Group 4 have been spending some time in the woods on our nurture nature sessions. The children get themselves ready, independently putting on their own waterproof suits and wellies and then help carry the rucksacks.
They have been observing the changes in the season as we walk to the woods, watching for the squirrels and have been collecting items in wonder bags to share at our special gather time under the trees, they share what they found and have snack together before exploring the environment.
The children have been risk assessing the area and ensuring their own safety as they jump from the mud hill, get in and out of the hammock, climb the trees and throw stones and sticks into the water. They created safety rules and have been working hard on making sure everyone carries out these important rules such as staying inside the roped area and not crossing the bridge until the gate is in the correct place.
They have also been learning about the importance of taking care of the environment – we are careful and gentle with any insects we find, we have made sure we don’t leave any milk cartons behind or any rubbish. We take it away with us and put it in the bin – they only thing we leave behind is our footprints.
During the whole month of September the children have been busy finding out about electricity.
Archie said: ” We were making soup one day and we had some potatoes, and we were finding out about electricity. Nicky said, she thought we could get electricity from potatoes! Can we find out how?”
“If there is electricity in potatoes and you ate the potatoes it would go into your tummy and make you cry.”
” A power station gives you electricity.”
Morag asked the children how electricity can be dangerous.
Rudy said:” Never eat the battery because it could kill you.”
Penny said: ” Don’t put metal things in the toaster.”
Sommer said: “Dry your hands before you touch the switch.”
We made electricity travel through us and made our own circuits by using our bodies. Archie and Eden said :” If you drop hands, you break it, and if you hold hands you complete it”
Please see the floor book in the nursery hall about electricity.
Group 5 started their play on pedals. Parents helpers are welcome to join in the sessions every Thursday .
Group 4 went to the woods twice. Parents are welcome to join them every Wednesday.
Over the last week children shown an interest in playing trains. They were using loose parts to create trains .The ticket office was set up ,and that allowed lots of provocation to mark make, use money whilst playing ,negotiation and turn taking skills.
The children enjoyed playing pirates and exploring outdoors.
Afternoon children love to help with snack.
Morning session parents from the rainbow room are invited to the parent’s consultation with Kasia .please make an appointment on the 1st or the 8th of October if you haven’t done so.