Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

We had a wonderful time on our recent outing to the Donmouth nature reserve where the river Don meets the sea. With the sun on our faces and the wind at our backs(!) we thudded down the wooden path to the beach and walked along by the river until we reached the foreshore. The tide was low and we had great fun splashing in the shallow puddles and navigating around the deeper ones. With our base set up and safety chat over, it was time to explore the largest sand pit ever, yes even bigger than our new Nursery one! We busied ourselves filling buckets and flipping them over to make sandcastles. We persevered when our sandcastles crumbled until we were satisfied with our achievements. We took our buckets and nets to pools and streams and plunged them into the water in the hope of catching some sea creatures. Mostly our nets came back filled only with sand but our persistence paid off when a little crab was caught by S. We paddled in the shallow pools and experimented with different movements. We splashed, stamped, splattered and dragged our feet and observed the effects of our actions. The sand also provided a great canvas for mark making and some of us wrote our names in the sand. Our time at the beach flew by and after a quick snack it was time to pack up and head to the bus stop. It was the double decker on the way there and the bendy bus on the way back. Once back at Nursery the majority of us assessed our enjoyment of the outing with a thumbs up. Well done everyone and a big thank you to our parent helpers for their invaluable support. Working in partnership we were able to provide a rich learning experience and one that had a positive effect on our health and wellbeing, children and adults.

Safe. Healthy. Achieving. Nurtured. Active. Respected. Responsible. Included.

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