Our Little Streams nursery children have been making fruit salad. They had to use skills such as peeling, slicing and chopping to create their dish. The children enjoyed making their salad which they had after their lunch. The children had to describe what the fruit looked and felt like as well as what the fruit may look like when cut in half. Some of the children were brave enough to taste the lime that they would be squeezing over their salad, as you can see there were a few children who had their taste buds tickled!
We received a letter in Little Streams, the letter was from Mrs Johnson asking us to arrange a surprise birthday party for Mr Johnson. The children got busy planning the party sharing ideas on what sorts of things they needed for a great party. The children decided we needed sandwiches and cakes, decorations, party hats as well as pass the parcel and music to dance to. As you can see the children organised a great party which took a lot of effort, Mr Johnson had a great time and what a big surprise it was!
Halloween will soon be here so we decided to have some spooky fun in Little Streams this week. We had a go at carving a pumpkin, both groups were able to see the inside of a pumpkin, pick out some seeds and scrape out some of the flesh, they even took some seeds home to have a go at growing their own pumpkins. Our afternoon group made some Green ghoul cakes, they had to use their turn taking skills, listening ears and their helping hands to make their sticky sweet smelling cakes, they decorated them with eyes and teeth too! Our morning group had to find the different ghost shapes, when they had done this they had to try to draw the shape in the spooky dust, as you can see it was fun tasting the ghosts as well as drawing the shapes, don’t worry we used icing sugar! They also had to mix oats, green food colouring and water to make a witches soup, as you can see they did a brilliant job. I think you will agree we have some great chefs here at Rivers with fabulous imaginations!
With our afternoon group we used a feeling box. The children had to feel an object inside a box and try to guess what it was without peeking! This involved the children having to wait for their turn, try not to shout out what they thought the object was and to mark it on their sheet. This isn’t easy but our children did a great job using their senses to try to identify the object, the winner got a medal but most of all we had great fun playing the game.
This week in Little Streams we have been talking about people who help us. Nurse Scarlett came to visit us and told us all about her job. The children enjoyed looking at the equipment in her bag and were lucky enough to be able to use some of it. All of the children got involved and were great Doctors and Nurses, Mrs Hammonds was a great patient too!
Mrs King asked Little Streams to do a very important job for her, the hanging baskets outside of our reception area have become overgrown and some of the plants needed replacing. Our afternoon group got busy taking the old plants out and putting new in, they enjoyed digging, adding compost, and most of all looking at the insects they had found whilst doing a great job.
This week has been a busy week again in Little Streams. Both our morning and afternoon group have been icing biscuits. The children looked at how the icing sugar changed with only a few drops of water and with a little mixing, we looked at how different some of the children’s icing was, some lumpy, runny, silky, smooth etc. The children’s favourite part of the task was eating the biscuit with the cherry on the top!
The children in Little Streams have been looking at the changes that Autumn brings. We had a walk around the Little Streams site and collected leaves, some we’re red, yellow, orange and there were even a few green ones. The children talked about the different shapes of the leaves, what they felt like as well as sounded like. Once we were done collecting we painted our leaves and used them for printing, the children had a great time especially when we we’re looking for leaves falling from the trees.
Our Little Streams afternoon group have been busy playing the Rhyme Robber game. The children had to collect words that’s rhymed with each other. The children used their turn taking skills and helped their friends if they were a bit unsure. As you can see the children had to concentrate and use their listening ears, well done to all the children it was a tough game but they enjoyed being a Rhyme Robber!