Pre-schoolers from Meadow View Day Nursery in Newport Pagnell were transported to a land down under as they celebrated Australia Day with a series of themed activities.
After learning all about the animals native to Australia through exciting co-research activities, children from the award-winning setting on Westbury Lane were delighted to create their very own cuddly koala faces using a range of materials and photographs for reference.
Dressed in blue to mark the occasion, children showcased their creativity by making replica flags and Aboriginal inspired dot artwork, before finding out about the history of the boomerang and having a go at decorating their own using the techniques they had learnt.
Meadow View Day Nursery Deputy Manager, Jen Curley explained;
“Australia Day presented a fantastic opportunity to teach our little ones about this beautiful country and its rich history. Not only did this learning experience give them a wider understanding of the world, but encouraged respect and appreciation for different cultures.”
Australia Day commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet on January 26th, 1788.
We prioritise the importance of outdoor play at Cedars Day Nursery in Leighton Buzzard. All children at our Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ nursery have access to our large, natural garden area on a daily basis as we recognise the impact that being outdoors has on a child’s social, emotional and physical development. The children enjoy planting vegetables and tasting their produce, served by our dedicated Nursery Chef.
Cedars Day Nursery, Mentmore Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 2PA
Tel: 01525 850200