See you next week for more adventures!
Here we are, back again after a short half-term break!
Painting is still a very popular activity at Brookhill. This week the main theme was 'spirals', so we experimented with the paintbrushes to trace coloured whirling lines.
We also made 'tiger-masks' using paper, glue, scissors and paper plates, it was fun and we could easily do that at home too...
... This is one example of a finished masks, isn't it scary? Rooooaarrrrr!!!
We also practised Phonics at the writing area, trying to find the corresponding sounds of letters...
... or just having fun forming coloured letters on paper.
We are busy not only with writing, but with counting as well. Any small object can turn into a resource for some Maths...
We also like to be in shape with healthy physical activities, here we are practising some push-ups.
The beginning of this week was very sunny, it looked like it was summer already and we spent a lot of time in the garden. Adults helped us building a special house there, using blocks and blankets. It is cosy and comfortable...
... but don't forget to knock on the door if you want to get in!
Everybody loves to play there, we can also bake some 'cakes' on the table!
Some children had fun pretending to be 'cavemen' hunting mammoths...
In our Forest School shed we can find welly-boots and waterproof suits but also many books about nature and sometimes it's nice just to sit down there and read a book with a friend...
The garden is an inexhaustible source of opportunities for intriguing problem-solving, such as 'how to make a bucket go up to the top of a tree'.
Of course, a lot of physical activities happen here too, for example playing basketball...
... and when we are tired we can chill out with some fun role-play.
On Friday we celebrated 'Baba Marta' day! It's a Bulgarian tradition celebrated on March 1 as a reminder that spring is near. During this holiday, red and white coloured wrist-bands that symbolise health and happiness, called 'martenitsi', are exchanged. We made our own ones!
See you next week for more adventures!
Hello! It's been a particularly busy week outside! There are so many photos we would like to share with you...
We love playing with water outside, here we are transferring it from the tray to different containers, it is such fun and it is also an opportunity for some interesting Mathematical conversations.
We have helped creating a new swing in the garden using a log , some rope and two trees, what fun!
We also like new challenges. Here we are creating our own obstacle course using planks, stairs, A-frames and other improvised items... We were very brave, but we also know how to be safe.
Another activity we love is riding bicycles. Waiting for our turn and sharing are both very important and that's why we write our names on a board to remind each other who is the next to have a go.
We also use a timer to be sure the turns are fair and, as you can see, we check it very thoroughly...
While we wait for our turn, there are so many other things we can do, such as writing on the floor using chalks....
... or playing the classic "What's the time Mr. Wolf?" game all together. Running away from the big bad wolf is fun!
Here we are testing out our paper aeroplanes: we found out that if you make them take off from a higher position they fly for longer.
More exciting challenges: this time we were using planks in the sand-pit! Look out! The sand is actually 'lava', make sure you don't fall down!
We decided to make a train, so we started by colouring its wheels inside and then we moved outside to paint a big cardboard box as our coach. When it was dry enough, we applied the wheels and other features such as the engine or the windows.
Of course we were very busy inside too, for example making constructions with coloured straws and joints...
... or playing imaginatively with castles, dragons, princesses and princes.
Just few more photos of us...
That's all for this week, enjoy your half-term break and see you soon for more adventures!
After a week of cold and snow, this week the weather was very rainy, but this doesn't stop us from having fun in the garden. Here we are, using a tank of water and gutters to make waterfalls and lakes. We even coloured the water and it was such fun!
Here, we are experimenting with mud, we used it to make some Harry Potter potions!
Even 'babies' can have fun with muddy puddles, as long as they wear welly boots...
In the morning it can also be so cold that real ice can be found, it is very interesting.
It was also Chinese New Year this week and here at the nursery we celebrated Chinese culture all week long, from practising writing Chinese numbers...
...to playing with a traditional Chinese dragon (watch out for fireballs!)...
... to role-play with traditional Chinese costumes.
We also made some lanterns...
... and played with the animals zodiac signs. 2019 is the year of the Pig!
Here, we are having a yummy snack with juicy fruit and vegetables, we cut them by ourselves, we just have to be very careful because knives can be dangerous.
One of the children brought in an amazing Brazilian melon and after we ate it all up we recycled the skin and use it as... stamps! I really worked, along with other natural resources such oranges, tangerines and dry oak leaves.
We also spent a long time being engineers, creating cars and other fantastic machinery.
We look forward to next week! We are sure the next one will be even more full of adventures.
See you soon!
A little look at what we've been up to.
Brookhill Nursery School
Brookhill Road - East Barnet - EN48SD - Email: email@example.com
Tel: 0208 449 5466 #2