This week we have been engaged in a range of learning experiences, including children learning how to follow a simple computer programme, develop turn taking skills and number recognition. In addition we had a group of children visit the fabulous Horniman Museum. Providing children with opportunities to go on educational visits, is very important as it promotes their curiosity, language and indeed self confidence! We have also had children continuing with developing their imagination and writing skills through their interest in 'magic potions'! The work on children's imagination through potions, has been particularly significant in not only enhancing their imagination, but also their skills in working collaboratively. Lastly, we have been focusing with some of our children developing their understanding of two and three dimensional shapes, through the lovely story of the 'Three Little Pigs'.
Have a wonderful weekend.
During this week there has been a continuation of children sustaining interest in creating “spooky potions”. Children have collaborated, telling stories and creating rhymes and this has supported the development of language and imaginative play. This strand of learning culminated in the children creating a fire to cook “caterpillar blood” in the garden. An interest in designing and making dresses has also taken off with a child making their own “Elsa dress and shoes” out of paper. A group then were supported using fabric, needle and thread to design and make their own clothes (including an Arsenal strip!) Children demonstrated perseverance and a great sense of achievement in their work. This week we also had a small group of children and families visit The Science Museum in Kensington. Going on educational visits are a wonderful means of not only extending children's breadth of experiences, but also superb in developing their self esteem and language!
During this week there has been an extensive range of learning taking place. We have had children developing their counting skills and solving simple calculation through playing shops. We have also had a number of children learning how to use information and technology equipment such as a CD player. In such activities, once children have mastered the skills in using a CD player, those children are encouraged to assist other children; which equally enhances their self esteem and sense of responsibility! This week we also had a small group of children visit the Poppy exhibition at the Tower of London. Going on educational visits are a wonderful means of not only extending children's breadth of experiences, but also superb in developing their self esteem and language!
This half term has started with a great deal of learning taking place. We have had children developing their love of stories by listening and re-telling the very adventurous Baba Yaga folk tale from Russia, to children developing their climbing and balancing skills in the garden. We have also been working with a group of parents and children in exploring children's mark making. Lastly we had a small fireworks display for our children as part of the cultural celebrations regarding Guy Fawkes!