Today we have had a very happy pancake day. Each year we like to do pancake day a little differently and this year we decided the two things we were most interested in were flipping our pancakes and our pancake toppings.
We thought of everything we wanted on our pancakes and decided on lots of different fruit. Then we chose 3 fruit each to make our very own pancake toppings. We chose from apricots, blueberries, pineapple, fruit puree, apples, raspberries, oranges, pears and banana. We mashed, chopped and squeezed them together. Next we heated our pancakes in a pan over a tealight so we could all have a turn at flipping our pancakes.
Finally we spread our toppings on and EVERYONE ate their whole pancake!
We had so much fun we want to make more potion toppings tomorrow!
Over the last few weeks in nursery the children have been very interested in making puppets. It started with making up our own characters in our story telling, then we started to draw them, cut them out and turn them into puppets. This week we decided to make our own puppet show and put on performances for our friends! Some of us even had a go at sewing puppets. It was tricky but we did a great job …
Why not make your own puppets at home? You could make sock puppets, finger puppets or use straws/lolly pop sticks to create your own. We would love to see them!
This week in nursery we introduced self-serve play dough. We filled tubs with flour, salt and coloured water. Then we added spoons of different sizes for each container.
The children took a bowl then moved along the side putting in one spoonful of each ingredient. They mixed it together and rolled it out. If it was too wet they added a little more flour or if it was too dry they added more water.
We had lots of fun with our dough, why not try making your own at home?
We had a very special visitor in nursery this morning. Can you guess who came to see us?
The children were so excited they all wrote their own stories about our visitor and how he got into nursery. We hope you all have a lovely Christmas and Santa comes to visit you too!
In nursery we love to make a movie! Did you see our movie of The Three Little Pigs?
Over the last two weeks the children have been making their own movies. They have thought of the scripts, made costumes, filmed and even edited their movies together (with a little bit of help!)
Check out our movies…
When Santa got Stuck in the Chimney…
The Mischievous Elf and the Big Bad Wolf
Santa Eats his Vegetables
We love story telling in nursery and have had a lot of fun making our own movies. We learnt to share our ideas, think of stories together, think about characters and use the ipads to record. Why not try making your own mini movie at home?
Today was party day!
We had so much fun playing games and eating party food. Thank you to everyone that brought things in for us to share!
We had lots of fun at our Christmas Workshop on Friday morning. Have a look what we got up to…
Melting Snowman biscuits with icing, marshmallows and chocolate drops…
Fluffy snow paint with shaving foam, white paint and glitter with sponges and card to take home and paint with…
Baubles with foil, sequins, glitter and polystyrene balls…
Pipe cleaner decorations, carefully thread the beads onto the pipe cleaners to make decorations…
Christmas tree cards with strips of green paper and glitter and sequins to decorate…
A big thank you to all the parents who stayed for Christmas Workshop. We hope you enjoyed our Christmas crafts.
One day Asaad asked if he could make a video. We set up a video diary and the children learnt how to record themselves as they sang songs and told stories.
Everyone loved the idea and decided we should make a ‘real movie’ together. The children had lots of different ideas for their movie.
In the end we decided on the story of The Three Little Pigs. Everybody had their own job. We made masks and costumes for the different characters, build sets inside and outside, told the story using storyboards to help us, acted out the story, used puppets to tell the story, made sound effects, directed our friends and recorded our movie. What a busy week!
Then we thought about who might like to see our movie. We decided our grown-ups would so we made tickets, posters and invitations.
Then Paige said we should make jam tarts and Oliver, Lula, Toochi and Roman thought popcorn and hot chocolate!
We baked our jam tarts and got everything ready for our movie mornings and lots of our grown-ups stayed!
We had a lovely time and the children were all very proud of their movie. Thank you to everyone who stayed.
The children have already been talking about a Christmas movie for the sequel so watch this space!