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Fun at home.

Good afternoon to all our nursery children and their families.

Sometimes when I am sorting through my recycling I often ask myself,  ‘Could I use this item for something else?’ So after finding lots of tin cans one day I thought I would make a game of Rainbow Skittles for my Nieces and Nephew. Do you ever help to sort the recycling? Maybe this could be one of the jobs you do at  home. You could help to sort paper, plastic, tin cans and glass jars into the correct box.

If you have any big water bottles, like the ones we use at nursery, you could make a game of skittles too. Write the numbers 1-10 on the bottles, set them up in a triangle shape on the ground and roll a ball towards them and see how many you can knock down. How many did you knock down in your first shot, how many in your second shot and how many all together? If you are playing with someone in your family, get help to keep the score and see who knocks down the most. You can set the bottles up counting 1 – 10, or you can set them up counting back from 10.

As you can see we have been busy with our ‘from my window’ challenge. We hope you are able to help spread some happiness throughout our community. This reminds me of a story about a little fish who  spreads happiness in the ocean by sharing his rainbow scales. He didn’t want to share his fins at first because they belonged to him but when he gave one to a little fish it made him feel happy too. So keep sharing your rainbows and make someone smile.  Marcus Pfister is the author and illustrator of the story ‘The Rainbow Fish’ and it is a lovely story to listen to. You could try drawing a rainbow fish, or a rainbow dog or any kind of rainbow animal.

Why not make up your own story about a rainbow. We have tried this in nursery lots of times. Everyone in the family could have a turn at adding to the story. You could start, ‘Once upon a time at the edge of a rainbow there was….’ I would love to hear what happens next in your rainbow stories and how it ends. You could be the author and the illustrator. Maybe someone in your family could help you to write it down and you could add some pictures.

If you haven’t had a look yet to see how rainbows are formed, YouTube has a very interesting clip of how this happens. There is a little experiment at the end too which is quite exciting. Maybe we could try this once nursery is open again.

How a Rainbow is Formed, Dr Binocs Show by Peekaboo Kidz

Now Relax

Our last nursery post for today, continuing with our rainbow theme, is to help you relax – This comes from Morag – Enjoy!

Lie down somewhere comfortable and close your eyes.
Put your 2 hands on your tummy and feel it move when you breathe in and out.
Make a picture inside your head. In your picture you are walking in a lovely park.
It has been raining and now the sun is shining in the sky and you can see a rainbow. In your picture can you stand under the rainbow? It makes you feel all warm and cosy and you have a lovely big smile on your face.
Look at the colours now and think how you feel:-
Does red makes you feel strong?
Orange could make you happy?
Yellow gives you ‘ I think I can I will’ superpowers.
Green helps to keep us kind and sharing.
Blue makes us feel like we are good at telling the truth.
Indigo is a good colour to make our brains work well.
Violet is the best for helping us to be a great Pinkie friend!
When you are ready, roll over on to your side and push your hands on the floor (like we did at Yoga ) and move on to your knees. Do some of our cat and cow poses then stand up very slowly (head up last of all) and have a lovely stretch.
Well done!

Rainbows Galore

Well done Janette for the amazing rainbow. To all our nursery children and anyone who would like to take part – Keep spreading the joy and make everyone smile with wonderful rainbow drawings and paintings.

What is your favourite colour in the rainbow? Why not go on a colour hunt. Try to find things around the house that has your favourite colour in them. Count how many things you find. Do this with family and see who can find the most. Watch out for more things to do tomorrow!

 

 

Challenge Accepted!

 

 

The children took part in the British Nutrition Foundation Healthy Eating Health Challenge.

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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.