In Nursery we love using our outdoor environment to explore and learn and are very lucky to have a lovely garden. The children love being outdoors all year round, but now the weather is getting warmer, they are enjoying lots of outdoor activities. Our theme for this term is 'In the garden'.
The heavy rain, recently brought the snails and lots of other mini beasts out and the children were able to find plenty on our mini beast hunt, including some on our bug house. We are learning about where they live and what they like to eat. We are using our toy mini beasts for sorting and counting activities too. In the Nursery our tadpoles are growing well. The children have observed the stages from frogspawn and we hope soon we will have little froglets to return to a pond.
All the children have planted a bean and will bring these home soon so you can continue to grow a beanstalk at home. We read and retold the popular traditional tale of 'Jack and the Beanstalk,' done lots of counting and estimating how many beans in the pot, made castles and giants and a delicious, healthy, magic bean stew. Other vegetables we planted have started to grow in our garden pots.
After half term we will continue with our garden theme and lots of transition activities are planned too.
In July we have an Arts Week that includes singing, music, dancing, drama and of course paint.