The Great Outdoors

To learn about the changing seasons and explore our outdoor environment, we took our babies to Dean Galleries to have snack under the trees.

Whilst we were eating we were able to watch the branches swaying in the breeze, the leaves falling and the birds flying in the sky.

We collected fallen leaves and small branches and the babies enjoyed exploring the smell and texture.

Our Little Scientists!

As the children have been learning about the ocean we participated in a science activity on how the ocean helps create rain.

Using the kettle, we looked at how the ocean water gets heated by the sun and starts to evaporate and rises up into the air.

We then looked at how the clouds (foam) collects the evaporated water and stores it.

The children mixed water and food colouring and added it to the foam to see what happens when the clouds get too full and heavy.

We had so much fun being little scientists!

The Italian Job

The pre school children at Melville Street went to La Rusticana for lunch last week to tie in with our countries topic.

This was an excellent experience for children to get a feel of Italy and experience Italian food.

It is important for children get hands on experiences linked with what they are learning at nursery and also a great chance to be involved with the community and understanding the world around them.

And the food was so tasty!

I’d Pick You!

The children had a great time at Craigie’s farm last week.

We picked (and ate!) lots of delicious strawberries and cherries.

This was a lovely way to talk about where different foods come from and what foods grow in our local community.

We then used our fruits to make our very own smoothies.

This involved talking about and tasting different fruits and comparing the textures from whole to smoothie.

A great time was had by all the boys and girls.

Incy Wincy Spider

The children at Old Coates House have been enjoying loose parts play using guttering to create waterfalls outdoors.

This activity had encouraged  collaboration, sharing, thinking, problem-solving and decision-making with the children.

We then took out some spiders and sang the Incy Wincy Spider song and discussed how the water pushes the spider back down the spout!