We were all really sad to say goodbye to Guilia this week after being in nursery as a student for the last 4 months. Yesterday, the children made her some cakes which we all enjoyed and a lovely card. We even persuaded her to sing our favourite animal song in Italian for us before she left and the children enjoyed joining in with the actions.
Today was our Easter Fun Day at Stanwell and the children had a great time making Easter crafts with their parents, taking part in an Easter Egg Hunt and then had a visit from the Easter Bunny.
Happy Easter to everyone when it come!
The Easter Bunny left his carrots around the nursery today and the numbers on them were a bit muddled!
The children did really well to find all the numbered carrots and then put them in the correct order from 0 -20.
This week, the children have been helping to decide which story is read at storytime. They have been given a choice of two stories and then each child puts their token into a basket beside the book they have chosen. This way the children have a part to play in the decision making.
Over the last few weeks, some of the children and their parents have been taking part in a “Big Cook Little Cook” activity. They have been cooking together and learning about healthy eating.
Some of the children had to do some real problem solving last week with our new magnetic construction set. It has many parts and also some units that can be operated with a remote control. The children worked out how to build a robot that walked forwards and backwards with flashing eyes, arms that turned around and an on-off button. It took some working out but the children got there in the end with some help and encouragement from Judy.
They also made some vehicles that they could operate by remote control too. Great job everyone.
Some of the children were playing with a rolled up place mat last week and pretending it was a treasure map. One of the children asked if we could go on a treasure hunt which was a great idea. We used teabags to stain paper which made it look old, let it dry then scrunched it up to make it look like a real treasure map. To complete the activity, we went outside today with our maps to look for treasure!