See what we've been up to.....

Fun in all weathers......

We have loved exploring outside in the snow, using our senses to explore it, emptying and filling in tubs and observing the snow as the weather changed. 

We have enjoyed visiting the woods taking part in a variety of experiences. Children enjoyed developing their social skills while playing hide and seek. Children also read a story about shapes and sizes and found a variety of materials in the woods to sort into different categories, e.g. hard, soft, jaggy, smooth, etc.

We have also been  focussing on keeping our garden and surrounding area and looking at waste, litter and recycling.  We put up posters around nursery grounds reminding people not to drop litter and clean up after their pets.  We have also been looking at materials which can be recycled. 

Percy the Park Keeper 

We have been using this book as a pathways to stories and learning about the book in 3 different themes (autumn, animals and healthy eating.) We have done a variety of arts and crafts linked to these themes as well as using the laptop to explore more about each theme. We have created a tree house for the animals from the story and have been using puppets and the den to retell stories and create our own.

The Very Quiet Cricket

We have used pathways to stories during this topic, so we are learning about everything in the story and having different themes. For this we practised our turn-taking skills and reading books by ourselves. We have also done lots of retelling stories through the use of puppets. In the garden we have been making bug houses, for the bugs from the story and we have also been doing lots of rhyme time and using the instruments. 

Creative Focus

​ We have enjoyed visiting the woods taking part in a variety of experiences. Children enjoyed developing their social skills while playing hide and seek. Children also read a story about shapes and sizes and found a variety of materials in the woods to sort into different categories, e.g. hard, soft, jaggy, smooth, etc. 

Transport and the Local Community

​ We have been out exploring the community a lot lately. We visited the care home, taking our parachute with us for some parachute games so that the residents could join in with our play more. We also visited Crieff Primary Nursery and created a mind-map of what we wanted to have for our picnic the next time we go. We have also visited the post-box to post letters, discovering more about the roles people play in the community.