As part of our Dream, Believe, Achieve event in school this week, Nursery children were challenged to make a nest to keep the baby owls warm. They stretched their noticing muscle by looking closely at pictures of nests and talking about what they were made from and why baby owls need a nest. Then they used their persevering and imitating muscles to make their own nests. They used sticks, feathers, leaves and straw to create the best possible nest to keep the baby owls safe and warm.
“We’re making a nest, it’s oval one. It’s got leaves and sticks. The owl babies they live in the nest. They feel cosy. Look he’s flying, he’s having worms!” SK
During the Summer holiday our EYFS playground had a makeover! Nursery have loved exploring the new outdoors space since we have started back at school. There is so much to investigate including a race track, sand pit, climbing frame with slide, mud kitchen, water investigation, climbing wall and a new garden area with musical instruments, bug kitchen, planters and a den! We have had so much fun in our new space and love playing out there everyday!
Our new book this half term is ‘Happy Birthday Maisy’ so we have been very focused on finding out about birthdays and how we celebrate them. The children brought in pictures from home of them celebrating their birthdays and also any special presents that they had received. We set up a special interest table that generated lots of talk from the children all about birthdays and parties and helped them to remember special occasions that they celebrated with their families.
We launched our 50 Things To Do Before You Are 5 programme within our Nursery and Reception Classes. Parents and children were given the chance to complete a few of the 50 activities during the open day. The activities on offer were giant bubble making, planting a seed, squish and squash in the sand and making music. If you did not get the chance to attend the open day the concept is ongoing and by downloading the 50 Things To Do Before You Are 5 app you are able to join in. The activities are indoor and outdoor and are designed to fit into family life, they enable opportunities to share experiences together.