Fine motor development Wk beginning 14/06/21

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.

Discovery room Week beginning 14/06/21

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!😀

Acorn Room Wk beginning 7/6/2021

The children have been continuing to explore our different areas within our Acorn room and we have welcomed a few new friends to our Acorn room.  The children have been using arts to continue their learning of colours. We have used dinosaurs through out the week from reading a story called ‘How to wash your little dinosaur’ which led to having dinosaurs in the water tray for children to wash and also painting using dinosaurs footprints.

During one of our group times the children explored musical instruments, peek-a-boo (using blankets and our tunnel).

The courtyard – Wk beginning 31/05/2021


We have been very busy this week in our courtyard, we have continued using the block play to incorporate numeracy. Children have been creating ramps and watching to see where the car will stop, we then identify the number. This week we have added a recording chart where we are documenting how many cars land on which number.

Superhero masks

We have also been exploring superhero’s and children have explored the different traits that can come with having superpowers. Children have had a keen interest in the masks, children have now been creating there own mask, we have been developing our fine motor control with scissors.

Fruit and veg

We have been exploring all our senses with different types of fruit and vegetables this week. The children expanded their vocabulary describing the textures such as “jaggy”, “squishy”, and “bumpy”, and had the opportunity to smell and taste some of the fruits. They then developed their fine motor skills through cutting, snapping and squashing the fruit and veg using a variety of tools. The children risk assessed the activity, learning how to cut safely using a knife.