Argyle Bridge Children's Nursery

Building Foundations for the Future!

Rainbows May 2017

Filed under: Rainbows — Argyle Bridge Children's Nursery at 12:34 pm on Thursday, May 25, 2017

This month we have been trying to get out as much as possible since it has been lovely weather!  We have taken many trips to the park and around the community.  The children love our visits to the park.  They love to develop their gross motor skills climbing up the ladder for the slide, and trying out the larger climbing frames.  They also enjoy sitting in the swings and spinning around on the roundabout.  We have also been extending our gross motor skills in the garden, using the soft play and playing games!

We have also been working on our shape and colour recognition, creating new games to play and songs to sing.  We have loved singing ‘5 Pretty Flowers’  and describing the flower we have chosen!  We have introduced a listening centre into our story corner so we can sit down and listen to some stories while following the story with the book ourselves!

Of course this month we have also been exploring how things grow.  We have planted some sunflowers, cress, carrots and potatoes!  We have been checking them everyday to see how they are doing and to make sure we are watering them enough!  We watched our ladybirds throughout their growing process.  They started as tiny little larva, and they grew and grew until they became pupas while they changed into ladybirds.  When they hatched, we realised we didn’t have regular red and black ladybirds but instead we had ‘Harlequin’ ladybirds, which have a black shell with orange spots!  We released them onto a tree in the garden so they would be able to live outside and create their own families.  All the children were very fond of the ladybirds, ensuring not to pick them up or shake them and checking on them every day!  The children were very excited to help release them onto the trees, saying ‘goodbye’ to each one as we placed it on the leaf.



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