The children have been making some fantastic arts and crafts. The little Ladybirds have created a wonderful display with little red and gold coin bags and they have loved exploring the paint. Butterflies (our next age group up) have made a wonderful display of 'The Year of the OX.' The children made little Ox pictures using their hand print dipped in brown paint. Meanwhile, our older children downstairs have loved the role play area turned into a restaurant. The children
Kindergarten and Dragonflies have been exploring ice this week. We have been so lucky to experience beautiful crisp mornings with stunning sunrises. Children have wrapped up warm and explored the garden and woods in this winter wonderland. On Tuesday, children were running around our large lawn trying to catch the largest snowflakes! The children in Dragonflies were surprised to find ice in their buckets that had been left outside over night. One little girl in Kindergart
Following on from Children's Mental Health Week, we continue to be there for the children to support their personal, social and emotional needs. We embrace the Danish concept of Hygge where we focus on living in the moment, cosiness and taking time to listen to each other. We also practice mindfulness and even Forest Bathing! Of course, regular stories, puppets, songs, rhymes & even a visit from our pet rabbit are all things that we do to promote contentment, compassion an
Do you remember on 18th January we celebrated 'National Winnie the Pooh Day'? Well our youngest children in Ladybirds have created the most beautiful display that shows all their own creative work. Our little Ladybirds have discovered the properties of glue, paint, paper and card. They had terrific fun rolling a ball in a tray of paint and doesn't it resemble Tigger's stripes perfectly? Well done Ladybirds!
We have been gifted a fabulous book called 'Betty the Bee' from the author Emily Hobson-Martin. Head over to her website Hilda’s Planet & check out her other books https://www.hildasplanet.co.uk A very big thank you to Emily because it's such a special book all about being kind and friendships which ties in so well with Children's Mental Health Week & National Story Week. Some children in Kindergarten wanted to make their very own Betty the Bee collages!
Now more than ever we need to focus on children's well being, mental health & personal, social development needs. Here at St. Michael's we are embracing Hygge the Danish concept of living in the moment, cosiness and a feeling of contentment. The whole nursery enjoy outdoor sessions, 'Wild hygge' in our woodland area. We have a beautiful large garden and plenty of fresh air and even our very youngest children have a dedicated safe and secure garden area. We realise that it
In Kindergarten we have been reading a beautiful book called 'Have You Filled a Bucket Today?' written by Carol McCloud. It's a wonderful book that helps children visualise a bucket full of kind thoughts, helpfulness and compassion. The children have even made their very own bucket hats & we have a group Bingo Sticker chart for when we see acts of kindness such as helping a friend do up their zip.