We have had a super busy week and are now half way through term 1 already!
We started off the week by making our family trees. We molded clay for our tree trunks and stuck in twigs from our forest. We left them to dry and will draw our family members on the leaves that we have gathered from the forest to stick to our twigs!
We have been making playdoh for baking in our kitchen and been for walks to the forest and play park. On Thursday we all got our waterproofs on and made a big puddle in our playground to splash in. We then decided to go on a puddle hunt to find a bigger puddle!
We have LOVED having the rice in the tuff tray to measure, pour, weigh, make rice cakes with and so much more!
We have been dancing and exploring to different genres of music, rock and Shetland dance was a firm favourite! We discussed how different types of music makes us feel and what it makes us want to do (run, jump, sleep). We then tried to match it to each of the colour monsters depending on how it made the children feel (happy, sad, calm, angry, love, scared).
On Friday we had the magnets out in our loose parts and watched a video about magnetism and why magnets repel and attract. We discovered lots of things in nursery that were magnetic and also found out that we could move the magnetic balls on the tuff tray with a magnet underneath which was very exciting!
In the afternoon we went to the OOSC garden and forest to play hide and seek and found 2 frogs! The one in the garden was a small frog so we decided to put it back to the pond. But the one in the forest was a big one so we left it in the long grass!
Our first two weeks back to Nursery looked a little bit different this term. We wanted to make sure everybody had the time and space they needed to feel comfortable coming back. We did this by having smaller groups in the morning and afternoon. We also wanted to make sure we kept everyone safe and had plenty of time to support some new children who have just started with us.
We were delighted to see everybody and concentrated on having fun outdoors and spending time with friends again.
We had lots of fun with bikes and scooters, bubbles, music, messy art and the mud kitchen making food in our café and restaurant. We have made houses and garages with the bricks and blocks. We made a HUGE Dinoland! It had volcanos, waterslides and lava pools!
We went on nature discovery walks where we looked at flowers and discovered their names using a clever app. We went to the pond and found Colin the frog! We went to the beach and found magic stones and brought some back to paint. We have also been to the playpark and discovered sliding on your jacket is VERY fast! We thought about the solar system and we read stories.
We even had snack outside on the ‘bus’!
The best bit of all was, we all had fun and were delighted to be back together!
Thanks to all our parents and siblings who came to our Stay and Play day and helped us prepare for SMUHA. We had a fab morning and everyone was just so busy. Your shield biscuits looked and tasted amazing.
It was great to catch up with parents and for you to have the opportunity to see your child’s learning.
The biscuits looked amazing. I wonder who decorated the best shield biscuit?
We love role play in Nursery and like to pretend we are Elsa and Anna from Frozen, who can freeze things. We froze hearts and explored different ways to melt or break them to find what was inside…..
………Some of us preferred using warm water in syringes and droppers to melt holes in the hearts.
….some of us preferred using tools to break the ice instead
But when the ice melted – it was even more fun!……
….floating petals to make patterns
….sucking and squirting water with syringes.
…..making perfume and love potions
Squirting water made everything wet inside, so there was nothing for it but to go outside for a WATER FIGHT! Which was EVEN MORE FUN!……
It was a good job we had waterproofs on. We drew pictures with the water – it was hard to control it sometimes. We did lots of target practice and the bairns drew their own targets to practice on when we were all too wet. Some bairns squirted water to wash the windows. Mrs Bishop said we could wash her car if we wanted…….SO WE DID……………….
We must have done a good job as Mrs Bishop sent us a Thank You card for all our hard work!
Wow, we can’t believe we’re half way through this Term already! Here’s a snap shot of some of the fun we’ve had with learning so far this Term…….
…….Letters, sounds, Bookbug, baking and messy play…
…..sand pit and mark making…..Drewie and Callum wrote a Wishlist of Bruder toys and posted it. Much to their excitement a reply came in the post with some goodies!
…..Outdoor play and hall time. Bringing our learning outside. Building galley’s, viking torches, puddle splashing and recycling…..
…..Celebrating Chinese New Year, and Robert Burns. We made tartan, thistles and had our own Chinese Great Race!…..
….Roleplay, snack shopping and sharing Learning Journals kept us busy and of course, DA OORICKS! Indie shared her learning from a new Nursery with us, all about the Ooricks. We read the story and Indie told us how to make an Oorick. Everyone loved it, made Ooricks then went to the forest to look for Ooricks. We found lots of clues that they had been there; hats, beds, homes, look-outs, their own garden and much much more!