Many thanks to everyone who came along yesterday to help at our Gardening Day. We got lots done thanks to the hard work of all our volunteers. The orchard and garden are looking great and Shaun and Stuart did a wonderful job of closing the gap in the fence where the deer have been getting in. The children painted the boardwalk with special non slip paint and did a really great job. Lots of weeding and planting and pruning and sowing of seeds went on, and we are hoping for a lovely summer display of wild flowers in the blueberry patch again this year. We have been given some flowers to plant in our nursery garden and our children will be doing this later in the week.
This week is promising to be busy. Tomorrow – Tuesday – we will announce the fabulous new names for our nursery fish!! We think you might be surprised – no other fish in the world has ever had either of these names!!!
On Wednesday we have the first active session of our Joint Active Learning project for our pre-school children, in the garden and orchard. If your wee one is taking part, please send them dressed for the weather – this might be winter woolies and waterproofs, or with any luck, sunscreen and a sunhat. Our morning children will be going with Ms Coleman and Ms Kelly’s Primary 1’s and our all day and afternoon children are going with Mrs Chambers’ P1 Class and all the children who currently attend other nurseries and are coming to Primary 1.
We are also visiting the gym on Wednesday.
On Thursday we are planning to plant sunflowers. If you would like to do the planting with your wee one, please come back 15 minutes before the end of your child’s session and we will provide the seeds, trowels, gloves and a place to plant- as well as a label and bamboo stake to mark where you have planted. We are going to (hopefully) watch them grow very tall over the spring and summer.
On Friday we have another great music workshop with Mr Snappy and Susan, who bring their instruments and music to nursery for lots of musical fun and games.
Our last Forest Kindergarten session of the year takes place on Friday, for our 2 groups of forest explorers! Again – winter woolies and waterproofs or sunscreen and hats – whichever is most appropriate – please!!!
Nursery is closed for the May Bank Holiday on Monday 6th May. (Next Monday!)