Welcome back to nursery, we hope you had a lovely time over the Christmas holidays!
This week in Nursery we have been learning about farm animals. Mrs Bah has encouraged our children to decorate paper plates with black, yellow and pink paints and stuck noses, beaks or snouts on to their paper plates to create cows, chickens and pigs.
We also had our very own farm on one of the tables made with soil, hay, tractors and farm animals. Our children really enjoyed feeding the farm animals the hay and during outdoor play our children have been feeding the chickens in the playground our leftover snacks.
We have read several farm books and we have sung ‘Old McDonald, Baa Baa Black Sheep’ and ‘Mary Had A Little Lamb’ at every possible occasion.
This week our theme has been transport in the 2 Year Old Nursery. We have used a large cardboard box to help us make a big red bus for our children to play in. On Monday our children painted the cardboard box red. Miss Whitaker also cut out four wheels for the children to paint black, and we made two window wipers for our bus and two yellow headlights to enable the bus driver to see where he or she is going. The children really enjoyed singing ‘the wheels on the bus’ whilst they sat inside the bus.
Mrs Bah encouraged several children to cut and stick images of cars and buses on on to a picture of a road. This allowed our children to focus on their fine motor skills.
We filled our water trough with porridge oats and a selection of diggers instead of water this week. Our children scooped, lifted and poured the oats from one pile on to another.
Our children particularly enjoyed running the trains, cars and diggers through the paint and on to paper to see what kind of tracks our vehicles left.
We also wished Kaylee-Ann a very Happy Birthday! Have a lovely weekend celebrating!
We have welcomed our existing children back in to Nursery throughout the last couple of weeks, and we have welcomed several new children in to our 2 Year Old Nursery who are all settling in very well.
Last week (WC 24th September) we focussed on printing. Our children used several different colours in order to print shapes and patterns on to large pieces of paper. We used printing pads, our hands and rollers in order to do this.
This week we explored using boxes. Mrs Bah chose children to help decorate our mystery boxes with paint, tissue paper and glitter. We used our mystery boxes during good morning circle where each child had the chance to guess what item was in the box. Our children used some of the larger boxes to climb in and out of which they found particularly fun! We also used several boxes of different sizes to explore what noise our boxes made when hit with our hands or with a wooden beater.