Week 6 - Easter Surprise
It will soon be Easter and we are all looking forward to a visit from the Easter Bunny. The children have enjoyed exploring our Easter Tuff Tray, we found lots of decorated eggs, rabbits and chicks. One of the chicks even tried
to run away from us!
We went hunting for patterned eggs around our nursery garden and used clipboards to make marks to represent the number of eggs we found. This was great fun, and there was some great perseverance shown but some children , continuing for a long time until they had found all the eggs.
5 Little Chicks Rhyme.
The popular rhyme, 5 Little ducks has been changed and instead we sang about little chicks. As we sang, we counted how many chicks were left. 5,4,3,2,1, and then 0!
Mother hen said “cluck, cluck, cluck, clack, and 5 little chicks walking came back!”
Painting with carrots
We used carrots to paint with, dipping the pointed end of the carrots into paint, we made some great marks. Some children explored which marks they could make and some children had a go to make the letters in their name.
We chose pictures of two different vegetables and then placed them so that they made repeated patterns.
e.g. carrot, sweetcorn, carrot, sweetcorn, carrot, sweetcorn...
Heavy and Light
Some of the vegetables were quite heavy and others were light. “It’s heavy “ said Kaiden picking up the red cabbage. Caleb told me “this is heavy” as he showed me the swede.
The children used balances to explore the weight of the vegetables.
We explored a bag of frozen peas, children talked about what they observed and what they were doing.
"They are wet" "They are slippery" "I got it full up, going to mix it and have pea soup"
Spring is here!
We have enjoyed some fabulous weather this week and have spent lots of time outside. We used litter pickers to tidy up our nursery garden and watered the plants and the seeds that we had planted. We love to paint the fences and took turns to use the brushes and shared the pots of water. We even found a frog in the water in a tyre!
We are enjoying the story of Jasper's Benastalk. We like that Jasper does things on different days of the week. The children are getting really good at saying which day come next!
On Monday, Jasper found a bean.
On Tuesday, he planted it.
On Wednesday, he watered it.
On Thursday, he dug and raked and sprayed and hoed.
On Friday night, he collected slugs and snails.
On Saturday, he even mowed it!
On Sunday, Jasper waited and waited and waited...
We counted beans. Can you put 3 beans in the plant pot? This is a number 4... count 4 beans in. We are learning to use number names in order when counting out loud and are learning to count accurately as we put beans in the pots 1 at a time.
We did some more planting seeds ourselves and had a look around our nursery garden to see which flowers had started growing.
Happy Mother’s Day !
The Tiny Seed
Book and talk time
After listening to the story about the Tiny Seed, we looked at pictures of the different places to seed went and what happened to it. We talked about what plants need to and the things that will stop them from growing.
Planting Sunflower Seeds
We had a go at planting our own seeds. We looked at the seed packet to see the type of flower that should grow.
We followed some instructions, chose a plant pot, filled it with compost, pushed a sunflower seed into the compost and made sure it was covered up with the soil. We then watered it. We know that we need to leave the pots now to let the seed grow, it needs to be outside or near to the windows and we must remember to water them.