September Sunflower for Josh!
During the Spring children in Peter Rabbits classes at Children 1st @ Grantham were busy learning all about nature, plants and how they grow.
As part of this topic children planted and then took home a sunflower seedling to plant in their gardens.
We are delighted to share the progress of Josh Clayson’s sunflower with you. Look how much it has grown over the months!
Well done for all your efforts Josh!
Down on the farm at Children 1st @ Plumtree
As you may have seen from previous posts, Children 1st @ Plumtree have been busy learning all about the harvest festival and where our food comes from.
As part of this, children from the Jeremy Fishers class, along with our healthy eating ambassador, Mr Harvey, paid a visited Sycamore Farm this week. Mr Harvey was very busy teaching the children where eggs and milk comes from.
In preparation for the trip, children made baskets in nursery and then collected a fresh egg from the chickens.
During the tour of the farm, the children ticked off the animals they had seen on their clip board. Everyone enjoyed looking at the cows, horses, and chickens and especially enjoyed getting the chance to hold the baby rabbits!
You can share our trip by clicking through the pictures below.
Children 1st @ Plumtree visit Sycamore Farm
New Developments at Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul
The Children 1st maintenance team is currently hard at work around Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul and we would like to share with you a few pictures of our latest mini project.
The children were very excited to receive a bug house from their friend James who had it made as a leaving present when he left to go to school. This gave us the great idea of having a bug garden built which will feature alongside our Mud Kitchen.
Both environments will be situated in what was the science garden behind the parent’s room.
All being well it will be ready for the children to explore in two weeks. We will keep you updated with more pictures and details of when it will be open.
Autumn Term Nursery Council Meeting at Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul
Autumn term nursery council meeting @ Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul
The nursery councillors at St Peter and St Paul nursery met today for their first meeting this term.
The children discussed with Miss Amy and Miss Laura what fun things they like doing at nursery and what they would like to do more of. Shenan likes to play with the play dough and Charlie suggested that we could add some strawberry essence to it. Freddie enjoys playing on the computer and would like to do some dinosaur pictures. Charlie also suggested that he would like to dress up as knights again and Madeleine added that she would like to be a princess for the day!
Miss Amy asked if there was anything the children didn’t like doing at nursery, the only thing that Charlie could think of was he didn’t like eating onions! Imogen said she liked eating the carrots and the children discussed growing their own to make into soup!
Miss Amy asked the children if they thought having ‘warm fuzzy jar’ was a good idea for children to put pom poms in when they have been kind to a friend and when the jar is full to have a treat!! The children all agreed this was a great idea and came up with some good treats that they could have. Charlie suggested bringing his teddies in for the day and teddies brothers too, Madeleine had an idea for pass the parcel, Shenan suggested ice pops and Freddie said ice creams!
It was lovely to give the children the opportunity to voice their views on what’s good at nursery and what’s not so good! We are looking forward to the next council meeting next half term! The children have been given the task of finding out what their friends like to do at nursery too!
National Teddy Bear Day at Children 1st @ Acorns Upper Tean
National Teddy Bear Day at Children 1st @ Acorns
Teddy bears and other soft toys were given star treatment at Children 1st @ Acorns as activities to celebrate National Teddy Bear Day got under way.
Special, favourite teddies were brought from home to share the fun and were guests of honour at the teddy bears’ picnic.
No doubt they really enjoyed the teddy bear cakes, made by the children for their guests. The bear hunt in the nursery grounds had everyone searching very carefully, over and under and round and through the grounds. What a challenge!
Everyone got back safely to enjoy bear stories and to sing some songs!
A wonderful day which you can share by looking through the photos below.
Children 1st @ Acorns Celebrate National Teddy Bear Day