Daily Challenge – When have you been positive today?

Over the course of this year we have worked hard to embed the school values of curiosity, positivity, success and respect within the nursery. These are values that we look for all of our children to value from age 3 to age 13.

Positive – When were you positive today? Maybe you tried something that you find hard or you did something to make yourself and others feel positive.

Miss Rogerson’s Challenge – Have a look through old photo’s in photo albums or even on a phone. Who is in your family? 
Once you have had a look at photos and had a chat about who is all in your family make a family tree. 


You will need;

Paper, scissors, glue, and photo’s (or you can draw your family) 


Miss Rogerson says “Here is a picture of me when I was little with my sister Rachel. My tree will need lots of branches as I have a big extended family! Is your family a big family or a small one? Families come in all shapes and sizes and everyone’s family tree will look different.”

Daily Challenge – Mrs Hardman’s Weather and Water Cycle

Challenge – Can you make your own water cycle? This is a fun experiment to try at home.

We would love to hear your ideas – If anyone has any other ideas that the nursery team can make or experiments we can try please let us know and we definitely have a go. We will also then share them with everyone else that uses our blog . Send your ideas to cockenzienursery@edubuzz.org

You will need

one plastic zip-lock bag

Food colouring (not essential)

Marker pen

Sellotape 


Draw some clouds at the top of the bag. Add a small amount of water, food colouring if you have it, into the bag and close it. With sellotape attach the bag to a window that has the sun shining on it. Wait and see what happens to the water. It could take several days to see any results. Good luck!

Book Quiz for Book Bug Week

Mrs Purves made this fun book quiz! How many answers do you know?

Post your answers in the comments.

  1. What story character has purple prickles all over his back?
  2. Who climbed the beanstalk?
  3. What kind of animal came to tea?
  4. What did the Hungry Caterpillar turn into?
  5. Why was Bill so sad in the Owl Babies?
  6. What makes Elmer different from all the other elephants?
  7. Harry has a bucketful of what?
  8. How many little pigs are there?
  9. What happened to the Gingerbread Man when he crossed the river?
  10. What little bear wears a blue coat and a red hat?

Daily Challenge – When Have you been curious today?

Over the course of this year we have worked hard to embed the school values of curiosity, positivity, success and respect within the nursery. These are values that we look for all of our children to value from age 3 to age 13.

Curiosity – When were you curious today? Did you ask the question why? What did you learn?

Challenge – Miss Connolly challenges you to build the tallest bean stalk you can.

Rainy Day Challenge

What a shame it is a bit of a rainy day. Why don’t you give this ice cube painting a go? We love using ice in the nursery. We use it for lots of different things including; freezing and melting, mixing colours, cold areas of the world.

Challenge – Make ice paints and then have fun painting with them.

You will need;

  • an ice cube tray
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • food colouring
  • lollipop sticks (optional)
  • paper

Method (your children will have great fun helping to make these!)

Mix the flour with enough water to fill your ice cube tray.

Divide the water and mix it with your chosen colours.

Pour into your ice cube tray, add the lollipop sticks, and freeze.

Once your paints are frozen pop them out of your ice cube tray and leave them for five minutes to melt a bit. Then have fun!

Miss Rogerson’s Alphabet Scrap Book Challenge

Challenge – Make your own alphabet scrapbook. This is an opportunity to practise scissor skills and letter recognition and look at different logo’s. 


Have a look around the house for some old magazines, newspapers or food packaging and use scissors to cut out letters you find. You can add photo’s, logo’s or even draw your own pictures of something that begins with each letter. You could even add pictures of your family under the first letter of their names. 

Nature Face Challenge

We have loved seeing all of your photographs of your time spent outside. We value nature and outdoor play highly at Cockenzie Primary School Nursery.

Please keep sending your photographs to cocknzienursery@edubuzz.org

Challenge – Create faces using items that you find on walks/in your garden/in the surrounding area. Can you show faces with different emotions?