For our baking activity this week, we made raspberry and white chocolate muffins. There was lots of learning opportunities for the children! Firstly, they had to carefully weigh and mix all the ingredients. This involved melting the butter, pouring in the milk, cracking the eggs and stirring in the other ingredients. The children talked about the changes they noticed to the ingredients as they worked. Finally the mixture was added to the bun cases before being cooked in the oven. I hope they tasted as good as they looked and smelt!
Over the course of this week, we have been looking carefully and observing the changes with our bean seeds. We were amazed when some green shoots started to peep through the soil and we also noticed that some had a root coming out of the bottom of the pot. Later in the week, we noticed that they were getting taller and leaves were starting to grow! We are wondering what changes we will notice next week.
Today we have planted a different kind of seeds to see how they grow- cress seeds! Firstly, we drew a face on a plastic cup. Then we filled the cup with cotton wool and wet it so it was damp. Finally we sprinkled cress seeds on the top. We are hoping our cress will grow up and make hair for our face!
We are going to send the cress home so you can look after it and watch it grow at home. Please send in some photos so we can share with everyone at nursery. Remember- you can eat the cress when it has grown! See if you like it
Our new book of the week is "The Enormous Turnip." We have read the book and talked about how big the turnip was using words such as big, huge, ginormous, gigantic and massive. Not many children knew what a turnip was so we talked about vegetables and named lots of different ones. In the painting area, we have been printing with vegetables and some of us have tried to make our prints into a recognisable picture. In our provision we have had a large turnip and the children have been using it to act out the story with their friends.
Today on our welly walk in the nature reserve, we explored our mud kitchen. The children were very imaginative as they selected different natural ingredients from around the nature reserve to include in their recipes. We had pizzas, pancakes, cups of tea and coffee, soup and even pasta with a cheesy sauce and garlic bread! There was lots of sharing and turn taking happening too as well as lots of communication as the children chatted to each other about their cooking.
Today we have decorated biscuits to create butterflies. We recalled our learning about the wings being symmetrical from last week and then we had a challenge to try and make our butterflies symmetrical. We did a great job!
Here we are engaged in our provision while learning about the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. This week our activities include: exploring a tray of soil with gardening tools and different sized plant pots. re-telling the story of Jack and the Beanstalk using our castle, fabric beanstalk and puppets and creating a leaf for our class beanstalk using collage materials. We have also enjoyed digging the garden outside.
This week we are continuing our growing theme with a focus on "Jack and the Beanstalk." Today we read the story together and then planted our own bean seeds. We talked about how to plant them and what they will need to grow. We have put them in a light position in nursery and can't wait to look after them and see how tall they get.
Today on our welly walk in the nature reserve we have been on a minibeast hunt. We searched for different creatures and found that they like to live in damp, dark places. The children used their observational skills to talk about what they could see and how they were moving. We also discussed looking after the creatures as they are living things.
Here are the nursery winners of our Extreme Reading Competition. They were very proud of themselves and excited to win a new book!
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