This week we have focused on music and movement. The children have all been highly engaged with singing, dancing, tapping out rhythms and developing their gross motor skills by using the items from our windy day box outside.
We have especially enjoyed dancing and moving along to the story Animal Boogie. Please click on the link below to enjoy this story at home with your child.
We explored different ways of moving outside by reading action cards. The children jumped, ran, rolled, tiptoed and took long and short strides.
This week the children have enjoyed our theme of nursery rhymes. We have practiced many rhymes together and are extremely impressed with how they are remembering the words. We used the tap sticks to help the children to keep a steady beat and they were able to follow instructions to tap them fast, slow, loud or quietly.
Some of the children's favorite rhymes and activities were Polly put the kettle where they made tea in our real china tea pots taking care not to break them, they created spiders for Incey Wincey and made marks using gross motor movements to colour sheep for Baa baa black sheep. Singing nursery rhymes really helps with your child's memory so if you could sing some everyday with your child at home this would be really beneficial to their development.
The children have been confident, creative and imaginative in their play and are really beginning to engage with others in many role-play games.
We have played lots of memory and listening games in small groups and have noticed that the book area is always occupied with children sharing stories with each other.
We have had a fantastic couple of weeks settling back into Nursery.
This week the children have been engrossed in the nursery rhyme and story about Humpty Dumpty.
We have been practicing singing the rhyme together both inside and out alongside many fine and gross motor activities linked to this theme.
The story After the fall is all about Humpty Dumpty and how he over comes his worries and challenges himself to achieve a goal of getting back up onto his wall after falling off. The children were so proud of Humpty Dumpty when he eventually got back up on his wall they were all cheering together.
We have been encouraging the children's own perseverance in challenges at Nursery and we are super proud at how well they are coming on. They are showing real pride in themselves and developing their own resilience. Please encourage your child to keep going when tasks get hard. This will help them massively in their future.
Below are a few more photos of the children being confident explorers and learners.