The children have been exploring the story “Owl babies” throughout the family center this week. Today the children choice to extend their learning through creating their own owl babies using clay and loose parts of their choice. The children used their imagination and new knowledge of owls to create their beautiful models which are now on display at the entrance to the 3-5 room.
Festive and winter fun has begun in the toddler room. We have decorated our tree. The toddlers enjoyed using red and green paint to print with potatoes these made lovely baubles to hang up in the room. We also enjoyed making reindeer dust which we are having great fun with in our sensory tray. Everything is beginning to sparkle!
It’s Stay and Play Week from Monday 4th to Friday 8th November. We have a selection of experiences that staff will lead across the week that we hope you will be able to come along to. Please click on the link below to view the timetable.
We welcome parents and other family members at any time next week so that you can experience play alongside your child.
We look forward to seeing you next week!
This afternoon the children had great fun working together in the construction area using the building blocks to build their house. They were discussing with each other which shapes and sizes of blocks would be best to build their house. The children were developing their social and communication skills using problem solving, enquiry based learning as well as working as part of a team.
“Let’s use the big building blocks”
“We need to use our hammers to make sure it doesn’t fall down”
We had such great fun all working together as a team to build our house, the boys decided to expand it and turn it into a castle.
“It’s so big”
This week we have been encouraging the children to develop their self help skills by helping to prepare their own snack.
We are learning how to use a child’s knife safely with adult guidance “like this, so we don’t cut our fingers”
We are developing an awareness of how to recycle our food waste.
We are tidying up after ourselves and are very proud to be making our own snack.
This week we went Pond Dipping at Rouken Glen Park.
We met Katie the Forest Ranger who showed us some of the water wildlife that we might find in the pond.
We used a big net to scoop the pond.
We emptied the nets into some tubs so that we could investigate what we had scooped out of the pond. Mostly it was small insects and there was something which looked like a worm.
We walked up to the waterfall where we looked at the direction that the water was flowing.
Before heading back to the bus, we had a play in the park.