Rabbits and Foxes News February 2016
February has been a very fun and exciting month for everyone at Nursery. We have been learning a lot and have been having loads of fun too.
We would like to wish Megan, Zoe and Sophia a very big Happy 4th Birthday!
Our Scotland topic has kept us very busy. We learned about Robert Burns, that he was a poet and where he came from. We celebrated Burns Day by having delicious haggis for our snack. We spoke about living in Edinburgh and what things we like do here. We also filled our topic box with ‘Scottish things’ such as Irn-Bru, Haggis, Shortbread, Oats, Scottish slang books, and various other bits and pieces that we enjoyed looking through.
After a week of close observations on the children’s interests we have decided that our new topic is going to be ‘All about me’. The children have been playing ‘mums and dads’. A few children have recently become or soon will be big brothers and sisters and are also very interested in our bodies growing. We will be looking closely at our bodies, what we need to help us to grow, to keep healthy and what our bodies do to help us. We have already made a start on drawing self portraits that look fantastic! We will also be talking about what country we come from and what languages we can speak. We can’t wait to get started!
Forest Schools has started again and we are having a great time. The weather has been a little wet and cold at times but that has certainly not stopped us. We have been busy building tents and small dens to hide under and enjoy a hot chocolate to heat us up when we arrive. We have been practising our balancing skills alongside our confidence when walking on the tree stumps and logs. We have been collecting sticks and making different patterns, looking at different kinds of bugs under the magnifying glass and of course playing hide and seek as we have an endless amount of hiding places.
On a Tuesday afternoon we have been enjoying visiting a nearby Care Home. We take along with us puzzles, paper and pens, books and recently we have taken family photographs to show the residents who we live with. We know that when we go to the Care Home that we are making the people there very happy. They always make us feel very welcome and kindly give us a homemade cake and juice.