Thank you to all those families who have sent in items of food for the Harvest Appeal. They will be very much appreciated.
The children have been enjoying rolling and chopping dough this week, using rolling pins and plastic knives. As well as being fun, it also helps to develop their finger strength, in preparation for learning to write.
Today the nursery was visited by Laura from mini-first aid, who taught the children about the importance of sitting down to eat food, how we cut it up and why we need to chew it. The children practised their cutting skills and learnt about table manners.
This week the children have been enjoying sunny days in our Woodland area. They have been searching for bugs and were very excited to find woodlice, beetles and a giant worm.
The children have been enjoying listening to traditional tales this week – The Three Little Pigs and the Three Billy Goats Gruff are particular favourites!
The children were very excited to pick the apples from our apple tree in our Woodland Area. They collected nine! They were very interested to notice that they were all different shapes and sizes- very different to apples bought from the shop! They helped to wash them, and then prepare them for snack time.
We have been welcoming our new children, who have enjoyed exploring our outdoor area. Our older children have been very helpful; showing their new friends around and helping them get used to the nursery routine. All the children have started the new term very well- a fantastic start!
Some of our nursery children went to see the Flying Scotsman at Shildon Railway museum. They had a turn of sitting on the driver’s seat or the fireman’s seat. The seats were very high up! They learnt how steam trains used coal to power the engines.
Our N2 children had a great time at Hall Hill Farm learning about the animals.
We have been making woodland crowns, using flowers and leaves we have found in our grounds.