Kindergarten children have been looking all over the garden for Easter eggs! The Elephant group had so much fun, they even hid the eggs themselves for their friends to find! Watch out Easter Bunny - this group are brilliant at finding hiding places! We even had a pheasant turn up to help look!
We are so lucky to have our own safe and secure little garden upstairs. It's great having the choice whether to play inside or out! Lots of toys are taken outside and books. This week we've been making the most of the warm weather and playing with the bubbly water. We've even been painting the most colourful pictures to take home.
Butterflies have been exploring their new wild garden next to the woods. Winnie Butter-Jelly, (our pet rabbit), absolutely loves this area under the big tree. The children were intrigued to see what was hidden in the bug hotel. Some of the children very kindly picked Winnie some grass. Then we had a wonderful surprise when we were visited by a female pheasant!
The NDNA (National Day Nurseries Association) sets out a theme each year full of fun topics to follow. This year's Healthy Body, Happy Me theme is Nurture with Nature. At St. Michael's, we are already well known for our love of the great outdoors and a generous helping of Vitamin N = Nature everyday! All age group across the nursery have covered a number of these fun activities set out by NDNA.
We have explored ice, looked closely at seeds in the fruit that are prepared fo
Holi marks the beginning of Spring in the Hindu festival calendar. Traditionally, it's very colourful with parties, singing and throwing of powder paint and coloured water. We have been talking about the changing of the season and we have even spotted some buds on the trees. We embraced this theme with lots of colour - the children have made large scale murals, paintings, chasing bubbles & even a Flower Photo Booth! Read more here at the BBC Bitesize....
Dragonflies are amazing at counting! We have lots of little bears in various sizes and colours. The children's mathematical skills are greatly enhanced when they play with the bears as they discuss the differences between them; different colours, sizes, counting, grouping them & comparing them.
Ladybirds have been creating paw prints using a toy dinosaur dipped in brown paint. This is to replica the Beast's footprint for the 'Beauty & the Beast' display. We are having a lovely morning in the playroom.
Did you know that as a nursery we are working towards a 'plastic free status'? Surfers Against Sewage have a number of objectives and we are well on our way to achieving this status. One of the objectives is to talk to the children about marine animals and the ocean. We differentiated this topic for all our age groups. Our younger children enjoyed exploring ice in the water tray. They have also been recycling their items to make art and craft work. Dragonflies enjoyed a