Nursery

What's been happening at Explorers Nursery? ...... 
 
 
Learning outside........
 
During the Summer Term we enjoyed playing and learning outside. We loved exploring the Forest School area in our playground where there are trees, long grasses and logs to investigate. We were very busy playing games, making dens, collecting leaves and our favourite...... looking for mini-beasts!
 
Messy Fun.........
 
We enjoyed an exciting 'Messy Week!'
 
It was fun using all of our senses to explore different media and materials.
 
We painted ourselves, printed lovely big murals, created giant marble paintings, played with smelly gravy, made lots of footprints and enjoyed burying our feet in gloopy sand!
 
Our Mummys and Daddys were fantastic laughing at our messy clothes and helping us scrub clean in the bath!
 
Special Visitors ........
 
Two tortoises called Milo and Kivi came to stay in Nursery for a week. We learnt how to look after them and make sure they were happy. The tortoises lived in a special home, they had a heat mat to keep them warm and a special lamp that was just like their own sun. We made sure the tortoises had fresh water and food every day. Milo was very hungry and ate the lettuce quickly. Kivi liked to climb up the ramp and sunbathe under the special lamp. We loved having the tortoises to stay and hope they can come back soon!
 
The Little Red Hen .........
 
We shared the 'Little Red Hen' story and talked about the importance of helping each other. We thought about how it makes us feel when our friends help us and had some ideas of different ways we could help each other. Everyday we help to get the fruit snack ready and help each other to do up the zips on our coats.
 
We enjoyed making pictures that told the Little Red Hen's story, we used our hand print to make the chicken image and added lots of details with collage and drawing.
 
Chilly days.............
 
We explored ice, touching it with our hands, noticing how cold it felt, feeling how heavy big ice cubes are and how slippery it is in our fingers! We learnt lots of new words to describe how cold things feel when we touch them and discovered what happens to ice as it warms up and begins to melt.
 
We discovered that circles are great for drawing snowmen and enjoyed creating lots of different snowmen with play-dough, painting, collage and drawing.
 
In role play we created our own igloo and used magnets to catch fish from our pretend ice hole!