Summer Term A
A couple of weeks ago every child planted their own beans. They helped look after them and have been observed the growing stages. We have began to now plant them in our outdoor area in the hope of some beans to taste.
All of the children have been in the bushcraft area with Mrs McHatton and she will continue to take groups out throughout June, alternative weeks.
We are thrilled to have an outdoor classroom built in our garden. The children have observed this being built and talked to the workmen about the project. The children have made their own plans/drawing, sharing thoughts about what we could use the space for and what kind of things to put in it.
Having this classroom built has really sparked the children's interest in developing their own structures using various building resources and tools. They have worked together in teams to build, sharing ideas and taking turns.
We have had some gorgeous visitors in Nursery today, some 4 day old fluffy chicks. Most children enjoyed holding or stroking them. Mrs Hughes showed them the eggs they had hatched from and the incubator they needed to stay in with a nice heat lamp to keep them warm.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Nursery have enjoyed listening to the story "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle.
We looked at the life-cycle of a butterfly in small groups and recorded it in picture form. Some children had a great idea of making the caterpillar on the collage table too.