It was very busy in nursery today with all the mummies and daddies coming in for parent's day appointments. The teachers were in and out the play room all day but it didn't stop us from having fun. At welcome time Mrs Brown and the children sang our welcome songs and discussed how many children attended Stonelaw Preschool, then they counted the children to see how many boys we had and how many girls we had.
On the floor some of the children were carrying on our superhero theme from Friday, wearing our superhero masks and saving the world.! Some were using the white boards and pens to practice writing their names and numbers....which I might add......were all very good at. Others worked together to build a fantastic train track, using every single piece of track.
Up the back at our new storage unit, the children enjoyed making choices and decisions for themselves as to which resources they would play with. Lots of great puzzle solving was going on and the wooden farm was a very popular choice with the children.
Mrs Brown and the children continued working in our 'Toys' floor book. Today they were talking about old toys and then made some fantastic spinning tops.
As the teachers were popping in and out the room all day to speak to parents, snack was served up by whichever teacher was around :-) It was cream crackers with butter, cucumber and oranges all washed down by water or milk.
Mrs Blain and the children have been exploring the story 'It Looked like Spilt Milk'. Today the children were making their own clouds on blue paper with white paint. Mrs Blain was super impressed with the children, as they used their imaginations to explain what they thought their clouds looked like!
Our graduation show rehearsal went well... most of our younger children who are not leaving us this year are very keen to join in our practices too. They have been a great help filling in for the missing children from the PM group.
Just before home time Mrs Black read the story 'Monkey Puzzle'. The children were very confident identifying the rhyming words, it turned out to be a very noisy story though!
Today at nursery the children enjoyed interacting with the construction unit using the toolo, Poly M and linking blocks. The small world/roleplay unit with; natural resources for food, babies and clothes, farm yard, wooden blocks and dress up clothes, table top games such as the hungry caterpillar dominoes. Water with pourers, sand and rice with bowls and lots of pictures painted on the easel
We talked about the weather, days of the week and the months of the year.
Today in the floor book we were learning all about stilts and how children made them many years ago. First we looked at pictures on the laptop then we drew our own pictures, then we made our own set of stilts using tin cans and string. The children really enjoyed this experience and showed good fine motor skills when threading the string through the holes on the tin cans. Almost all of the children could use the stilts easily and others needed a little help.
All of the children enjoyed practicing their songs for our graduation show. Well done you were all great.
Hope me everyone has a good evening. See you all tomorrow. 😁
Happy Friday everybody, what a super day we've had. There was very little learning going on in the playroom because we wanted to blast off to the park as quickly as we could. We had Spidermen, Batmen, Supergirls, Wonderwoman, Hulk, Captain America and Ironmen all joining in to fight crime in the BMX park. The superheroes were twice round the course before we headed off to find superheroes hiding in the park. We found them in trees, on benches and hanging off the fences! Our heroeswere super quick and we had lots of time to play in at the swings. Mrs Batman Blain was flying with Spider Anna, and Wonder Nieve high into the air. Spider Holly was being a fabulous ninja crawling through the web on the assault course. Super Robbie went caterpulting along the zip wire at about 100mph!
We had a very quiet snack of cereal to recharge our batteries and listened to the Graduation Show songs as we ate it all up.
Please remember to hand in the sponser money next week once it is all collected (Mastercard and American Express welcome) ;-)
We will see you all next week for parents meetings and we hope everybody has a super weekend.
What a beautiful day for us to celebrate Outdoor Classroom Day. We took lots of toys out to the garden, we had the water tray, rice tray, dinosaurs, building blocks, books and drawing materials. We also had the usual garden toys out. Some children enjoyed playing tennis, the diggers were popular on the muddy slope and we added water to make a swamp. It was so sunny we had to wear our sunhats and put on lots of sun cream.
We had a picnic snack today under the shade. It was yoghurt, breadsticks, pear and raspberries with a big drink of water. The children really enjoyed eating their snack outdoors.
For our floorbook we were looking at old toys, we had a space hopper, hopscotch, hoops and sticks and we made a string telephone too.
Some children also took part in a volcano experiment using vinegar and bicarbonate of soda to create a chemical reaction. Mrs Black and Mrs Friel got a big fright when it fizzed up.
Don't forget our sponsored Superhero walk tomorrow. We will be leaving the nursery at 9.30am to be at the BMX park for 9.45am. All parents are welcome to help, costume optional.
Today at nursery the children enjoyed interacting with the construction unit using the toolo, Poly M and linking blocks. The small world/roleplay unit with; natural resources for food, babies and clothes, farm yard, wooden blocks and dress up clothes. Water with pourers, sand and rice with bowls, painting easel, Old MacDonald lotto and shape snap plus lots more.
Snack today was bread thins, houmous, sliced apple and cherry tomatoes with milk or water to drink.
We talked about Children's Rights and decided that we could make up a song about them to help us understand what they are. The children suggested; clean water to drink, a house to live in, a family to love us, toys to play with, being kept safe, nursery to learn.
In the garden we looked for bugs with the magnifying glasses in our bug hotel, and used the chalk and chalk board. Some of the children watered our wonderful spinach which is growing fast with the help of the sun. For our book of the month activity we drew pictures of our favourite characters, Sam was very popular look out for him on the nursery wall along with super pictures of pythons and cheetah's.
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