This week children and parents from our Ladybird (two year old) class went on an exciting autumn walk through Grange Park. We observed the changes to the trees in autumn, listened to the nature sounds and collected lots of leaves, sticks, acorns and conkers which we brought back to nursery to explore further next week.
The children really enjoyed creating a collaborative fireworks painting. Learning this new paint flicking technique was lots of fun and they were able to recreate their experiences of Guy Fawkes Night. The children also learnt new words to describe the noises the fireworks made such as crackle, fizz, bang, whoosh!
It was great to see so many parents and their children attending the Digital Learning workshop this week. Together they had the opportunity to explore our wealth of IT learning resources which are available to the children in our nursery. The 'Wonder Bugs' were particularly popular, also available were Rugged Racers remote control trucks, Blue-Bot programmable devices, Mini-Mash software and age appropriate ipads apps.
As part of our Diwali celebrations the children have been learning the story of "Rama and Sita" which is a traditional story told by families to their children during Diwali. Our children have been watching the story on YouTube and have learnt all about the main characters and storyline. Today they had a very special treat as one of our staff dressed up as the character Sita and retold the now familiar story to the children who were captivated to see it come to life before their eyes!!
This week the children have been learning all about the Hindu festival of light called Diwali. They have been learning about Rangoli patterns, which are traditional patterns made from coloured rice, created to welcome visitors to a home during Diwali. The children have been making their own Rangoli patterns at the nursery. They created them at the entrance to welcome parents and children to our nursery using powder paint and glitter.
This week the children have been using the natural resources they collected during our autumn walk to Grangewood Park to make a large scale collage. They included various leaves, twigs, feathers, conkers and acorns. Children have also been making their own smaller collages using the same materials
A big thank you to all the families who attended our fantastic International Evening this week. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed food from the many different cultures that make up THNS. Children and parents were encouraged to join in with African drumming and dancing. It was amazing to see so many of you dressed in traditional clothes from countries around the world.
A big thank you to the parents who gave up their time to attend our Gardening club with their children. You all worked very hard harvesting potatoes we'd grown, clearing the old vegetable patch and planting tulip bulbs.
This week our children and parents went on an exciting autumn walk through Grange Park. We observed the changes to the trees in autumn, listened to the nature sounds and collected lots of leaves, sticks, acorns and conkers which we brought back to nursery to explore further next week.