Today the boys and girls in the home room were talking about what their school building will look like. I asked the children how they could find out what their school will look like.
“We could use the computer”
“What about your Ipad, its right there?”
We used technology to search for pictures of the different schools the children will attend.
The children came across building plans as they searched for their schools, so they decided to draw and design their own plans and schools.
“My school will have 10 windows”
“My school is very tall and has a big garden.
What a beautiful day it is!
Today the children in the home room are taking a little break from the sun. They were interested in a book about Recycling and we had a chat about what recycling is and how it is good for the environment.
How do we recycle?
“putting the rubbish in the recycling bin”
“ we put plastic in our green bin at home”
We had look around to see how we recycle at nursery.
We recycle our paper by having a paper bin, we put our leftover snack in the food bin and we reuse bottle lids, cartons, cardboard boxes etc in our studio room.
We even saw the bin lorry out the window collecting the recycling bins.
Some of the children in the home room enjoyed taking turns caring the baby dolls. They each had a turn of putting a doll into the bath, washing them and dressing them and recreating real life situations.
The children discussed how to properly care for a baby and following important rules for when a baby is in a bath and when we are dressing them
Following on from our theme of “When I grow up” from book week, the children in the home room have been role playing different jobs and roles they want to do when they are older exploring real life situations through their imagination and role play experiences.
Developing mark making and early writing skills. R and E are ”doing my homework” E discussed that her brother does his home work when he comes in from school. ”I will do that when I go to school too”
R – ”I’m the teacher, I’m reading a story to the boys and girls”
L – ”I work on the computer and we need to answer the phone, it’s really busy!”
S – ”I’m in the doctors you need to wait for your appointment and then the doctor makes you better with medicine”
Today in home room we turned our pumpkin into a house for our little small world people..
We worked together to design our pumpkin house, discussing the different textures inside the pumpkin.
The children used their imagination to create their own role play stories. Even Santa and his dinosaur came to visit the pumpkin house and leave seeds to eat for his elves.
Santa left pumpkin seeds and the children made them into apples to eat.
Its been a busy day using all our creative thinking and design skill. What will you turn your pumpkin into at home? If you don’t have a pumpkin why not draw your idea.
The children in the home room have been very imaginative at creating different pretend play games within the room.
We used material to create one of a kind dresses …
The children started school and brought paper and pens ….
We enjoyed baking some cakes, and made sure we were safe by using oven gloves when taking them out the oven as they were very hot.
This week in the Home Room we have been learning about traditional tales. We have enjoyed listening to the stories about Goldilocks and the three bears, Jack and the beanstalk and the Three little pigs.
We have also been learning how to re-tell the stories in different ways such as using the character puppets or using role play to act out the story.
We have even been using our imagination to add new parts to each story when acting out different parts of the books, using our creative thinking, deciding what can happen next in the story? What would Goldilocks do when she got home? Would the Three Bears make more porridge? What would Jack and his mummy buy at the shops with their golden egg?
What do you think would happen next?
We have had had lots of fun using our skills to re-tell and re-call our traditional tales. We have been using these skills to read the story to our friends.
I wonder what adventures our story book characters will get up to next week.
Today in the home room the children have been exploring the different types of small world play.
We have been working together to build the train set. We were using our creative skills to design our large train track and our fine manipulative skills to fit the track together. We discussed where we could go on our trains.
We were also playing with the small world elves and fairies, using our imagination to create magical stories together with our friends.
It has been a great day using our imagination and creating wonderful learning opportunities in our home room.
Hi everybody! Sarah-Jane here,
The children would like to show you around our home room in our nursery and all the wonderful experiences we have.
”Fiona reads us stories, this one is about the zoo animals”
In our small world area, the children were showing Linzi how to build a train track going to the fairy village.
In our home room, we have a kitchen and a living room area. The boys and girls enjoy engaging in role play and imaginative play where they cook the dinner for their babies and talk on the phone to their mums and dads.
The children are role playing a real life scenario in our kitchen area.. Deciding what is for dinner!! Does this happen in your house too?
Here is where we have snack in the home room… Today we are having banana, apples and crumpets.. Yummy!!