The Nursery children have returned for the start of the summer terms with many new projects and themes to look forward to. We are going to be looking at fairytales and some of the ideas that these stories contain. We have started our work by reading Jack and the Beanstalk. This also fits in very well with our other major theme of growth!
The children will be planting and growing seeds of their own, and then observing what happens. We are also incredibly excited about the arrival of the chicks from Surrey Quays Farm. We will shortly take the delivery of some incubators and some chick eggs. The Nursery children will be observing the eggs hatching, before we then return the chicks back to Surrey Quays Farm.
Our own personal growth is an idea that we have already started to study as part of an on-going topic for the summer term. This involves the children creating their own ‘memory shrines,’ and then working with technology to help us improve our communication skills.
A memory shrine is a constructed box that contains unique images, words and memories for each child. We asked the parents to help create these over the Easter break. The response has been fantastic. This work will now progress so that the children can be recorded talking about their memories. We will be sharing these audio recordings online, as well as talking about them together as a class.
Finally the Nursery children have been having some great fun playing with our brand new fleets of tricycles! We have bought a collection of many different forms of tricycles, from the more traditional styles through to some that require two children to operate them.
This is a shared resource that also helps the children to improve their social skills when it comes to playing together. One of the tricycles is a taxi which can carry passengers. We have been role-playing being a cab driver, picking up passengers and asking for a fair. Tremendous fun, as you can see from the video above!