We have been using our gross motor skills to climb, jump and balance on the climbing equipment. It is really important that we develop our upper body strength in order for use to use one handed tools effectively.
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
On Thursday, the tiger sent us a letter inviting us to a tea party. We wrote a list of items we would like to eat and drink at the tea party and we left our lists for the tiger to see. We were so excited to find a huge gold box filled with all the ingredients for us to make yummy jam sandwiches! We used our busy fingers to make our own sandwich and some children even decided to create their own party hat. We had a lovely morning celebrating with the tiger in the sunshine!
Funky Food - Tweetie Pies
This week was our first 'Funky Food' cooking session. We learnt how to weigh the ingredients, stir the mixture and roll the mixture into little balls. Cooking in the early years is a great, fun experience which offers a wealth of learning and development.
Police Officer Visit
We had a special visit today from a Police Officer, who told us all about her job. We looked at her uniform, felt her hard boots, looked in all her jacket pockets and asked lots of questions...Thank you for coming to visit us!
We were very excited to welcome Sue (Rebecca's Grandma) into school to demonstrate wool spinning. We learnt where wool comes from, how a spinning wheel works and we even got to see the spinning wheel in action!
Lots of children had noticed the beautiful daffodils growing in our garden. We all went on a Spring hunt to see what other signs of Spring we could find and observed the blossom on the trees, buds starting to grow and lots of shiny green leaves. When we returned from our walk, some of the children decided to draw Mrs Mutch's daffodils.
Science Week 2022
In Nursery this week, we have been celebrating Science Week and have engaged in a variety of ‘growing’ theme based activities. To start the week we made our own seed balls, planted some cress and watched the fluffy chicks hatch from their eggs. We learnt about the important job that honeybees have and observed a real honeycomb from the hive before making delicious honey sandwiches. To finish the week, we listened to the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and planted our own broad beans, knowing exactly how to look after them in order for them to grow.
In addition, a big thank you to Mrs Murphy (Rebecca’s Mummy) for joining us this week and sharing many exciting experiments with us!
Shrove Tuesday 2022
To celebrate Shrove Tuesday, we cooked our own pancakes. We made some shopping lists with the ingredients we needed and then had a turn at mixing, whisking and eating the pancakes!
Don't Put Your Finger in the Jelly, Nelly!
This week we have been reading the story 'Don't Put Your Finger in the Jelly, Nelly!' We used our senses to explore the items from the story, which included jelly, jam, cheese, milkshake and spaghetti. The children used lots of great words to describe the items and included them in their story maps.
Today we made bird feeders for the birds in our environment. We used our busy fingers to squash the lard onto the pinecones and then sprinkled the bird seed all over them. We then went to the nature area to find the best place to put them.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
After exploring the porridge during child initiated learning, some of the children wanted to know what it
tasted like, so we decided to make our own porridge during snack time. We poured the milk, mixed it together and then used the microwave to cook it. We are so glad Goldilocks did not come and join us!
We made mince pies! We rolled the pastry and used the cutters to make the shapes. We are going to take them home to share with our grown ups.
Following the children's interests of microwaves, we decided to cook our own jacket potatoes. We used a fork to make holes in the potato, pressed the buttons on the microwave and discussed the differences between the uncooked and cooked potatoes. We saw steam coming from our potatoes when we went outside and then bought them inside to eat. They were yummy!
We created firework pictures inspired by the artist Jackson Pollock.
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