Overbury Grasshoppers News

Mud, mud, glorious mud!!

Mud, mud, glorious mud!!

  • 18 Jun 2014
  • Countryside education, PSE

We have just started to use our new mud kitchen - an area behind the playhouse in the main garden, equipped as a kitchen, with microwave, kettle, saucepans and other kitchen utensils, where the children can mix, stir and make mud pies! "A mud kitchen includes elements of the much-loved domestic corner and cooking from indoor play, which are then...


Making our own meals

Making our own meals

  • 15 May 2014
  • PSE, Understanding of the World

Following some very successful savoury baking recently, with quiches sent home and lots of favourable feedback. The children have been very hands on with the preparation of their own tea! They have made individual muffin pizzas, and quiches – ham or cheese and tomato . The quiches had one very special ingredient - pheasant eggs,which we were...


New to daily routine!

New to daily routine!

  • 3 Apr 2014
  • Communication, PSE

'Helper of the Day' and 'Show and Tell' have become popular additions to the children's daily routine.             The children are responding really well to being helper of the day, working to earn the honour and very proud to take home their sticker and certificate. One child is chosen from each group, for good...


Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

  • 15 Feb 2013
  • Event, Overbury village, PSE

At Grasshoppers the oldest children received some invitations from the children in Reception and Year One at Overbury School to attend Chinese New Year Celebrations on 11th February. So on Monday morning a group of children, some of whom will be going on to Overbury School in September, spent the morning in Tower Class.      ...


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...


Nature Explorers Summer Activity Day

Nature Explorers Summer Activity Day

  • 29 Jul 2012
  • Countryside education, Event, Nature, PSE, Understanding of the World

The first of the Summer's Activity Days(for primary school aged children) was a resounding success! Sixteen children spent most of their day exploring the stream and pond in the   Park, and after a tractor and trailer ride, finished their day painting with mud and sticks! Beautiful countryside, water and mud... all the ingredients for a fun...


Father Chistmas

Father Chistmas

  • 15 Dec 2011
  • Communication, Event, Parental involvement, PSE

Invitations were sent out to all the nursery children for Father Christmas's visit to Grasshoppers on Thursday 15th December but to prove that he is always watching he dropped in unexpectedly a week early to make sure everyone was behaving!! So we were all ready and waiting the following week. The children were really excited and most of them...


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...


Trip to watch the school play

Trip to watch the school play

  • 7 Dec 2011
  • Event, Overbury village, PSE

On Wednesday 7th December the  nursery children were invited to watch Overbury First School's  pantomime at the village hall. As  it was a matinee some of the younger children were sleeping, but the oldest Grasshoppers really enjoyed the experience.   We got there in plenty of time, but sat patiently waiting for the performance,...


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!!...