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Our outdoor focus this term has been looking at Forces. The children have enjoyed building their own ramps in the garden, rolling down balls and cars. Talking about the force of push and pull.

Bubble wrap was added to the drainpipes to introduce the concept of friction.

The children used a pendulum outside to explore pushing and pulling to make patterns and shapes.

The children wanted to sledge but there wasn’t any snow! This didn’t stop them as they found an interesting way of exploring friction.

SCN 0-07a Through everyday experiences and play with a variety of toys and other objects, I can recognise simple types of forces and describe their effects.

Autumn Fun!

Today’s Wee Green Space showed off some of the children’s talents – singing and den building. We had a few children using the trees as instruments, singing to their favourite Disney songs. Some children were working collaboratively and problem solving to make dens. Circle Time games were incorporated into the sessions to continue with being active in Move-mber. A very successful return to Holly Forest.

The children again noticed the seasonal changes in their environment, especially the trees losing more leaves, this gave them an abundance of leaves to have fun!

Looking at Road safety

This week both morning and afternoon Nusery have been learning about crossing the road safely. The children set up outside as a road and used the bikes and trikes to show how to cross safely. In Nusery we looked at the story of ‘Ziggy going to Nursery” to reinforce the main safety ideas of: holding hands, waiting behind the kerb and looking and listening for traffic. This week we went to Wee Green Space a different way, we walked along Jesmond Avenue, looking at the different traffic signs, markings on the road and using the pelican and puffin crossings. At Wee Green Space the children were interested in numbers: identifying them, ordering them and making quantities of numbers.

The afternoon Nursery also enjoyed using the climbing tree as a rocket. Counting down before they blasted off to Space. Look out for our next blog after the holidays.