Ryan wondered what would happen if he mixed the colours of paint together, so we set up some painting experiments. Firstly we chose two colours and then rubbed our hands together and watched the two colours make a new colour. They discovered that red, blue and yellow were primary colours and we couldn’t make them but if we mixed red and yellow we made orange, if we mixed red and blue we made purple and if we mixed yellow and blue we made green.
Our second experiment involved us using the three primary colours and a salad spinner. We put some red, yellow and blue paint into the spinner, we the put on the lid and turned the handle to make the paint spin around inside. When we took the lid off we observed how the paint had mixed together to make orange, purple and green.
We hope that everyone had a lovely Summer holidays. Children enjoyed chatting about their summer adventures. They loved to be back at the nursery, exploring both rooms and the garden. They’ve noticed very quickly that we have something new in our garden
. BIG THANK YOU to Mark Edwards( who is Nicky’s husband) for making such a lovely mud kitchen for our nursery. Children had so much fun making some mud pies, cakes and some yummy treats.
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.
The children had a walk down to Musselburgh Lagoons to visit with the local ranger. On the way they enjoyed jumping in all the puddles especially the big ones. Nick and the children went fishing with nets and found minnows, tadpoles and a very big stretchy leech – which we found out likes to suck on blood. We then fed the swans special energy food as bread makes them sick. We discovered that the male swan has a bigger bump on his nose than the female.
The children also walked to the mouth of the river and saw lots of baby ducklings who were leaning to swim.
The following day the children made a thank you card and drew a picture of their favourite thing from the outing to send to Nick the ranger.
The children have been busy exploring the loose parts in the garden that were delivered to us last week. The long black pipe has been a great challenge – the children have had to discover how to make their way across without losing their balance. They placed a pipe between the tyres to create a jump or a place to crawl under. They also used different lengths of pipes to roll balls down, discovering which pipe was the fastest and which was the slowest. They have also been putting on a show on the stage that they created using the pallets. Great fun for free.