This week we have taken part in a sponsored obstacle course event, and have held our own mini Sports Day. Sadly, we had to do this without spectators this year, but the children worked hard at cheering on their friends to make up for it. We took part in running races, an egg and spoon race, and a ‘hoops and tunnels’ race. Everyone had a lot of fun!
It was a big day for all of the Busy Bees tadpole guardians today – following the lovely weather we enjoyed in half term, the time had come to release our now froglets into the pond! We were all able to study our tiny frogs closely before saying goodbye, and carefully returning them to their natural habitat. We’ve all enjoyed watching them grow, and have learned so much about them along the way.
We have celebrated ‘World Bee Day’ (20th May) with a whole week of bee-related activities in Busy Bees Class! We have learned about pollination, counted groups of bees and matched them to the correct number whilst playing ‘Honey Bee Tree’, matched objects from the bee hive to their initial sound flower in phonics, made some amazing collaged and wool-wrapped bees, and produced some lovely posters to encourage people to look after bees. We have been out on the field exploring the flowers and the apple blossom with our magnifying glasses in order to see the pollen, and we were lucky enough to see some pollinators in action! The children’s favourite activity, though, has been making their own honey sandwiches – they all expertly spread their own butter and honey (which they squeezed from the bottle very carefully), and then folded and cut their own sandwiches to eat at snack time – delicious!
The Nursery children have been looking closely at the beautiful bluebells in Forest School this week. We have learned the names of the different parts of the plant, and practised drawing their shapes really carefully. We also talked about how to choose the colour of pen we were using for each part.