The children took part in the British Nutrition Foundation Healthy Eating Health Challenge.
We were learning about 5 important facts.
The children said:
Having Breakfast – We had cereal for snack – Weetabix and Rice Krispies. This is important because it fills your tummy and helps your brain to work. It makes you feel better. It’s like your fuel for your body.
Drink Plenty – We drink healthy drinks. Milk is good for your bones. Water is good for your brain. Lemon and Lime water is good. You squeeze the lemon and lime juice and put it in the water. Fizzy drinks are not good for anyone. It has lots of sugar. It makes your brain fizzy!
Have Five a Day – We have been learning the difference between fruit and vegetables. We eat them because they are healthy. Carrots help you see in the dark!! Water melon is good for your eyes. They help us grow big and healthy.
Get Active – If we don’t exercise we won’t have strong bones. Exercise keeps you healthy.
Sleep Well – We wore our pyjamas to nursery and had a pyjama party. If you don’t get a good sleep you will be tired and your brain won’t work. You will feel grumpy if you don’t have a good sleep.
We hope the children have been sharing these important messages at home.
We have been extremely busy over the past few weeks at nursery. One of our children had talked about an activity they were going to try at home. With mum’s help, we were able to try this at nursery too. Joe was very good at giving us instructions on how to make ‘Grass Caterpillars’.
We were super excited when our real caterpillars arrived. We watched as they grew bigger and bigger and recorded their progress on a calendar chart. Soon they were inside their chrysalis and we waited patiently for them to emerge. On 4th June two painted lady butterflies emerged. We had to find out, using Google, what they would eat now. We discovered they like strawberries, apples and nectarines.
We are continuing to develop our garden and hope you are enjoying the beautiful splash of colour from our ‘bath planter’. The children have been taking great care of our plants and learning lots about nature. Thank you to everyone who has supported our garden project, we are delighted with the results. Thank you to Strawberry Corner for a fantastic visit, their advice and support.
When we spoke to the children about taking part in the Walk to School Week Walking Bus, quite rightly, they wondered what it was!
Today we made an extremely long Walking Bus, with the children, their families and staff working together. In fact it was so long that when Parker looked back he commented, “Wow! Look at that” and when we crossed with John he said, “Now it’s a half bus”, because we had to cross in two groups.
Thank you to everyone who took part today. This was a very valuable experience. It played a big part in reinforcing and increasing our knowledge of Road Safety as well as all the other important reasons such as increased health and well-being, reduced traffic congestion and pollution. This is what our children said,
“It’s a workout, you get more energy” – Jack
“You can’t run, cos you might fall” Jaimee
“I learned if you hold your mum’s hand you won’t get knocked over.” Callum
“It’s healthy – you get fresh air.” Rhomey
As part of Walk to School Week the nursery will be forming a ‘Walking Bus’ on Tuesday 14th May.
We would love for as many morning parents as possible to sign up and join us on our walk.
The walk starts at the bottom of Macbeth Moir Road – Almond Park Nursery at 8.10am.
We will pick up others on route at Nisa Farm Shop around 8.20am
We will arrive at nursery for normal time.
Please sign up in the cloakroom. Add both the child’s name and the name of the adult accompanying either in Almond Park column or Farm Shop column, depending on where you want to meet us.
Looking forward to seeing you there!