The children have been practising using scissors and Palm scissors this week. They have improved their grip and how they operate them so much in such a short space of time. We are so impressed. 😊
We had so much fun in the snow! We explored the snow and how we could leave marks in it, made a snowman and all the staff ended up being bombarded with snowballs.
Once we had finished exploring outside we took the snow back inside with us. We used the pipettes and coloured water to create marks in the snow and mix colours together.
The children were amazed as they watched the snow melt in their hands.
This week the children have been learning to play the animal farmyard lotto game. They did really well at waiting for their turn and being kind to others.
We modelled animal names and sounds alongside the Makaton signs which the children loved to copy. We also asked the children simple what, where and who questions throughout the game so that we could extend their understanding.
If you would like to borrow our farmyard lotto game to play at home then please don't hesitate to ask for it.
We created a team building game using the Tap tap box this week. The children joined in with the rhyme and waited patiently for their name to be called. Once it was their turn the child chose a brick from the box and then added it to the teams tower. They managed to take care and build the tower to a great height.
At the end of the game when the tower fell down the children were immediately excited to play the game all over again. Their focus and energy levels were amazing.
The following day we left the game out in the room to see if the children revisited it independently. They did this many times throughout the session, showing good interaction and social skills with their friends.
Today the children have been naming the farm animals and learning the makaton sign for each animal. All the children were very good at trying to use this sign language and some even remembered the signs when ask to repeat it back.
Here are some examples of the makaton signs which show how to use your hands for each animal, why not have a go with your children.😀
This week the children have been doing lots of activities along the theme of Old MacDonald had a farm. They have been creative in making animal collages, pen enclosures using play dough and lollipop sticks and singing songs. The children have been strengthening and developing their fine motor skills by lots of activities like threading farm animal cards and cutting feathers into a hen picture.
We also created a hide and seek game with coloured tractors. The children waited patiently whilst we hid them around the room, keeping in mind positional language and understanding. We then asked the children individually to go and find a particular coloured tractor.
This game helped the children in developing their colour knowledge, turn taking skills, listening and attention and understanding.
They had so much fun throughout this game at the beginning of the week that several children asked to play it many times throughout the week.
We would like to welcome you back to Term 3.
We have been busy helping our new children settling into nursery the last couple of weeks. We are so proud at how they are doing and how the older children have been demonstrating kind and friendly behaviour towards them.
Below are some photos of some of the activities the children have been engaged and involved in.
We are really interested in learning all about what your child achieves at home. We have a special WOW board, where you can write your child's individual achievement on a star and add them to our display. This can be anything from brushing their own teeth to helping tidy their own room with you.
You can add as many stars as you like. Please ask a member of staff for some stars and lets celebrate your child's learning together.