After having to postpone our original sports day on Wednesday due to the rain the end of the week and afternoon children managed to have their sports day on Friday afternoon. The children tired so hard in all their races and made everyone very proud. They took part in a running race, a beanbag relay, balancing quoits on heads relay and finally the egg and spoon race. We finished the afternoon with a parents race, thank you to those who joined in. A big thank you to everyone who came and supported the children!
We will let you know the date for our beginning of the week and morning children’s sports day as soon as possible.
The Nursery children have been enjoying visiting Pets at Home in Meanwood over the last two weeks. We walked down to the Moor Allerton retail park and got on the number 52 or 51 bus to Meanwood. Then the children looked around Pets at Home, looking at the fish, rabbits, guinea pigs, gerbils and hamsters as well as all the different things you can buy to help look after your pet. Finally we got the bus back and walked up the hill back to Nursery.
We are aiming to take the rest of the children over the last few weeks of term!
On Tuesday afternoon we welcomed parents and grandparents to our first Outdoor Stay and Play session. The children loved showing all the adults around our amazing new outdoor space and the adults enjoyed finally getting to have a play too! Look out for more photos of our other stay and play sessions this week.
On Monday some children walked to Moor Allerton Library to look at books and read stories. Unfortunately the children’s section of the library was closed due to a flood but we found a quiet corner to read some lovely stories in. The children enjoyed the walk to and from the library and were very good at listening to instructions and crossing the roads safely.
This week we are very excited as we have collected 12 eggs from the farm and put them into our incubator. With the children we talked about how the incubator keeps the eggs warm and also how it slowly rocks the eggs backwards and forwards as a hen would do on their nest. We also explained how the children need to keep their hands behind their backs when they are looking so that we don’t knock into or bump the incubator. Each key group has a countdown sheet that we will tick off each day and in around 21 days we should have some new arrivals in Nursery. Very exciting!
Nursery have been very excited to finally get out and play in the new outdoor area. They have loved exploring all the different areas, the sandpit and climbing frame are already firm favourites with the children. Look out for information about our upcoming stay and play sessions when Nursery parents will have the chance to come and play too.
The new EYFS outdoor area is really starting to take shape now and everyone is getting really excited to see what it will look like when it is finished. The new hen coop is taking shape and they should be relocated into their new home this week. The tunnel has been put in and covered with earth so is just waiting for the grass to go over the top. Lots of wooden posts are now in the ground. Some of these will have the large sails attached and other, smaller posts will be used for den building. The children have continued to be fascinated by the project and enjoy looking at the book that we are creating in Nursery of the works progress.
For Science Week Nursery looked at Engineering and Building, the perfect topic when there is so much construction work going on around school. As well as watching the work happening in our outdoor area, we went to look at the building work at the back of school. It was very exciting as a big crane had arrived on site and was lifting the huge steels into place. The Nursery children also went for a walk around the local area to look at the different types of buildings and to talk about the different materials that are used to make them.
In addition to looking at Engineering and Buildings we set up an exploration table with lots of different magnets and everyday objects. The children loved playing with the magnets and finding out which items the magnets would attract and which they wouldn’t.