While working together to make a model of the world the children have been discussing what matters to them.
The children thought that ” it’s important to have friends, kind friends”, “I like to choose what to play” “that I feel safe when I go somewhere new” and that “I like having a happy house” all relevant and important rights to us all.
Here we are developing our fine motor skills by tearing up the newspaper into long strips and applying it to our balloons.
Next we are developing our problem solving skills by building a wooden triangle for the model to sit on “so it will be safe and not roll away”. Then we are measuring the sticks (maths) and sawing them safely (risk assessment skills) to create a 3d pyramid.
Ta da, our model!
We have put together some ideas for literacy and numeracy learning at home this term.
These experiences build on what the children are learning in the centre.
We hope you find them useful.
Numeracy Info Sheet Parents May 2019
Literacy Info Sheet Parents (Phonics) May 2019
The children have been using their problem solving skills to design and work together to create some architecture buildings. We have also been using our imagination with the blocks to create characters from our favourite movies. Some children have been exploring schematic play , through using the blocks to enclose items they have gathered in the Family Centre.
Architects, builders beware – check out what the Cartmill children have been up to……………..they even tidy up after themselves 😁😁😁
Cartmill children have created a fantastic bridge!
Well done for using the tools safely
Boys working together, good job
A new stormtrooper house
The boys understand the routine of the nursery and tidied up when they had finished.
The children have been enjoying the gingerbread man story and today they have baked their own gingerbread men. They enjoyed measuring and weighing all the ingredients and giving it a good mix. They then used the cutters to make the shape and placed them on the baking tray to go in the oven. Everyone is looking forward to decorating and taking them home tomorrow.