The children have had a great week! They thoroughly enjoyed reading the story, Mr Gumpy’s Outing, pretending to be the different characters in the story! Linked to that, they also enjoyed learning different facts about farm animals ,for example, a pig likes to roll in mud to stay cool! During free flow, they had great fun creating models from boxes and painting pebbles. Later in the week, they learnt about Sun Safety- the three key words being, WRAP, SPLAT and HAT.
We have had a brilliant start to the term. We started the week sharing our holiday news and it was lovely to see the children listening to each other and adding comments to what they had heard.
Our story of the week was Mabel’s Magical Garden- a story about friendship and how flowers made Mabel and her friends feel happy and safe. We used this as a stimulus to paint flowers and display them in the Nursery to make a ‘happy and safe space’.
The children enjoyed Rhyme Time and learning the rhyme: Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer. Towards the end of the week, all of the children planted a sunflower seed. We talked about what a seed needs to grow and how to look after it. We will also introduced ‘The Garden Helper of the Day ‘who is responsible for checking and watering the sunflower seeds.