Today in the discovery room, the children have been exploring shapes in the loose parts and numeracy area. Our learning intention is to be able to identify 2D and some 3D shapes and construct models using them.
The children have particularly shown interest in our magnetic shapes using them to construct their own 3D models and have also took an interest in using loose parts to follow the outline of our large shapes and beginning to identify them.
This afternoon, we went to the muddy fields behind the nursery with our puddle suits and wellies on!
We took a bottle of water with us and poured it into a massive muddy puddle to make it squelchy to slide into. The children had fun running down the grassy hill and sliding into the muddy puddle.
We also took a large rope which the children used to play tug of war and take turns to pull each other down the large hill. A few of them then decided they wanted to try and make a swing using the two trees at the top of the hill. This required some team work and problem solving!
As part of our intergenerational programme, we have some visitors coming next week from Bonnyton house to join us for some tea and crafts.
The children have been creating some of their own decorations to brighten up our family room for our special tea that we are having.
The children have been looking at vases of daffodils and using pencils to draw their own. They then re visited their pictures and added in some colour. This afternoon we selected some green and yellow materials to create collage daffodils!
There has been some children and staff’s birthday’s recently, so we have been discussing birthday parties and what we would need to have a party!
The children have been creating their own birthday cakes and using different coloured materials to create their own patterns on the cakes.
The children chose different colours and created a simple pattern to make the icing on their cake. This learning experience allows the children to identify different patterns and to copy and complete their own simple pattern.