We are lucky to be within walking distance of Cruikshank Botanic Gardens. For the rest of the term the children will be taking turns to walk down to the gardens to search for minibeasts, study the different plants, and to play in the beautiful arboretum.
This week’s group saw a grey squirrel, snails, lots of minibeasts, discovered the different shapes of the leaves, and enjoyed a picnic!
Have a look at some of our adventures in the gardens…
In order for the children to be able to take these valuable trips to the gardens, we need a minimum of 3 parent helpers each week. If we do not have enough helpers, the walks can’t happen. If you are able to help, please speak with a member of the nursery team!
We have had some beautiful moments in Riverbank Nursery over the past few days with our butterflies emerging from their cocoons. The children have watched in fascination as our transformed little visitors have been fluttering around the nets, eating nectar from the oranges and flowers left in the nets, and spreading their wings.
We will be releasing them out into the garden on the next sunny day and we can’t wait to see our butterflies fly free!
One of our parents has very kindly given a copy of the morning nursery’s performance of Wriggly Nativity from Christmas time. We have uploaded it as a password protected video at Vimeo for you to see at anytime.
We had the arrival of some worm cocoons and the nursery children worked together to get them ready to hatch. They had to soak them in water then put them in our special worm incubator. When they are hatched, we will put them in our very own worm nursery!