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Enterprise week

As part of Enterprise Week Nursery (2) have been baking banana muffins. We have been talking about healthy eating and enjoying learning how to bake muffins.

Tomorrow (Thursday) we will decorate them and we will have them available to take home at the end of the day on Thursday. Please bring a voluntary contribution towards the cost of your child’s cake; we are excited to count the money on Friday and see how much we have raised!

Thank you

Nursery team

Car wash

On Friday we had a lot of fun washing cars (as part of our topic on Transport)

The cars were looking a little grubby, so the children put them through the car wash, using the foam to clean them, and then rinsed them off. Well done girls and boys, great cleaning!

 

Healthy Food

As part of our topic on gardening, we have been talking about which food which get from plants.

Today the children had the opportunity to talk about healthy eating with Miss Meade, and to┬átry some healthy foods – this included pepper, tomato, mango, apple, banana, pear, red onion, carrot celery. Many of the children tried most of the foods, we were really proud of them.

 

Plants and gardening topic

We have had a lot of fun so far this term learning about plants and gardens. Here are some pictures to give you a flavour of what we have been doing.

This is the role play area set up as a garden centre

We did some observational drawings of flowers

The small world table was set up as first a nature garden, and then a flower fairy garden . . . the children have really loved making up stories in this area and getting into character

 

We planted ‘beans in bags’ and have hung them on the window. We are hoping that they will all grow and we are checking daily for any changes!

 

Finally, today we set up the sensory table as a wonderful, gloopy, green petal garden. The children had so much fun playing in it, as you can see!

 

We have also been painting with celery and carnations, been counting and matching flowers to vases and created a ‘flowers in vase’ picture.

Pirates

This week we have had a lot of fun with our mini-topic, pirates

We have been listening to pirate stories, playing pirate games, doing pirate puzzles, digging for treasure in the sand, dressing up as pirates, chalking pirate flags, making boats and seeing if they float or sink, to name just some of the activities that have been going on!

I am sure your children will have lots to tell you about this week, but here are some pictures if you’d like to see it for yourself!

We will be doing some more activities related to pirates next week, and also thinking about Easter.

 

Cookie the rabbit visit

A couple of weeks ago Cookie the rabbit visited us in our Nursery classroom. Here are a few photographs of him with the children. The children really enjoyed his visit and we had lots of really interesting conversations about how to care for a rabbit (and other pets).

There are more photographs on the ILD so don’t forget to check that, too!