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!
It’s great to be busy, work together, problem solve and let friendships develop, all at play.
we have enjoyed making pizza for snack, lots of building and measuring and being creative. The bairns really enjoyed themselves and transferred they play outside, using larger loose parts to build than the marble run and making pizza and soup in the mud kitchen.
Mrs Colvin “Oooh this tastes like delicious chicken soup.” “No Mrs Colvin, it’s MUD soup!” 😂
The bairns made a games hiding balls in pipes and wondered how to get them out, how many would come out, which end would they come out and so on. Lots of great counting, estimating and problem solving as well as great co-operation working together.
There’s a bit of a Frozen frenzy happening in Nursery too with the upcoming new Frozen 2! Our bairns are turning their den into a Frozen palace, enjoying the princess dresses and songs.
our creative area has been popular making Frozen props and decorations with a focus on using squares as our shape of the week.
What fun we’ve had exploring our creativity with these cardboard boxes. Open-ended and free exploration plays a really important role in our Nursery, allowing the children to create, fail, reassess and engage problem solving to help them make sense of the world around them.
We had such fun with the boxes inside, we decided to take them outside. The children were very mindful of the environment and then animals and living things within the environment. They engaged in some great discussions as to how to look after their environment and use the boxes and equipment safely and appropriately.