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Ready, steady, cook!

We love baking and cooking at Mulberry Corner, so much so that the nursery children decided to devote an entire week to cooking activities last month.  They baked bread, created insects out of salad ingredients, made pasta salad, mini pizzas and some yummy desserts.  To tie in with dinosaur week, the preschoolers made dinosaur biscuits as well as dinosaur egg cupcakes and also made gingerbread men during their let’s pretend topic.  The Pips also walked to the shops during half term, picked out the items on their shopping list, used the self service checkout to pay for their items and then came back to cook some yummy treats to take home.  Cooking is a fantastic fun way to put lots of maths skills into practice including weighing and measuring and using numbers in context.  We have also enjoyed playing with various real herbs, spices and foods this month too.  Here are just a few photos:

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World Book Day!

We had a lovely day yesterday celebrating World Book Day at Mulberry Corner.  We set up the nursery home corner as a library and the children loved looking at the books and creating library cards which they then used to take the books out.  Our preschool children helped to make mini tents out of clothes airers and then used our torches to read their books inside their tents.  As always both the staff and children really pulled out all the stops with their World Book Day costumes too.

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Wreath making

We have been making wreaths this week in the forest and also at nursery as part of our outdoor learning sessions.  The preschool children were so proud of the wreath they made at forest school that they decided to hang it on the front door for all the parents to see!  Afterwards they helped to toast some apple on the fire for their snack.  Here are a few photos:

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New outdoor learning sessions

Following on from the success of our preschool forest school courses, we launched our outdoor learning programme for our nursery children at the beginning of September.  Janine, one of our early years teachers, is now leading outdoor learning sessions for small groups of children every afternoon between 1-3pm and it has been lovely to see the different learning opportunities this has presented.  So far we have seen mud painting, sunflower seed tweezering, painting with flowers, making collages with leaves, mud kitchen play and creating and building with natural coloured playdough and natural resources.  The benefits of children learning outdoors has long been proven – (click here to read more) and we hope our children will benefit in the same way from this new initiative.  Here are a few photos:

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