The Honeypot Nursery, Almondbank

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Operating as usual

17/08/2021

Hi Everyone, I'm Nurturing Norma!
Nice to meet you ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
I'm here this week to make sure everyone is happy and safe and building positive friendships โค๏ธ

... Keep an eye out over the coming weeks for more of our Superheros introducing themselves ๐Ÿฆธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿฆธโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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Introducing our Wellbeing Superheros...

โญ Responsible Rosie
โญRespectable Roger
โญSafe Simon
โญHealthy Hetty
โญArchieving Arnie
โญActive Angus
โญIncluded Iris
โญNurturing Norma

Our Superheros are here to help promote Confident Individuals, Effective Contributors, Responsible Citizens and Successful Learners throughout the children's time at nursery ๐Ÿฆธโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฆธโ€โ™€๏ธ
Through play and learning we will be using our Superheros to allow children to be proud of their achievements and everyday life experiences ๐Ÿ’•

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"Stickman lives in a family tree with his stick lady love and his children 3!"

Stick man, oh stick man, beware of the....

Carrying on from exploring our jungle literacy area and discussing the different members in our own families the children in the Cozy cabin where keen to used their imaginative skills to retell the story of Stickman by Julia Donaldson.

We also went on a Stickman hunt in the woods!

The children also loved creating their own stickmen out of a wide variety of Loose Parts they collected from the woods while using their problem solving skills and team work to build their own homes for Stickman to visit.

"Santa rescued stickman...I'd shout for help if I got lost"

"Look I made Stickman, he has white arms because he's been playing in the snow"

"When you go to the woods at nursery you have to stay together to keep everyone Safe"

"Oh look its a horse footprint, do you think it's stickmans horse?"

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The boys and girls in the 3-5 Cozy Cabin have been enthusiastic to learn all about themselves and each others families. The children have been turn taking and showing consideration to others during group discussion developing our awareness of when to talk and when to listen while talking about our family trees and who is in them.

The boys and girls have been discussing similarities and differences in their features while creating self portraits with the feature stones.

The children have enjoyed playing the soundtrack game to develop their listening skills and turn taking.

The boys and girls have discovered the diversity of family members such as grandparents, pets, brothers, sister and parents exploring these through role play.

They have been developing their prediction and estimating skills, through creating their own magic potions. They used a range of natural materials they found around the garden such as soil, sticks, stones, and other Loose Parts. During these experiences the children have also used a variety of instruments including rulers, scales and measuring jugs when measuring lengths and capacities.

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We have been learning to match objects, sorting them by colour, size and number. The children have also been copying, continuing and creating their own simple patterns, working and using numbers up to 10 and beyond.
In our dinosaur area the children have been working together to match the baby dinosaurs to their mums and discussing their similarities and sizes ๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿฆ•
Through STEM challenges the children have been enjoying producing and creating different models and their homes using a range of materials in our loose parts area and lego challenges ๐Ÿก

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The children in the 3-5 room have been talking about their families, new babies coming and what families are all about and what they do together. They have been discussing together who is in their family in our family area where they have been discussing family life ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ
They have recently been enjoying the wonderful story of Stickmans adventures and finding his family again. From this they were eager to create their own Stickman ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฟ
They are enjoying role play in our home area where they are acting out different family scenarios.
We have also set up our story corner with "we are going on a bear hunt" where the children have been dramatising the story together, learning to listen and talk with each other in different situations developing turn taking ๐Ÿป

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๐ŸŒด๐Ÿฆง๐Ÿฏ The children in the Cozy Cabin have been keen to explore and discover the new jungle themed literacy area. The children have been using the curiosity table and discovering the jungle animal puppets, which promoted the boys and girls to turn take. The children took it in turns to listen to each other retelling the stories of the Rumble in the Jungle by Giles Andreae and Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson.

During listening to the Monkey Puzzle story the children initiated group conversation about their own families, creating their own family trees in the arts and crafts area. ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿผ

26/07/2021

๐Ÿท๐ŸบThe boys and girls in the cozy cabin have been exploring a variety of different ways to explore events and characters in stories. Today they have been exploring the Three Little Pigs story. The children used a range of resources to build their own house. During this activity the children used their problem solving skills and prediction to see if their own houses would stay up if the wolf blew their houses down. ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿบ

"Oh no the wheatabix straw house is falling down! I think I'll need to use bricks" ๐Ÿ›–๐Ÿš๏ธ๐Ÿ 

๐Ÿท๐ŸบThe boys and girls in the cozy cabin have been exploring a variety of different ways to explore events and characters in stories. Today they have been exploring the Three Little Pigs story. The children used a range of resources to build their own house. During this activity the children used their problem solving skills and prediction to see if their own houses would stay up if the wolf blew their houses down. ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿบ

"Oh no the wheatabix straw house is falling down! I think I'll need to use bricks" ๐Ÿ›–๐Ÿš๏ธ๐Ÿ 

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The children have been helping us to create some new areas within the 3-5 room over the last few days. They have been interested in pirates, Goldilocks and the 3 bears and sensory lights. We have also created areas for children to build, create, explore their imaginations and emotions and relax. This is helping to support our new children to transition in to the nursery and from other rooms.

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โ›ตโ˜ ๏ธAhoy there shipmates! โ˜ ๏ธโ›ต
The children in the 3-5 room have been using their imagination and teamwork through role play to sail around the world to a variety of different destinations. Some of the children chose to use the atlas to find the destination they where sailing to. The children further explored the different treasures which they found in the pirates treasure box and created their own treasure maps, pirate hats and telescopes to aid in their search for their hidden treasure around the garden!
"We are going to America!"
"I go to the beach arrrrr I'm a pirate!"

This experience developed children's...
โ›ต Turn taking and problem solving skills while helping the teachers build the pirate ship.
โ›ต Introducing new vocabulary while children discussed the different continents, seas and how rough or smooth their journey would be.
โ˜ ๏ธConfidence through the use of song.
โ˜ ๏ธYoho Yoho a pirates life's for me.
โ˜ ๏ธ My ship sailed from China.
โ˜ ๏ธ Row row row your boat.

09/06/2021

Look what has arrived.....๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ 
We are so excited for our new addition of a play house to our baby room garden!! Watch this space to see how we develop this into an inviting and imaginative space for the babies to explore ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ

Look what has arrived.....๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ 
We are so excited for our new addition of a play house to our baby room garden!! Watch this space to see how we develop this into an inviting and imaginative space for the babies to explore ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ

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We have been exploring and investigating shape, using them to sort, describe and be creative.
The children have been able to name a range of 2D shapes and are beginning to talk about 3D shapes within the environment.

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The children have been learning to listen and watch as they put on shows for each other using our new story spoons ๐Ÿฅ„ Using great imagination when creating their own and retelling a range of stories ๐Ÿ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ›๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธ

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The children have continued to enjoy using their senses over the past week exploring their taste, smell and touch ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ‘ƒ๐Ÿคš
They have also been eager to explore the body, naming different parts and discussing what they are used for and how they work ๐Ÿง 
"If you have a scratch or a cut your body will send cells to it to fix it up"

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โœจThe babies have taken a keen interest in posting the balls through a gap in our feeding chair within the playroom lately.
This week we have had a variety of different experience on offer for them to explore their posting interest further. These experience also develop the babies fine motor skills and encourage turn taking alongside their peers โœจ

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As a follow on from yesterday's learning the 3-5s have enjoyed taking part in these experiences;

๐Ÿ’ฆ Estimating how many cups fills a variety of sized containers. The children did this while creating some orange soup. "Oranges give us vitamin C to help our bodies fight germs."

๐Ÿง™โ€โ™€๏ธ Using our senses of touch, smell and sight to create our own sensory potions. Some of the ingredients included mint, orange zest, vinegar and bi carbonate soda.

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ“๐ŸExploring our sense of taste by being blind folded and guessing what fruit we could taste.

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The 3-5 children in the Cosy Cabin have also discussed the importance of brushing our teeth. We provided the children with giant teeth for them to practise brushing using toothbrushes and toothpaste in a fun filled way ๐Ÿฆท๐Ÿชฅ

โ€œI brush my teeth before bed so I donโ€™t have any germs in the morningโ€

โ€œIt smells a bit mintyโ€

This was a great sensory experience which encouraged the children to engage in conversation and develop their fine motor skills

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The Cosy Cabin children have had an amazing start to their week exploring and investigating ways to stay healthy.

We have introduced a basket filled with a variety of vegetables to their mud kitchen such as broccoli, radishes, red cabbage and onions to name a few ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿง…๐Ÿฅฌ ๐Ÿฅ” ๐Ÿซ‘

The children made a great job of creating their own soups and stews, cutting, slicing, peeling and prepping all of their vegetables and discussing how important they are for ensuring our bodies stay healthy ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

We also added some coriander, basil and mint to our play dough station, encouraging the children to use their sense of smell to identify the ingredients they were adding ๐Ÿ‘ƒ๐ŸŒฟ

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The children have been working really hard with their numbers identifying and recognising them from 1-10. The children were challenged through addition and subtraction experiences, using a range of materials to count forward and back.
We have also been developing our awareness of when to talk and listen during group discussions learning when to ask and respond to questions.
The children have become more confident when sharing ideas, thoughts and feelings during these experiences.

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Following on from our senses experiences, the children were again given the opportunity to explore this further by -
๐Ÿคš Using their touch to explore and describe a range of materials
๐Ÿ‘ƒUsing their sense of smell to identify the scent and match it to the correct picture
๐Ÿ‘๏ธ Using their sight to look at themselves and others to paint parts of their bodies. Children showed good knowledge of their body parts as they painted and named them.
๐ŸThe children also discussed foods which keep us healthy and help our bodies grow. Through a fun matching game we looked at healthy and unhealthy foods sharing good knowledge from what they have learned.

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The children have shown a keen interest in first aid and through roleplay experiences have been learning resuscitation techniques using the baby dolls in the doctors area ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿฅ
We have also been exploring the inside of a first aid box discussing the wide range of ways to use bandages for injuries, such as nose bleeds, broken bones, cuts and grazes ๐Ÿฉน๐Ÿค•

During these learning experiences children have been using our wellbeing superheros such as Safe Simon, Responsible Rosie and Healthy Hetty.๐Ÿ˜Ž

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The children have had a keen interest in learning all about the body ๐Ÿซ€They have shown great knowledge about how their body works and how we can keep ourselves healthy ๐Ÿง 
They have been using their senses to explore taste, smell, sight, sound and touch through a variety of learning experiences and were eager to share their thoughts and ideas๐Ÿ‘ƒโœ‹๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿ‘…๐Ÿ‘๏ธ

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Our 3-5 children in the Cosy Cabin have been exploring many different learning opportunities such as:

Measuring and baking our own cakes and pastries in our role play area. We introduced utensils such as whisks, silicone cupcake cases and measuring spoons for the children to measure out ingredients ๐Ÿง

We are learning to identify different cultures of people from around the world using small world toys and information books

Exploring our senses of touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing through a range of experiments
๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿคš ๐Ÿ‘€

Learning the concept of time using 12 hour analogue clocks and resources such as timers and stopwatches โฐ

[05/27/21]   Today we share the sad news that Eric Carle has sadly passed away at age 91๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ›

Thank you, Eric Carle for sharing your great talent with so many generations of young readers, a wonderful legacy to leave children everywhere.

When asked why he thinks The Very Hungry Caterpillar has remained popular for so long, Carle said, โ€œI think it is a book of hope. Children need hope. You, little insignificant caterpillar can grow up into a beautiful butterfly and fly into the world with your talent.โ€

Letโ€™s all read an Eric Carle book today in honour of a great man โค๏ธ


Picture from @swanngalleries on Twitter #ericcarle #rememberingericcarle #hungrycaterpillar

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Our 3-5 children in the Cosy Cabin have been engaging in conversations about frogs within their play recently ๐Ÿธ

To deepen their awareness and knowledge of frogs, we introduced a provocation to our art and craft area ๐ŸŽจ

This opened an opportunity for the children to discuss and compare their ideas, create their own frog and to lead their own investigation, discovering facts about the life cycle of a frog ๐Ÿธ

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Our Tweenies have enjoyed learning about planting and growing things recently. They helped plant seeds outdoors and then took part in other relative experiences.
We had hot chocolate and oil as mud and green sensory rice. The children role played and planted the fruit and veg into the trays and plant pots. They used the magnifying glasses to investigate the bugs that were in the mud ๐Ÿ‘€
We also had shaving foam with cling film that had bugs hidden in it for the children to search around for them!
Lots of fun was had throughout this experience ๐Ÿ› ๐Ÿœ ๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿ… ๐Ÿฅ• ๐Ÿ‡

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Photos from The Honeypot Nursery, Almondbank's post 07/04/2021

Our 3-5 children in the cosy cabin have started to explore planting and how they can help to grow a plant ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒป they were very curious to find many different plants such as pansies and violas as well the sunflower seeds which they planted into small pots ๐Ÿชด

We have also had a little move around our room, creating a larger home for our minibeasts, adding a bug hotel ๐Ÿž๐Ÿชฒ

We have also provided a cosy space for a reading nook with a variety of stories and small world figures to promote language development and early reading skills

We have had lots of fun engagement today in the sand tray where the children have been observed creating ripples and waves in the sand using a collection of mark making tools

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Lochty
Almondbank
PH1 3ND

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 6pm
Tuesday 7am - 6pm
Wednesday 7am - 6pm
Thursday 7am - 6pm
Friday 7am - 6pm