Activity of the Month

Decorating Plant Pots and Growing Seeds

In Pre-School we are tending to our allotment and getting it ready to plant seeds.

So in the room we are going to decorate plants pots with paint and glitter and then grow some flowers so we can watch them grow and talk about the different stages the flowers are at.

What you need:

Plant pot (we will be using porcelain pots)

Glue

Glitter

Paint (Acrylic paint will work best).

Soil

Flower seeds

Method

Decorate your plant pot’s with paint and glitter.

Once dry, fill with soil and add the seeds.

Water and then watch your flower grow.

 

Menu of the Month

Herby Pilchard Pasta

Ingredients

150g Cooked Pasta

½ Onion Diced

1 Pepper Diced

100g Mushrooms

1 Can Pilchards in a Tomato Sauce

1 Can Small Chopped Tomatoes

Basil (Fresh or Dried)

 

Method

Using a little oil gently fry the onions, mushrooms and pepper until cooked.

Add the chopped tomatoes.

Remove the backbone from the pilchards and then add to the vegetables with the tomato sauce.

Add the pasta and then cook for 5 minutes until hot.

 

Apple Crumble

(Serves 4)

Ingredients

900g Bramley Apples

1 Lemon or Orange

55g Caster Sugar

Crumble Topping:

225g Plain Flour

115g Butter or Margarine

85g Demerara Sugar

 

Method

Preheat the oven to 190oC/375oF/Gas Mark 5

For the filling:

Peel, Core and slice the apples. Cut the rind off the lemon or orange into pieces. Put the apple and rind into a saucepan with a little water, and cook over a low heat until soft. Remove the rind.  Add the sugar to sweeten, and put in an ovenproof dish.

 

For the crumble topping:

Sift the flour into a bowl. Cut the butter/margarine into cubes and rub into the flour until the texture resembles breadcrumbs, then mix in the sugar. Spread the crumble evenly over the fruit.

Bake in the preheated oven for 35-45 minutes until lightly browned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events and Activities which are happening from now until Easter 2020

Friday 24th January – Chinese New Year – Year of the Rat

We will be doing lots of Chinese crafts with the Children.

And Brenda will be creating some delicious Chinese Food.

 

Friday 14th February – Valentine’s Day

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

 

Tuesday 25th February – Pancake Day

We will be having scrummy pancakes for our pudding

 

Thursday 5th March – World Book Day

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

A variety of activities will be happening during the day

Re-enacting our favourite stories

 

Friday 13th March – Sports Relief

Please come to nursery dressed in something Sporty…….

A variety of activities will be happening throughout the day

 

Wednesday 18th March – Grandparents Day

If your child attends on this day then we would like to invite all Grandparents to come and join in the fun at Nursery. We will be holding 2 sessions one at 10.30am – 11.30am and one at 2.30pm – 3.30pm. Please let your child/rens key person know if you would like to join this event.

 

Thursday 9th April – 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.

 

Staff Training

Nursery will be closed for staff training:

Friday 17th April 2020

Tuesday 1st September 2020

Monday 4th January 2021

 

Bank Holiday

The May Day Bank Holiday has changed from Monday 4th May to Friday 8th May. Nursery will be open as usual on Monday 4th and closed on Friday 8th.

 

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

 SUNDAY 17th MAY 2020 – 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 age ranges and special visitors, BBQ, cake stalls. This year we are raising money for Make a Wish.

We will be having a tombola and would appreciate any donations for prizes.

Further information and more details closer to the time.

 

Half Term – 17th February – 21st February

Easter Holidays – 6th April – 17th April

 

Many Thanks

Sarah and Staff