Wow! What a busy month September has been. Our big news in the nursery is our new ‘Outdoor Explorers Garden’, where the children can investigate, explore and dig freely. We would like to thank our maintenance man Chris, for all his hard work which should be completed in the next few weeks. The team and children at Monkey Puzzle Bedford are so excited. Don’t forget to bring in your wellies and all-in-ones everybody. We are going to get lovely and muddy exploring our fabulous new space.
All the children in the nursery got a hands on experience with a wide variety of different animals and insects when Safari Stu came to visit. We even managed to get some parents to be brave and join in too!
We all helped to make a giant display of one of our favourite books “Winnie The Witch”. Come and look at our finished display in the Pre-School room.
Babies have been continuing their theme of ‘Sensory play’ by making marks in flour and on themselves. They all had a chance to participate in a giant collage sticking a variety of different materials and making marks with the paint.
Toddlers have been busy making pictures using hammer and pins; they are very proud of their work! They also enjoyed a variety of textures to experiment with and make marks with. Toddlers have decided to call their ‘babies’ Alex and Esme and had great fun feeding them with real food.
Our theme in Pre-school for September has been Space and the children have thoroughly enjoyed learning all the facts. We enjoyed learning about the planets and using our creative skills to explore our topic. We made Papier-Mache planets, stars, moons, rockets (from junk modelling donations) and ‘spent time’ in our space station. We cut out moon and stars to decorate the role play area and we’ve been looking at books of space and Jack brought in a NASA DVD and space guide which the children enjoyed watching and reading.
We made astronaut rucksacks from cereal box donations and their Astronaut day held on 29th September was a huge success. Throughout the day the children experienced ‘Astronaut Life’. Snack time was in a very unique way, completed constellation stars under the table and all participated in a trip to ‘space’ in our new Outdoor Explorer Garden. Some of the children asked if we could make ‘space slime’, which was very fun and messy.