We have had a great deal of learning taking place in the nursery this week, most noticeably children creating a table to record the development of our caterpillars. Additionally; we have had children writing lists to make wonderful 'fruit punches' as a continuation of our 'wedding theme'. Lastly, a number of children have been learning about how to listen and move rhythmically to a range of different types of music. Do remember we have a maths workshop on Wednesday 4th June at 9am: going on a number hunt! Hope to see you there!
Wishing you all a very happy half term and see you all on Monday 2nd June.
There has been an extensive range of learning taking place this week. Some of our children have been developing their curiosity and understanding about the life cycle of a butterfly by observing some baby caterpillars. Additionally, we have had a number of children understanding the wonderful rich diversity in understanding what weddings are and how they are celebrated. We have also had children learning about plant bulbs and furthermore, what factors are important for plant growth, through this exploration children have been learning about such concepts as photosynthesis. Lastly; we have had a number of parents/carers working with us in exploring how cooking is a fantastic activity to support children's mathematical development as well as many other aspects of learning.
Hope you can join us at our Saturday garden: tomorrow Saturday 17th May!
Thank you very much for all the families that were able to attend our National Children's Day event. Children and families were involved in a range of learning experiences including; making a fire, going a bug safari, pond dipping, finding out about recycling as well as participating in group games. All these experiences are very important as they support children in developing early scientific skills such as hypothesizing and prediction as well as fostering their curiosity and boosting their self esteem. We hope parents/carers will use many of the ideas they saw today, to engage with their child at a later date. I hope you all will continue to explore the wonders of the outside with your child!
We have had a wide range of learning taking place this week; including children learning to sort by matching and pairing socks. Additionally, we have had children building on their knowledge of Hansel and Gretel, by re-telling the story, as well as creating their own story. Other children have been involved in learning how to use kitchen tools such as a grater when cooking.
Thank you for all the parents/carers who were able to attend our workshops on the proposal for the new start and finish times for the school day, which subject to Governor's approval, will start in September 2014. Remember Friday the 9th is National Children's Day and we want to invite our parents/carers to spend time with their children engaging in the wealth of learning outside. Enjoy the long Bank Holiday weekend. See you all on Tuesday 6th May.