We would love parents,grandparents, aunties, uncles, friends and family to volunteer to read stories to our children next week.
It won’t take long but it will mean so much to our story loving children! Please sign up at the entrance to the Children’s Playroom.
The children have been listening to the story “We’re going on a bear hunt” and this week they have been using the props to retell the story. It has really captured their interest and imagination.
We have been celebrating Bookbug with various stories about our friends. The children have been participating in daily Bookbug sessions with Zoe and Jo and voted for their favourite story at the end of the week. The winner was ‘Pog and the Birdies.’
Clare introduced the children to “Dough Disco” today. Shonette Bason Wood invented this technique, believing that by doing a daily dough disco, the child’s brain learns to control the fingers a lot quicker. This is a fun way that aids fine motor development. During today’s experience the children were introduced to 5 moves. Ellie said “we squeeze it”Kaile said “we roll it in a ball”. Amber said “we splat it”. Lewis said “we rolled a sausage”.
The boys and girls have been acting out the story of Goldilocks and the three bears. The children have been talking about the three bowls, the three spoons, the three chairs and the three beds. The children compared difference in size and talked about the three bears and how the daddy bear would be huge and baby bear would be really small.
Abigail really enjoyed being the Goldilocks character and she was confident to retell the story to her peers.
“This one is too hot and this one is too lumpy”
“This one is perfect”
It’s World Book Week in our Centre and we need your help. Please sign up to read a story to our storybook loving children at some point this week. The sign up sheets are at the entrance to the Children’s Playroom so please give our children 10 minutes of your time and I promise you won’t regret it!
We have been busy in the toddler room this week, learning about colour sorting, chitting potatoes, creating craft rainbows, colouring pasta and exploring Rainbow science. We even experienced a paint volcano!
We regularly use Makaton in the toddler room. The children have very cleverly learned the Rainbow song and are able to sing and sign it! We have made a little booklet with pictures of the children demonstrating the signs.. Please ask to see it..
“Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order.”
https://www.makaton.org/aboutMakaton/(accessed online 23/02/2018
Today the children baked some ginger bread biscuits. They mixed flour, butter, and caster sugar. Then they added the special ingredient… ginger spice. They then used the ginger bread man cutter to make the shapes and baked them in the oven.
The children enjoyed singing the words “run, run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me I’m the ginger bread man.
Today the children used chalk and chalkboards to explore writing both capital and lower case letters. Matthew was very keen to show his skills. He could identify most letters and he could talk about a big letter being at the start of a name.
Cameron also was very keen to show his writing skills. He began to explore the difference between upper and lower case saying; “that’s a big letter”
Cameron also asked why the big letters and the small letters are the same…that was a difficult thing to understand!