Some spooky goings-on have been occurring in the garden at Rachel Keeling this week.
We know how important playing with words and sounds is in a child's journey to becoming confident communicators and readers.
Children explored a range of containers, pipettes from the science laboratory, food dye, natural materials and some spooky, exciting props.
They explored, mixing, gathering, sharing and talking about what they discovered. Some children were able to use new vocabulary. They also shared some spooky stories about witches and cats together and repeated the stories. Some children were able to predict what was going to happen and some children were able to remember and retell the stories and characters.
As children mixed their potions, some created spells and magic words.
Many children made marks about their potions. Some children created their own poems and the teacher scribed them.
One group even worked together and created a collaborative poem!
Playing with rhyming words at home is great fun and very effective in encouraging children to hear the sounds in words and be able to eventually distinguish rhyming sounds! For younger children, nursery rhymes and singing songs (many of which rhyme) is a lovely way to share time together.
Rachel Keeling Nursery School
Bullard's Place, Morpeth Street, London, E2 0PS
Tel: 020 89805856
RACHEL KEELING IS PART OF THE RACHEL KEELING AND CHILDREN'S HOUSE NURSERY FEDERATION