Today our Panda Bears Room made an end of term trip to Little Jack's Farm! The children all travelled on a minibus to the farm in Bottesford.
We would like to thank Little Jack's farm for having us, we saw lots of different animals, including goats, sheep, pigs, cows, rabbits, donkeys, horses and lots more. We were able to feed the goats, chickens and donkeys. We stroked the rabbits and looked out for the guinea pigs and hamsters. We spoke about where the different animals live and what they eat for their food.
We then visited the garden centre where the children planted their own sunflower seeds to take home. We learnt about recycling and how we can recycle different containers and make them into flower pots.
We then joined together for a nice picnic in the garden before exploring the different play areas available at the farm.
The staff were great, the children loved it.
18 July 2019
The children have been so excited looking after the caterpillars and waiting for them to turn into butterflies this month.
Today we have released them into the garden.
The children sat nicely to watch as the butterflies slowly walked out of their home and onto the flowers before flying away.
Some of the children held the butterflies before they flew away.
The children talked about the butterflies, helping to count their legs and noticed the different colours on their wings.
28 June 2019
Visit from the Grantham Fire Service
Today we enjoyed a visit from the Grantham fire and rescue service. They showed the children around the fire engine and told the children what each piece of equipment was used for and when they would use it. We enjoyed counting the ladders on top of the fire engine and all of the hosepipes within the fire engine. We then watched how quick it was for a firefighter to change into their firefighting gear. We all then stood at the front of the fire engine and had our picture taken with all the fire crew. At the end of the visit the children took it in turns one by one to stand with the fireman and use hose and were able to spray the water into the distance the children thoroughly enjoyed the visit.
24 June 2019
Easter Bonnet Competition
For Easter this year the children made an Easter bonnet at home with their parents and then brought them into nursery where they were entered into a competition.
Once all of the bonnets were at nursery each child voted for their favourite. The winning bonnet from each of our 4 room was then presented with an Easter egg prize.
April - Easter 2019
World Book Day
For world book day the children and staff enjoyed dressing up as a character from their favourite book. Children were able to bring in their book from home and then shared them with there friends.
Following world book day we had lots of children in our pre school panda group showing an interest in new stories, they have been recognising the characters their friends dressed as and have been looking out for them in our nursery books. So we decided to go for a little trip to the library! The children loved it, we spoke about our golden rules and how they can use them to safely get to and from the library, we read some lovely books in the library and the children used great listening skills to enable them to reflect on what happened in the stories. They enjoyed it so much we had lots of “just one more pleeeeease!” before heading back to nursery!
7 March 2019
Pre School Christmas Concert
We would like to to say a massive thank you to all the family members that came along to our pre school nativity tonight at St Anne’s church!
Their first one 😍 sat in front of 180+ people in the audience and they sang their little hearts out!
It was a lovely little performance and gosh for such little people their concentration and efforts on rehearsals and ‘the big day’ has been amazing!
Thank you to all the parents for the amazing outfits and for all your support as always!
We all feel super proud!
13 December 2018
Little Lions Halloween Party
Our Little Lions held a Halloween stay and play session. We had parents and children come along to enjoy a sensory session where they could explore the environment and different resources related to Halloween. There was tricks involved when they discovered the spiders in the shaving foam webs and the pumpkin messy play went down a treat! Decorating the biscuits with icing and Halloween sweeties was of course another favourite as always!
stay and play sessions are a great way for you to be involved in your child's learning and development alongside it being a great way to discuss and collaborate with key workers. Our next stay and play session will be a Christmas event, so come along and join us!
26 October 2018
Big Bears Food Bank Trip
The Big Bears took a trip to the food bank where they delivered the donations they bought in as part of our harvest festival topic. We discussed with the children how we can help others by making sure everyone has food to keep their tummy's full! Altogether we donated 36kg of food that can help bless over 10 households! We thank you all for your support.
5 October 2018
Macmillan Coffee & Cake Morning
At our Macmillan coffee and cake morning we raised a grand total of £275.50!!
All our team worked hard to bake some delicious cakes to support this worthy cause! We had a variety of activities going on such as a decorate your own cake table 🎂 , a tombola with lots of prizes 🎟 guess the name of the teddy bear 🐻 and a bouncy castle 🦕
All of our rooms and outdoor area were open for visitors to explore and members of our team were on hand to show everyone around our setting.
Jo Jingles also came along too to provide a fun, music and movement class for all the children. We are now running Jo Jingles classes on a weekly basis. To find out more about Jo Jingles click Here.
29 September 2018
Zoo Lab Visit
On Tuesday 25th September Zoolab made their visit to My Nursery. The event was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by the children. The ranger took the children on an 'animal hunt' (similar to 'We're going on a bear hunt' 🐻 😊). The children met a gecko, snake, snail and many more. Pictures will be available soon.
If you would like to find out more about Zoolab then click Here.