The children have been in their element back at nursery, all very eager to get back to learning and to spend time with their friends.
It has been lovely to see the children again and we’re amazed by how much they have grown and developed in such a short amount of time!
This month, we have been spending lots of time in the garden, exploring balancing skills and using different ways of movement whilst investigating what is needed to help plants grow. We celebrated World Environment Day by revisiting our “Germination Project” which we started before lockdown and the children were surprised to see how some of the seeds which they planted had turned out to be little trees (tomatoes, cabbage and chick peas). Inspired by this, during lunch, some of the children noticed that there are bean seeds in whole green beans so they decided to plant these bean seeds in the recycle pots which they made.
The children have been loving their music and movement sessions since returning to nursery. Evie, who is doing Stage Coach, is leading this activity. As usual, we have been exploring sounds in the environment and linking these to letters. We have also been exploring shapes and counting objects, using concepts of addition and substation through play. In the rainy weather, the children enjoyed “catching rain” and seeing how full they could make their pots, investigating quantities and measurements.
This past week, we have been celebrating World Wellbeing Week by stating our day with daily meditation and yoga sessions, which we will continue to do. The children love participating in these activities which Yamuna is leading.
The children also made a big Father’s Day poster for all the daddies and grandads to see on our main door with “high fives”. We hope you liked it!
Throughout our play and all the fun we have been having, the children have all been learning the importance of washing our hands “to get rid of the germs” regularly.
What’s coming up in July
We are hoping for a return to normality in July. If we are able to, we are looking forward to visiting the meadow that we have discovered nearby and the park as well as weekly grocery shopping at the local shop. This will give the children a chance to explore the natural environment and all the learning opportunities which come with it.
We will be acknowledging Children’s Art Week by creating an art project around the theme of Bees. Throughout, we will be exploring how important bees are in the natural world as well as exploring different media and materials we can use to create our masterpiece.
Other important information
As the weather is getting hotter, please provide your child with a sun hat and dress them weather appropriately.
In order to bring the nursery group together, we will be merging our Facebook page with The Old Station Nursery page. Our Facebook page will move over on Monday 6th July so please ensure that you are following The Old Station Nursery page by then to keep up to date with all of our latest news and to continue to receive regular insight into nursery life. To follow The Old Station Nursery page, please click HERE. We would also love for you to follow us on Instagram. If you would like to follow us on Instagram, please click HERE.
Yamuna Jayasinghe, Nursery Manager