Welcome to Southey Tots
Class Teacher: Mrs Robinson
At Southey Green, we promise to provide our children with 6 unique experiences in each year group. We call these ‘Southey’s Super Six’. These tasks give our children something to look forward to each year and in places, provide an opportunity that the children may not have previously had.
Our Learning in Southey Tots
Welcome back to Southey Tots. The month of September has been a very busy one in Southey Tots. Our older children returned after the six weeks holiday. They settled straight back into nursery and have been busy enjoying playing and learning across the indoor and outdoor provision. We have also welcomed lots of new children into Southey Tots. It has been wonderful to meet so many new children and their families. The children are doing fantastic and it is brilliant to see so many of our new children happy and settled into nursery so quickly. Below are some photographs of our play and learning this month.
Fireworks and Fire Engines
In Southey Tots this week we have been celebrating all things Bonfire Night. We have made very brave fire fighters outside in the garden, putting out fires and rescuing Teddy and Humpty Dumpty down the hole. Inside nursery we have made sparkly rockets to support our rhyme of the week ‘Five Little fireworks’. During our investigative play we have explored the inside of a pumpkin. We had lots of fun scooping out the seeds, it got very messy!
Owl Visit to Southey Tots
Our story of the week in Southey Tots has been Owl Babies. We were very excited to welcome a visit from some owls as part of our learning. The children were very excited to meet them. Bobby the small baby owl was our favourite. In provision we have been busy making owls with the playdough and enjoyed helping to feed the baby owls in our tactile tray.
We've had a fabulous time this term exploring with paint. We created some fantastic hand prints!
Thank you to all our parents and grandparents that joined us for ‘Stay and Play’ at Tots nursery this term. The children had a wonderful time sharing their play and learning with you. We look forward to welcoming more of you again to our next ‘Stay and Play’.
The children in Southey Tots have engaged in lots of ‘messy play’ activities around our ‘Splish, Splash Splosh’ and Winter themed topics this half term. The children were naturally keen to investigate what happens when powder paint and water is mixed together. The children spent time scooping, pouring and mixing the two ingredients together. The children have also had lots of fun exploring the snowy foam and sticky cornflour with their hands. The children made some beautiful ‘drip, drop’ rain inspired pictures using the coloured water and pipettes.
Southey Tots – Easter 2023
We have been so excited to see so many wonderful Easter/Spring themed bonnets in nursery this week. You have all worked so very hard at home and you all look adorable in your bonnets. The children will bring home a certificate and small chocolate treat later this week. Thank you to all our parents that joined us for Stay and Play on Tuesday. It was fantastic to see so many parents join us for the session and the children had a wonderful time playing and exploring our Easter/Spring themed activities with you.
The Three Little Pigs
Our theme in Southey Tots during Spring 2 has been ‘Once Upon a Time’. The children have really enjoyed the story of ‘Three Little Pigs’ as part of this theme. The children have engaged in lots of wonderful play in response to the story including, building outside both at the builder’s yard and with the blocks in the wet sand. We have made collage house using different materials from the story and explored mixing the colour pink in readiness for our pig paper plate faces. We had lots of fun exploring the muddy cornflour gloop and pretending it was a pig sty. As part of our ‘Southey Super Six’ we enjoyed going on a stick hunt. We then used our sticks to support our play around the story.
Mark Making Stay and Play
Thank you to all our families that joined us for this half term’s Stay and Play. The theme was ‘Early Mark Making’ and the children had a wonderful time exploring making different marks across the indoor and outdoor provision.
Down on the Farm
We have been very lucky as part of our learning around farms to have the mobile farm come to visit us at nursery. The children had a wonderful time alongside their grownups visiting the animals. We got to stroke guinea pigs and chickens, helped to brush Monty the pony and the goats, stroked a tortoise’s hard shell and met alpacas, sheep and ducks. The children had lots of fun playing fetch with Meg the sheep dog too. Here are some photos from the day.