Acorn room 16/08/21

Our little acorns have had another very busy week.

Some children have took a keen interest in numbers, practicing our counting and fine motor skills hunting in the felt. Staff will continue to encourage this through everyday provocations!

Others have been very busy builders this week. We have built many castles and towers, some even taller than ourselves! Can you build any towers at home?

β€œOld MadDonald” is a huge hit in the acorn room! We set up a small farm area where the children encouraged conversations between peers, role play and even recognisingΒ  many different animal sounds!

Hope you all have a great weekend ☺️!

Alice, Elaine and Leonie! X

Expressive area 16/08/21

This week the children have been designing our alphabet wall. They have using different materials to create all the letters.  We have also been sign the alphabet song 🎼🎀

The children have also been doing some experimenting with different ingredients to make a volcano eruption. The children have been measuring the ingredients out and reading the instructions. πŸŒ‹πŸŒ‹

Pirates 16/08/21

This week in the expressive area we have shown an interest in pirates! CM came over to me and asked if he could make a pirate hat! We then started discussing what else pirates might have. The children agreed a pirate needs a pirate ship and a pirate map so we set out some materials to create these.

We used teabags and water to create our own pirate map and drew the route for our pirates to go to collect the treasure.

We used different sized boxes and other recycled materials to make our own pirate ships. What do you think?

 

Developing our senses πŸ‹πŸŠ

This week in the village we have been continuing to explore our sense of touch. We have been using the feely tubs to explore different textures without using our sense of sight. We explored a variety of different materials all with different textures including crazy soap foam, slime and cotton wool.

This week we have been exploring our sense of taste. We explored spicy, sweet, sour and salty foods. We discussed what each food tasted like and how our bodies reacted to some of the foods, particularly when the lemon and limes made us pull funny faces.

Group boxes 19/08/21

We have been looking at the different groups we have in the nursery. Together we are creating boxes for each group to explore and understand their tree. We have covered the boxes in paper using our fine motor skills and writing the group names using our literacy skills.

 

Building a bridge 16/08/21

This week in the construction Area we have been focusing on Architecture and famous landmarks. I created the architecture wall and asked the children which buildings they wanted to recreate first. They chose the atomium and the Eiffel Tower. We spoke about all the different buildings and whereabouts In the world they were situated. I also asked if any of them could name the buildings and some of the children successfully named them. The used different materials to build and recreate the buildings for example, playdough & wood sticks and a variety of 2d and 3D building blocks.

Construction 16/08/21

This week in the construction Area we have been focusing on Architecture and famous landmarks. I created the architecture wall and asked the children which buildings they wanted to recreate first. They chose the atomium and the Eiffel Tower. We spoke about all the different buildings and whereabouts In the world they were situated. I also asked if any of them could name the buildings and some of the children successfully named them. The used different materials to build and recreate the buildings for example, playdough & wood sticks and a variety of 2d and 3D building blocks.