Christmas Fun in the Nursery

  We were very busy in the Nursery with lots of Christmas activities. We had fun decorating the tree.

 We were very excited at our party….

 ……especially when Santa came to Elphinstone to see us!


Wibbly, wobbly jelly time!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASome of the children wanted to have jelly for snack. We had to add “jelly ” to our shopping list for Mrs Moore to get when she was shopping. Then we had to rip it up into little bits. It felt very squishy and sticky. We were very careful when we poured the hot water onto the jelly cubes. We stirred and stirred and the cubes changed into a liquid! It was magic!  Jelly takes a long time to go hard so we had to put it in the fridge and wait till the next day.  It was very yummy!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Marie Curie Daffodils

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAToday we have been talking about helping others. We had daffodils to take home from Marie Curie Care. We carefully decorated a collar for them and popped them in. They fitted perfectly!   Hopefully our Mums and Dads will help us raise lots of money next week at out yellow day.

Winter Art.

We have been looking at cold colours and decided they reminded us of winter. We have been using lots of skills when we have been making our transient art pictures; colour recognition, fine motor skills, counting, matching, sorting, sharing resources, taking turns and lots more. How many more can you think of?OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Teeth cleaning time.

Annette, the Tooth Brushing lady came to visit nursery this week. She brought Monty the Dog with her.  She showed us how to clean our teeth then we brushed Monty’s teeth for him. He was very good and didn’t bite us!  Next we all brushed our teeth to show Annette how we did it. She said we were amazing! Well done everyone – keep up the good work at home and remember, Monty says “no water” so you don’t rinse the tooth paste away!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Wow! How did that happen?

Some of the children were investigating the water tray and decided that they would like to have coloured water.

“Which colour would you like?”


I haven’t got green – what can we do?”

“Make it!”

After a long discussion the children decided they would put yellow colouring in one half of the water tray and blue in the other. It was amazing watching the delight on their faces when they mixed the two together.



“How did that happen?”

Hmm. I wonder what would happen if I suggested purple!

Now that’s what we call teamwork!

How many shells can you see?Mullen, Maddie and Keira were working very hard this week. They made an amazing picture using all the things they could find around nursery. They used lots of skills in making it too. They were working together, measuring, classifying objects, ordering numbers, using fine motor skills and communicating to name just a few. The biggest skill of course was creativity. Well done – it looks amazing!