We have had lots of wet weather last month in May but this did not stop 3YON having lots of fun in the rain. We put on our puddle suits and wellies and went outside . We walked through the woods and listened to the sound of the rain and talked about what we could see and hear. We then saw a large puddle and the children were so excited they jumped straight in. They splashed and sploshed, twirled and walked through the puddle. We had so much fun and laughter.
The children in 3YON went on a little adventure to see what we could find at the pond. When we arrived the children were very quiet and waited patiently. They saw some flies floating on the water and one child talked about how they could see the clouds and their own reflection. After waiting for a short time we saw some tadpoles. The children were very excited and they kept popping up in the water. We talked about frogspawn and what the tadpoles will turn in too.
We can not wait to come back and see how the tadpoles have changed.
2YON have been having lots of fun making some bird feeders. They put some lard and bird seeds into a jug and mixed them to form a mixture. Next they took a small handful and moulded it into balls to create fat balls. They then took the remaining mixture and made moulds which they added string as a handle. When they were ready, they hung the bird feeders on the trees in the garden and the fat balls were put into a bird feeder. The children were really happy with what they made and I bet the birds can not wait to try the tasty bird feeders.
Well done 2YON the birds are very lucky.
2YON have been very busy taking part in different activities around birds. They went on a bird watching walk where they had to find the birds on their piece of paper and tick them off when they found them. They used their senses to listen and hear the birds.
One of our local grandparents from the school has a 12year old male Harris Hawk called Oli and when he heard the children, he showed him the bird by letting the bird fly around. The children loved this experience.
They also made some birds out of paper plates and paints.
3YON have been very busy making some lovely ice art. They selected different shaped moulds, which included a train and butterfly, and went around the garden to find some items to put in the moulds. We found different sized leaves, sticks and some herbs. Nursery then put them in the moulds and using recycled rain water from the tray, we filled them up. Then we added some blue ribbon and left them to freeze over night. The next day the children were so excited when they found that they were frozen. We took them out of the moulds and hung them on the tree.
Throughout the process we talked about freezing and melting.
RS have been very busy making a faboulous den using different sized and shaped branches. The children watched the tree surgeons prune the trees at the orchard and decided they wanted to recycle the branches by making a den. Our great gardener Jack saved the branches and once the tree surgeons had finished, RS got to work on building their den. They worked as a team deciding where the branches would go, how they would build it and what it would look like. When they had finished they were very proud of their work.
Well done RS.