We have been fascinated with wildlife this week at Nursery. The Babies have been doing some stamp painting with apples to make the very hungry caterpillar and have enjoyed watching their caterpillars grow. The Poppies have really enjoyed going on mini beast hunt and the children showed so much interest in bugs we have done activities to extend their knowledge.
We have loved the sunshine recently. The children in Babies have helped to keep the plants and herbs hydrated with lots of watering which they love to help with. We enjoyed some activities based around shape recognition last week and this week we have been enjoying watching our new caterpillars begin to grow. Some have done some stamp painting with apples to make the very hungry caterpillar and some have tried out threading using a pipe cleaner as the caterpillar putting it through holes in the leaf to improve on their fine motor skills.
The Bluebells have had lots of fun exploring the cars and monster trucks in the paint and seeing what track marks we could make. We have also been learning about different ways to create and make marks and used the fly swatters and paint. In the garden we have been monitoring our plants that are growing and been giving them lots of water to encourage them to grow. We have also been using our imagination and wearing the high vision jackets and pretending to be builders. We enjoyed making some colourful rockets and have been practising our pincer grasp by picking up the beads to stick onto the rocket. Bluebells have been working on their physical skills by climbing to the top of the tee pee and we have been using a tape measure to measure our towers to see how big they were and then extending it to measuring ourselves to see how tall we were.
The children have been super busy. As the weather has become warmer we have noticed lots of different mini beasts in our garden, the children have really enjoyed going on mini beast hunts. The children have enjoyed looking at them and talking about what each bug is and how it lives. As the children have showed so much interest in bugs we have done activities to extend their knowledge. The children enjoyed cutting and sticking the life cycle of a butterfly and exploring our worm tuff tray, where they could measure the worms, sort them in size order and pick them with the tweezers to develop their fine motor skills. We have also welcomed some live caterpillars of our own in poppies and we are looking forward to watching them grow into butterflies.
Next week we look forward to lots of activities and celebrations around the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.Categories: News Nursery