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Mud glorious mud!

The children had a ball today in the forest mostly due to the mud that has been created at our site because of the recent rainfall.


It was great fun going up the slope with the help of a rope and then sliding down.  Stephanie enjoyed it too!

The children displayed great teamwork as they helped each other to get up the slippy slide.

Val managed to get down the slope without getting muddy – well done!

Outdoor fun

Today the children decided to explore weight. They gathered resources and used them to create scales on which they could balance and compare their body weight. The children used lots of mathematical language to describe their findings. Matthew found that he was heavier than a ball and that if he stood in the middle the wood stayed balanced.

Other children decided to add some shampoo to the large outdoor sink. Splashing and watching the water and bubbles flow was great fun. Dominic commented; “this is so much fun”

Dinosaur World

Today we have been buliding a volcano from recycled materials to make a small world for our dinsosaurs. The children discussed what the dinosaurs might like in their world and they decided on a volcano and some plants. We used the promethean board to find out more information on volcanoes and what they look like so we could make our own. We used a plastic bottle and some old newspapers to cover it. Once it is dry we are going to paint it.

Watch out for the finished product!

Spring Planting

Today the children worked hard in the Family Centre Garden. They helped to plant shrubs and tulips.

The children put on rubber gloves and helped to break up the soil. They talked about how the soil was really soft and it had a smell, like potatoes.

Once the shrubs were planted the children said that it looked like a fairy garden. Next week the children are going to help plant some herbs. Kaile said they smell nice.


We have been working together as a team and using our problem solving skills to build a car at the block area. The children have been using measuring tapes to identify how tall their creations were and comparing sizes of various buildings.

“I think it is really tall. I am going to measure it.” – Ellie

“I want to be the driver next. I love to build!”- James.


Down on the Farm

Today we went on an adventure on the coach to the Museum of Rural Life.  We were no sooner there and it was time for our tractor ride up to the farm.  It was a bumpy but fun ride on board the “Farm Explorer”.

We were met at the farm by our friendly guide, Margaret.  Margaret took us around the farm and talked to us about the animals and life on a farm.

We loved the farm cat, Sooty, and he loved us.  Sooty wanted to follow us around and was very gentle when we petted him.

We also learned about bees and what they need to do to make honey.  We found a couple of happy bees just buzzing around!

After lunch we headed to the play park and the sun came out.

The children worked well as a group.  They helped each other, listened to each other and one child asked everyone if they were having a good time – the answer was a resounding “yes”.

Block Play

The children have been using their imagination in the block play area today.

Clara and Amber worked together to build a car with two seats. The pretended to be mummies and fed their babies.

Abbey and Ellie decided to build a tree house for Clare and the Bear. Ellie said, “Clare and the Bear rhyme.”

The children worked together, cooperating well to build the tree house. Clare asked for a window so that she could see out.  The children decided that they would build the tree house up to Clare’s head height.

Ellie explained that two blocks going up would be needed and one long block across.

When the structure was complete, Ellie handed Clare a pretend ipad and told her she could keep busy in the tree house.