Explorers Nursery

What's been happening at Explorers Nursery? ...... 
Christmas .....
 
Christmas is a special time in Nursery with lots of fun activities to enjoy. We learnt all about Jesus' birth and discovered that the star on our Nursery Christmas tree is just like the one that appeared when Jesus was born. It was very special to be invited to decorate a tree at the St Margaret's Church Christmas Tree Festival. We made lots of glittery snowflakes and our friends in Reception made lovely Angels. Everyone thought our tree was beautiful.
 
Bubbles bubbles everywhere ....
 
We wondered what it would look like outside if it snowed so we used bubbles to turn everything white. We even managed to build a lovely bubbly snowman!
Fun in the forest......
 
We love our time in the school forest. The giant mud kitchen is a firm favourite! We enjoy creating fantastic, weird and wonderful recipes with mud, grass, leaves, twigs and all sorts of natural materials. As we play we use lots of mathematical vocab, explore capacity and investigate different textures and mixtures. It's very messy and great fun!
 
Fantastic fireworks.......
 
Fireworks are a great tradition on November 5th. We watched fireworks on film, listened to firework sounds, used instruments to make firework music and created fireworks dances. To support creative development we have been learning all about collage. We practised tearing and cutting paper to make shapes and investigated using different materials to create textures and effects. We used our new skills to create some amazing pictures of fireworks and added lots of sparkly glitter!
 
People who help us...
 
On November 5th the firefighters from Appledore Fire Station brought their fire engine to Nursery. We were very excited to hear the siren, sit in the engine, try on a helmet and have a go at spraying the hose! 
A Harvest Celebration ...
 
We worked together to create our fantastic Harvest Loaf for the federation Harvest Festival display at St Margaret’s Church.
Bandstand fun....
 
We loved singing, playing instruments and dancing in our bandstand. We made up our own music, thought of new words for well known songs and performed our own interpretations of favourite nursery rhymes.
Lots of boxes .........
 
We love playing in boxes. We use our boxes to hide, pretend and imagine. As we play we develop communication skills, practise and explore gross motor movement and learn to share and cooperate with each other.
 
Wash, wash, wash ....
 
When the Nursery cars needed a clean everyone dressed in waterproof suits and helped to wash the dirt away!