Nursery into Nature - Fresh Air Fridays 2022-2023

For our first week of Fresh Air Friday we read a story called Wind, we listened to the wind and watched it moving the branches of the trees.  Then we took some time for our new Nursery children to explore our outdoor area.
Autumn Faces
This week during Fresh Air Friday we began to talk about Autumn and the treasures that it brings such as conkers and acorns.  As part of our All About Me topic we continued to look at our faces, we used the Autumn materials we had to make faces!
This week during Fresh Air Friday we talked about Harvest and how the food that we eat is grown and collected to reach our plates.  Then we dug up some of the vegetables that we planted in the spring, we had lots of onions and some carrots!  We also picked some tomatoes.  We did some really good counting to see how much we had grown and then some of us even had a little taste!
This week we looked at darkness, because it was Space Week we talked about how it is dark in space, we also read a story called A Patch of Black and talked about darkness and night time.  We made a dark den and learned about shadows, then we made some shadows of our own.
This week in Fresh Air Friday we read Aaaaghhh Spider!!  We talked about how the spider wasn't actually scary and made lovely webs.  Then we did a web hunt around our outdoor areas and found lots of big ones shining in the sunshine! 
This week we had a spooky Fresh Air Friday, we read What's in the Witch's Kitchen and then used this as inspiration to draw some spooky pictures onto pumpkins!  We also worked as a team to collect leaves to make a giant pumpkin on the floor.
Bonfire Night
For our Bonfire Night Fresh Air Friday we read a story called Sparks in the Sky and talked about how to be safe around fireworks and bonfires.  Then we made a big bonfire picture and used lots of fine motor skills to do some cutting and sticking.  Finally we made and ate some tasty chocolate sparklers!
This week at Fresh Air Friday we read Owl Babies and talked about the Owl's family as this week we have been talking about our own family and different types of families.  Then we made our own Owls out of rocks, feathers, googly eyes and plenty of glue!
Hedgehog Hotel
This week we read Don't Hog the Hedge, all about a kind hedgehog who shares her hedge with lots of other animals.  We talked about the alliteration in the story and then we decided it would be a good idea to build a hedgehog hotel.
This week in Fresh Air Friday we talked about how different it looks outside now compared to earlier in the year, we discussed how most of the leaves have fallen and the trees are bare and noticed that there aren't many colourful flowers around.  We read Bear Snores On, all about a bear going for his long winter sleep and talked about hibernation.  Then we planted some spring bulbs which we will come back to in future sessions as we discuss the changing seasons.
We got all wrapped up for a frosty Fresh Air Friday. We read a story called The Runaway Iceberg and discussed why the iceberg in the story had got smaller and smaller. Then we looked at the ice we froze earlier in the week, we discussed how it looked and felt "cold" "wet" "hard" "smooth" and then we put it into the tough tray to investigate it, some of us even had a go at writing and making marks with the ice. Then we returned to school for snack this week because it was an extra cold but extra tasty one, can you guess what we had?!