We now have a new woodwork bench which the children are really enjoying. They have been very safety conscious, remembering always to wear their protective glasses.
The boys and girls have been enjoying making their own dough. They had the opportunity to make their own mini loaf with Helen. Hope they were tasty!
After our visit to the Croft last week some children were keen to return to hunt for more turnips. The children have been enjoying the story of the Enormous Turnip so we decided to read it at the Croft in a cosy corner that we discovered.
As we wait patiently for a delivery of new sand, the children have found new materials to play with. Shaving Foam can be very interesting as these children found out. They mounded it into shapes, squeezed and pulled it to watch how it changed, talked about how it felt and most importantly, had great fun along the way!
The children have been “bug hunting” in the garden and have found snails, worms, butterflies and more. When they want to know more about these insects, staff will support this by encouraging children to look in books and also find out information online.
After we picked the vegetable from the allotment last week, we talked about them with the children and they asked if they could make soup. They cleaned, chopped and stirred and then tucked in to some yummy!!
These children had to work very hard together to pull this Turnip out of the ground and afterwards enjoyed watching the cartoon story of the “Enormous Turnip”
The staff and children have been busy making a video for those of you starting nursery this month. Usually you would have had the chance to visit but unfortunately this is not possible right now. The first video is for children starting in room one and the second for those starting in room two. Hope these are useful.
Some of the children braved the rain yesterday to take a trip to “The Croft” , our allotment at Leith Community Garden. Lots of vegetables had been planted last year and now they are ready to be picked. We came home with turnips, potatoes, beetroot, green beans and a very large courgette!
Armed with trowels and wearing our wellie boots, the children collected the vegetables enthusiastically and had to dig deep to hunt for the potatoes!
Once the children have discussed what to do next, watch out for the next post to see what happened to all the vegetables…
We are really excited to be welcoming children back into nursery this week and are so pleased to say that all the children are happy to be back and playing with their friends with lots of smiles and hand washing too!