Activity of the Month

Sand Foam

Mix together shaving foam and some sand in a tray.

The mixture will have more foam to sand so it has a smooth yet workable consistency.

Around 3 cups of sand and 200ml of shaving foam. You can add more sand or shaving foam until you reach the consistency you are happy with.

Your child/ren can explore the mixture with hands, feet and toys and will be able to mould the mixture together to create shapes.

This is great for writing and drawing in or simply hiding toys, or creating a landscape for construction for toys such as cars and dinosaurs.

 

Menu of the Month

Spaghetti Bolognaise

Ingredients

225g Onion’s

225g Carrots

225g Red Peppers

225g Green Peppers

175g Mushrooms

175g Cheddar Cheese

450g Minced Beef

600ml (1 Pint) Water

115g Tomato Puree

1 tsp Dried Mixed Herbs

450g Spahetti

Method

Peel and finely chop the onions and carrots.

Halve the peppers and remove the seeds, and then cut into cubes.

Slice the mushrooms and grate the cheese.

Dry-fry the mince in a saucepan until brown. Drain any excess fat.

Add the onions’ carrot, water and tomato puree to the mince and simmer until the meat is almost cooked, for around 20-30 minutes.

Then add the peppers, mushrooms and dried herbs and cook through.

Meanwhile, break the spaghetti into short lengths and cook in boiling water for around 15 minutes.

Once cooked serve the Spaghetti Bolognaise and sprinkle the cheese on top.

 

Eves Pudding

Ingredients

3 Cooking Apples

2 Tsp Sugar

 

4oz Sugar

4oz Butter

2 Eggs Beaten

4oz Self Raising Flour

1/2 Tsp Baking Powder

Method

Preheat the oven to 200oC/400oF/gas Mark 6

Peel and chop the apples

Boil the apples with the sugar until soft.

Drain well then put in a pudding dish.

Cream together the sugar and butter until light and pale.

Add the eggs and then the flour and baking powder, and mix together.

Pour the mixture over the apples and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes.

Serve with Custard or Cream.

 

 

 

 

Events and Activities which are happening from now until Easter 2018

Tuesday 13th February – Pancake Day

We will be having scrummy pancakes for pudding

 

Wednesday 14th February – Valentine’s Day

Healthy hearts, what can we do to keep them healthy.

 

Friday 16th February – Chinese New Year

We will be celebrating the Chinese New Year and this year it is the Year of the Dog. We will be doing different crafts with the children and sampling some Chinese Cuisine.

Thursday 1st March – World Book Day

Please come to nursery dressed as a  character from your favourite book and bring along your book too.

A variety of activities will be happening during the day. Re-enacting our favourite stories.

 

Thursday 8th March – Parents Breakfast 8.30am

Please come and join your child/ren for a special breakfast, please arrive before 8.30am where you will get the chance to play with your child whilst breakfast is made. Please let a member of staff know if you will be attending.

 

Thursday 22nd March 10.00am-11.30am and 2.00pm-3.30pm Grandparents Day

Grandparents please come along and join you Grandchildren in a variety of fun activities, from baking to messy play.

 

Thursday 29th March – Easter Fun Day

A fun packed day filled with lots of Easter Activities – including baking, creative, egg and spoon races, just to name a few.

Please get creative to, as we will be holding an Easter Bonnet Competition, with a prize to win in each age range/room

 DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

Sunday 20th May 2017 – Little Acorns Day of Fun 10.00am-2.00pm

Please come along to our very popular fun day on the school field.

We will have a variety of activities for all ages ranges and special visitors, BBQ, Cake Stalls. This year we will be raising money for SCUBU.

Further information and more details closer to the time.

 

Many Thanks

Sarah and Staff