We have been collecting the tumbling Autumn leaves as they fall from the trees in our garden. We have glue and paper at the ready for leaf collages. We love to play in the garden and we have been talking about the harvest this week. Tomorrow, we will be cutting down the maize and learning about sweetcorn - how exciting!
What a creative bunch of Kindergarten children we have! We love construction and we see it everyday with loose parts, tyres, planks of wood, log stumps, Lego, Duplo, wooden blocks and so much more. The children are brilliant at designing and creating. They talk about their design and it's lovely to hear group work where the children show listening skills, compromise, problem solving and sharing. Some of the children are really enjoying spending their time as builders and c
Lunch time is always a sociable occasion where the children sit together and enjoy a hot lunch. Our book of the month is The Very Caterpillar by Eric Carle. The children adore this story and have been painting with fruit and learning about fruit and vegetables. Lots of wonderful maths, language development and social skill opportunities were shown during the making of the playdough. Amy helped the children measure the amount of salt, water, vegetable oil and flower to mak
As the days are drawing in, we are finding lots of snuggly moments reading books, jigsaw puzzles and mark making. Ladybirds & Butterflies have certainly been getting creative using lots of different ways to draw and paint. We love the idea of pushing a toy car along with a crayon attached to it. We have been exploring paint and some of us have even got it on our faces!
HAPPY ST. MICHAEL'S DAY! We are having a brilliant day here. Many of us are dressed in something pink and Kindergarten and Dragonflies enjoyed a puppet show all about St. Michael and the dragon. There's also been the traditional treasure hunt in the garden and woods. Well done to all the children that sorted the different cards into pots. Everyone was treated to pink wafers!
Butterflies have had a busy week. They have been in the garden a lot this week playing on the slide and playhouse. The children have also explored the woods, sang song, read books, played in the new ship and used the diggers to loosen the earth in the mud pit.
Teamwork, tidying up, caring for our pet rabbit, enjoying a story and playing board games together were all things happening in Kindergarten this week. The children rolled tyres to stack and climb. The new slide is very popular and climbing a tree with help. We have also seen snipping herbs with scissors, mixing mud and water, a home office in the woods, planting seeds delicately and colouring with pencil crayons. We often stay out all day and even enjoy our lunch on the la
We regularly discuss the topic recycling here at nursery and National Recycling Week was no different! We used lots of visual aids to learn about landfill and recycling centres. Sorting through different objects, learning what things are made from, stories and going on a litter pick where Katie Fox had already hidden some objects in the bushes, were all ways that got the children thinking about materials and how things can be reused or recycled. The children had great fun
Some paint, a paint brush, a mirror and some paper was all the children needed to prompt them to discuss what they look like. We talked about our features and the similarities and differences between us. We think the portraits are fabulous. The children love playing in the garden and getting all the toys out. We have been exploring the woodland too.
Dragonflies are reading 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle. They have had great fun exploring the colourful, squidgy texture of spaghetti and scooping, mixing, pouring and breaking it up in their hands. We made the most gorgeous little caterpillars using Cheerios and pasta. Excellent hand eye coordination and they gave their caterpillars names too!