We had a fantastic start to 2024 welcoming our new friends to Nursery. It was lovely to see them settle into Nursery life with a little help from our Nursery experts!
We started the term learning all about Winter. We noticed that lots of trees looked very bare and the leaves had all fallen off. We also thought we would like to be birds and fly away to somewhere warm or even hibernate like Hedgehogs!
Strange things had been happening in the village and we had a phone call from PC Lisa asking us to look out for a Gruffalo, a Mouse, a snake, a Fox and an Owl. You’ll never guess what we found at Forest School! Poisonous warts, purple prickles, orange eyes, terrible teeth and brown fur had been found all around the village. PC Lisa visited school and we helped her to collect and record the evidence. It appeared there was a sighting of the Gruffalo entering school through the main gates so off we went to investigate. We made traps to help catch the Gruffalo!
We celebrated Chinese New Year and listened to a story all about a Great Race. We found out about the order of the animals and how this helped to name the Years. This year is the Year of the Dragon. Some of us were born in the Year of the Pig and others were born in the Year of the Rat. Our very best bit was our Chinese New Year Tasting Menu. We tried noodles, prawn crackers, soya sauce and sweet chilli sauce. We had lots of empty plates, smiley faces and thumbs up!
And love was in the air … We made Valentines Chocolate Crispie Cakes - Yummy Yummy!
We have also enjoyed learning outside with the grand opening of our bike garage and car wash and enjoyed a wet, windy, winter, welly walk where we splashed in puddles and collected the rain water to fill containers and buckets.
We hope you all enjoy a very happy half term – Don’t eat too many pancakes!