Mud, mud, glorious mud!

We loved our MUD DAY on Monday, children were amazing, tucking in with all the exciting muddy activities we had prepared. Hope you enjoyed our photographs on Tapestry....

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We loved our MUD DAY on Monday, children were amazing, tucking in with all the exciting muddy activities we had prepared. Hope you enjoyed our photographs on Tapestry. You can celebrate at home on Saturday, on the official day! Send us some pictures of how yo get muddy!

Celebrating International Mud Day: Embracing the Joy of Mud Play for Kids – The Wild Outdoors

Our story this week is a traditional tale called Jack and the Beanstalk. It follows Jacks adventure climbing up a beanstalk into another world above the clouds where he comes across a Giant!  

We will be watching our beans growing at Nursery and you could do this also at home. Just follow the instructions below: 

  • Wet a large handful of cotton balls or tissue and place in a glass jar or tub. The cotton should be wet but not dripping.  
  • Wedge the dried beans between the cotton balls and the side of the jar. Use at least two beans so that if there is something wrong with one of them, the other one should grow.  
  • Make predictions about what will happen. For example: 

I think the beans will/won’t grow 

I think the beans will take ____ days to grow 

I think this bean will grow taller/shorter than the other.  

  • Observe your beans twice a day.  
  • Add a few drops of water to the cotton balls each day to keep them damp. 

It has been a very hot week, and we try finding shady and breezy spots outside to small our singing and circle times. Thank you for sending in sunhats, water bottles and suncream every day!  

We have been playing a lot with bean bags and using the parachute to do music and movement sessions! 

In our keygroups, we have discussed friendships, and how we can look after ech other, support each other when needed and be kind and caring. If you have a favourite book about being friends, please bring it in to share. 

The last few weeks of the term always seem very busy, children can be a bit more unsettled as they feel the change. We aim to keep to our usual daily routine in nursery and start to learn about school transitions with those who will start Reception in September. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.  

Have a lovely weekend,  

The Nursery Team