Here is a look at what we have been up to this week...
Conkers have been falling from the tree's and we have been making great use of them! We have enjoyed watching them roll down our guttering. It has enabled us to use lots of language to do with speed, counting, and height!
We have also been exploring colour mixing with powder paints. Enjoying, predicting and learning what will happen if we mix certain colours together and trying to make our favourite colours!
We have taken advantage of the wet weather we have had recently with powder paint, puddles and bubbles. Lots of fun was to be had with exploring colour mixing using big and small brushes to mix the colours together. We worked together to create "rainbows, and strawberries" that ended up with lots of fun splashing in puddles and singing "rain rain go away"!
Here is what we have been up to this week....
We have taken trips on our train to Cyprus, Barnet, London and Portugal taking it in turns to be the driver, ticket conductor and passengers. We had discussions about the overground and underground and differences they have and shared our past experiences on travelling in different modes of transport.
We got stuck into making our own slime, enjoying making marks and exploring texture!
And explored our gross and fine motor skills...we absolutely love the challenge our new monkey bars give us.
There has been lots of interest in our guinea pigs, Topsy and George, this week. Together we have been talking about how to care for them. The children have been helping to clean them out, brush and feed them. They have been great for supporting our new children to settle in with their calming influence.
Topsy and George require lots of love and nurturing. To support and help us to have the funds to do this successfully please remember to put your £1 weekly in the piggy bank at the front desk in Reception.
Firstly, welcome back to all our children and families, returning to us - we hope you all enjoyed the summer holidays.
The children have all settled well, especially the children who have moved up from two’s to their new environment in Emerald and Sapphire, we are very proud!
Everyone has been super busy in the first few weeks including lots of fun in the mud kitchen, playing ring games, constructing with loose parts and woodwork. We have also found a frog in our garden and put him the water tray to observe.
Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to welcome all of our new children and families to our nursery community. We look forward to meeting you all in the coming weeks and supporting you to settle in.
To stay in touch with nursery life please remember to check the blog regularly so that you can see all the wonderful laying and learning that is taking place at St. Margret’s.