Today, the children were getting ready for Halloween by playing a matching game. Lots of Halloween themed pictures were hidden around the nursery and the children were each given a picture card with pumpkins, witches, cats etc. They had to find 4 other cards exactly the same as their one. Great fun and great matching skills everyone.
Last Friday, we all learned about the Festival called Diwali. We had a special snack of pakora and some coconut sweets, made some Diwali light holders and read a story called Lighting a Lamp. We also learned some new songs.
Thank you to everyone who came to support our coffee morning in aid of MacMillan Cancer Care. It was lovely to see so many parents enjoying coffee and cake before the children then provided the entertainment with some fantastic singing. We managed to raise £116 for this worthy cause.
Well done everyone.
The children all had their best smiles on for World Smile Day on Friday.
Today saw the start of another parent and child cookery session. The children, supported by their parents, made some yummy fruit scones and afterwards had time to play a game all about healthy eating.
Next week is pizza week!
We have fruit for snack every day at nursery but quite often it is the same fruits so today we learned about some different fruits. The children watched as papaya, guava, pomegranate, passion fruit and mango were cut open so that they could observe the different textures and appearances. Afterwards, everyone had a chance to taste the fruits and then make a fruit kebab. Everybody was willing to try each one and some of the fruits were more popular than others but the children are now more aware of the variety of fruits that are available.
Today, some of the children went to Pilrig Park to practise their counting and measuring skills outdoors. We used what we could find in the park to help with counting forwards and backwards and making dice patterns. We also used sticks for measuring and had fun estimating with “drop the stick” game.