Your child’s journey through Myatt Garden’s Nursery
Nursery Leavers’ Picnic
We are very proud of all our children’s achievements this year in nursery. How wonderful it was to have a big picnic together to celebrate!
Nursery were lucky to have the opportunity to go to big school and work with the sports coaches during Sports Week.
Nursery have loved watching our tiny caterpillars grow into big caterpillars, make cocoons and turn into butterflies. What an exciting day it was when we released them in our garden!
Fun in the sun!
While you may have been having a very sweaty time in this hot weather, nursery have been having a wonderful time keeping cool in the paddling pool!
Nursery have been enjoying celebrating Eid al-Fitr with cooking a feast, having mehndi patterns on our hands and dressing up. Thank you so much to all the Muslim families at nursery that helped make our celebrations so meaningful for children!
Trip to Crystal Palace Park
Nursery had a wonderful day at Crystal Palace Park! We looked at the dinosaurs, ran through the grass, played on the playground, had a picnic and visited the farm. But best of all we got to take our ducklings Ninja and Lucklan back to live with their families at the farm. What a tiring day…we were nearly as exhausted as the grown-ups by the time we got back to school!
Nursery have been incubating duck eggs. Last week we were delighted to watch two little ducklings hatch out of their eggs. We have named them Ninja and Lucklan and are really enjoying taking care of them. On Friday all the children from nursery will be going together to take them back to live with their duck families at the farm at Crystal Palace Park.
A massive thank you to everyone who made our Garden Party such a huge success on Saturday! Whether you collected raffle prizes from local businesses, baked cakes, helped on a stall, donated toys, found tombola prizes or came along and spent your hard earned money you all helped us to have so much fun despite the weather and even break the record for most money every raised at the EYFS Garden Party by raising a whopping £1078! You are all wonderful!
Nursery had a visit from the Bug Man, Andrew Smith. In nursery children love having a go at new and unfamiliar things…even getting hands on with giant insects and tarantulas!
Some children from nursery went on a counting walk to Luxmore Gardens. We explored to park to find 10 different things (looking at shape, colour, size, etc.) and counted them out onto some sticky paper to make a beautiful counting picture! Thank you to all the kind parents and carers who made this possible by volunteering some time.
Nursery enjoyed celebrating the Christian festival of Easter. We found out about all the important things Christian families do during the Easter period and a nursery parent came and talked to us about what will be happening in their family. At nursery all the children made a chocolate Easter nest and joined in with an Easter egg hunt in the nursery garden.
Visit to Nursery
Children in nursery have been very interested in babies (pretending to be babies as well as pretending to look after them). We were very lucky to have a visit from a baby sister to help us learn. She showed us how she played and did baby dancing every time we sung her a song. There were some things she can do already like we can, like eating and playing with toys but there are lots of things we can do that she can’t like talking, walking, riding bikes and staying awake all day.
It may look like we are just getting muddy but we are developing our maths, communication skills, dexterity, social ability, confidence, imagination and our understanding of the world around us…learning is fun!
Snow Day Fun
Chinese New Year
The children had a wonderful time celebrating Chinese New Year.
Take One Picture Week
For Take One Picture week we are looking at the painting ‘An Experiment on a Bird in an Air Pump’ by Joseph Wright. Nursery have acted out a scene from the painting by dressing up and using some props….
Nursery has been so busy as we start the new year with lots of new children joining Nursery. All of the children have been really busy and involved with their child initiated learning. We have been making new friends, exploring changing colours through paint, caring for our guinea pigs, practising our rock star moves, making lots and lots of models and using Persevering Parrot and Go for it Grasshopper from our learning zoo to learn how to walk on stilts!
Hanukah is being celebrated by one of the children in nursery. His parents came in to explain what they have been doing in their family and invited us to celebrate with them by lighting the first candle of the Menorah together. Happy Hanukah everyone!
Nursery had a great time celebrating the Hindu and Sikh Festival of Lights. Learning about Rama rescuing Sita when she was kidnapped by Ravana the 10 headed demon, making divas and rangoli patterns, Indian dancing, making a delicious Diwali feast of daal and enjoying how beautiful nursery looked in the dark with all the divas lit! Wishing all our families a peaceful and prosperous year ahead.
Nursery enjoyed celebrating Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) by preparing a special feast! We wished for a sweet new year by dipping apples in honey and added some delicious vegetables that we grew in our nursery allotment to make the day extra special. Shana Tova Everyone!