Activity of the Month

Painting Butterflies

We have being painting butterflies by using different materials and resources to make patterns. We have been using our hands, fingers, potatoes, sponges just to name a few.

What you need:

Paper or Card

Paint

Anything you can make a print with

Ribbon or String

Scissors

 

Method

Get creative and have fun with your art work, making as many different patterns as you wish.

Leave to dry.

Once dry cut out the shape of a butterfly and use the string/ribbon to hang these.

 

 

Menu of the Month

Sausage Plait

Ingredients

1 pack of Puff Pastry

1 pack of Sausage Meat

Milk to Glaze

 

Method

Preheat the oven 180oC/Gas Mark 4

Roll out the pastry into a rectangle and place on a greased baking tray.

Cut the pastry at a slight diagonal on either side (do not cut into the centre as you need to leave room for the filling), roughly 1.5cm apart and the same number on each side.

Take the sausage meat and make into a large sausage shape and place in the centre of the pastry.

Then pull the strips of pastry over the meat overlapping to look like a plait.

Glaze with the milk

Cook the plait in the oven for 25-30 minutes.

 

For a vegetarian option use mash potato with cheese and mixed vegetables.

 

 

Caramel Shortcake

Ingredients

Caramel

1 tin Condensed Milk

75g Butter

75g Brown Sugar

Short Bread

6oz Butter

3oz Sugar

8oz Plain Flour

Pinch of Salt

Cooking Chocolate for the top.

Method

Preheat the oven 180oC/Gas Mark 6

Line a square baking tin with grease proof paper.

Short Bread – In a bowl cream the butter and sugar together and then add the flour and mix until it forms a dough. Put it in the tin and flatten it down to cover the whole of the tin and then prick it with a fork. Put it in the oven for 30 minutes. Take out when ready and leave to cool for an hour.

Caramel – Pour the condensed milk, butter and sugar into a pan and heat, stirring all the time. Keep stirring until the mixture goes a caramel colour and thickens in texture. Be careful not to get any on your hand as it will stick and burn.

Pour over the shortbread base in the tin and then put it in the fridge to cool for an hour.

Melt the chocolate in the microwave and then pour over the caramel. Leave to cool and cut into squares.

 

 

 

 

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