At the end of last term, everyone thoroughly enjoyed our topic of Easter. We spoke about the Easter story, different signs of spring like flowers and baby animals and made lots of lovely easter crafts. We went on a sensory walk and could hear the birds and wondered what they might be up too at this time of year. The children thought that they might be building nests for their chicks. We did some research online about different birds and their nests and also the different sounds that they made. A favourite was the eagle call! The children decided they wanted to have their own nest in nursery so they could be birds and chicks too. So we walked up to Mrs Smith’s house as she had lots of big branches and sticks and the children picked the ones that they thought would be good for their nest and helped carry them back to nursery. They helped place to big sticks around the outside so it made the nest strong and sturdy and the smaller ones on the inside, sometimes doing some weaving as they went along. When it was finished we made chick hats and enjoyed playing in the little nest we made! To round off our Easter topic we had an Easter egg hunt! There was clues all around nursery then we had to follow which lead us to the forest where everyone found and Easter egg to take home!
Welcome back to Term 2! We’ve had lots of Halloween fun this week……
….disco dancing, games, weaving webs, pumpkin potions, dressing up and a visit from a T-Rex! The bairns had fun chasing the T-Rex around outside and then got busy making soup and all kinds of potions for his lunch after his sleep.
We had a spooky snack, made pumpkin playdoh, and a pumpkin treasure hunt outside…….Eeeeeeeek there’s a T-Rex at the window!!!!…..
Mr T-Rex really enjoyed his soup that the bairns made for him……
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!
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!