Your child’s journey through Myatt Garden’s Nursery
Nursery families enjoyed a sunny picnic, celebrating those children who are moving up to reception and welcoming all the new children.
The chicks grew so quickly that by the time they were less than a month old they needed more space than we had at nursery and we thought they must be excited to meet their families. We said goodbye and sent them back to Christmas Tree Farm. They travelled in a pet carrier and will live for one week in a hutch, then they will live in a pen with their cousins.
When they are fully grown they can run all around the farm and probably peck the crumbs from visitors picnics. Visitors to Christmas Tree Farm can also buy a bucket of food to feed the animals. If you would like to visit the chicks (and the goats, rabbits, sheep, pigs and cows!) here is the link to where they now live: http://www.xmastreefarm.co.uk/ The chicks won’t end up on a plate, they will live at the farm for their whole life to help children learn about animals and how wonderful they are.
Nursery found it so interesting and exciting to incubate eggs and watch the chicks hatch out of their eggs, we thought it looked like really hard work! We took good care of the chicks giving them lots of food and fresh water, keeping them warm and giving them lots of cuddles. We couldn’t believe how quickly they grew.
We had a visit from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
We went on a nature walk and enjoyed looking, touching and learning all about the local wildlife.
Nursery children have been busy collecting snails in the rainy weather, they then counted the sails using the 10 frame.
Thank you to all those who attended our Garden Party, we all had such fun.
Nursery children had lots of fun on Pancake Day.
We CHOOSE it, we USE it, we PUT IT AWAY!
When you have a really good idea sometimes you need a lot of things. At nursery we can help ourselves to anything we need from the drawers, shelves or boxes but we need to remember to put it back when we have finished. It takes a lot of practice but we say “We CHOOSE it, we USE it, we PUT IT AWAY!” to help us remember and even to remind our friends.
Nursery Trip to St Peter’s Church
As part of our celebrations of Christmas nursery visited St Peter’s church to find out why Christmas is special for Christians. We met the vicar and his wife (who also happen to be nursery parents!) and found out about the first Christmas. The church looked beautiful and we had a magical moment when we all held our own Christingle orange with a real candle and sung Away in a Manger. What a special way to celebrate!
Nursery enjoyed finding out about how Jewish people celebrate Hanukkah and we lit the candles on our Menorah every day. Some children are celebrating Hanukkah with their families and one parent came in to tell us why they are celebrating and what they do. We loved finding out about what the bad guys did to the temple and how amazing it was that the oil in the lamp lasted so long. Lighting the Menorah and eating donuts made the celebration extra special!
Happy Diwali! Nursery have been celebrating by making and lighting Divas, preparing and eating a Diwali feast, making Rangoli patterns and exploring the meaning of Diwali through hands on artefacts and the Rama and Sita story.
Some children were celebrating with their families too, huge thanks to Tharwin’s family for cooking and sharing food for our Diwali feast!
Nursery children choose to learn in so many different ways!