It was Healthy Living Week in Nursery along with the rest of the school. We had lots of visitors and talked about how we can stay healthy.
We’d been talking about Pumpkins the week before (see the blog post) and decided we wanted to eat the pumpkin. We needed to think of a healthy recipe to make with our pumpkins. Pumpkin Soup!!!
We read the storybook Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper and found a recipe to help us.
And then we started to make our soup. Mrs Mason made a book to show everyone what happened.
Everyone tried the pumpkin soup, although not everyone loved it. Some of us loved it more than others.
At snack time we decided to try some different healthy food so there was a section of fruits for us to try. We tried mango, pomegranate, kiwi, pineapple and melon. You can see what we thought by reading our Floor Book in Nursery.
We also had some other special visitors in Nursery. St John’s Ambulance came to speak to us about how to stay healthy and call 999 if we need help.
Mrs Murch came to talk to us about PANTS and how to keep ourselves and our bodies healthy and what to do if we are feeling worried.
Finally we had a visit from Errol who did some extra special activities in PE with us and talked about how exercise keeps our bodies healthy. You can see pictures of this in our Floor Book as well.
What have we been learning?
- How to stay healthy by eating healthy foods.
- How to stay healthy by doing more exercise.
- How to stay healthy by keeping our bodies safe.
How can you continue the learning at home?
- Talk about healthy food choices and why you limit the sweets, chocolate and other snacks the children want.
- Encourage children to eat a wide range of foods and to try new foods.
- Ensure the children get enough outside time and enough exercise to keep their bodies healthy eg. by going to the Park regularly. The recommendation is that preschoolers (age 3-4 years old) take part in 3 hours physical activity a day. This should include at least 60 minutes vigorous activity or exercise. You can find out more by clicking here.