After our successful cress planting with Katrina, the children were keen to do some more planting. Our lovely friend Holly, from Grow Smiles nursery in Betchworth was extremely kind and dropped off compost, plant pots, tags and sunflower seeds to nursery to allow us to do this. It was so much fun to get muddy … More Sunflowers
Wow, it was amazing to get back into the community this week. Thanks to the generous donations from our families, we were able to take a couple of small groups on a walk to The Betchworth Church to drop off some donations for the food bank. All the children that went for the walk were … More Lovely walks
We’ve really enjoyed exploring messy play this week! We’ve made play-dough. We used chia seeds to make frog spawn. We’ve made potions using coloured water (sorry about the colourful hands!) We’ve painted with flowers and used cars to draw with. We’ve explored colour mixing with paints and water. We love messy play at nursery!!
It’s so wonderful to start the Summer term with sunshine! Of course this meant we spent most of the week in our fantastic garden, exploring, taking risks and using our imaginations! At nursery we believe what happens inside should also happen in our garden. Children are able to make decisions about which toys they’d like … More Summer term!
We’ve enjoyed exploring more Christmassy activities this week.The sprouts have been a huge success, so many children used their fine motor skills to pull them from the stalk. They also used scissors, knives and their fingers to explore the leaves.Snow dough was also a hit! (2 parts cornflour to 1 part conditioner). A couple of … More Christmas activities!
This week we got in the Christmas spirit with our tree and decorations, nativity scene, dressing up and the start of Christmas crafts. The children have been very excited and love having ownership of the tree. We also made our own playdough this week, a great chance to listen, take turns and do some cooking, … More Enjoying Christmas activities
As always we’ve loved exploring our garden this week. It’s important that we’re out having fun in all kinds of weather! Using the balance beam is tricky but we’ve had so many proud moments from children who’ve accomplished their goal of using it independently. We also bring the outside inside, the sand being inside means … More Exploring our garden
World nursery rhyme week This week we’ve enjoyed taking part in world nursery rhyme week celebrations. We’ve used the instruments during circle time and the children have used them in their play. We loved The wheels on the bus and even played the traffic light game to develop listening skills. Red means stop, amber means … More World Nursery Rhyme Week
It’s been a week of exploring. This week we’ve set up the big paper on the floor which allows children to use different muscles when drawing, it also gives them a bigger space to create and the opportunity to collaborate with peers. We’ve loved being hairdressers this week, we have a lovely styling head the … More Exploring!
This week we’ve enjoyed exploring sparkly things leading up to bonfire night! We’ve used tweezers to pick up glittery pom-poms, it’s very important to get these muscles working as they help with our early writing skills. We’ve also mark maked using glittery salt and wooden sticks. It’s important that children have different areas to mark … More Our sparkly week…