News & Events Weston Super Mare
Working hard or hardly working?
One of the babies had a visit to the office and helped our finance manager with her paperwork.
World Book Day!
Even though the snow meant we had to close at 1pm on World Book Day we had a wonderful morning, and an amazing effort was made by both staff and children. Well done everyone! We love books at Honeytree!
My day is not complete, if I don't tell you I love you
Some children from holiday club and some children from our Preschool room, headed over to the hospital to spread some love. The nursery have been making Valentine's cards for the last few weeks, and these were given out to visitors and patients. We are very proud of our little cupids.
I love you little monster!
Baby room's book of the month is 'I love you little monster' and they have been painting their own lovely little monsters, playing with monsters slime and monster jelly!
Ladybird's Emergency Services Month!
This month the Ladybird's have been learning all about the emergency services. They have looked at ambulances, the fire brigade and the police force. There was a crime which the children solved, they've been treating all the staff members for illness and tested the fire alarms with the fire officer Abi!
Love is in the air
Our babies really enjoy dancing with each other and spreading the love!
Making Valentines cards
The Ladybird's having be making valentines cards ready to give to the hospital next month.
Making fruit salad!
Preschool helped our Chef Kirsty cut up some fruit and make fruit salad for the whole nursery for lunch time!
Holiday Club Christmas Trip
Holiday club went on a magical trip on the bus to visit Santa, then they went to Costa for some yummy snacks.
Everyone has been busy making Christmas cards to send to the hospital along with the mountain of gifts we have collected! Here are our term time only Preschool doing a great job!
We had a wonderful time at the Nativity and we hope all of the parents and children did too. We heard so amazing singing and saw some lovely acting. Well done everyone! A great start to the holiday season.
Hovis the Hedgehog!
Busy Bee's book this month has been Hovis the Hedgehog! The children decorated their own hedgehog's using bark and leaves that they found in the garden.
Baby room have been exploring the water tray inside with things they have found in the garden. Some children then added their own things to the water tray, including themselves.
Wheels Keep Turning!
All year round Preschool's theme this month has been transport! They have been exploring different items that float and sink in their new water tray and made their own bottle top boats!
Halloween themed sensory play
Babies have been getting sticky again! This time with bugs in shaving foam and lots of other lovely things.
Lots of staff and children dressed up to celebrate Halloween!
Preschool have been embracing Halloween and using tweezers to help the spiders find their way out of this sticky spider web. They then used the spiders to help them with their painting.
Spooky Painting in Preschool
All of the children love painting, Preschool have been using some Halloween colours to create some interesting and spooky pictures. Getting a little messy in the process!
The weather is getting colder but this doesn't stop the children in the garden having a great time.
Baby room have been exploring some halloween themed pasta. Although it's only food colouring, it's probably not that tasty.
Creative ideas in Preschool
Preschool have been exploring different things and textures to print with. They used some already made printing blocks with different patterns on, and some every day items like forks!
We recently got a brand new push along bubble machine. Lots of the older children have enjoyed this and today the baby room had a turn. They love pushing it along and seeing the bubbles fly from the dragonflies mouth. They also enjoy watching and chasing them around the garden.
Nursery Rhyme Day!
All the staff dressed up as some nursery rhyme characters and planned some fun nursery rhyme activities. Preschool have been exploring porridge and feeding the animals from Old Mcdonald's Farm, and using tissue paper to build the three little pigs houses. Busy Bees have been making incy wincy spider hand prints and decorating humpty dumpty eggs. And Babies have been trying to keep the curds and way away from the spider (Although I think they've been eating it themselves.)
Gardening with Grandparents!
We had a wonderful time with Grandparents, Parents and Siblings visiting the nursery for our Gardening with Grandparents day. We planted, repotted and painted. Thank you for all of your support and attendance to our events. The children always have an amazing time.
Our Portishead branch recommended that we have a very exciting visit from the Beach Buddies! Members of the RNLI Education Team gave us an excellent puppet show all about beach safety. And the 'MAN IN THERE' was one of our beautiful children's Grandad. How special!
Remember! Always know where your grown up is, and always know where your child is.
Who has eaten my porridge?
Preschool enjoyed playing with porridge! They have been interested in porridge as that's what they have been making and feeding their pet snails. They used different tools and even some animals to explore this gloopy mess!
The tiger came to tea!
Baby room have been doing more fun Tiger Who Came to Tea activities. This time they made some yummy scrummy chocolate corn flake cakes.
Big feet art!
Preschool have been very busy making big art! They put paper all over the floor and painted the bottom of their feet to make foot prints everywhere!
Brr! It's cold in here!
Busy Bees froze some animals in ice! And then used a number of tools to try and free the poor animals.
Our 'Elfs' box!
We have borrowed an 'Elfs' (Early Learning Fire Safety) box from Weston-Super-Mare's Avon Fire and Rescue for a few weeks. The box contains lots of adult led games about fire safety, books and some fun toys and costumes. Here are some of the children already enjoying the contents of the box.
Who ate the playdough?
Preschool made some marshmallow playdough, which is completely edible. They mixed together some ingredients and chose to add some pink food colouring. They then got sticky playing with the playdough, and I'm sure, sneakily ate some.
The great frog escape!
Our rabbit Gizmo had a little visitor, Freddie the Frog. Freddie then went to visit Preschool and made a run for it, into our box of toy animals! Don't worry, Freddie is safely back in the garden now.
The Butterflies theme this month, August, is all things tigers. They have been painting on orange paper using black paint to make stripes and drawing with orange chalk on black paper.
Preschool have some new pets. Some wonderful garden snails. They found things in the garden to make a home for the snails, did some research on what they eat and built a little house from lollipop sticks. Then they made their own snails from pegs and their own snail trails using glue and glitter.
Pompom painting in Busy Bees!
The Busy Bees have been exploring painting with different items. They used pompoms and tweezers to make some interesting patterns. Can't wait to see what's next.
Butterflies Messy Play
The baby room have been having lots of fun and getting very messy with various activities, including painting with frozen paint, exploring different coloured tea bags and getting shaving foam everywhere.
Butterflies Garden Time
As the weather has become warmer, the children in Butterflies have been exploring powder paints in the garden. They have enjoyed using various objects to explore these paints, and enjoyed sitting in the tough spot, getting very wet. The Children also enjoyed eating their picnic tea in the garden too.