Spring news from Abbeywood Tots

We hope that all of our children, parents and carers had a lovely Easter and that everyone managed to enjoy a chocolate egg or two as well!

Now that spring has truly sprung, we thought it would be the perfect time to look back at what the children at our nurseries have been up to over the first few months of 2018 – we hope you enjoy reading our latest news!

Filton nursery learned about health and self-care

The Babies learned about health and self-care, where they investigated toothbrushes and toothpaste as they discovered how to care for their teeth, and the Frogs had lots of fun making their own pancakes to take home in celebration of Pancake Day. The Tadpoles also learned about Chinese New Year, and used lots of colours to create firework pictures and watched videos to see how others celebrate the festival around the world.

King Street nursery visited Queens Square

The Frogs enjoyed holding a puppet show where they took it turns to be a different animal, as well as taking the tickets from the other children and welcoming them to the show. The tadpoles also visited Queens Square to do some running and jumping and used different objects to make their very own obstacle course to follow, and the Babies visited Windmill Hill City Farm where they had lots of fun splashing in the puddles and looking at all the different animals.

Knowle nursery took part in World Book Day

A pirate-themed week was enjoyed by the Frogs, where they explored making maps, and had a go at making their own ‘boats’ using different materials to see if they would float or sink. The Tadpoles took part in World Book Day where they explored their favourite stories and dressed up as their favourite storybook characters, and the Babies read the Bear Hunt story and used craft to explore the story in their play.

Station Road nursery have been doing lots of activities

The Babies have been doing lots of activities such as body painting, foam play, food exploration and food tasting activities, engaging them in activities where sensory is a strong part of their development. The Tadpoles created a bug house for the insects to live in and used magnifying glasses to look for bugs in the garden, and the Frogs also attended Cooking Club with our nursery chef where they baked cakes and made waffles for snack time.

Stockwood nursery went on a ‘Walk through the Jungle

Lots of fun was had by the Tadpoles when they went on a ‘Walk through the Jungle’. During this they explored the different sounds that animals make and also discovered the different textures of the animals’ fur.  The Frogs have really been enjoying the newly extended loose parts area, where they even made a moving car! The Babies also listened to the story of ‘Stick Man’ in the forest room and made their own stick men too.

Parents and carers are also reminded that we are looking for people to help with our ‘stay and play’ sessions where you’ll have the chance to join in with your child’s play, see what your child does during their day and also have an informal chat with your child’s keyworker. If you’d like to get involved, please get in touch with your nursery team – we look forward to hearing from you!