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July Newsletter

By hummingbirdsnursery, Jul 17 2015 05:13PM

After a lovely month playing in the sunny garden we look forward to showing off our French skills and peforming our short interpretation of Jack and the Bean Stalk to the parents. We have spent time making elderflower cordial, watching our sunflower's progress, collecting the chicken eggs and playing with our new water play station.

Flowers, bugs, sugar and lemons

The children love playing in the garden and we think that exploring nature is a very important part of growing up. After a quick lesson about bees and flowers we set to work searching for 30 heads of elderflower. The flowers were covered in little bugs that we shook off then studied and we brought them into the kitchen to cook our delicious mixture.

We cut oranges and lemons then added the flowers and water to infuse overnight. The children were excited to continue the next day when we strained the mixture and added the sugar. What a lovely drink we had and it was so much fun to make!

Sunflower progress

The sunflowers that we all planted are nearly a foot tall and will soon be up over everyone's heads! We can't wait for them to bloom and to have a look at the swirling patterns that the seeds make.

Eggs... Eggs... Eggs...

With the hens laying everyday and the chicks catching up with them in size we are over-run with eggs of all colours, shapes and sizes! The children collect them everyday and we think we might need to make some lovely pavlovas for the parent's lunch next week, we look forward to it!


Our new waterplay station is great! We have built waterfalls, chutes and used the table tray to play in the warm weather. The children have really loved to construct their own water system and had to use their intuition to get water from one tray to the other. The tray is also great for sand and we have been digging with trucks and making scenes with dinosaurs roaming the deserts!

We hope you've all had a lovely time in the sun too, and we are looking forward to our show next week...

Alison and Nat

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