Work Begins On Our Vegetable Patch

The children have been working hard to dig up a big area of our nursery garden where we will start growing vegetables. We have seedlings in our little indoor greenhouse just now, staying cosy until the weather gets warmer and they are strong enough to go into the soil….

Keep your eyes peeled for more updates on our vegetables!!

Solar Eclipse – 20th March 2015

The morning nursery children experienced a rare opportunity of witnessing a partial solar eclipse on Friday morning. In the days leading up to the event they had learned about the moon passing in front of the sun.

One of the children said: ‘The moon is just going past and saying ‘Excuse me!’ to the sun!’

On Friday, using colanders as pinhole cameras, the children watched as the moon covered up 95% on the sun, making everything  go darker for a while. Even with the cloudy skies, we were excited to see what was happening!

We even saw the birds get confused and think that night had come. What an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Nursery Snack Diary

The children of Riverbank Nursery enjoy a healthy snack every day. They always have a varied selection of fruit and vegetables to choose from, as well as their main snack.

As part of our ‘Looking After Our Amazing Bodies’ topic, we decided to keep a food diary to show what we have been enjoying recently!

  • Wednesday 4th March: Angel Delight
  • Thursday 5th March: ‘Make Your Own’ mini-muffin pizza
  • Friday 6th March: Cereal (Multi-Grain Hoops or Rice Krispies)
  • Monday 9th March: Potato Wedges and Garlic Dip
  • Tuesday 10th March: Ravioli on Toast
  • Wednesday 11th March:¬†Smiley Faces

As you can see, the children enjoy a wide range of healthy and delicious snacks. If you have any snack ideas, please chat with a member of the team and we will try to incorporate it into our menus!