Little Lennie's Nursery
19th October 2021
13th October 2021
This week our activities have been on the theme of "Goldilocks and the three bears". In our home corner the children have enjoyed pretending to be the three bears, with three bowls, three chairs (small, medium and large) and three beds.
In our messy play corner we introduced a tuff spot with porridge oats and teddy bears. The children have enjoyed filling different sized containers and feeding the bears with spoons.
Today the children who were with us for our afternoon session made porridge and added a choice of jam or honey as a topping. The children were very good at following the rules to stay in their chairs whilst Mrs Fryer heated the porridge on the hob. We all managed to be calm and sensible in the kitchen. The children were very helpful with measuring the oats and stirring them. We waited until our porridge was not too hot, not too cold but just right!
Outside we have an exciting mud kitchen and water play area with lots of pipes and guttering which the children have really enjoyed and made the most of. Next week we look forward to learning all about Bonfire Night and fireworks!
6th October 2021
29th September 2021
22nd September 2021
This week in Little Lennies we have been reading a book called 'Not a Stick' by Antoinette Portis. It shows how by using our imagination, a stick can become anything -from a fishing rod to a paint brush. We enjoyed going to the woods to collect sticks and sorted them from longest to shortest. The children are getting very good at using the words "long" and "short". They could tell us which stick is longer or shorter. In our key time we thought of all sorts of ideas about how sticks could be used.
We have also been reading the Creation story this week. The children have been playing with animals from different worlds of land, sea and sky and sorting them into their different homes and habitats.
The children have been keen to get their aprons on and do some painting. Some of them enjoyed using lego bricks to print patterns. Some lovely art work has been produced.
We are very excited to be moving to a lovely new classroom this week. The children have been to look around and are very excited!
What have we been up to this week?
(Week beginning 6th September 2021)
The children have been settling in really well. There have been smiles all round! The children have especially enjoyed picking ripe plums from the trees outside. We have practiced counting them together. They have also been loving their water play, filling up watering cans to water the plants. The boys and girls were excited to race cars down the ramp and see which is the fastest. We have begun to learn a few nursery rhymes too.
We are so excited to welcome lots of you back to Nursery next week! We hope providing a few photos of the setting for you to discuss with your child might just help them get ready and build excitement for their return.
What a busy time we've had this morning! The children lead us on a large scale painting project, playing and developing in so many areas across the EYFS - their gross motor and cross body skills (so important for boys especially), communication and language, experimenting with colour mixing and creating different effects. Mostly though, we just had the BEST TIME!
We're going on a bear hunt.
We enjoyed looking for the bear in our school woods.
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