We get up to so much at Lady Castle Nursery! Click here to look at our gallery.
This week in nursery, the children have been looking at the different foods they enjoy eating that are healthy and those that are unhealthy.
Miss Allatt has been helping them put the different foods into the correct category and thinking about how are they ‘healthy’ for our bodies or ‘unhealthy’.
The children shared what their favourite foods were and talked about how important it is for their bodies to grow and be strong, by eating the healthy foods.
Miss Allatt said the children were fantastic at identifying which was healthy and unhealthy and had all enjoyed identifying each of the food groups.
More pics in the gallery.
Today the nursery children and staff enjoyed a trip to Ponderosa Farm to visit all the farm animals, and even some exotic ones too.
They looked at the lemurs, fruit bats, raccoons, and meerkats, as well as the very cute chinchillas, guinea pigs and rabbits.
The nursery children also said hello to alpacas, donkeys, goats and even a few reindeers, as well as slimy snakes, big spiders and creeping lizards.
The babies particularly loved the sing song time in the sunshine, as they walked around the large pond filled with so many fish.
After exploring the farm and time in the indoor play gym, the children climbed aboard the pirate ship and built sandcastles on the Ponderosa beach.
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Today is National Sibling Day!!!
To help the children celebrate the day, they invited their siblings, cousins and friends to join them for a day of activities and fun in Lady Castle Nursery.
The nursery children enjoyed showing their visitors round their nursery, and talking about all the exciting and interesting activities they did every day.
They visited the messy corner where the children enjoyed all their messy hands-on activities, such as painting, water games and learning in the sandpit. They also spent time in the home corner where they liked their role playing games and then on such a lovely day, the outdoor area for lots of activities and exploration.
The visitors tried all the activities themselves, even taking time to try a tune on the piano. At the end of the day, they all certainly agreed that Lady Castle Nursery was an exciting and fun place to learn. More pics of the day here.
This week our focus is on movement, with many activities centred around the sand pit.
We have noticed that many of our nursery children have a trajectory schema, which means simply that they really enjoy movement. They like to move themselves and they also like to watch movement and making movement happen.
The children have really enjoyed pouring the sand through the various objects that were hung over the sandpit, and looking at the lines the sand has made as it passes through the holes.
Further pics of our activities are in the gallery.
Today the children have been enjoying their very own Mother’s Day celebration, with a very special afternoon tea.
The children were delighted to welcome mummies, daddies and grandma’s for a delicious tea of homemade sandwiches, scones, butterfly buns, millionaire shortbread, tea, coffee and juice!
A special thank you to Alison, Gemma and Gemma’s mummy who prepared the tea and baked the delicious scones and cakes.
Everyone agreed, it was a lovely way to start the weekend!
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Today the children in the nursery have been making their own potato heads using the many different kinds of vegetables.
Using carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, corn, mushrooms, green beans, sprouts and cucumber, they have added arms and legs, and funny potato head faces with eyes, ears, nose and a mouth.
As they used each vegetable they talked about its colour and how it felt. Some were smooth, some were bumpy, some were soft and others felt very rough and hard.
When they had finished, the children counted how many vegetables they had used to make their potato head.
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To celebrate Red Nose Day and raise money for Comic Relief, the children have been enjoying a paint party.
The children all came to nursery in their own clothes, and were very keen to join in the very messy slip ‘n’ slide game, with all the different coloured paint.
In the outdoor area, the children created a wonderful festival of colour using powder paint.
Some children also enjoyed throwing the water balloons full of paint, to make a real splash of colour.
Altogether, the nursery raised an amazing £46 for Comic Relief. Well done children. More pics in the gallery.
Our nursery babies have been having a good day today, splashing in the water and having fun.
First they all sang ‘five little ducks’ as they played with the ducks in the water.
One of our little ones invited his bigger brother to come and play in the water. After he had carefully put all the ducks in order of their size: from biggest to smallest, baby brother thought it would be much more fun to just throw each of the ducks in the water and watch them splash!
Then big brother thought it would be a good idea to splash his feet and even get in for a swim!
More pics of their water fun in our gallery
This week, with the first glimpse of Spring and the lovely sunny weather, the children have been enjoying their PE lesson outdoors.
First, the children went through all their arm exercises to warm-up and help build their muscles.
They then enjoyed taking their turn for target practice with the bean bag game. Throwing bean bags into the hoops, with each hoop worth a different point according to it’s size. The children were so excited to count how many points they had.
Children also enjoyed throwing and catching the ball and the bean bags, which really helped improve their coordination.
Next month the children will be focusing on their balancing skills, using the different nursery PE equipment. You can see more pics of their PE lesson in our gallery.
The children have been very busy solving a crime today. After listening to the story of ‘Who Pushed Humpty Dumpty?’, they decided to investigate.
First, they were all given their very own police badges and then had to look for the clues around the crime scene. They found mud splatter and footprints made in flour! Then they interviewed all the staff and even measured the size of their footprints.
During the final questioning, the children spotted mud and flour on Ms Muranka’s trousers. They checked her footprint and found it matched the one at the crime scene. Case solved! – It was Ms Muranka who pushed Humpty Dumpty!
Ms Muranka was very sorry, but she explained that she wanted to make some pancakes for breakfast and needed an egg, but Humpty Dumpty said he did not have any left, so she had no choice but to push him!!
Excellent detective work children! See how they solved the mystery in the gallery.