We are learning some songs using Makaton.
Makaton can help people who have limited speech or whose speech is unclear and can help all children communicate.
It is used to support spoken language. The signs are used alongside speech in the same order as the spoken word.
We are singing and signing “Five little ducks “.
We are also learning to sign our names during “Hello everyone”.
“I can sign my name” “it’s fun to sign”
We are having fun learning to sign!
The toddlers have being trying out lots of new techniques and methods of painting. We have used bubble wrap, tin foil, cling film, rollers ,sponges,brushes and even our bodies. We have used our hands,feet, legs and arms which was great fun. We having been using our muscles to squeeze the paint out the bottles and learning all about the different colours we can use.
This week we are feeling very festive in the toddler room, we have been busy creating lots of lovely Christmas crafts as well as Icing Christmas biscuits and adding some Christmas sprinkles.
We made Christmas cards for our loved ones, and also added lots of tinsel and sparkle to our very own Christmas baubles which I’m sure will be admired for many Christmas’s to come.
We took advantage of the dry weather this morning and took a wander over to our local park.
The children made use of the equipment to support them to develop their gross motor skills and co-ordination. We practiced our patience and made sure to take turns.
The smiles on their faces say it all…a fabulous morning had by the children at Cartmill.
Today in the studio the children were exploring colour and mark making on a variety of different materials such as cling film, corrugated card and tin foil.
They choose to use every day objects such as rollers, sponges and brushes to create their wonderful artwork, developing their creativity, fine and gross motor skills.
MUD DAY !!!!!!!
Today we had a vision and it came to life. Our children explored their senses through jelly, mud, water, bubbles, gloop, flour and grass. The children were allowed to get as muddy as possible and to share this experience with the full Cart Mill family.
Children within this developmental stage it is crucial to engage in outdoor experience, thus experience allowed children to explore the world around them in a fun and unfamiliar way. The children also develop their social skills, risk taking, gross motor skill and physical ability through this experience. This is an great example of “learning through play “.
This was not only for the children but also for the staff. This type of experience is known to provide joy and happiness if we let it and today at Cart Mill we did just that. Laughter filled the air and fun was had by all.
Please keep an an eye on the board in the hall way for more mud day pictures. Thank you to everybody who helped to make this work, especially you the parents, this was a huge success.
We had a super day on Saturday and we thank our families, friends and staff for helping to make the family fun day such a success. Thanks to your generosity we raised just over £1000 on Saturday which is tremendous. Below are some of the images captured on the day!