September We’ve loved returning to Nursery and making new friends. The weather has been glorious and very soggy but that makes it more fun when we’re outside in the garden. We’ve also been able to leave Nursery for a couple of park trips.We’ve baked bread and chopped apples. We have to work very hard to concentrate … More September
We always love to cook at nursery. This time we’ve practised our pizza making skills. When we cook the children learn so much, listening, using their bodies, health, where ingredients come from, problem solving, maths and safety skills. We want the children to experience it themselves so we give them all the opportunity to do … More Pizza making
We’ve been very busy making some cards for our dads. We set out a plan and let the children take the lead with support when needed. Some children followed the example, some children added their own ideas and some were abstract, but we celebrate this individuality. We didn’t want 36 identical cards! It was also a … More Father’s Day!
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