This week Nursery had a wonderful time venturing out on their first ever school trip. We went on an exciting walk around the local area and there were so many interesting places to see. As well as looking at unusual and historic buildings we visited St. Joseph’s Church and Lauderdale House. Waterlow Park was full of wonderful trees, flowers, plants and fountains – and the children talked enthusiastically about all that they saw.
We have also had some visitors this week: on Wednesday the children met Sister Anne, who came to tell us all about St. Francis as it was St. Francis Day. The children all said hello to the St. Francis toy and agreed to carry on his good work looking after animals.
Our other visitors were the feathery variety: we arrived in the morning to find trails of feathers and there were even feathers in the ceiling! The children discussed where they might have come from, and discovered that they belong to the owls in our key text, ‘Owl Babies’.
The children created some fantastic owls using paint, collage and playdough.
They had lots of fun acting out the story with small world figures, puppets and masks.
We learnt about how owls make their nests and we decided to help the owls make a new nest by finding twigs, feathers and leaves as well using construction materials.
In our cooking session we even made some edible nests for the owls just in case they like chocolate!