This week we have had a focus on bees with Bee Day on Thursday 20th May. The children have been learning all about the role of bees, tasted honey, made bee biscuits and have look closely at the features of a bee. They have even made some ‘Save the bees’ signs for our nursery garden. Some of the children have explored making bee hives using the blocks and we have also had sensory playdough using dandelions and lemon to make the yellow colour. The children are still developing their fine motor skills and activities such as playdough are excellent for this as they develop the strength in their hands to manipulate the dough. We have also had a focus on being kind this week. This links in with our Rights Respecting School focus on Article 19- we have a right to be safe and treated kindly. The children have been making suggestions about how we can be kind to friends and family and have been sharing books with a focus on kindness. The large scale art has continued this week as the children added more texture to the piece. They are looking closely at the original piece of art and then adding their own ideas based on this. It has been wonderful to see it all coming together and we can’t wait to share the final piece of art with you! The caterpillars arrived last week and we have been observing their progress each day. The children have shown such care when looking at them and there have been lots of ideas shared about what is happening and what might happen next. Our helicopter story session have sparked an interest in storytelling this week. Some of the children have created their own stories and have even started to make their own books. We have explored vocabulary such as author and illustrator and they have been very proud of their achievements!