We had a special pyjama day at Ramillies Nursery where all the children enjoyed coming to nursery in their dressing gowns and slippers. To celebrate, we decorated gingerbread men so that they were wearing pyjamas too!
A big thank you goes to everyone who donated money for this cause. We raised a fabulous £100 for Royal Manchester Children’s Charity.
Down at ‘Babies’ we have been having lots of fun getting messy and learning through sensory play, exploring water, soft and hard objects, colour mixing with cars and most recently exploring the inside of pumpkins! We have been out looking at leaves and making collages, as well as painting handprint hedgehogs and baking yummy chocolate ones. We have great fun each day singing and making music with instruments. We even have a song to learn each other’s names. This week we have been making footprint ghosts-BOO!
Over at ‘Toddlers’ we have been really busy settling in and learning what it means to be big boys and girls. We have been practising our manners and being independent in making choices especially at snack time. We have done lots of singing; our favourite nursery rhyme is ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’. We loved getting messy during water play, table-top printing and autumn hand print trees, as well as exploring outside in the autumn leaves and collecting objects for our nature play dough. We enjoyed making sensory bottles for exploring and have been busy playing with pumpkins and dressing up for Halloween.
Since September we have been having a wonderful time up at ‘Early Years’. As part of our ‘All about me’ topic we made our self-portraits, and drew round our bodies, labeling our body parts. The children also measured how tall they were, how far they could stretch and we also looked at baby photos of our friends. We had fun guessing who was who.
The changing weather helped introduce our Autumn topic, by showering us with different coloured leaves and dropping apples from the tree. The children have enjoyed using their senses to explore this season. We enjoyed practicing our cooking skills by making apple crumble and autumn vegetable soup. The children have enjoyed collecting sticks and different coloured leaves, and looking for conkers. The children enjoyed reading ‘Percy, the park keeper’ stories about different animals, especially hedgehogs. We made play dough hedgehogs and drew hedgehogs using chalk then covered them with leaves for their spikes.