This week we have explored our local environment. We visited the Village Hub again for our weekly food bag – this time it was Bacon and Egg pie which was yummy. We had the opportunity to visit inside and enjoyed playing some football. We enjoyed the sunny weather this week enjoying picnic snacks and lots of fun in the wooded area at the Banking, in the school grounds and also in the community garden.
We are continuing to learn about Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. We read a book called The Life of a Little Plastic Bottle where children reused a plastic bottle and made a bird feeder. We reused our plastic bottles from lunch and made bird feeders.
We had to work hard twisting, peeling, filling, gluing, cutting and threading to make these.
Today we went out to the Whitecraig Village Hub. We had arranged with Jane to visit and pick up one of the weekly meal packs. This weeks special was Pasta Arrabbiata. The Children were excited to explore and visit. We spoke about the importance of why we wear the reflective vests and what we need to do to keep safe when out.
We made the pasta arrabbiata for afternoon snack where the children enjoyed chopping the red pepper and garlic cloves. Some had 2/3 bowls it was delish!!
The children tried very hard to remember the route we took to get to the village hub and then back to nursery where they were able to draw and share with an adult.
The Caterpillars have arrived at Whitecraig. We are already seeing lots of changes and are revisiting The Very Hungry Caterpillar book.
We have been sequencing the story using pictorial cards and then attempting to retell the story to staff and to peers.
We have been practising threading using the very hungry caterpillar beads which lead on to making our own necklaces with wool and pasta.
We found worms in the nursery garden and practised threading making our own worms.