Nursery went on a trip to Harlow Carr gardens. The children took part in a workshop where they had to help Dylan the Dragon build new homes for the elves and fairies using logs, sticks, leaves and stones in the woods. After lunch the children had chance to explore the gardens and loved playing on the Log Ness Monster and in the big tree house. It was a very tiring but very fun day and we are very proud of how well the Nursery children did on their first trip.
A big thank you to all the parents and grandparents who came to our After the storm Story Cafe before half term. The children enjoyed sharing the story with all the adults who came and then joining in with different activities in Nursery. They played in our Percy the Park Keepers Hut role play and helped stick ‘bark’ onto the tube to make a tree for the area. The children did some leaf printing and made leaf crowns and also painted pictures of the animals from the story.
After reading the story ‘Going on a Leaf Hunt’ Nursery went on their own leaf hunt around the school grounds.
‘We’re going on a leaf hunt. We’re going right away. Let’s find colourful leaves. It’s a wonderful day.
Over the mountain.
And found some yellow leaves.
Through the woods.
Around the waterfall.
And found some red leaves.
Across the lake.
Argh, a snake! Run!
Back across the lake. row row, plip plop. Back around the waterfall. Slip slide, splish splash. Back through the forest. Squish squash, squish squash. Back over the mountain. Huff puff, huff puff.
We’re home. We went on a leaf hunt. What a wonderful day! We found lots of colourful leaves. Now let’s jump and play.’
In Nursery we are talking about and looking for signs of Autumn. All the children have been for a walk around the school grounds to collect leaves and look at the trees. In Nursery we have had some autumn coloured sensory rice and an autumn exploration table. The children have also used some of their leaves along with coloured tissue paper and pastels to make some autumn collages.
We have welcomed more new children into Nursery this week and they are all settling in really well. Some of the older children visited the school library and read a story with Miss Whiteley.
Welcome to Nursery everyone! After a lovely summer we are so glad to be back. We have some children who have returned to Nursery and have also started to welcome some new children. The older children are doing a great job at helping us settle the new children in and showing them the routines of our day. Keep checking the blog to keep up with all the exciting things we are doing!
On Wednesday all the children took part in sports day, those who stay all day even took part twice! The children did a short replay race, a beanbag relay, a race balancing a quoit on their head and finally a full lap around the track. Then it was the parents turn who took part in the bean bag relay. A big thank you to all the parents who came and a huge well done to all the children. We have some very fast runners even at this young age, very promising for the future!
Today we had a Very Hungry Caterpillar story cafe in Nursery. Mums, Dads and Grandmas came to Nursery and listened to the story with their children then took part in lots of hungry caterpillar activities together. We painted butterflies, made caterpillars out of tissue paper, play dough or duplo, played bingo and tasted the different fruits from the story. Everyone had lots of fun. A big thank you to everyone who came along!
We were very surprised when we arrived at school yesterday to find that we had not one but three chicks hatched. They have surprised us by making an early appearance! The children were very excited to sit around the run and watch the chicks eating their food and keeping warm under the heat lamp. We can’t wait for the rest to hatch now!