Another week of exploring at MonkeyMoos.


The week began with some crazy storm weather, the children were struggling to stand up, it was so windy! We have also explored the lemons and oranges for one of the National days and of course we had to get involved with St Patricks Day! We have also been fundraising for comic relief and the children all found it rather funny to wear their pyjamas to nursery to promote the good cause. We hope you all have a lovely weekend, remember to send us photos letting us know what fun you got up to!

Let’s save a spider! πŸ•·οΈπŸ•ΈοΈ

Today we have been learning all about spiders! πŸ•·οΈ We have started of by looking at pictures of spiders and talking about the sizes of them as well as how many legs 🦡 they have. This led us to draw our very own spiders, we turned over all the pictures and pulled out a mystery spider and got to draw ✍️ the one ☝️ we pulled out. We used crayons πŸ–οΈ and pencils ✏️ to draw and create our own versions. Some of us created 5️⃣ legged spiders whilst others created 8️⃣ legged spiders.

Hide and seek… where could the spiders πŸ•·οΈ be?πŸ—―οΈ Outside in the garden we were on the hunt for the spiders. We looked up ⬆️ and down ⬇️ and all around and we found them all hiding in the webs! πŸ•ΈοΈ We rescued the spiders and added them to the big city. After saving all the spiders πŸ•·οΈ we still wanted to save all the bugs πŸͺ± so we went on a worm hunt. As it has been wet and raining β˜”οΈ we managed to find lots and lots of worms of all different shapes and sizes.

Wibble wobble we went across the obstacle course. We all worked together to pick up the large blocks 🧱and added them to the wood chips were it was safe for us to climb on. We all lined up in a straight line and waited for it to be clear before balancing our way across at the end we had 2️⃣ choices between walking down ⬇️ the plank or jumping high into the air.

How will you create your name? Exploring name writing ✍️ is a big interest at the moment and what better way to explore than using paint! 🎨 We picked out the coloured paint we wanted to use and either dotted the letters or using different strokes with our fingers.πŸ‘†

Oranges and Lemons!!!!!

Today in Baby room, we have had so much fun!πŸ‘ΆπŸ€© We have been celebrating Orange 🍊and lemon πŸ‹ day, with a range of different activity. 

This morning the babies enjoyed splashing πŸ’¦in a water πŸ’§ tray full with cups, β˜•οΈbowls πŸ₯£and lots of oranges 🍊 and lemon. πŸ‹Using the cups, the babies scooped up the water πŸ’¦ and poured it back into the tray or into bowls. The babies πŸ‘Ά also used the cups β˜•οΈto scoop up the oranges 🍊 and the lemons πŸ‹ to move them into a bowl. πŸ₯£

The babies have also been exploring in the big tuff tray, which was full of play dough that were the colour of oranges🟠 and lemons 🟑and slices of oranges 🍊 and lemons πŸ‹ for them to explore with. The babies squeezed ✊and rolled the play dough with the hands, βœ‹while talking πŸ—£about the colour of them and what they are going to make. They also explored with the oranges 🍊 and lemons. πŸ‹Using their senses the babies tasted πŸ‘…and smelt πŸ‘ƒthem and said if they were Yummy πŸ˜‹or Yucky! 😟

The babies also did a little bit of painting 🎨 for the birthday πŸŽ‚ board. They painted some Easter 🐣 egg πŸ₯š pictures with lots of bright pastel colours! πŸŒΈπŸŸ‘πŸ”·πŸŸ£

Happy 😊 Thursday ! Today πŸ—“ at nursery the toddlers really enjoyed celebrating πŸ₯³ oranges 🍊 and lemon πŸ‹ day! 

In the role play πŸ‘”πŸ‘—πŸ©±room the toddlers learnt the makaton sign for orange 🍊. The toddlers said the word β€œorange” why making a hand 🀚🏼 sign near their face πŸ§’. They squeezed that hand shut ✊as if they were squeezing an orange 🍊 . 

n the construction 🚧 room the toddlers used different tools 🧰 to squish the sliced oranges and lemon πŸ‹. They used hammers πŸ”¨ and chisels πŸ–‹ to squash the fruit and make the juice πŸ§ƒ splatter! 

Finally in the creative 🎨 room the toddlers learnt how to cut πŸ”ͺ up oranges 🍊 and lemons πŸ‹ and some of them even chose to try them πŸ‘„. The toddlers held a knife πŸ”ͺ in there hand 🀚🏼 and pushed it back and fourth against their fruit to cut it into slices.The toddlers had so much fun 🀩 being independent and loved πŸ₯° watching all the juice πŸ§ƒ come out of the fruit.

Today in preschool we have had so much fun 🀩 celebrating oranges 🍊 and lemons πŸ‹ day. We have enjoyed playing with orange 🍊and play dough on play dough mats . We used our handsπŸ‘‹ to mould the play dough into a shape. We then used rolling pin to flatten out the play dough. ☺️We then chose egg cutters to use on our dough and we cut our dough into different shapes.πŸ”΄πŸ”Ί

We have explored a science πŸ§ͺ lemonade tuff tray. We used teaspoons πŸ₯„and added bicarbonate into a jug, we then used a teaspoon πŸ₯„to add the sugar and then used our hands to hold the lemon juice into the jug. We then added waterπŸ’¦ to our jug. We then gave it all a good stir and we watched πŸ‘€ our lemonade bubble 🫧up the jug. With some assistance we poured our lemonade into a cup.πŸ«—

We have used oranges 🍊 and lemons πŸ‹ to print with. We used our hands to pick up the lemon or oranges 🍊 we then used our fine motor skills to dip the oranges 🍊 and lemons πŸ‹ into yellow and orange paint. We then made different marks across the page using our fruit it was lots of fun 🀩 we created masterpieces😁

Hope you have had a good day today.
Today is β€œMad hair day” and he children have come in with some incredibly mad hair. Just take a look at them. πŸ‘¦πŸ‘§

At the small world area the children enjoyed decorating their own masks. The children used different colour felt tip pens and told their grown up when colouring they were going to stay in the lines. Once the masks were all coloured they enjoyed cutting them out to wear them. πŸ‘¦πŸ‘§βœ‚οΈπŸ¦Έβ€β™‚οΈ

At the literacy table the children coloured in a big red nose. The children were told to use a red pen or crayon or pencil but the children just wanted to make their noses multi colours. Once the children had finished they showed us their end results. πŸ‘¦πŸ‘§πŸ”΄πŸ‘ƒπŸ”΅πŸŸ’πŸŸ‘πŸŸ£

Later in the day the children enjoyed making mad hair play dough pictures. They used different colour play dough and added the play dough to the picture to make the hair. The children were very impressed with what they had made and couldn’t wait to show their grown ups. πŸ‘¦πŸ‘§πŸ‘

Babies have had lots of fun exploring their new toys. The toys that they have enjoyed was the a magic water mark making mat. They did well to hold the pen and mark mark on to the mat. A grown up was there to help them. πŸ‘ΆπŸ‘©πŸ–ŠπŸ”΄πŸŸ’πŸŸ£πŸ”΅πŸŸ‘

The second new toy that they enjoyed exploring was the water sensory baby mat. The babies laid on their tummies and enjoyed watching and pushing the water to see the sea creatures move around the mat. πŸ‘ΆπŸ’¦ πŸŸπŸ‹πŸ³πŸ¬

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