Overbury Grasshoppers News

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...


Look at our new scooters!

Look at our new scooters!

  • 30 Oct 2012
  • Parental involvement, PE

Many thanks to the parents and grandparents who either took part or donated prizes for our fund raising events this summer. With the money raised we have purchased four new scooters. We thought this was a perfect choice as our current ones are looking a little tired and the children always enjoy playing on them. As you can see they have already...


Sports Activity Day - Mon 13th August

Sports Activity Day - Mon 13th August

  • 13 Aug 2012
  • Event, Overbury village, PE

Fifteen children spent the day at the cricket pitch taking part in individual and group sports.     They didn't stop all day, even when we had some showers! Everyone went home with their own medal at the end of a competitive, but very good natured event. The day started with a warm-up, led by keen 12 year old footballer  Harry...


Fun in the snow!!

Fun in the snow!!

  • 10 Feb 2012
  • PE, Understanding of the World

The snow may have caused problems on the roads, grown ups worrying about getting to and from work, but if you are under five it's just sooooo exciting!! The children waited until all of their friends had arrived at nursery, then wrapped up in appropriate outdoor clothes they were able to really enjoy the snow. While some children took time...


Christmas Party Fun

Christmas Party Fun

  • 14 Dec 2011
  • Parental involvement, PE, PSE

On Wednesday 14th we enjoyed party games and special snacks.   Those not usually attending on a Wednesday were invited and it was lovely to have lots of parents sharing in the children's fun. We played pass the parcel, some children needed help to discover what was beneath their layer (everyone won a Christmas sticker) while others were...


Following signs and exploring!! Walking out & about

Following signs and exploring!! Walking out & about

  • 6 Dec 2011
  • PE, Understanding of the World

All of our walking, out and about, means the children are really coming to terms with the country code, paying attention to their surroundings, always keen to investigate! Could you identify a footpath sign aged just 2 or 3? Grasshoppers know what they mean and enjoying following the markers in their explorations.   We had found this sign...


Christmas craft and decorations

Christmas craft and decorations

  • 4 Dec 2011
  • PE, PSE

The children have been busy for some time making calendars and cards to take home, but throughout December they have been making decorations for nursery Having collected the Christmas tree on the tractor and trailer the children enjoyed decorating it - although some tweaking was necessary as one branch ended up with most of the baubles on it!!...


Obstacle Course - Tues 11th Oct

Obstacle Course - Tues 11th Oct

  • 16 Oct 2011
  • PE

  Last week the nursery children of all ages really enjoyed Carolyn’s obstacle course.   It gave them the opportunity to explore their physical skills: balancing, climbing, bouncing and football, as well as getting them to wait patiently and take turns.           Afterwards they had fun...


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...


We went on a Bear Hunt

We went on a Bear Hunt

  • 15 Sep 2011
  • Latest News, PE

One of our favourite books at the moment is Michael Rosen's 'We're going on a Bear Hunt' and the children recently enjoyed a number of craft activities to create props to re-enact the story. "Uh-uh! A river!..." "Splash splosh Splash splosh" (mixing colours to paint water)   "We can't go over it..." "Thick oozing mud  Squelch...