Keeping in touch
Keeping in touch
Today all the children participated in a variety of different sporting activities in order to raise money for Sports Relief. The children completed an obstacle climbing course, played football, hockey, tennis, practised their ball skills by throwing, catching to each other and into nets. They also had bean bag and quoit races, and enjoyed hula hooping. Thanks to everyone who donated we've raised lots of money for the Sports Relief charities.
As part of our ongoing theme on 'People Who Help Us' this week we have been focusing on doctors, nurses and hospitals. The children have had the opportunity to role play these professions using both real and role play medical props. They have especially enjoyed bandaging each other's head and limbs. Role play is vital for children to understand and become comfortable with certain situations they may encounter in real life.
It was really lovely to see everyone dressed as their favourite book character to celebrate World Book Day. Fostering a child's love of books and stories is very important as they will continue with this passion throughout their childhood and hopefully onwards.
To celebrate World Book Day we have had a whole week of activities based around our children's favourite stories. We also invited parents to spend time in the nursery to share books, stories and poems with their child
Thank you to all the parents and carers who attended Maria's very popular 'Cooking with Your Child' workshop. Together they made pizzas with a variety of different toppings, cheese and cucumber wraps, egg fried rice and fruit smoothies. The children were supported by their parents to use recipe cards to select the right quantity of fruits for each smoothie. This is a great way to encourage counting and number recognition skills. When all the food was cooked everyone sat together sharing what they had made.
This week to celebrate Shrove Tuesday the children made pancakes; they cracked the eggs, poured the milk and whisked all the ingredients together. They then had the opportunity to try and flip the pancake when it was cooked. We all enjoyed eating the pancakes we’d made at snack time.
After the children had enjoyed their vegetable stir fry snack a Chinese dragon came to visit us! The children played percussion instruments as they followed it around the nursery's garden. They were recreating what they had seen in a video about Chinese New Year celebrations and had great fun doing it!
This week the children have been learning about Chinese New Year. They watched some videos about how families prepare for and celebrate the start of the new lunar year. Afterwards the children prepared vegetables by washing and cutting them for Maria to cook in a wok. They mixed the vegetables with noodles and made a very yummy stir fry which was shared out at snack time.
It was really lovely to see so many children dressed in their Christmas Jumpers today. Thanks so much for your donations which have raised lots of money for Save The Children.