Children have been involved in builders imaginative play; developing a construction site and looking at brick patterns. They further developed their understanding by visiting building sites in our local environment. Children have worked collaboratively on our construction site and particularly enjoyed the sandwich and tea breaks!
Children have developed their skills in completing a simple electrical circuit. They have been learning about what each component represents and how to connect them successfully to help things light up, produce sound or move.
Children have been developing their football skills in the park. They have been practicing techniques for controlling the ball, scoring a goal and kicking the ball really high!
Children have been involved in deconstructing electrical items, using a range of tools safely. They have talked about the components and reassembled them. This has led to some discussions around electricity and circuit making.
The fine weather has ensured the garden has been really busy: children have been sustaining interest in imaginative play. Many children were using props, such as masks and swords, they had created themselves in their play. It is noticeable that children are beginning to collaborate with increasing independence and are developing narratives in their play.
A group of children enjoyed harvesting our rhubarb, preparing it and using it to make a delicious rhubarb cake. It was a wonderful opportunity for children to observe and be part of the journey from garden to plate.
As the term drew to a close there were signs of new life emerging around the Nursery.
The children had sustained interest in pond dipping: exploring what was in the pond, closely observing, talking about and documenting it. All were delighted to count 5 frogs this year!
We welcomed The Reverend Prebendary Alan Green from St John on Bethnal Green to Rachel Keeling. He showed us his Easter robes and other artefacts from the church and the children were able to share their understanding of the Easter story. The children's understanding was further supported by making bread and hot cross buns. A wonderful Last Supper-style celebration was enjoyed with the sharing of the home-made bread and grapes around a long table.
Happy Easter to you all!