Message from Mrs Johnston –
Good morning everyone, I hope you and your family are all well and are coping with our current situation.
This is a fun activity you can try at home, You can make it in 3 simple steps!
You will need –
a coathanger (with clips or without)
2 pieces of ribbon or wool or string
2 small boxes or tubs of equal size
stapler, sellotape or glue
Firstly cut 2 equal strips of ribbon
Then staple or stick each end of the ribbon to one side of the box. Repeat with the second box.
Finally hang the ribbon loops over the hanger into the grooves (for a clip-less hanger) or clip the ribbon loops onto a hanger with clips.
One box hangs on one side and the other on the opposite so two items can be weighed at one time.
You might even find 2 boxes with holes in them that you can fit easily on to your coathanger.
Hang the hanger from a door knob .You have a homemade DIY toy scale!
Gather a few household items to weigh-toy cars, rocks, blocks, Lego, etc.
Label one piece of paper “Light” and another piece of paper “Heavy”.
Weigh two items at a time by placing one in each box on the hanger scale. Compare the two items to determine which is heaviest of the two.
it will create conversations about weight and numbers
Use the hanger scale to compare the weights of objects and discuss terms like ‘greater than,’ ‘less than,’ heaviest,’ and ‘lightest’. It is a fun toy for you to use in your pretend play as well.
I know how much you were all enjoying building the skeleton floor puzzle and learning about different parts of the body.
I have attached some images of skeletons you could make at home and discuss with your adult what the different parts and bones are, and what they do.
You could use bin bags and tape, toilet roll tubes, wool, boxes and paint, pipe cleaners, crayons, and many more items found around the home.
Please feel free to send in any pictures!!
Good morning everyone!
Today you could build a den!
You could plan your den together –
Where will the den be?
What will you use to make the den?
What can go in the den?
What will you do in the den?
If you have a torch it would be nice to read a story in the den.
A message from Mr Reid –
Hello! I really hope that you and your family are well at this time.
I know how much you and your friends enjoyed making the friendship soup recently in nursery so below I have put two recipes you can try at home.
You will need help from an adult who will be able to assist you with peeling, cutting and measuring ingredients. They will also be responsible for heating the soup!!
We look forward to seeing any photos of you helping to make the soup and enjoying eating it!!
1 TBSP oil
3 * carrots
1 * medium onion
1 * leek
800mls Vegetable stock
1. Wash, peel, chop and cube the vegetables
2. Heat the oil in a large pot and add the vegetables for a few minutes
3. Make up the stock and add to the vegetables, simmer for 10-15 minutes
4. Once vegetables are tender, blend the mixture until smooth
1 TBSP oil
2 TBSP plain flour
2 * cans of chopped tomatoes
1 * medium onion, chopped
2 TBSP tomato purée
500mls vegetable stock
1. Heat the oil in a large pot, add the onion and cook until softened. Sprinkle in the flour and stir well
2. Add the tomatoes, stock, purée and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Purée with a hand blender or food processor. Add more water to thin if desired.
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Good morning everyone,
Hope everyone is keeping well at home.
We are all aware now more than ever how important it is to be as active as possible which isn’t easy when spending so much time indoors.
Here is an idea for something you can try at home while the nursery is closed
Cosmic Kids yoga is a free online resource which is designed especially for kids age 3+. A mixture of stories, yoga and fun, which is easy to follow bringing to life lots of different stories and characters through movement. We are going on a Bear Hunt is a familiar story for everyone to enjoy.
Good Morning everyone!
I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying spending time together.
If you are looking for something to do, maybe you could teach your grown up how to make play dough?
We have a self service play dough station in the nursery where the children have been making their own play dough using a simple 2:1 recipe.
All you need is flour, salt and water. Oil and colour (paint/food colouring) are optional. Then mix together.
2 tablespoons of flour
1 tablespoon of salt
3or4 teaspoons of water
We used a few sprays of baby oil and some powder paint then mixed it all together. Don’t worry if you don’t have this, some children choose not to use it when making their play dough in nursery.
If the mixture is too wet the children have been able to work out that they need to make it dry by adding more flour.
If it’s too wet they need to add dry ingredients, flour or powder paint.
Once made and you have finished playing, this could be kept in the fridge in a foodbag or an airtight container to keep fresh and use again.
This recipe is for a small amount of play dough.
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
Good morning everyone!
I hope you and your family are keeping safe and well.
We all miss you.
Here is an idea for something you can do while the nursery is closed –
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt!
Everyone who wants to participate should put teddy bears in their windows so that families can “go on a bear hunt”.
When you go out for a walk you can look for teddy bears in windows and count how many you find!
Please remember to follow the current social distancing guidelines when you are outside.
You can also look for numbers and letters on your walk. Children particularly like to find the first letter of their name – in signs, car registrations etc.
You can look for colours – nature, cars etc
You can count cars, count how many steps from one lamppost to the next.
There are lots of fun, educational things to do on a walk.
You may also want to read the story to your child. If you don’t have the book it is available on YouTube.
Have fun and we would love to see any photographs you take on the way.
Welcome back to a new year at nursery!
Rong Rong came to visit us in nursery. She told us all about Chinese New Year. She showed us all of the animals that give names to each year. She played a Chinese musical instrument called a Pipa. She helped us to make Chinese lanterns. She helped us to learn a Chinese dance to the Pipa music. We had lots of fun with Rong Rong!
We were learning about keeping our teeth clean!