Week beginning 05.02.24

Snack Area

To celebrate Chinese new year, we used our cooking skills to make rice paper rolls.  We searched the fridge for healthy ingredients and together we decided to use “carrots” and “peppers”. 🥕🍥We also added some spring onions,which was a new ingredient for us to use.  We used our chopping skills to chop all the ingredients then safely cooked them in a frying pan to make them soft and mix all the flavours together.  We really enjoyed trying out the rice paper as it was “sticky” 😂 We had to follow the steps carefully, firstly dipping the rice paper in warm water then added our vegetables. Finally we rolled the rice paper over the vegetables to create the roll effect.  Looked at our amazing cooking skills,  we have the best chefs at Oakburn.👩‍🍳

Small World Area

In the small world area the children have been reading “One Button Benny “ who is a robot with one button , this button is only to be pushed in an emergency . We have been using different resources all week to create our own robots . We have used junk modelling, some different shaped paper and also playdough. We have had some amazing robots in nursery this week!

This has been developing our fine motor skills, our creativity, language and shape recognition.

Home Corner

This week in the home corner the children have enjoyed chopping a variety of vegetables. Children were using their fine motor skills to hold the vegetables still whilst using a knife to cut. This increase’s their independence skills. They are also learning how to keep themselves safe when preparing food. The children then used their imagination to make some delicious recipes. Keep up the great work !

Art Area

This week in the art area we have been practicing our cutting skills and making heart bunting in time for Valentine’s Day ❤️ the children have been talking about who and what they love and what makes them feel loved 🥰


This week in the Stem area the children have been exploring robots. The children have been looking at the story book ‘ One button Benny’ to explore the different robots. Using loose parts the children created their own robot. The children then used their problem solving skills to program the beebots to move in different directions.

Gross Motor Area

In the gross motor area we have been building obstacle courses. We have been using lots of different things such as the balancing beams, the pogo stick and the blocks. The children took turns each to go round the course, doing all different movements. This has been a fun way for the children to build their balance and coordination as well as their confidence. ❤️


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