We had our Sports Day at the park. We took part in lots of different races – egg and spoon, sack, running and three-legged. We also threw foam javelins as far as we could. We threw bean bags into hoops. We balanced quoits and bean bags on our heads and bean bags on racquets. We all won medals. Our teachers and parents had races too. It was a lot of fun.
Each class at Old Church Nursery went on a day trip to sunny Chalkwell Beach where great fun was had by all!
Each year Old Church Nursery School hosts an International Day to celebrate all the different cultures of our community. We had dancers and musicians from Bangladesh, the Caribbean and Serbia as well as Pearly Queens from London. We had different foods to sample from around the world. The children had great fun on the bouncy castle and enjoyed face painting, pony rides and many more activities.
The children joined hundreds of schools across the country taking part in the Soccer Aid Playground Challenge to help Unicef keep children safe around the world.
We had a great time playing in the mud. We got very messy! We also made things with mud and did a lot of mixing.
The History of International Mud Day
International Mud Day began in 2009 at a World Forum event, when Gillian McAuliffe from Australia and Bishnu Bhatta from Nepal got together to talk about ways to encourage feelings of community and appreciation for the world around us. The collaboration that followed has inspired educators, children and families across the globe, to celebrate International Mud Day together each year in June. Regardless of age, race and religion, covered in mud, we all look the same!
Groups of children have been visiting Greenwich Park using different modes of transport. We took the bus to the Tower of London where we got on the river boat to Greenwich. We walked to Greenwich Park and had a lovely picnic and fun in the children's playground. We then crossed the river using the foot tunnel and took the DLR back to nursery.
We have been taking groups of children to visit the Sense of Space pop up exhibition near Liverpool Street.
The exhibit has four different areas designed to awaken the senses. The children particularly enjoyed walking through the blossom filled "Infinity Garden".