Several children thought it would be a “great idea” to make a den. Much excitement and ideas were shared of how we could make this happen . The children had to work together co-operatively and the den became bigger and bigger. Lots of maintenance involved as it was a very windy day.
We are missing seeing all the parents and carers in nursery and hope it’s not too long before we see you all back in here soon. We thought it would be nice for you to see some of the activities we have been up to that haven’t ended up on the journals. It’s been a very busy two weeks.
The children have been continuing to investigate how flour is made by grinding the wheat. In the garden we have been watching the apples ripen until it was finally time to pick them. We then made bread from the flour and apple jam from the apples. All very yummy!
The children have been so busy in the nursery learning all about bees. After visiting the Croft and seeing the beehives they have really enjoyed lots of bee themed activities such as making beehives, bee coloured sequencing patterns, a bee counting game and lots of painting. Judy and some of the children even managed to save a tired bee in the garden by feeding it sugar and water.
The children have been curious when opening up the bean pods and discovering the beans inside. They were keen to plant them so we decided to do a little experiment and see if the beans will grow in a bag. Hopefully their beans will grow and sprout some roots before we plant them in a pot.
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.