They children have been showing an interest in singing songs and following the actions to the songs. Some children have been keen to hide in our tent and behind our colourful scarfs.
One child said “see the fishy’s”; staff set up our water tray and provided sea animals as our provocation. A few children were showing an interest in our home area and mud kitchen. We provided resources that developed their curiosity. Another child was in the mud kitchen” making cakes”. We then provided a baking experience.
Exploring insects have been the main focus in the garden this week. Looking for different types of bugs in different places and identifying them. We pressed toy bugs into clay to explore the insects in more depth and detail.
We have been planting more seeds in the garden! Putting soil in pots and sprinkling carrot seeds on top, we decided to bring them inside to grow at the moment but will plant them in our allotment once they germinate.
This week the children have been working on counting up to ten and sorting colours into groups using different resources. Children have been been practicing their fine motor skills also using tweezers to pick up different sized items.
This week we have explored a Pirate theme 🏴☠️🏴☠️. The boys and girls have enjoyed making pirate telescopes and hats . We then went out to the Oakburn ship 🛳 in our garden to see if there was any Pirates coming to steal our treasure chest.
Kirsty the pirate and her pirate helpers made sure that we were keeping a close eye on the treasure chest to make sure it was safe . Percy the parrot 🦜 made an appearance he was very excited to meet all the boys and girls at Oakburn. He left a little message to say “ thanks for having me see you the next time “ .
The boys and girls loved the water tray filled with rice and some hidden treasures , we looked at the Gems and Jewels 💎 that the Pirates had left , feeling them to see if they were soft or hard.
Great job to all my little Pirate helpers
We have been using puppets this week as a way of communicating and thinking about our feelings.💕Flora the flamingo made an appearance and encouraged the children to share their news and speak out in front of a group. We also used the inflatable microphones to add a bit of fun!😀
The tuff tray has been a hive of activity also, with various provocations to engage the children such as ‘Going on a Bear Hunt’🐻and Claudia the Counting Cockerel!🐔We have been practicing our counting, number recognition and fine motor skills too! Busy, busy, busy!😀