We wanted to see how well the children got on using ICT equipment so we downloaded a doodle app onto our I pads.
The children amazed us at how fast they picked it up. They showed good listening and understanding as we modelled how to use the app.
The children were able to use the icons in the app to create colourful pictures, changing the style of pen each time if they wished to.
We set up the sand a little differently today. instead of putting items into the sand tray ready to go, we placed trays of items beside it so that the children had more
An activity linked in with our topic 'All about Me' this week was a fun and messy mark making activity.
The children had fun exploring the paint with their hands and noticed the marks that were left behind. We looked at how we could create handprints and compared them by using language of size.
It was lovely to see all our children so involved and confident whilst getting messy.
We used our handprints to create a border for our future display.
Does your child have a favourite story at home?
If so we would love for you to bring it in so we can share this with the other children at story time.
We have been on many learning walks around the school in the first couple of weeks back.
The children are learning how to use all their senses to explore the world around them. We have noticed many new things each time we have been off exploring.
To extend the children's learning we used some of the leaves we collected from outside to set up a cutting activity. The children are becoming more and more confident whilst using scissors, gaining more control and strength in their hands.
Our topic for the first term back will be 'All about me'. We will be taking a look at ourselves and our friends and how we are similar/different.
We will be doing many different and exciting activities throughout the term that will cover our Three Prime areas of development.
We first set up an activity where the children had to use their sense of smell to see if they could recognise what was inside the pots.
The children found this activity fun and interesting and it kept their attention for a lengthy period of time.
This is a really easy activity that you could do at home. Feel free to ask a member of staff for ideas.
We would like to welcome you all back to the new school year.
We hope you have had an enjoyable summer and we look forward to working with you.
Our first week back we have been enjoying the story called 'Only one you'
We have enjoyed water play activities with a variety of fish where the children have noticed the details on each of them.
We have also been busy mark making on fish shaped paper, noticing marks that have been left behind, deciding on which hand to hold the pens and how to hold the mark making tools.
This week we have had a variety of activities at our finger gym station.
This is where the children can develop their fine motor skills by using tweezers to pick up pom poms, pushing/pulling Popoids, roll and squeeze playdough etc.
If you would like any ideas on how to help/improve your childs' fine motor skills then feel free to speak to a member of staff.