Barking April Nursery News

Barking nursery growing cress

What we've been up to...

Walking through the jungle

For our “walking through the jungle” theme we set up lots of different animal jungle themed learning opportunities for the children to explore.

We set up a jungle themed tuff tray with a variety of jungle animals and we used jungle animal flash cards to help the children to recognise different types of animals. 

During circle time we sang the song “Walking in the jungle” and we pretended to be different animals.


jungle tuff tray at Barking
happy ramadan bunting

Celebrating Ramadan

We would like to wish all our parents a very Happy Ramadan “Ramadan Mubarak”.

The children have had so much fun making decorations to celebrate Ramadan using a variety of arts and crafts resources. 

We also read stories about Ramadan during circle time. 

Growing cress

The children have been showing a lot of interest in planting and growing their own vegetables.

The nursery team built on this interest by providing the opportunity for the children to grow their own cress.

The children have been talking about how quickly it grows and what it can be used for.

The next project is to grow carrots and broccoli in the garden! Watch this space…

Barking nursery growing cress
animal printing at Barking

Animal printing

The children in our little owls room have enjoyed animal printing this month. They had so much fun getting messy and placing the animals into the paint to see what different marks they make when placed on the paper. 

Teeth brushing week

This week the children have been taking part in a range of learning opportunities which promote the importance of healthy teeth, the importance of teeth brushing and how to look after our teeth.

We have also been talking about the different types of food and what each food contains.

Parents will have also been provided with oral health information and the children were given a tooth brushing set to take home. 

Danaka is our oral healthcare champion for Barking. If you need any advice on keeping your child’s teeth healthy please speak to a member of staff.