Overbury Grasshoppers News

Grasshoppers' Special Recipe Book

Grasshoppers' Special Recipe Book

  • 28 Aug 2015
  • Mathematics, Parental involvement, PE, PSE

Lots of the children's parents  have given us a recipe, which they enjoy making at home with their children. We have had quite a variety and are compiling a comprehensive cookery book with both sweet and savoury recipes.               Over the past couple of weeks, the children have enjoyed making ‘Ella Rose’s...


Planting Week 11th - 15th May

Planting Week 11th - 15th May

  • 28 May 2015
  • Countryside education, Creativity, Mathematics, Understanding of the World

The children really enjoyed planting plants, seeds and bulbs - thanks, in no small part, to  many kind donations received from parent and extended families. At nursery,  we planted cress seeds and sunflowers that went home, we hope they are being looked after... ...we would like  to see photos to see how they are getting on – we have already...


Maths walk

Maths walk

  • 12 Nov 2014
  • Countryside education, Mathematics

It wasn't our intention when we set out but a recent walk gave us lots of opportunities to develop our maths skills. We started off by counting the horses in the field, which wasn't easy as they were a long way away and they will move around!! Then we went through the orchard and compared the number of rams to the number of horses, lots of...


Apples and pears

Apples and pears

  • 2 Oct 2014
  • Mathematics, Overbury village, PSE

During British Food Fortnight http://www.lovebritishfood.co.uk/about-british-food-fortnight/british-food-fortnight-2014/ the children went out to pick apples and pears themselves for their baking. Gardeners Leigh and Tom took a group of children to the court garden to pick fruit.   They looked carefully at everything they picked, not...


Animal arithmetic!!

Animal arithmetic!!

  • 14 Mar 2014
  • Countryside education, Mathematics

On a recent walk the children enjoyed getting up close to the rams in the orchard next to nursery. They counted them all and after a couple of recounts decided there were 13. We didn't have to go much further to see more animals, with the field in front of the nursery full of stud horses.   They were right at the bottom of the field, but the...


Proud of our work!

Proud of our work!

  • 26 Sep 2013
  • Mathematics

We have been busy updating some of the display boards at nursery in the last couple of weeks. The children have been showing their work off to their parents but if you haven't had a chance to look yet why not ask your little one to tell you about the displays? They are all works in progress so keep looking at the developments. The birthday board...


Playdough Birthday Cakes

Playdough Birthday Cakes

  • 5 Dec 2012
  • Creativity, Mathematics, Parental involvement, PE, PSE

We often make our own playdough with the children , this is always a very popular activity! The children helped to measure out the ingredients and then chose the colour they wanted it to be. After making the playdough and allowing it to cool, the children got straight to work making playdough Birthday cakes. Once the children had made their...


Christmas Tree Trip

Christmas Tree Trip

  • 29 Nov 2011
  • Mathematics, PSE, Understanding of the World

On Tuesday 29th November the older children were lucky enough to ride on the tractor Christmas tree for nursery.       We didn’t take the direct route there, Derek took us the long way and the children really enjoyed the bumpy ride. We disembarked and walked down to where there were Christmas trees of all shapes and sizes...


Log of our first 'out and about session' this term

Log of our first 'out and about session' this term

  • 16 Sep 2011
  • Mathematics, PE, Understanding of the World

We hope to have regular 'out and about' sessions for the children of 3 and over on Thursday mornings, enabling them to grasp some of Forest School rules to make the most of their explorations in the glorious countryside surrounding nursery.             Last Thursday the three year olds followed the...


Grasshoppers' Creature Feature

Grasshoppers' Creature Feature

  • 7 Sep 2011
  • Mathematics, Nature

The children are always keen to explore outdoors and living things are of extra interest. Last week we found 8 snails under the tractor tyre in the digging pit so we brought them inside to have a close look, even try some races! They took a long time to venture out of their shells but eventually our patience was rewarded! However...