The children in Nursery and Reception had a campfire today. Firstly we needed to find a safe area clear of leaves to place our fire. We collected sticks for kindling and then safely lit the fire making sure we didn’t stand too close. Once the fire was burning well, we toasted crumpets on it. The children told us that we shouldn’t get too close or we might get burnt and of course, at the end we poured cold water onto it so it didn’t continue to burn.
In Nursery the children learnt about Remembrance Sunday and why poppies are used in remembrance. Then they made some poppy pictures using potato printing, a skill they learnt a few weeks ago.
Nursery this week have been finding out all about Diwali. They learnt the story of Rama and Sita, drew Rangoli patterns on the pavement outside the office to welcome visitors and to wish everyone a Happy Diwali, made Diva lamps and decorated hand templates in Mehndi.
In nursery this morning, inspired by our recent exploration of pumpkins, we made pumpkin models using salt dough. We remembered that pumpkins can be green or orange and different sizes and noted that the one we had in class had ridges in it. We rolled the salt dough into a ball and then added the ridges with play dough tools. We finished it by adding a green stalk on the top.
Maple Cross Nursery 18/19 now Reception 19/20 entered the Potato Bucket Challenge set by Rickmansworth Garden, Arts and Homecrafts Society. They were given 10 buckets, each containing three seed potatoes and were asked to grow the potato plants over the next few months. We are pleased to announce that Maple Cross won with the largest combined weight of potatoes. Mrs Biss has just collected the winning certificate and trophy. Well done to all involved.
All the new children settled quickly this morning in nursery and were soon busy learning and exploring their new environments both inside and outside. We’re looking forward to doing it all again tomorrow!
In Nursery this morning the Year 6 pupils led a technology session with the children. There was a range of activities, from Beebots to accessing the internet safely. Thank you Year 6 – the nursery children were fully engaged and told us later how much they enjoyed it.
Yesterday, we finished off our theme of people who help us by having a new born baby come and visit Nursery. The children realised that a baby needs lots of help as it can’t feed or change itself. Quite a few of the children in Nursery have smaller siblings and were able to tell us about their baby brothers/sisters.
Today, Nursery had a nurse call in to speak to them. The nurse explained a little bit about her job and where she worked and then she explained the importance of washing our hands thoroughly. The children asked lots of questions and learnt and practised the correct way to properly wash their hands.