We get up to so much at Lady Castle Nursery! Click here to look at our gallery.
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.
Visit our gallery to see more pics of making potato heads.
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.
This morning the nursery children started the day with a lovely Valentine’s Day breakfast. Mums and dads were invited to join them for heart-shaped toast, eggs, beans and fresh juice.
The children then continued with the theme of love hearts with face painting and even making their own heart-shaped Valentine card, which they decorated using their fingers and different coloured paints.
The children also enjoyed baking heart-shaped cookies – first carefully cutting out the shapes, which were then baked in the oven, and finally decorating with pink icing.
Many of the children played hopscotch outside, with the numbers set out in love hearts.
What a lovely day – for more pictures of the day’s activities – visit our gallery.
Today the nursery staff and children welcomed a very, very special visitor – Santa Claus.
Santa spent time meeting all the children and especially enjoyed listening to their beautiful singing, as they practised their songs for their Christmas production of ‘the smelly sprout’.
After watching the rehearsal, he then spent time with each of the children as they took their turn telling him what they wanted for Christmas.
The children are now looking forward to their Christmas trip to Cannon Hall Farm, where they will meet Santa again, this time with his elves.
More Santa pics in the gallery.
Today all the children and staff came to nursery wearing their Christmas jumper to raise money for the Save the Children charity.
So many lovely festive jumpers with penguins, snowmen, elves, Santas and plenty of Rudolphs.
Children took part in Christmas activities including making their very own Christmas cards and calendars for the New Year. They sang and danced to Christmas songs as well as rehearsing for their Lady Castle Christmas play ‘the smelly sprout’.
The children were also reminded to be kind to each other as we get closer to Christmas and were delighted to receive a special message from Santa himself, ahead of his visit on Monday. More pics in the gallery.
Children in the nursery have been learning all about the number one so they are able to recognise the number one and can understand what ‘one’ means.
They have enjoyed lots of fun activities to support their learning and have particularly enjoyed singing and ‘digit dancing’ to songs such as One Direction’s ‘one thing’, which helped them practice forming a number one, hopping on one leg, standing proud like a number one and making a long number one using their bodies.
Children then searched the nursery to find ‘one’ item to bring back to the group.
The children have also used chalk to mark the number one on the ground, and bright red paint to carefully write the number on the nursery floor with their fingers. What messy fun!
More photos from our ‘one’ activities in the gallery.
This week the children in the nursery have enjoyed making their own slime.
First they had to get all the ingredients together and put them in a big mixing bowl. Then mix them all together and watch it turn into slime.
The children, and even many of the staff, just loved exploring how the gooey slime felt, running it through their fingers and seeing how it could change into different shapes. Pawel thought it felt like water, and Haniya loved the stretchy feel. Four-year-old Zahra exclaimed ‘look, it’s so stretchy’.
More gooey pics in the gallery
If you want to make this at home, here are the ingredients to make Lady Castle Slime: PVA glue, food colouring, shaving foam (optional), contact lens solution and Aldi Almat bio washing detergent. Mix together in a bowl to make the slime.