Nursery School Trip
Yew Tree Farm School
This week we have been on our school trip to Yew Tree Farm School. We explored the farm and met the different animals they have there. We fed the chickens, ducks and geese...they were very noisy! We made them treat garlands using different fruit and vegetables and we hung them onto low branches so the chickens could reach them! We met Iris the puppy farm dog, she was very cute but kept tormenting Maisie the Shetland pony. We fed Maisie some hay as well as Rose the calf. We held baby chicks and guinea pigs and learned a lot about the different animals. We all had such an amazing time and can not wait to learn more about farm animals in our play and busy time.
Sports Day 2021!!
It was our first ever sports on Monday. The children all participated in an egg and spoon race, a bean bag shuttle race, an obstacle course, a water race and a sprinting race. The children had great fun and showed such enthusiasm and determination. Well done Nursery!
Can you tell me a story?
This term we have been reading traditional tales and retelling these stories to our friends and adults. We have been using story language in our play and creating props to make up and retell stories. We have explored growing our own peas and explored lots of natural art. We have particularly enjoyed reading Jack and the Beanstalk, we made our own beanstalks and mini me Jacks. As part of our busy time we also set up a stage and performed the story to our friends.
Is It True?
This term we are thinking about all things mythical such as dragons and mermaids. The children have also shown an interest in dinosaurs and fairies. We are exploring these interests through lots of play and exciting stories. See below for all the term 5 fun!
The children have been using toy dinosaurs and paint to create dinosaur footprints. They used different colours and different footprint shapes to print onto the paper. We then thought about how we could we make dinosaur footprints? We decided to take off our shoes, paint our feet and print our own 'dinosaur stomps' onto paper.
Green Jelly Dinosaur Swamp -
Today the children explored a dinosaur swamp. They enjoyed messy play with the green jelly and playing with the dinosaurs in imaginative role play. We discussed how 'big' or 'small' each dinosaur was. As a group we then ordered the dinosaurs from biggest to smallest.
Off they flew, zig zagging through the blue!
The children have been reading Zog this week and learning about the exciting world of dragons! This learning wouldn't be complete without some dragon biscuits. The children enjoyed working together to create their delicious biscuits.
We have been using our whole bodies to paint across a large area. The children have used a range of painting tools, to create texture and pattern. They have explored the feel and the look of the paint. The children painted on a large clear plastic canvas, they made observations about colour as well as looking through the plastic to paint what they could see. Children used their hands as well as tools to explore the paint. Children commented on colour mixing and how the colours were changing as the built on and painted over their creations.
Above all else we had lots of FUN!
Making Ice Cream!
We have been reading the story "There's A Dragon In My Book!" In the story children are encouraged to use their imagination to come up with some food the dragon might like. It turns out the dragon loves ice cream with sprinkles. So we made some ice cream for snack! Children made the mixture and then placed it in a bag inside some ice and began to churn it until it went hard. Children talked about how clod the ice was and used language like; cold, hard, liquid, runny, icy, crunchy.
The weather was windy and the wind blew with all it's might...so at Bapchild & Tonge Nursery we made kites!
The children selected which material they though would be the best, they chose different ways of supporting it and attaching their string. Once they were made we had great fun racing around and watching them fly.
We have worked with Early Excellence to design and provide a really exciting space for all of our children to learn. Here are some pictures of our new equipment.