Rabbits and Foxes News February 2019

We would like to say a huge Happy Birthday to Eva and Iggi who turned 3 this month and a big Meadows Nursery welcome to Ben who joined us in the Rabbits group.

IMG_3557February has been yet another very busy month for the Foxes and Rabbits on the Ground Floor. The topic for this month has been “Scotland”. For the duration of this topic the staff have been providing lots of experiences for the children, focusing mainly on developing the children’s knowledge of symmetry; how people in Scotland used to live; historical land marks; Scottish food and dance; and finally Scottish stories, rhymes, songs and words! The children seemed to really enjoy the planned experiences and did some lovely work in the floor book to reflect this.

We have been quite lucky with the weather this month and have started using the water tray again with nice warm water. The younger Foxes seemed to have really enjoyed pouring the water down the runs. We have also moved all of our wooden blocks into the playhouse and it has been impressive to see how imaginative the children can be with them.

The Foxes and Rabbits have continued to enjoy their Tatty Bumpkin sessions! They have been going on all sorts of adventures with Amanda and Tatty and always seem to look forward to the next session.

We have also been continuing with Enjoy-A-Ball sessions over at the Meadows. The Rabbits ball skills are developing every time and we all love to see the children achieving and having fun.

Our older Rabbits have started their weekly Forest Schools sessions at Blackford Pond. We spent our first week exploring the areas we can use and allowing the children to become acclimatised to their surroundings. Over the next 5 weeks we will be developing the children’s outdoor skills and abilities.

February was a really busy, fun and active month for the Foxes and Rabbits. Now we just can’t wait to see what March brings for us!