Busy at play…..
It’s fair to say the Christmas frenzy has hit us! What an exciting and busy time we’ve had.
For our advent calendar this year, we really wanted to emphasize the value of quality time together, rather than just “things”. So we filled our advent calendar with activity and challenges tailored to each individual bairn’s interests. Each bairn has a special activity to do and the opportunity to share it with their friends if the wish. Quality one to one time and time with friends can often be overlooked at such busy times and we’ve all really enjoyed our advent times together so far.
Here’s a sneaky peek at what they’ve been up to…….
Christmassy Water play!
Digging for Christmas treasure!
Build a snowman………
….and knock it over!
Making hot chocolate…
Create a unicorn making craft station!
Frozen dance off and musical statues….
Make your own christmas sand tray…..
Make a Christmas snack…
Make a John Deer Tractor…..
Wow, what a busy Nursery preparing for Christmas!
We’ve been practising for our Christmas Carol Concert, making a Post office for our Christmas deliveries and Frozen Roleplay….
Bursting with energy inside and outside………
Building and constructing, and what better fun than to play in the box!
Hello everyone, apologies for our lack of posts for a while, there was a blip with our blog, but hopefully it’s all sorted now.
Here is a snapshot of our learning fun last term!……
…..Da bairns were really interested in exploring different materials, their properties and uses. They experimented to see if the material waterproof, strong, heavy, light, could float or sink.
……Then they explored their uses. Could they build with it, could it stack, could it hold it’s shape…….
…..They took their learning outside to explore further where they experimented with forces and how things move…..
….Some bairns were very interested in magnetic forces, push and pull and others really enjoyed exploring mark making in the sand using different tools and materials.
….Magnus explored forces of push and pull using his body and feet – he even made his own ski’s!
We had lots of fun outside as always………
…..flying kites, experimenting with sound, pony jumps and building….
….Bikes and scooters pedalling with a passenger and negotiating corners with an extra wide bike!
…..Pony cuddles, walks to the shore,
…..and of course jumping in muddy puddles!
…..baking, tea parties, painting with pineapples and pineapple play doh…..
….cosy stories, colour sorting and lemon tasing…..
…….music making, instrument skills, rhythm….
We were kindly donated an amazing castle! The bairns carefully followed the instructions to build the castle themselves and some went on to make their own castles using all their knowledge of building and material properties they had already learned in their experiments….
We are all so excited to be back at Nursery and welcome all the new boys and girls to Nursery for their first week. Here’s a peek at what we’ve been up to…..
…..we love being creative with paint and loose parts..
…it’s great having a tea party. The smell of coffee and tea in the nursery has been delicious!..
…everyone likes to have a turn helping with snack and it’s great when the older bairns help our new starts to learn all the different jobs we do….
…..we continue our learning outside everyday. This week we’ve been pedalling, sharing, building, balancing, making music with different objects and the most fun playing in the rain! Puddles are great and when the rain stopped we added more water to make more puddles and continue our play.
What a glorious day it was for our last Stay and Play day this term!
We were all very busy painting, sanding, watering and building while the sun shone, but the highlight was most definitely building our Fire Pit at the end of the day to toast marshmallows and eating “shmores”!
Sanding, ready to build……..
”We look like scientists!” (Maximus)
Gardening and making planters……
Making fire, toasting marshmallows…..yum!….
The Fire Pit was a big hit with staff, bairns and parents. Providing children such experiences with real tools and fire allow our children to directly experience and gain knowledge about the nature these things and of open flames within a safe and controlled environment. They develop a respect for fire and the skills to keep themselves safe, which they can apply throughout their lives.
We all had a fabulous afternoon in the sunshine. Big thanks to John the Janny and all the parents who donated items and came along to help. Some even managed a sneaky marshmallow or two!