The children really enjoyed being able to play outside in the rain today. They managed to do lots of painting and using the raindrops and then they played several games of hide and seek. Finally we built an enclosure for all the snails that we found in the garden
It was lovely to welcome new children to nursery today and to see them settle into the routines of the setting. Lots of new friendships were formed as children explored the environment and learnt how to play together.
We had two lovely end of term parties, lots of food, drink and party games. The children said it was lots of fun and we throught it was the perfect way to end the term. Thank you to all the parents for sending in lots of delicious treats.
We can’t believe the size of the sunflowers that we have grown in the nursery vegetable bed. Yesterday we noticed that one of the sunflowers was starting to wither and the petals were coming off.
We watched a time lapse film of sunflowers and found that it takes about 80 days to grow and then decay.
Today we are disecting sunflowers to find out more about them. We cut up the stem and looked inside it and then we removed the petals and had a go at cutting up the receptacle. we have been able to examine the stamen and see the different parts of it.
Today we are making pinwheels just like stitch had in the story. There’s plenty of opportunities to follow instructions and to understand positional language, plus using scissors and folding. We think they look rather lovely too.
The children are bringing all their experiences to our role play doctors surgery this morning. lots of talk about medicine and bandages as we slowly nurse the dolls and each other back to good health.
When we turned over the logs this morning we couldn’t believe what was living underneath….there were slugs, worms, wood lice, ants and some lovely big beatles.
We’re really motivated to make our own song sheets so that we can remember the lyrics to Singing in the Rain.
Lots of different characters arrived at nursery today, there were some Elsa’s, some Matildas, Batman, some pirates, Harry Potter, a butterfly, Pippi Longstocking, Adam’s Aquatic Adventure, a tiger, a policeman, Elmer, Belle, and some superheroes. We also had a really rock and roll princess. Well done everyone for making such an effort you all look fabulous.
We have another crop of mange tout to harvest and devour. Lots of talk about size, taste, flavour, and lots of opportunities to count as we’d left some to develop into peas.