It was a very windy afternoon at nursery today. The red and yellow groups were busy making kites to use in the garden. We were experimenting if the thick paper or ribbons flew better in the wind…
It was fantastic to welcome the children back into nursery today. We have missed being with them over the last few weeks. They once again showed how resilient they are, returning as if they had never been away. This week we will also be welcoming some new children, who will be joining us across all of the groups. It is going to be a busy week.
We will upload some photos over the next few days to let you have a glimpse of just how happy we are to be back learning together again.
Boys and girls! Let’s go outside and go for a walk!
Can you see any numbers on your walk?
Where can you see numbers?
Do you recognise what number it is? Tell your adult! If you don’t know or can’t remember, don’t worry! Ask your adult what number it is.
Mrs. Erussard and her boys went for a walk in Musselburgh and these are some numbers they found.
Do you recognise any numbers? Numbers are everywhere! Where else can you find numbers?
Why not post some of your photos on the blog
If we were at nursery, we would be exploring Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year began on Friday 13th February this year. There are 12 different animals that represent each year, these are known as the Chinese zodiac signs. This is the year of the Ox. What year were you born in?
Here is a video of a performance with dancing lions to celebrate Chinese New Year!
To link Chinese New Year into our numeracy/mathematics week on the blog, let’s make some patterned chinese lions. Here’s an example of one I made.
Can you spot the pattern I created?
I used an egg box, straw, googly eyes, a chocolate wrapper, some paper, paint and blue tack and tape. You can make your own using anything you have lying around the house.
Why don’t you try Mrs Willison’s dice recognition game? Roll the dice and whatever number you land on, go and find that many items.
How many dots are there?
Can you recognise dice patterns by sight?
It’s very tricky, let us know how you get on and have fun!
Happy Birthday girls! Those cakes look amazing, I hope they were as tasty as they look.
What fantastic balance! I hope you didn’t end up in the snow.
This unicorn milkshake looks super tasty.
Here is the recipe if you would like to have a go!
“We added to a blender 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream, a cup of milk and a handful of frozen raspberries (we really wanted strawberries but there was none!)
Once we blended the above we poured it into a glass and added squirty cream to the top. We then covered in ‘unicorn’ sprinkles and used the bottom of a cone for the horn”
It’s pancake day today! This week we will be focusing on numeracy and mathematics and I can’t think of a better activity than baking to start us off! Baking involves counting, weighing/measuring and quite often timing. Who would like to make some pancakes with their grown-ups? Here’s a super simple pancake recipe. I can confirm, these pancakes were delicious!
What you’ll need:
- Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients in a large bowl. I used a whisk but you could use a fork if you don’t have one.
- Heat a pan and add some of your pancake batter to the pan. (You will need a grown-up’s help!)
This recipe makes around 10 pancakes. Here’s a video of me making mine!