FUN & LEARNING
TRIP TO THE MILL
Clough Nursery went on a trip to 'The Mill' in Cloughmills.
Barbara took us for a walk, when we looked for rocks hidden in the grass. We saw and fed chickens, picked peas growing in the Polytunnel and listened to the story of 'Jaspers Beanstalk'.
We then played: jumping in water, pouring water down a water wall, digging in soil, climbing hills and making 'food' in the mud-kitchen.
Break was home made wheaten and fruit. We had great fun playing at 'The Mill'.
Nursery had a visit from some of the Ballymena Fire Fighters.
They were shown equipment, inside the fire engine and even heard a blast of the siren.
Favourite part seemed to be learning how to control the hose!
NURSERY VISITS PORTFLENONE FOREST
Nursery travelled to Portglenone to enjoy a forest trail
In the forest park:
FINE MOTOR SKILLS WORKSHOP
As part of our 'Getting Ready to Learn' project, we held a Parent's meeting on the topic of the development of fine motor skills in young children. After a short presentation about the importance of parents encouraging gross and fine motor skills as they play with their children, the parents visited tables with a variety of fine motor activities. The activities encouraged skills in mark making and hand eye co-ordination as well as activities to increase finger strength.
There was a good turnout of parents at the event and many expressed how they enjoyed the activities and would continue to do them at home.