Enjoying baking with some parents

We’ve had the pleasure of two parents coming to help bake with us this week.

On Monday, Luke and Lucy’s Dad came in and made biscuits for snack. They made so many we were able to take some to the woods the next day.

On Thursday, Ollie’s mum came in and made some Butterfly cakes. They had to use the zest of an orange to make them really tasty.

Thank you!

We always welcome parents into our nursery. You don’t have to be able to compete on Masterchef to bake with us, just be enthusiastic!

Nature Kindergarten is Back!

 

Our first Nature Kindergarten session of the year was this week and we were lucky with the weather. It stayed dry but a little windy!

It was great to see the children from last year re-discover the woodland and the new starts experience it for the first time.

Remember to dress your child with lots of layers on these days as it’s easier to take a layer off if you’re too warm than be cold!

Yummy for our tummys!

We have been so busy exploring in our garden as well as the school garden.  We had a look in the cage garden to see if there was work to do. After some watering and weeding we found some peas in their pods.  They made a ‘pop’ sound as we opened them.

They were really tasty!

 

Then we tried some Sugar Snap Peas. They were really crunchy and sweet.

 

We found some ‘magic’ beans in the nursery garden. We picked them, prepared them, cooked them and had them for snack. They were even better because we grew them ourselves!

 

We also found some Blackberries. There weren’t many that were ready to eat yet but the few we did find were really juicy and sweet.

All set and ready to go!

Nursery Class Photo

All our children are now with us for the full session and have settled well into nursery life, remembering routines from last year and discovery new ones.

We are all excited to start challenging ourselves and discover new experiences as we go.  The children already have loads of ideas of what they want to learn about this year!

We are always keen to welcome parents and carers into our nursery and rotas are up in the cloakroom for anyone who may wish to help us with activities.

There are:

  • Weekly lending library on a Wednesday between 11 and 12.
  • Baking with the children – you don’t have to be Mary Berry just a willing helper!
  • Come in and read us a story – the children LOVE a cosy story in our story corner.
  • Fortnightly story sacks will be starting again this year.  Letter will be issued in your child’s blue bag soon.
  • Nature Kindergarten is starting again soon….look out for more information shortly.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Nursery Team

Woodland Picnic

We welcomed our families into nursery for a mini Nature Kindergarten picnic.

The children were keen to show the grown ups their new skills and try their hand at some of our woodland activities.  They shared their homemade monkey bread and had ‘smores’ cooked on the fire.  They hammered some flowers and leaves that they’d picked, planted some seeds, made dens and played.

Thank you to everyone who came along and shared our picnic with us.

 

Mini Mudder 2017

`Nursery took part in the mini mudder this week.  All the children had a wonderful time tackling the obstacles and getting wet…again!  Thank you to all the parents who came to help and support us on our physical challenge!

 

Nature Kindergarten discovers a new location.

We are so lucky to have the most exciting wild spaces right on our doorstep. Here are some photos from our newest Nature Kindergarten location.

Remember, we’re heading to the stream again next week so bring a change of clothes and dry shoes for your child for home time.

 

 

If you go down to the woods today…

We had another fantastic morning at Nature Kindergarten today. The sun was shining and the children had a wonderful time building dens, working out the ‘spiders web’ and making Gruffalo pie!