Plenty of smiles

January is not always a memorable month for a lot of people, following the excitement that is Christmas, but there were plenty of smiles on the children’s faces as they took part in a host of activities during the month.

Tweenies got the month going by making flapjacks. This involved adding and mixing the ingredients and, of course, the best bit – eating them!

Our pre-schoolers channelled their inner Peppa Pig by jumping in muddy puddles on a walk outside the nursery and then returned to continue working on their winter wonderland. This involve making igloos and snowmen using Papier Mache.

Toddlers also got ‘crafty’ by making a bear using a range of materials. This is to support their reading of the classic book ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’.

There’s nothing children like better than a big digger, so they were thrilled and watched excitedly when one arrived to drop off new bark which has been put in the park and new poly-tunnel area.

It was back to baking for tweenies when they used their fine motor skills to make jam tarts, rolling out the pastry and adding the jam.

Tweenies also celebrated Chinese New Year by tasting noodles and making Chinese New Year crafts to mark the year of the rat.

Pre-school also got into the Chinese New Year celebrations by making a dragon using junk boxes and paint. They also made a dinosaur ready for our new dino-theme outside the nursery.

And with spring in mind, pre-school have been planting tulips in gardening club. We’re selling the tulip plants for just £1. What a bargain!

To close our activity-packed January round-up, it seemed reasonable to end where we started, with tweenies baking again. This time they made some lovely cupcakes. If Channel 4 need any future Bake-Off contestants, they know exactly where to come!

See you in February!

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