Updated: May 7
Trip to the Park
On Thursday we made the most of the sunny weather and had a walk to the park via the allotment, checking on the strawberries and seeing how much the rhubarb had grown. Once at the park all the children had great fun learning how to use the fireman’s pole and by the end of our trip they were even climbing back up it! We used the roundabout as a spaceship and flew round and round into the sky and touched the clouds on the swings. Walking back to Nursery down the lane, the children collected some dandelions. Once we were back, we tried dipping the dandelions into a cup of water, making them soggy and were all amazed that once we took them out of the water, they were dry!
This week the children have really enjoyed playing with the playdough. They have been making birthday cakes and rolling out the dough to make long and short worms. Playdough is very good for developing fine motor skills as they model the dough into different shapes. They develop the muscles in their hands as they squish, roll, flatten, etc. The tools the children used such as rolling pins, knives and forks develop hand-eye coordination which encourages the children to manipulate the materials to fit their ideas.
Here's a simple playdough recipe that will last a good month stored in a container: 1 cup of salt, 2 cups of plain flour, 2 tablespoons oil, 3 teaspoons cream of tartar, 2 cups of boiling water with food colouring
Forest School Walk
We all had such a nice walk this Friday morning, and saw so many things on our travels. We found some big cows by the church yard, lot’s of lambs and “smelly sheep poo”. Then we crossed over the troll bridge past the stream into the field which looked very different to the last time we were there:
“I think its been ploughed and racked”
Then we went the ‘sneaky way’ through the church yard, and down to Forest School. Once we got to Forest School we found so many creepy crawlies which we then spent the rest of the morning finding with Lucy!