Arthurlie Family Centre

October 10, 2017
by Mrs Silvester
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Number Car Tracks

To give children opportunities to explore numbers through their interest in cars staff planned and develop “Number Car Land” with the children.  First the children painted some old boxes and pieces of wood with black paint and chalked road markings to make a garage. Staff … Continue reading

September 20, 2017
by Mrs Silvester
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The children have continued to design their pirate ships both inside and out.

The sandpit inside and the decked area in the  upstairs garden have both been developed into pirate ships. The children made a jolly roger flags and painted a wooden plank for the pirates to walk along. The children then followed their treasure maps which led … Continue reading

August 24, 2017
by Mrs Silvester
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Producing art using hammers and wooden shapes.

The children produced art using corkboards, metal tacks and hammers. The wooden shapes can be positioned to create patterns and pictures. This activity develops hand eye coordination and encourages children to use their imagination to express their creativity.

June 13, 2017
by Mrs Silvester
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Preparing vegetables and washing dishes

“I’m chopping the carrots for snack.” “I like carrots the rabbits eat them.” “It is hard to cut.” “Can I have a cloth? I need to get the dirt off.” Involving the Children Involving children in meal routines, food choice … Continue reading

April 10, 2017
by Mrs Allison
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Creating new and exciting learning environments

  The children have been creating new sand areas in our playrooms. We asked some of the local businesses in our community for there help. The Casey Tree Company donated logs for our space and another local business transported them to our … Continue reading

March 28, 2017
by Mrs Allison
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Messy Play exploring our senses through touch smell taste and fun

We are are having fun exploring some of our senses touch, smell  and sight this week we have investigated shredded paper, angel delight, cooked pasta, shaving foam and glupe.     It tasted like yogurt.   I played here its … Continue reading

March 7, 2017
by Mrs Allison
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The children have been making their own stories and retelling them using puppets.

“look, look, look”. “The princess had a frog and it ate a spider”.   Why are stories so important for young children? Apart from the pleasure that telling a story can give to both teller and listener, they’re a marvellous … Continue reading

Learning outdoors exploring with new resources – The children in the downstairs garden made trains and a physical assault course with the new crates.

March 3, 2017 by Mrs Allison | 0 comments

We all know that playing with building toys is beneficial for children but did anyone ever tell you why? 

 

Improves fine motor manipulation and strength: Children have to learn how to move and manipulate various shaped objects, big and small, as well as have the fine motor control to “click” them into place.

Enhances spatial awareness: Building toys helps children enhance the understanding of their body and of the relationships between objects  which is crucial for reading readiness.

Encourages thinking and reasoning: These skills are what make children become well-rounded, independent and successful adults!

Involves focus and patience: Children need to work slowly and carefully to be successful at creating their designs.

January 19, 2017
by Mrs Liddell
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Numeracy. I can talk about my day using morning, afternoon and night. I can recognise the numbers on a clock. I can say that a clock tells us the time.

The children are still continuing to learn about clocks and time. Some of the children helped to make a clock through using their number mats. The children were encouraged to match the numbers of the clock and were learning the … Continue reading

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