When we had snow and ice the children enjoyed experiencing it if it was there first time and playing in it. The children took it in turns to
use the sledge ( they decided who would sit in it as it only holds two at a time) and the rest one then pull them round the playground. The children experienced different textures of ice in the playground as they found it hard when the ice melted and it was on the tarmac. But they found it easy when the sledge was on the ice!
We discussed what the ice felt like and if it was hard or soft. Parts of the playground was very slippery and the children enjoyed skating and trying to gain balance without falling on the ice.
The children then spotted animal footprints that were left on the ice and the children then guessed what animal it could be.
The next day we finally got proper snow. The children enjoyed sledging down hills on the sledge , looking at the creatures built in the snow and having snack in the snow for the first time ever.
On Valentine’s Day the Nursery was given bouquets of flowers from Tesco Petrol Station in Hove. Because we got a lot of flowers the children helped to wrap the flowers up and hand them out to our friends at Maycroft Manor Care Home. The children enjoyed walking up and down the many corridors to hand the lovely roses out. After that the children enjoyed singing some nursery rhymes with the residents in the cafe.
We would like to thank Tesco Petrol Station who donated the lovely flowers. But also Fare Share Food Cloud that made it happen .
The children visited Maycroft Manor to collect conkers. The children looked up high and down low for the conkers, when they found the conkers the children went to put it in the bucket. The children also visited the Deneway to take a look at their conkers. Instead they saw a ambulance and waved to the paramedics,
Once back at nursery the children played with the conkers in the playdough and one child said "a conker beach!"
Over the past couple of weeks we have had Sussex Police out in the nursery for some advice with regards to the public playground and our gated playground. We would like to thank Sussex Police for their ongoing support and advice they have given us.
When the officers came out the children made a big canvas of a police officer, The children chose what colour hair they wanted their version of a police officer to have, They then did rainbow handprints and stuck police stickers on the canvas.
Once again we would like thank our local Police Officers and PCSO'S that came out, we appreciate what you do and you are our "super heroes!"
On the 4th July the children at the nursery were listening to the story of Mr. Jeremy Fisher by Beatrix Potter . Demita brought in something special from outside and that was Mr. Jeremy Fisher. The children enjoyed looking at Mr. Jeremy Fisher and discussing if he was big or small and what colour he is . When the children finished looking at Mr. Jeremy Fisher they set him free on the green. But Mr. Jeremy Fisher didn't hop away, he buried himself in the soil ! We then discussed why he buried himself and a child said " because the birds might get him"
During the day the children listened to the stories of Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle Duck, Tom Kitten and Jeremy Fisher . They then did some paintings of the characters fro,m the stories they listened to . The children got to choose what characters they wanted to paint and were able to identify their colours . We then shown the paintings to the staff at Beatrix Potter head office. . We then received a lovely message from Beatrix Potter company .
On Friday 6th July the children then dressed up as Peter Rabbit and did the actions to the song of Peter Rabbit has a fly upon his nose.
On Monday 2nd July 2018 the children went to Maycroft Manor to see the residents that they have made friends with, Also visiting the residents was a lovely dog called Oscar which is a therapy dog. The children enjoyed stroking Oscar with the residents.
As it was a nice warm day the children were on the terrace having drinks and biscuits with the residents, When they were finished the children used The Gruffalo gardening set and was digging in a trough.
Here are some of the photos from our lovely visit
Today the children visited their friends at Maycroft Manor. When they arrived at Maycroft Manor they went up to the third floor and had a run around their lovely roof terrace garden. Some of the children enjoyed using the Gruffalo Garden kit and did some planting in the soil. And some other children enjoyed playing with the football beach ball and skittles. The children also got a visit from Bonnie a staff member's dog which the children enjoyed giving her a stroke.
During the visit the children are taking part in the Teletubbies Big Toddle and are raising money for Barnado's .The children held the residents hands and walked round the terrace numerous times.
On Tuesday the children went out in the community and visited Hove Booth Museum . The children enjoyed taking the 27 bus . Once at the Hove Booth Museum the children enjoyed looking at all the animals . We sung 5 little ducks when the children spotted some ducks and we then sung Ba Ba Black Sheep .
The children enjoyed opening the draws to see the different selection of butterflies that Hove Booth Museum has and also using their turn style wheel to investigate what they had when looking through a microscope.
All this week the children have been dressing up as the Beef eaters that guard the Royal Family, We discussed where we see the Royal guards.
We would like to congratulate HRH Prince Harry and HRH Princess Meghan. They are now Duke and Duchess of Sussex!