chop and mix in all the fresh vegetables for our pasta dish, and whisk our Cajun spice together so that it was nice and smooth. Well done guys!

 

The toddlers make 🍓 jam😍 Yum Yum


Today we asked the toddlers what we could make for our snack using strawberries. T said jam. The toddlers were able to follow  my instructions to make their very own jam to have at snack on a rice cake. We used lots of descriptive language and used our manipulative skills to mash the strawberries. We even  talked about the changes in texture after we mashed  the strawberry.  T “ It’s lumpy “ We discussed what our favourite fruits are and why. C said “I like strawberries best because they are sweet”. H said “she liked banana best because it’s yellow”   T said “I like grapes best” “ B said “apple is his favourite fruit”





H “Can we make a different fruit jam next time”

Cart Mill Gardeners

Our Cart Mill gardeners have been so excited to look after and water our plants and to see how much they have grown over the last few weeks!

We decided that our plants had grown so much that there was no more room for them in their pots! We could even see the roots popping our the bottom of the pot!

We lifted our plants out very carefully and discussed that we had to be very careful not to damage the roots so that the plant keeps growing.

We remembered that we needed to put some compost in our new pots and make a whole to pop our plant in. We carefully put the plants in and carefully “tucked them in”. Then we gave them a big drink of water before we popped them back in the greenhouse to keep them warm.

Our tomato plants have grown so tall that we needed to pop them into a bigger pot. We used a bamboo cane and tied the tomato plant on so that it grows “tall and it doesn’t break”. The plants were so heavy but we managed to carry them carefully to our greenhouse.

We can’t wait until our vegetables are ready so that we can have  them for our snack!

 

 

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.

Pizza Time

This morning the children were given all the ingredients they needed to make their own little pizza for snack.

First we put on the yummy pizza sauce.

R is very careful making sure all her dough is covered
Loads of sauce!!

Next comes the cheese

S sprinkles a little at a time.
We’ll just add lots at the one time!

Helen took our pizzas away to put them in the oven. We have to wait till they were cooked before we could enjoy them. They weren’t too hot.

Ooh mine is yummy! Look mine has loads of cheese!

It’s a thumbs up from L and a clean plate!!

Have fun making your own pizzas at home. You can add any toppings you like.