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We are going GREEN next week with our next topic, focusing on Sowing and Growing with some help from “Jack and the Beanstalk.”
All groups will be planting – The Brook will focus on vegetables, The Orchard are all about herbs and The Meadow will plant flower seeds. We would love to get you all involved. If you could consider donating a potted plant – herb, flower or vegetable – that would be fantastic!
The Meadow will be doing lots of large-scale sensory activities, on one occasion with green and brown paint (to make leaves for the beanstalk) and another day, with water and soil. Making tall beanstalk towers with blocks and shaving foam will be a highlight of the week. You might see a few little Meadow “buzzy bees” flitting about Nursery during the week, too!
The Orchard will be all about Jack and his Beanstalk. They will be planting their own bean in a transparent plastic cup, so they will be able to see the roots growing, before they transplant it into a pot at home. They are going to take the opportunity to do lots of building tall beanstalk towers and they will practice their positional language – over, under, behind, above – to find the Golden Hen in the Town Garden. The children will be learning small, medium and large for their mathematical thinking, as they compare their feet to the size of the Giant’s feet. Of course, there will be lots of “Fi Fi Fo FUM” going on, as the children act out the story for their friends. They will most enjoy playing The Bean Game for their Music and Mooo-vement session.
The Brook will be spending most of their days outside, as they go full tilt into Forest School. They will be measuring with sticks, making letters with stones and rocks and making natural pictures, using sticks as frames. They will also be re-telling Jack’s story, acting it out in the Story Corner in The County Garden.
We hope you have a green-fingered week!
After a fun-filled week of Weddings and dress up, not to mention wedding cakes, we move on to the topic of Sowing and Growing.
The Brook will be exploring how things grow and what we can do to support the growth of plants and, there will be lots of planting in our garden. We will also be reading the story Jack and the Beanstalk, so look out for our giant beanstalk appearing at Nursery!
The Orchard will explore emptying and filling large, medium and small plant pots with soil, exploring size and texture and looking at seeds and beans. They will help with watering all the plants after the nice sunny weather.
The Meadow will also explore sensory experiences such as soil, sand and leaves in their sensory tray and work on their next steps for development.
We are hoping to make our garden and herb garden look fantastic for the Summer, so if anyone would like to make any plant, herb or seed donations please feel free to talk to the management team and bring them in for next week.
Blue Grass Purple Cow won first prize for our walking float in the May Queen Procession. We were awarded a trophy and a first place certificate, so I would like to thank everyone once again for your efforts the children are still talking about it now.