Today in our garden we were exploring different Christmas experiences..
The children were using different materials to create some transient art Christmas trees, developing their fine motor skills by practicing Christmas words in the rice and exploring different sized and shaped pine cones and counting them out.
They selected different coloured materials to create decorations on their Christmas trees.
They also worked together to count out the different sized pine cones. Great teamwork!
D was able to copy the word ”Elf” by using his mark-making and fine motor skills to create the letters in the rice!
I wonder what other fun Christmas experiences we will explore throughout the week.
Today the children in the discovery room were enjoying the fresh air in the garden. They had great fun at the woodwork bench using the tools. With the protective gloves on the children loved hammering and they were developing their fine motor skills using the screwdrivers. Great fun was had at the new music wall. The children quickly noticed that hitting the pots with a wooden spoon made a different sound from hitting them with a metal spoon! As always the motto was ‘the louder the better’! We definitely have future musicians at Cart Mill!!
In the home room this week we decided to take advantage of the nice day and go for a walk around our local environment.
The children were looking for different colours and numbers that they could find and they were also collecting different autumn materials as this is what they have shown an interest in talking about: autumn and the leaves changing colours.
N and E spotted numbers on the postbox as we were walking past…
The children noticed from a distance that they could spot a house that stood out from all the rest, can you tell which one?!
I and R spotted numbers on a fence as we were walking past, do you know what numbers they are?
D and A were using mathematical language and conversation at the top of the hill saying that ”we are so high up look how far up we came”
Most importantly, we were making sure we looked left and right and listened and looked for cars coming to ensure that we all crossed the road safely!