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21 September 2018

Noah’s Ark Cobham Close

Noah’s Ark Cobham Close has had a wonderful week where we learnt all about our bodies and drew and decorated two life-size models. The week also had a ‘Bake Off’ theme where all the children put on their baker’s hat to make ‘A Gingerbread Man’, which is one of their favourite stories. They also decorated him with icing pens! We also had a fun science experiment in assembly using fresh yeast. The children discovered how the yeast reacts when first mixed with water and flour, then followed by kneading and resting in order to rise. They were fascinated by the process and then happily tucked into the warm, fresh bread. Yum, yum! We definitely have a few future bakers here at Noah’s Ark, so watch out The Great British Bake Off!

7 June 2018

Noah’s Ark Endlesham Road

Sports Day

On Tuesday 22 May we had our Sports Day. The children took part in 5 different races, starting with the running race and finishing with the obstacle course. All the children loved showing their skills such as balancing, throwing, running, climbing and kicking a ball to their mummies and daddies. There was a lot of team spirit as the children cheered on their friends. Mummies and daddies also had their races which they truly enjoyed. After the races the children were rewarded with a medal as they were all winners and had so much fun. We finished the exciting morning with a picnic together in the glorious sunshine.

21 May 2018

Noah’s Ark Cobham Close

The Royal Celebration

On the eve of the Royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Noah’s Ark Nursery, Cobham Close decided to have a Royal Celebration. The children arrived either dressed as a prince or princess or in union jack colours red, white and blue. The teachers were also wearing red, white and blue and the nursery was decorated with bunting and union jack flags, the atmosphere was very festive. The children were free to wander in a freeflow mode between the classes where activities ranged from making crowns and tiaras using gems, glitter and pom poms to painting in union jack colours. There was also designing the bride’s dress and colouring in a royal cake, every activity linked to the Royal wedding. At snack time there was a special treat as cooking was preparing a royal feast made up of finger sandwiches with a choice of fillings of smoked salmon, cream cheese and cucumber, the children happily buttered their sandwiches and chose their fillings and as they tucked into a very royal snack time you could hear lots of chattering about princesses, weddings and the Queen! The parents were also involved as each class had been given a cake made by one of the parents based on a cake recipe of victoria sponges, strawberries and cream. The parents did a marvellous job each cake was superb and thoroughly enjoyed by the children. I am sure that in years to come the children will remember what a lovely morning they had at nursery to celebrate a very special and significant Royal Wedding!

 

16 May 2018

Noah’s Ark Westside

Growing and the Lifecycle of the Butterfly

At Noah’s Ark Westside we have been looking after caterpillars that are soon to form their cocoons and be released as beautiful butterflies. We have been looking at the topic Growing and the Lifecycle of the Butterfly.

16 May 2018

Noah’s Ark Westside

Snail Hunt

The Rabbits enjoyed venturing out into their playground to go on a snail hunt during a very wet time outside. They were so excited by their findings and were able to talk about where snails live and why their shell is important.

16 May 2018

Noah’s Ark Endlesham Road

Grandparents’ Morning

On Monday 14th May we had our Grandparents’ Morning. The children were so excited to show their Grandparents around the nursery. The all had fun playing outside in the glorious sunny weather and they enjoyed decorating a picture frame together with their Grandparents. One of the Grandfathers said that our nursery is ‘’fabulously happy place’’. What a wonderful day we all had.

16 May 2018

Noah’s Ark Cobham Close

On the Farm

The children have been learning about the Farm through many fun creative activities this week at Noah’s Ark Cobham Close. They captured experiences with paint while cork painting sheep and carrot painting! They were very excited to make their own farm landscape and planned thoughtfully about where all the animals and their babies would live; a pond for the ducklings and goslings, soil which represented mud for the pigs and their piglets, seeds for the chickens and cockerels and grass and hay for the cows, calves, horses and foals. The language used while planning and making their farm landscape was impressive as the children have during the previous weeks learnt many farm animal baby names! After making their own individual farm landscape they played happily using great imagination with the small world farm animals. They interacted and communicated very well together and many animals visited several farms as they played in pairs. It was wonderful to see how all the previous learning about the farm came out naturally, I had to laugh as I heard a cockerel crowing “Cock a Moo Moo” a wonderful book which had been read during Assembly!

 

30 April 2018

Noah’s Ark Endlesham Road

School trip to Kew Garden

Friday the 16th March was an exciting morning for all the children and the teachers as it was our trip to Kew Gardens. The sun was shining gloriously and the atmosphere was buzzing as we all got there ready to embark on a great adventure. The Ladybirds and the Bumblebees took a journey of discovery into the beautiful world of plants and flowers around them. They had an interactive story of a king and a queen who had extraordinary treasures being brought to them. The Butterflies and the Dragonflies went on an exciting hunt to explore the Hive, Palm House and the Princess of Wales conservatory, with a variety of plants and animals to discover on their worksheet. Afterwards, it was the older class who had their special session while the little ones enjoyed the hunt. We had a great lunch together and the fun continued in the Climbers and Creepers area Thank you Parents and carers for all of your support on the day we hope that you enjoyed the fun too.

30 April 2018

Noah’s Ark Westside

The Tiggers ventured to Wandsworth Common to explore all the wonderful spring growth that had taken place. Using magnifying glasses and a good eye, the children were able to spot the roots of the trees and budding flowers all around. We listened to the environmental sounds around us and had fun playing chasing games around the trees. The Tiggers were able to count up to 20 trees in sight . 

       

27 April 2018

Noah’s Ark Cobham Close

On the first week back to Nursery after the Easter holidays the children were full of tales of exciting places they had visited and wonderful memories with family and friends. The weekly cooking lesson, linked to the new topic ‘On the Farm’, also taught the children one of their EYFS goals; to eat a range of healthy foods and understand the need for variety in food. They were all so excited to make their creative vegetable tractor! With their teachers’ supervision, they cut carrots and cucumbers into baton size pieces and made cucumber circles for the wheels. They then hollowed out two peppers, the tractor and the trailer and then filled them with the carrots and cucumber pieces, using cocktail sticks to hold things together. To finish the design off the cucumber circles became the tractor and trailer’s wheels. As you can see from the photos the result was worthy of any gourmet cooking magazine and maybe junior Masterchef! They then had a delicious healthy snack time as all the vegetables, dipped in humous were eaten with great relish! On the hottest April day for seventy years, with the sun streaming through the windows, munching on a delicious snack, it was almost as though they were still on holiday having a picnic. What fun!