We get up to so much at Lady Castle Nursery! Click here to look at our gallery.
Today the nursery children and staff have been wearing their very special outfits to celebrate Eid.
Throughout the day, there has been a variety of activities; creating their own mehndi designs using paint and chalks, Bollywood dancing, and of course enjoying plenty of party games, including musical statues and musical bumps.
Afterwards, the children watched a special video about Eid – why we celebrate this festival and how do people like to celebrate it.
To finish their special day the children welcomed family and friends to enjoy the celebrations and share the party food. Eid Mubarak from Lady Castle Nursery!
With all this wonderful sunny weather, what a great opportunity for outdoor fun.
The nursery children and staff have been enjoying cooling down with lots of water play.
A real favourite has been the amazing slippery water slide.
More sunny fun pics in our gallery.
This week the nursery children have been making dough.
First, they talked about all the different ingredients they would need to make the dough: flour, salt, oil, cream of tartar and water. Then they all took turns adding the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and binding them together.
Three year-old Amelia said “it’s sticky” as she mixed the ingredients together to make the dough. Elisha, who is also three years of age, helped out and even suggested “we need more flour”.
Once the dough was ready, the children added the sticks, flowers and leaves, of different sizes and colours, that had been collected from the gardens around the nursery. They made many wonderful creations. Hawwa, aged four, told Miss Rhodes she had created a “birthday cake”, using leaves and sticks as candles.
Some of the children found a little ladybird in amongst all the leaves, what a lovely surprise! They took turns counting the spots on the ladybird. More pics in our gallery.
This week the nursery have welcomed some very exciting visitors to the nursery who have come along to teach them about Rugby.
The children have enjoyed taking part in the different rugby games and drills: throwing, catching, tackling and even trying to score a try!
A great way to help develop their coordination and motor skills.
We definitely have some future rugby stars in the making.
More pics in our rugby gallery.
Today the children have been conducting their own science experiment as they mixed different ingredients together and watched them react.
They all took their turn at using the spoons and cups to mix the ingredients together – baking powder, vinegar and food colouring. They then described what they saw using words such as ‘fizzing’ and ‘bubbling’, and commented that ‘it goes higher’ as the ingredients react.
The children named their creations: ‘unicorn chocolate rainbows.’
What an interesting day!
More pics in our gallery.
It was such a rainy and very wet day that the nursery staff decided to build a den outdoors for everyone to shelter from the rain.
The nursery children enjoyed helping to construct their den and were delighted when the staff said they were going to light a fire. But first they all talked about fire safety, and what everyone could do to protect themselves.
Children collected water in jugs, and they helped place the cones around the fire to stop anyone from getting too close.
Later they all enjoyed Jaffa cakes and listened to the story of ‘Good Knight, Bad Knight’ about a fire-breathing dragon who came along and Bad Knight saved the day!
More exciting pics in our gallery.
Today the nursery children have been on a Nature Hunt to find lots of interesting things to use for their nature art.
The children collected the items in their brightly coloured buckets and managed to find so many different things of all shapes and sizes; leaves, twigs, flowers and small stones. The children then enjoyed placing them onto the sticky canvas to make bright, colourful, and very interesting, creations from nature, with so many different colours and textures.
Eliyah, who is four years old, decided to throw mud onto the nursery’s finished picture and exclaimed “it’s like sprinkling nature glitter!”
During their hunt, the children realised that some of the items collected were not from nature at all and so they had a discussion about the importance of not dropping litter. A group of children decided to use their bucket as a litter bucket, making sure to empty the contents into the bin when they had finished.
More pics of our Nature Hunt in the gallery.
Today the nursery children invited all the members of their family to celebrate Father’s Day with a delicious feast.
Miss Ricordo made a homemade potato, pea and paneer curry and Indiya’s mummy, Sheena made a chicken masala.
The children also enjoyed bhajis, samosas and tasty pakoras.
The mouthwatering feast was followed by a bowl of gulab jamun and ice cream!
The children agreed, it was a perfect way to celebrate such a special day with their daddies!
More pics in our gallery.
As the school year draws to an end, our busy bee children are preparing to move up to primary school and their first year in reception.
Dance rehearsals have already begun for the end of year graduation performance, when families and friends join us to celebrate their children’s time in Lady Castle Nursery.
The children have been working very hard, perfecting their dance skills and learning a range of moves, including the very popular knee slide, which has now been included in their routine.
Parents, family members and friends can’t wait to see their end of year performance.
More rehearsal pics in our gallery.
This week the nursery children have been enjoying the Very Hungry Caterpillar story by Eric Carle.
They have enjoyed hearing about all the different foods the caterpillar ate on each day of the week. The children have also been taking part in a number of activities to show what they had learnt from the story.
First, they used the story stones to show the order in which the caterpillar ate the different foods, and had to really concentrate to remember what foods came next. It was also a good opportunity for them to practise their counting – with 1 apple, 2 pears, 3 plums….. as well as thinking about all the different colours of the foods.
Then the children followed these activities by using their own fruit to print the sequence of foods the caterpillar had eaten, using the different coloured paint.
More pics of their activities can be found in the gallery.