Archive for April, 2018

Textured Ball Painting

April 12th, 2018

Our Baby room children have used a textured ball and colourful paint to create beautiful pictures.

Lots of opportunity to develop their physical skills and to explore colour.

What the Ladybird Heard!

April 12th, 2018

Some of our Preschool children recently went on a trip to the Curve Theatre in Leicester,  to watch a lovely performance of Julia Donaldson’s story of “What the Ladybird Heard”. This is a familiar story  to our Preschool children and they were all very excited to watch the show.  Our Bus journey to the city center was most enjoyable, children were very chatty and spoke about what they could see out of the window as well as commenting on the local surroundings.

Once we got to the Curve Theatre the children were able to pick out a sticker to wear during the performance. As we took our seats the children were full of giggles , the children commented on the set, pointing to the farm house and the two cats on the window.

As the show began their was lots of opportunity  for audience participation.  The children loved this and where able to join in shouting where the ladybird was hiding and naming all the characters from the story. Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh were very funny characters making the children laugh throughout.

After the show we had a special McDonald’s Lunch, the children all got a balloon to take home with them.

After a busy morning we were very tired travelling back on the bus (some of us had a little sleep). The children were very eager to tell everyone else back at the nursery about the show.

We have now created a puppet show role play area of what the ladybird heard, for the children to role play their experience of the trip. This has been highly successful and motivating for the children who are showing great imaginative skills.

Here are a few picture from our trip



Outside Forest Fun

April 12th, 2018

The Preschool children had a great time in the forest area planting a variety of flowers! The children were very inquisitive and engaged in this activity. The children were able to take their flowers home to watch them grow.


Whilst in the forest area we created a small obstacle course with the large logs and tree stumps. The children were encourage to have a go at getting from one end to the other independently.  The children were brave and had ago, children listen well and walked across slowly and carefully.  Some children helped their friends across by holding their hands. The Preschool children showed excitement and a sense of achievement when they got to the end.

This was a great activity for children to develop their physical skills as well as being aware of their own safety whilst climbing and balancing.