We have been learning about mini- beasts in nursery this week, and searching for them in our Woodland Area. We found slugs, ants, centipedes, woodlice and worms.
There has been great excitement in nursery today as our chicks are starting to hatch from their eggs! The children are fascinated and are asking lots of questions, such as “Why are they wet when they come out?” “Is it a boy or a girl?” “What do they eat?”
This week our nursery children have been using natural materials to create their own transient art pictures. As well as supporting the development of their creative skills, transient art also helps them to develop sorting and pattern making skills.
Playing with dough is a very popular activity in our nursery. It is an excellent activity for developing finger control and strength, which children need to be able to hold a pencil correctly. It is also quite a social activity too – today the children were making “pizzas and biscuits”!
We had an Easter Chick Hunt for families this week at nursery. They were 11 to find and they spelled out the message “Happy Easter”. Some of them were very tricky to find!
The children enjoyed watching a puppet show today about the Easter story, performed by members of St Nicholas Church.
Our N2 children have been enjoying making their own lines,marks and letters as they are developing their early writing skills. They especially enjoy using the white boards, as the pens glide more easily over the surface.
The children are getting very skilled at using the blocks to make a variety of structures and models. They are developing their awareness of properties of shapes and space, as well as learning skills of cooperation and teamwork.
The children have been developing their drawing skills this term, and we have been amazed at how much they have improved! As well as developing their creative skills, drawing really helps develop fine motor control which will help them form letters more efficiently when they are writing.
The children have been making the most of the mild sunny weather. They enjoy the physical challenges that our very large grounds afford them, but have also been noticing the shadows that this sunshine has caused.