Lower Nursery News

Now that we are in the Summer Term, we are hoping that the weather will start becoming warmer and that there will be less cold, rainy days. With this in mind, our topic for this term is Growing. We will soon start planting beans and other items to see if we can manage to look after them and watch them grow.

This activity will look at the children’s knowledge and understanding of the world, in learning about seeds and growth, and will later involve maths when we start measuring how tall our plants become.

Let us see if ours actually survive!

Messy Play

Lower Nursery children always enjoy embracing the concept of messy play. Messy play is extremely important for a child’s development. It provides children with an exciting tactile and sensory experience that inspires their curiosity, allows them to explore the world around them and enhances their learning, language and creativity. Children learn through experimentation and discovery and messy play encourages children to explore new textures and manipulate different materials through touch. Messy play helps young children develop their early motor skills. When children squeeze soft dough, scoop up sand or make marks in a layer of salt, they are learning to refine their fine motor skills by using the muscles in their fingers, wrists, arms, toes and shoulders to make small movements. Children also practice coordinating their fine motor skills by combining muscles together when picking up different objects throughout messy play. Can you guess what is on this tray?