Today we enjoyed painting with marbles. The children enjoyed this fun open ended process art session. It was dead easy to do and the children wanted to do it over and over again! The end results looked pretty great too! A wonderful piece of abstract art!
We all fancied making some vegetable soup with our produce and one member of our group just could not believe ‘chips’ were made from potatoes. So we decided to make some healthy potato wedges. We all helped reading the recipes, preparing and cooking the food. We had a great time and the delicious smell of cooking wafted around our room all afternoon!
All the chidren in Nurture had a really good first day back at school! They settled quickly into their new classes and I’ve had lots of postive comments from class teachers about how polite and eager to learn our Nurture children were!
Well done Nurture! It’s great to have you all back!
We popped over to our allotment this afternoon and were amazed to find our broad beans were ready to be harvested. We enjoyed picking them and those of us who were brave enough, ate some raw! They were so delicious! We also pulled out some carrots and a potato!
Mrs Lohoar, your class teacher visited Nurture especially to present you with this prestigious award! You have been working your very best in class, showing curiosity and interest in your work and taking an active part in your group! Well done you!
This week we have been exploring the idea of working democratically and solving problems together. In two teams, the children devised an obstacle course using whatever props they could find around the classroom, trying to make it as interesting as possible. Afterwards, each group demonstrated to the other team how to use their obstacle course and they took turns using each other’s courses.
We talked about why it is better, if people are working together, for everyone to be co-operative. How do we know if someone isn’t? What sort of problems arise if people do not co-operate? We also talked about what gets in the way of being co-operative such as thinking faster than someone else or being irritated by someone else, and how we can manage these feelings.
We ended the session with each child finishing the sentence “I was co-operative when …”.
Superb ideas and great team work by everyone today!