It was a 'bugsational' end to our 'Living Things' focus with a walk to Paddington Rec. The outside educators led us through a wonderful programme where we thought about different types of habitats, recognising and naming different mini beasts, modelling our own mini beasts and going on a safari hunt and finding real ones in the garden. With the introduction of the daily mile we observed that the children were able to walk with ease to the park and back again.
Sadly we said goodbye to the chicks. They have been so much fun and the children have really looked after them. All the children observed how quickly they have grown and how often they needed feeding and their hutch needed cleaning.
On Thursday the children enjoyed a hands on experience with a bird show, and some of the children were brave and held one with the special protective glove.
Our music and movement groups have been focusing on our gross motor development and building confidence in taking risks. The children are becoming very confident and competent and displaying a great sense of fun. Our sessions with Ms Hudson have been related to our topic, with the children learning new songs , exploring rhythm with musical instruments and moving how mini beasts move.
We had a visit from Eric from Maida Vale Library and the children enjoyed an energetic and fun reading session.
Our watercress caterpillars were very lush with growth so we cut the watercress and made sandwiches with different spreads.
This was a new taste for some and was good to see the children experiment with new flavours.
We wish to thank you all for your support this half term and look forward to seeing you after the break.
Happy and safe holidays to all. The Nursery Team.