Today in Kindergarten, the children had fun making a Spice Salt tray to make interesting patterns, shapes and letters in. The children made beautiful salt dough decorations. They had great fun finding the letters in their name and 'baking their name'!
13th November was National School Meals Week. Our mealtimes provide opportunity for a happy, social occasion where children practise their independence and skills for life. Our children enjoy planting and harvesting their produce from our allotment for snacks and cooking....here we really do celebrate 'from field to fork'! We are pleased to have supplies from Darts Fresh, Ivan Clarke Butchers, Ilfracombe Food Services and we pride ourselves in providing good quality meals,
We have had a fun filled day raising money for Children in Need. The Bake Sale in pink hall was extremely popular. Thank you so much for your generosity, baking cakes, buying cakes and making donations. So far we have raised a whopping £200.00 and money is still pouring in!
Teaching children to use tools safely and effectively is an integral part of the Forest School philosophy. The children have been using mallets to bang pegs into the ground developing their hand, eye-coordination, precision & physical development. Leaf pounding on paper was a lot of fun especially when the children revealed the print. We talked about how the print is green from the chlorophyll.
We would like to say a huge heart felt THANK YOU to our families and friends for your generosity donating gifts in a shoebox. The ladies from Grosvenor Church collected the shoeboxes for the Samaritan's and were overwhelmed by the amount - sixteen boxes! That's a record for St. Michael's Nursery! One shoebox really will make a big difference in a child's life.
Dragonflies have been enjoying the topic 'Funny Bones'. They have enjoyed the story, the little film and making collages. They even had a go at archaeology using little brushes in the sand tray to discover hidden 'bones'.
After School Club & Kindergarten have enjoyed an enchanted evening in the forest. The older children set it up with twinkling lights, music and enjoyed a hot chocolate before we were joined by Kindergarten.
Dragonflies and Kindergarten had a campfire in Forest School today. We focused on how to keep ourselves safe and what a fire needs to burn. The children really enjoyed themselves and one child knew that the fire needed "oxygen" to be able to burn.