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Help needed please!

Help! Our dolls are getting really chilly now that Summer is over and are looking for some clothes.  If anyone has any spare dolls clothes they no longer use, we would be really grateful of any donations to Nursery to help keep these babies warm in Winter.  Thank you.

Week 6 and 7!

WOW – how can we be on week 7 already?!  Here’s a peerie look at what we’ve been up to the last 2 weeks……

Inspired by the different genres of music we’ve been learning about, we extended our music into learning about our Super Powers – SENSES!.  We have been exploring our sense of sight and hearing and loved using these music bells to make our own music as well as copt patterns and rhythms of other music.

We made glasses and played games where we had to use only our eyes or only our ears to play the game.  “Winky” was our favourite where we all had to choose someone to wink or blink at and swap places without anyone seeing.

As always we’ve had great fun outside with a mixed bag of weather.  We’ve been painting, exploring the forest while being mindful of what we could see and hear each time.  We loved the sound of the rustling leaves in the wind and the crunching leaves under our feet.  We took leaves back to Nursery and enjoyed, leaf printing, making our family trees and a big thank you tree for Paul, who helped us care for our forest.  We even used the leaves to make our Christmas cards!

Our forest gives us great opportunities to talk about Autumn and see the leaves changing.  We looked for different animals that might live in our forest and thought about the hedgehogs who may be looking for somewhere to hibernate.  We even made our own Autumn tree in the playground.

We’ve enjoyed sunshine at the playpark and rainy days for puddle splashing.  We went fishing in the puddles for fish and sea creatures.  We made homes and aquariums for each sea creature which developed into a fun “sinking and floating” experiment.

We worked together to make a water fall and use the water to move objects down the pipes and what better way to end the day, than with a water fight!!  Lots of fun was had by all.

Lots of fun in the mud kitchen and mark making…..

 

Mark making……

We’ve been busy learning about road safety on our walks and recreating these in the playground with trips on our “bus”, road works and bikes and scooters, whilst building roads and ramps inside with different materials.

Looking forward to see what next week brings………

Week 5!

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!

Welcome Back!

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!

Stay and Play – Term 3

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?

The galley was amazing and enjoyed by all!