The little garden has been very successful! The children have had quite a few beans at snack time and have really enjoyed planting and watching everything growing. We have enjoyed seeing the mini beasts enjoying it too! Worms, spiders, bees and even wasps! The sweet peas have smelt lovely too! We are going to dry the sunflower head and plant the seeds in the spring
Please see below our latest photos
The first little frog was sitting on a stone this morning! The children were very patient having waited for the frogspawn to hatch and the tadpoles to develop. It was lovely to see their faces!
We are lucky enough to be given a small flower bed by our hall. One of our Mum’s, Katie, came and helped prepare the bed ready for us to plant up. There were lots of worms and creepy crawlies for the children to see
As part of our ‘Focus children’ topic this week we were looking at flowers. We talked about tree flowers, vegetable flowers and flowers from the garden. Children looked closely at how different all the flowers were.
We had a special treat today when one of our families brought a bee hive (minus the bees!) down to give us a talk all about bees. We saw the outfits that bee keepers wear and one of the boys demonstrated the ‘puffer’ to make the bees sleepyWe heard all about their 2 tummies, 5 eyes and their wiggle dance. The children saw the comb and then we were treated to spoonfuls of honey!
We had a lovely walk to see the wild flowers on the green. We even saw some Canada geese flying overhead
Delighted to have Veronique back to do outside French. So much more fun than Zoom!
Our sticky buds are growing really well!
making potions and drinks
The children love painting on the Perspex. So lovely to see the sun
WE really believe that the children must learn to climb our climbing wall by trial and error. Obviously we are there to catch them, but not to tell them where to put their feet! Such a wonderful feeling for them when they finally master it!
Today it was really cold outside. The children were really busy painting and playing doctors (as well as lots of other activities!)
The children had fun washing all the mud off the cars today. They used the brushes and little clothes and they came up gleaming!
The rain didn’t stop play today! The children played under the canopy- washing animals in a bath they made in the back of a truck, caught rain from the dripping canopy, scooped poured and splashed!
What amazing skills the children are learning from the woodwork! Our wonderful new bench and tools has been such a boon- thank you so much to our past pupils!
Several children worked hard together to build this amazing structure. Apparently it is a ‘trap! Oct 20
Following our very generous contribution from the July leavers, we are now the proud owners of an excellent woodwork bench and tools that the children are using. They are learning so quickly how to screw and hammer.
The nursery is really loving this wonderful weather. we are so fortunate with our wonderful outdoor space, with plenty of space and shade.
We are back! Lots of rules in place to keep children and staff safe. The wonderful weather means we can be outside all day long and of course, everyone is so pleased to see each other. We currently are just taking the ‘Oak trees’ in small groups.
We are very fortunate that we have a community shop just next door where we buy our milk from. A small group of children come and we talk about what there is to buy and the children handle the money and carry the milk back to nursery.
Every Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday mornings the children are out come rain or shine! This is great for risk taking, bird watching, problem solving, making music, chilling in a hammock, playing with mud and, of course, having fun!