Autumn Leaf Decorating
Throughout the last week the children have been taking part in a variety of activities linked to autumn leaves. We have been trying out different ways to decorate the leaves such as adding sequins and glitter to them, rolling conkers in Autumn coloured paint and rolling them across them and finally by sticking tissue paper shapes to a leaf silhouette to create a stained glass window effect. The children have also had lots of fun exploring various autumn objects such as pine cones, leaves and conkers.
This week the children have been learning all about Harvest festival. They learned all about the different kinds of fruit and vegetables. We started the week off by colour sorting the vegetables. After colour sorting, the children used the vegetables to make printed pictures. Later on in the week the children helped to cut up a variety of vegetables to make vegetable soup. They also helped to make bread buns to eat with their soup. As part of their learning of fruit and vegetables they also leaned about the berries that woodland creatures would eat. The children squashed the berries in a sandwich bag and used the juices from the berries to paint pictures.
The children had a fantastic week learning all about harvest festival.
The Start of our new year in Nursery
Over the past two weeks we have all been settling into Nursery and developing relationships with our own key workers. We are split into key groups which are Penguins with Mrs Skipp, Elephants with Miss Scott and Polar Bears with Miss Cogdon. We have lots of fun learning with our new resources and toys, finding out where everything is and where to put it back again. We are beginning to build some lovely friendships and have had lots of fun!
This week we have been learning about the Gruffalo. The children have really enjoyed reading the story and learning more about the different characters in the story.
They have been exploring the home of the Gruffalo and the things that you would find in a wood. A group of children collected some natural objects and used these to make a Gruffalo style perfume. It smelled beautiful!! The children also enjoyed mark making using a range of natural resources that you would be find a wood.
Later on this week we began making cakes for out Gruffalo party. The children worked together to make Owl style tree top houses, in the form of chocolate crispy cakes.
And a fox style underground house- Chocolate muffins decorated with green icing.
And of course our very own Gruffalo Crumble!
Our Gruffalo party in aid of MacMillan Cancer Research
Today we had our Gruffalo party! The children and their families helped raise over £32 pounds for Macmillan Cancer Research. We had such fun whilst raising money for such a worthwhile cause.
We enjoyed our cake and crumble that we had made and even had time for some party games and dancing.