Errol’s Garden

All of the nursery and reception children watched a production of Errols Garden by the Golden Toad theatre company at school today. There was lots of songs and dancing too. We found out all about how Errol and his sister Tia created a garden on the roof of their flats and all their neighbours helped. All the children and the adults agreed it was a brilliant show.

Here is a link to a trailer and activity for the show…..

Dress up day

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.

Bye bye tadpoles

Today we took the children to the pond to see our tadpoles and froglets off. We counted them as they came out of the little tank to begin their new life in the big pond. Because we had two tanks of tadpoles and froglets we were able to do this in the morning and the afternoon. We’ll really miss seeing them grow and change but we think they’ll be really happy in the Edmund Waller pond.

Rose petal perfume

The children have been really interested in potion making in the mud kitchen, so building on this interest we set up a rose petal perfume area, using flowers and leaves along with herbal teabags. The children refined their scissor skills as they cut stems, leaves and petals, they also used their developing muscles to press and pound the mixture. They used all their senses to explore their perfumes.

Pond dipping

Following on from our reading of Tad and our exploration of all things Tadpole related, some of the children visited the school pond for a bit of pond dipping. We spent a while just looking at the still pond and identifying signs of life, and then we used nets to explore the depths of the pond. Afterwards we all agreed that it was really exciting and lots of children said they wanted to do it again.

Bubbly fun

The children really enjoy bubble play in the garden and today they were spoilt for choice as we had wands to wave bubbles from, bubble blowers and a BUBBLE MACHINE! There were bubbles everywhere and the bubble machine’s huge amour of bubbles allowed us to see the different directions that the wind was blowing in.