In ABC and beyond the children finished reading Shark in the Park by Nick Sharratt. They helped to retell the story by joining in with the rhyming words.
They have been identifying other rhyming words by matching objects which sound the same and matching pictures.
The great adventurers have had opportunities to develop fine motor skills through mark making. They have been mark making in rice, flour, foam and salt using sticks and brushes.
In the garden some children have been developing their gross motor skills doing hops and jumps inside the 10 frames.
Jack was using his problem solving skills working out what he needed and how to fit pieces together to make his own car. He then decided to make it into a motorbike.
Riley worked so hard building a very tall tower. He showed persistence and did not give up even when it fell over. He was so proud of his tower when he completed it.
Oscar was role-playing a Dr checking Katie’s breathing to make sure she was ok.
Some children enjoyed exploring puddles in the garden. They had to work together to help one another when some children got stuck in a big puddle.
Macy and Niyah were helping to look after the garden by watering the plants.
The pre-school children have had transition visits to the school. They enjoyed playing with the primary ones and twos and seeing what the classrooms were like.
In Big Noise, some of the children have been practising moving the Lycra trying to keep to the best of the music.
Layla and Radwan have enjoyed playing together creating pieces of art work.
Lots of children were helping in the garden picking out radishes.
A number of children have enjoyed searching for gardens in the worms. We have talked about what worms need and how to look after them.
Arlo was challenging himself in the sensory room trying to get the ball into different holes. He challenged himself to get the ball in a higher up hole in the net.
Jack used different logs to create his own bridge to go over the puddle so he could cross it.
Jaxon used some bamboo sticks to make himself into an ant.
Dahlia enjoyed role playing a teacher getting her friends together to do some singing.
Mia has been developing her fine motor skills through threading reels onto string. She then practised her counting skills counting from the bottom to the top to see how many reels she had on her string counting as she went.
Some of the children participated in a puppet group this term. They started off by choosing the puppet the liked the most. they gave it a name and developed a character for their puppet. they then went on to design and build a home for their puppet. The puppets went on an adventure and the children each identified what happened to their puppet whilst on this adventure.
Lots of fun was had at the nursery family fun day.