Don’t forget it is the mid-term holiday on Friday 15 and Monday 18 February and nursery remains closed to children and families on Tuesday 19 February for staff in-service training. We re-open for children on Wednesday 20 February.
In our 3 – 5 room, we have moved to a new ABC & Beyond text for this planning session you may be familiar with. We are reading “Where’s My Teddy?” by Jez Alborough.
Each book we look at, we choose some “sparkle words”, words which may be new to the children’s vocabulary.
We have been discussing what the children think these words might mean, in relation to the story. You can see from the photos below, some children have been acting out their own interpretations of the words. Can you guess which photo relates to which word?
You may be aware of our weekly visits to our local care home, where our children take part in activities, such as playdough, animal handling and games with our older friends. One friend has recently celebrated her 100th birthday. We made a card for her, and took it when we visited, with a bunch of flowers. We sang “Happy Birthday” to her of course! She was absolutely delighted! Unfortunately, we are not allowed to share any photos of our visits to the care home, but you can see below, how busy our children were, making the special card.
Outdoors, the children have been really enjoying the large loose parts, creating some magnificent buildings, obstacle courses and vehicles. Loose parts really let children use their imaginations to the greatest extend, without having any pre-conceived ideas from items specific to a purpose. For example, bread crates can be walls, a car, steps, a tower, or anything! There is always an element of risk involved, but as research has found, controlled risk can increase children’s confidence and resilience.
Although there has been lots of other learning happening this week, that’s all on the blog for now. have a great long weekend everyone! If you have any exciting plans, don’t forget to Tweet us! @menzieshill_ns