Rex’s Baptism

Rex Rabbit joined our Nursery this week and he will be visiting the children in their homes in the coming weeks. He also became a member of God’s family: he wore white, we said our Nursery prayer, lit a candle and poured water on his head. It was a beautiful celebration. 

Reading Core Books

We have been reading lots of core books in the Nursery. These are books specifically for Nursery children that contain lots of repetitive language and repeated refrains. The children learn these books by heart and then ‘read’ them on their own, aloud to others or pretend to be the teacher. They have also been retelling the stories and acting them out.

It is a great way to get children into books and reading. I have managed to capture a few photos of them reading and ‘going on a bear hunt!’

Chicks

How cute are these chicks? The Nursery were lucky enough to have a visit from these little babies. They watched them eat, drink, walk and sleep – in their food! They were very funny. All the children got to hold

or stroke them. They had to be very gentle as they were so tiny. ‘They’re so fluffy!’ A few of them tried to fly away but they noticed their wings were still too small to fly.

After the visit, the children got to look at the photos and do some mark making.

Shiver Me Timbers!

Shiver Me Timbers! Nursery were

under attack this week from Pirates. The children made maps and drew crosses EVERYWHERE for the Pirates to dig. The treasure was found and worn. They loved using their imagination playing with the small world. The children read lots of books and sang some ‘Sea Shanties.’ The children made their own eye patches and hats: they had to draw the shape, cut it out, use a hole-punch to make the holes and then thread the string through. (We helped to tie them!) They also made boats to sail across the Seven Seas, using sticks, felt and plasticine. They had great fun around this topic and I have a feeling we might be seeing Pirates again soon in the Nursery!

Planting

The Nursery children have been busy planting seeds this week. We will watch them grow into little seedlings and then plant them in our garden. In the coming weeks we will be planting more flowers, herbs and vegetables. We will watch them grow and measure them using different methods. 

Spring Water Fun

Now the nice weather has arrived we have been able to have lots of water-based activities outside.

The children have loved exploring the coloured water and watching what happens when two colours are mixed together. They added fruit teabags to the water and watched as it turned red. They have poured, stirred, mixed, squeezed and pinched. They have used lots of one handed tools and had to be very careful when moving full teapots and goblets of water. They have had to share and wait their turn. They have pretended that the water is something else: potions, tea, soup, medicine. Lots of language is being used and most importantly they have had lots of fun!