This term, in Nursery, our theme is ‘Growth’ and we have been reading the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. The children were very excited when a rather large castle popped up over night with some giant footprints outside the door! They received a giant letter (from the giant) with a measuring challenge to see if they could find objects that were longer, shorter and the same length as the giant’s footprint. Luckily they measured up to the giant’s expectations!!
They have really enjoyed lots of fun activities around planting and growing and have planted some dwarf French beans as well as a seed potato. Using multi-link cubes, the children predicted how tall they think their beanstalk will grow with some very good estimations and counting skills.
In PE, the children have acted out the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. They used a rope to take the cow to market, threw pretend beans out of the window and pulled themselves along a bench, climbing the beanstalk.
To help the children understand the importance of resilience, we read the story of The Hare and the Tortoise, as this linked well with one of the Beech Hyde positive minds traits – the resilient tortoise. They loved making their own tortoise, painting bubble wrap and using sponges for the legs.
We have a new addition to the nursery garden – a water play area. The children love pouring water down the tubes and funnels, watching it rain through the pipes and of course getting rather wet too.