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This Week in Downend (W/C 4th March 2019)

This week in Downend, Nursery have been focusing on Pancake day! This began in the garden with role play, using small frying pans the children flattened their playdough (like a pancake) and decorated them with pom-poms and pipe cleaners – just like sprinkles and sauce. It was time to make them for real now, the children went down into the basement and with help from our Chef, Annie, the children mixed the ingredients together and Annie kindly cooked them for us to enjoy as snack, before eating the children choose which fruit they wanted on their pancake! On Thursday it was World Book Day, both the staff and children got involved by dressing up as their favourite book characters.

WOW what a change to the weather this week! Luckily there has been lots going on indoors. Kindergarten have been showcasing their artistic side by creating their own bugs using stencils and lots of eyes, they have also been painting rainbows- Do you think we’ll see one soon? It was Pancake Day on Tuesday so Kindergarten made their own batter which was kindly cooked by our Chef, Annie, they were so delicious! Outside the children have been busy making pies in the mud kitchen and out on decking they made some car ramps and spent lots of time seeing which car went the fastest. In the Yurt, some children have been focusing on their physical development by practising some relaxing Yoga!

In Pre-School this week they have had a busy week exploring the new building blocks and have been making some fantastic houses (more like castles!). In cooking this week the children made some gingerbread men and helped to make some fairy cakes with a difference, when you looked inside them you would find hidden jam….yummy! On World Book Day (Thursday) Pre-School had a room full of princesses, super heroes, red riding hood, Alice and wonderland and many more, it was brilliant to see how much effort both the staff and children went to. Pre-School also made some bookmarks, the children decorated them as much or as little as they wanted and created their own books to go with the bookmark.