Thank you to all the parents that were able to come along to our Stay, Play and Chats. It was very well attended. Parents were able to spend some time with their children in the Nursery environment, seeing how they interact with their peers and the activities in the room.
This half term we have been very lucky with the weather during our Muddy Monday sessions. This week we were hunting for Ms Andrews’ squirrel, Cecil, who was hiding in the trees. The children enjoyed looking for Cecil and seeing where he was going to turn up next. Then the children decided to hide and Ms Andrews and Cecil looked for them!
On Monday we celebrated one of our Owls turning 4.
During the half term break 3 of our Owl’s will be celebrating their birthdays. On Friday we sang happy birthday to them and wished them a lovely day. Thank you for the lovely cake!
This week in Nursery we have been learning about hedgehogs. We started the week in Forest school making houses for little animals we might find in the woods like hedgehogs. We used sticks, leaves and moss to make our animal homes. Next Monday we will take a look to see if any of them have been used!
To introduce our topic on hedgehogs we had the story ‘The very Helpful Hedgehog’ by Rosie Wellesley.
We also read the story ‘Don’t Hog the Hedge’ Both stories opened up discussions about how we should treat others and be helpful and kind.
The children have had the opportunity to make a hedgehog spikey hat at the creation station, a playdough hedgehog at the malleable table, give a potato hedgehog some spikes using a hammer and golf tees or matchstick spikes on the funky fingers table and a finger drawing on the light table.
We have also carried on with our autumn theme with brown water, autumn coloured pattern making, sand drawing on the mark making table and an autumn tuft spot.
One of the highlights of the week for the children was making hedgehog shaped bread rolls and then getting to eat them at snack time.
First the children cleaned their hands.
Then we measured out the ingredients.
Next we kneaded the dough.
Finally we rolled our dough into balls and turned them into hedgehogs.
I wonder how many of the children can remember how we made them…
… an easy and fun thing to do in the half term holidays. Here is the recipe for those of you that would like to have a go at making their own.
This week we celebrated another Owl birthday.
Children were encouraged to make a leaf man in the tuft spot.
Children also had a go at making a leaf man at the playdough.
They used autumn colours and conkers as paint brushes and printed on to leaf shapes.
This week during our Muddy Monday session we were looking for different coloured and shaped leaves. The children managed to find a variety.
We took the leaves back to the classroom with us and placed them into the tuft spot.
This week we have read the story ‘The Leaf man’ and discussed what happened in the story.