Welcome to Nursery

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!

Sports Day

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!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Story Cafe

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!

An exciting surprise!

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!

Tadpoles

We have a tank of tadpoles in Nursery. The children are enjoying watching them very closely, using the magnifying glasses to take an even closer look. They have been talking about what the tadpoles eat and what will happen to the tadpoles as they grow bigger. Some children have helped Miss Draper to go and collect fresh pond water from the school pond to keep the tank nice and clean for the tadpoles. 

Growing

This week we have been playing in our new role play Garden Centre. The children have enjoyed digging in the soil, filling pots and pretending to plant seeds. They have also planted some sunflower seeds in pots, making sure they watered it to help it grow.

Planting Beans

This week the children in Nursery have been planting some beans and talking about what they need in order to grow. We even made some of our own plant pots using newspaper to try cut down on our use of plastic. The children are helping to water the beans and can’t wait for them to start growing.

Baby Clinic

As part of their growing topic the children in Nursery have enjoyed playing in our new role play baby clinic. They have been bathing the babies and getting them dressed and talking about how we look after babies. The children have also brought photos of themselves when they were babies into Nursery to look at.