Playing with things that begin with a bouncy ‘b’ sound!

We have been thinking about sounds this week. We have listened to the sounds we can hear all around us, like birds singing, children playing, police cars, helicopters and aero planes. We have been making sounds with our voices and musical instruments. We played games with sounds, saying a string of words that all start with the same sound. When we did ‘b’ one of the children realized that we have lots of items in pre school that begin with a bouncy b sound. We went outside and played with them, making a bouncy b sound. We played with bricks, boxes and bikes.

Our value this term is love, so we read the beautiful story ‘Guess how much I love you.’ The children sat beautifully and listened, then we made a circle and talked about who we love and why. The children said families and friends and explained that they have cuddles and play. We finished by giving our friends a smile to make them feel special and loved.

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Planting seeds.

We have had another busy week at Kingsholm Nursery. We are delighted to welcome Asma to the team and she has had a fantastic first week getting to know the children and their families.

We are always finding ways to enhance the environment for the children and have been moving furniture and recently uncovered the work bench! The children were very excited at the thought of hammering nails. Before we started, we had to do a risk assessment with the children and encouraged them to think about how to keep safe when using the tools. We decided it would be important to wear goggles, to protect our eyes whilst sawing or hammering nails. We decided that only 2 children at a time should use the work bench. We were all keen to have a go, but were super at waiting our turn.

One of the children noticed that our herbs were growing and remarked “it’s because of the sun.” So we thought about what we need to grow flowers for the garden. We collected compost, pots, seeds and water and had great fun planting with Michelle. We are going to watch our pots for any changes over time. We pretended we were plants and role played being tiny seeds that were watered and put in the sun. We began to grow taller.

Planting seeds.

We have had another busy week at Kingsholm Nursery. We are delighted to welcome Asma to the team and she has had a fantastic first week getting to know the children and their families.

We are always finding ways to enhance the environment for the children and have been moving furniture and recently uncovered the work bench! The children were very excited at the thought of hammering nails. Before we started, we had to do a risk assessment with the children and encouraged them to think about how to keep safe when using the tools. We decided it would be important to wear goggles, to protect our eyes whilst sawing or hammering nails. We decided that only 2 children at a time should use the work bench. We were all keen to have a go, but were super at waiting our turn.

One of the children noticed that our herbs were growing and remarked “it’s because of the sun.” So we thought about what we need to grow flowers for the garden. We collected compost, pots, seeds and water and had great fun planting with Michelle. We are going to watch our pots for any changes over time. We pretended we were plants and role played being tiny seeds that were watered and put in the sun. We began to grow taller.

Story telling.

We have had a busy week at nursery! We have had new children settling in and our current children are getting used to the staff changes. They have welcomed the new staff, Becky, Jess and Sarah and said ‘goodbye’ to Lorraine, who is moving over to school before she starts a new adventure in September.

We listened to the story of The Enormous Turnip and thought about all of the characters in the story and how they pull each other to help them to get the turnip. We found characters from the story and used them to retell the story in sequence. We found things we can pull, like a rope and a zip. We explored vegetables using a magnifying glass and cut them up. We used our senses to think about how the vegetables look, feel, taste and smell.

The children are so imaginative and enjoy playing with small world toys and developing their own story. They can play alongside each other, using the same theme and developing the story together. We found some big paper and decided to draw our story.

Tall Towers!

The children have been building towers using our large Mega blocks outside this week. They have been working as a team as well as practising their counting skills.

Making a splash!

This week the children in Nursery have loved getting messy outdoors. We added bubbles to the water. The children enjoyed jumping up and down to make the bubbles get bigger and to make the water splash everywhere!

We have also been mark making using water, mud and paint brushes. It’s been great, messy fun!

World Book Day!

The children have had lots of fun dressing as their favorite story characters for World Book Day. We read some stories while enjoying a hot chocolate.