The children used uncooked spaghetti to thread the pasta tubes during their play.
Fine motor skills involves the development of the smaller muscles in the hand. By developing these muscles at a young age, children will be able to go on to complete everyday tasks, such as writing, drawing, cutting with scissors and button fastening.
The children have been working to complete their entry for the wheelbarrow completion. the upstairs children made a papier-mâché archaeologist to push the wheelbarrow with the Skara Brae site. Skara Brae is a Neolithic complex has been found in Orkney (Scotland). While the downstairs children designed a volcano for their wheelbarrow.
“I thought it was awesome and cool, I like the big new nursery and I liked the big crane, the steamroller and the lift.
“What was the machinery used for?
“It was used for lifting things.
“Why do you think the machine was used to lift?
“Its because its high, and your not strong.
The children and some of our parents were very excited to be visiting our new nursery site, we were learning road safety on our way and learning and talking about the various signs that we could see “Look Mrs Allison I can see K in the words”.
Its a great opportunity when you are outdoors to point out numbers and letters when out and about in the community. This is very good for our children’s numeracy and literacy development.
The children have been talking about money and what we use it for, they decided to hide it in the sand and then take turns to search for it. They then counted how much they had found and looked to see what numbers they could see on the coins. Some children went on to draw pictures of the coins they had found and some suggested that we make a treasure chest.
“This one has a 10 on it”!
“Look how many I found, I could bay toys and sweeties”
The children noticed changes in the nursery garden vegetable patch. The staff explained the leaves were a rhubarb plant. The children then collected rhubarb and prepared it cooking it in the microwave oven.
“There are great big green leaves.”
“I found a snail on the leaf.”
“It is hard to pull out.”
“We need to wash it.”
“Its hard to cut.”
“I like it. It tastes like yogurt.”
Why Rhubarb is Good to Eat
• natural sugar is low
•a good source of dietary fibre.