We’ve been celebrating Halloween this week. Spooky, fun learning opportunities have been happening through the week at each nursery, so every child has had an opportunity to take part. The Halloween theme has provided learning opportunities from music and dance helping with physical development, to reading spooky (but not too spooky) stories which support development in literacy. The children have been decorating biscuits and painted bats giving opportunities to grow within expressive arts and design (if anybody is short of a bat or two we have loads). We’ve had a go at Pumpkin Carving and used the pulp to make soup for lunch, which not only helps fine motor skills with carving, but broadens their understanding of the world through cooking and gaining some understanding of where their food comes from! We’ve dressed up and played traditional Halloween party games (like apple bobbing) and generally had a brilliant week!