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This week the Pre School children have been focusing on ‘What jobs people do’. We have set up a shop in the playroom and the children have been enjoying time setting up the shop and serving customers. We have been focusing on money, looking and different coins, their differences and what they are worth. They […]
This week the Tweenies have been exploring a variety of spring experiences, we explored a spring sensory made of green coloured rice, and sticks, stones, leafs and flowers that we found when on our daily walks, the children have loved collecting materials and bringing them back to nursery. We have made our own salt dough […]
With leaves beginning to unfold on trees and spring flowers blooming, now is the time to mulch and feed berry bushes. The children applied a thick layer of our homemade compost between the rows of raspberry bushes. This bulky mulch will retain moisture in the soil and slowly release nutrients throughout the year, ensuring a […]
This week the babies have been bus exploring messy experiences. We started the week off by painting animal shapes ( Easter bunnies/ chicks) these are now displayed within our room. We placed the small farm animals in the shaving foam and spent a period of time touching this. We made edible paint to create art […]
This week the pre school children have been indoors a lot due to the weather we have been doing a lot of indoor activities such as song time, playing with the new train tracks and table, doing lots of arts and crafts and we have also had a little outdoor play in the science area.
This week the Tweenies have been exploring imaginative play. We washed dried and cared for the toy babies. We have explored sensory play involving small world characters. We have loved exploring a variety of new stories and have spent a while looking at the pictures. We made out home corner into a cafe, using the […]
This week the Tweenies have been closely exploring animals. We have collected a variety of items on our walks and around the garden and made a mud sensory jungle tray with them. We have been busy making Easter cards to send home to our mummies and daddies. We explored a colour salt and oat sensory […]
The Pre School children have been continuing to look at Spring this week. We have been looking at flowers, making still life images and learning the names of the different parts of daffodils. We have looked at baby animals, made chicks using art and craft materials and made farm animals from playdough. We have used […]
It has been a frosty week but the daffodils have bloomed and we celebrated the arrival of spring with a festive egg hunt at the allotment. Later, the children sowed beetroot, kale, radishes and salad; observing the different shape of each seed. They also planted another batch of early potatoes in grow bags. The peas […]
This week we have been enjoying all the lovely weather we have been having, we have explored the local community , walking around the local park and walkways. We have started our Easter experiences by making cards for our families. We completed our last bambino beats session for the term with all children responding well […]
This week the Tweenies have been busy exploring water play. We explored a colourful pouring station with lots of cups jugs and other items that the children could tip and fill. We have visited the allotment with Molly and loved digging in the large mud patch. We have tackled an obstacle course in the back […]
The growing season is getting underway at the allotment. This week the children prepared a vegetable for planting: they raked the soil and dug long, shallow trenches. They then planted onion sets in the soft soil, to be harvested in July. The first batch of early potatoes were also planted in grow bags. We filled […]