Babies 1 enjoyed exploring water. They had a go at filling and emptying the different bowls and jugs.
They also had lots of fun splashing themselves!
Winnie the Pooh
The babies 2 room dressed up as characters from Winnie the Pooh. The children made masks of the characters and even sang some Winnie the pooh songs and had a game of “pooh sticks”!
The pre school children have been exploring spatial awareness. They made their own obstacle course and station using the equipment in the garden. This enabled them to work together, to gain body awareness and an understanding of spatial relationships.
5 little Ducks
The toddler children have enjoyed the song “5 little Ducks”. After exploring the different varieties of ducks, they created their own pond!
Babies 1 have been exploring different textures and they made their own textured collage. They had fun putting all the glue on their paper and getting very sticky!
Babies 2 have been decorating their own invite to their “Royal Wedding” party!
The Pre School children enjoy a visit from “farm on wheels”. They all got a chance to stroke, feed and hold the baby animals .
The Toddler children enjoy a visit from “farm on wheels”. They all got a chance to stroke, feed and every hold the baby animals.
Pre-Writing Skills Workshop
The Pre School staff arranged for a Pre-Writing skills Workshop for the parents to attend. This was following on from the training that the staff had, they thought it would really beneficial for the parents to pick up some of the tips and activity ideas to do at home.
Pre-Writing Skills Workshop
There were activities to encourage fine motor skills, pincer control and gross motor skills.
Some of these included taking part in some “Dough Disco”, which involved removing objects that were stuck to the table.
Natural Ways to Play
The children have been exploring the “natural way to play” this week. Following on from a training session that all staff attended they have been adding lots more natural resources to their activities. As a result the children have been able to select their own resources creating their own imaginative games!
Babies 2 Room
Some of the children have been learning how to look after babies. We used the dolls that we have in our role play area ,as well as the children’s own spoons, plates, cups and bottles that they use in nursery, so that they could feed their children using “real life” equipment. We also bathed the dolls, and got them dressed and even put some nappies on them!
Our Younger baby room has had some new starters this month. They have enjoyed exploring their new surroundings and making some new friends with the other children and adults.
The two new children really enjoyed exploring our garden area, moving around our Astro turf and feeling the different textures.
The toddler children take part in Rhythm time every week. They have great fun learning about different pitches, tones and rhythms. They use lots of different instruments to make a range of sounds, as well as following on from beats and songs. They also use lots of visual aids such as cuddly toys and parachutes.
Pre School Football
The Pre school children take part in a weekly football class. They learn all about balls skills such as learning to control the ball, correct safety measures, scoring goals, different strengths of kicks. As well as being a great social activity, the children get some physical exercise.
The Pre-School children enjoyed a Trip to Clent Hills where they went on a dinosaur hunt! The children walked to the top of the hill and pretended they were dinosaurs and searched for footprints. We then went on a dinosaur egg hunt in the natural play area, finishing off our day with a lovely picnic.
The Toddler children enjoyed their first Yoga session! The theme was all about the Beach. The Children took part in a yoga story where they had to move in different ways to act out the parts of the story. They learnt all about balance and stretching as well!
Exploring Textures and Colour
The babies enjoyed exploring texture and colour by creating different pictures using Vegetables. The children also created their own marks and are beginning to explore mark making and fine motor skills!
The Babies enjoyed a visit from the Animal Lady. She brought lots of different animals and some of the children were brave enough to hold or stroke them!
Letters to Santa
The Toddler children have enjoyed writing their letters to Santa. They also practiced their fine motor skills using sellotape and scissors to wrap presents.
Pre-School have been exploring different building structures.
All of the children came dressed as their favourite superhero to raise money for the Neo-Natal Unit at Russells Hall Hospital.
Christmas Place Mats
Babies 1 enjoyed making their own Christmas place mats. They explored different colours and textures, moving their fingers around in the paint to create different marks on their card.