Sunflowers

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.

At the doctors surgery

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.

This doll hurt herself when she fell off her scooter.
They were poorly so I was getting them better.
We are being doctors. I was checking my friend.
“She’s taking calpol. All day her is sick”
“Now I will be the doctor, we’re going to do a blood test”

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.