Rainy, puddle jumping!

DAISIES

Last week in Daisies, the children have been getting creative by doing some lovely hand prints. Daisies used these to make some cards for their Daddies for Father's Day, which we hope they liked!

The children have also been doing lots of mark making using the pens, with some of the older children being able to use a tripod grip to hold them! Daisies also did some brush painting and finger painting, to create some flowers for our new birthday board display. It is important to try and do as much artwork with the children, as it allows them to explore different textures and materials. This is something you could also do at home.

There has been a keen interest in bubbles recently! The babies get so excited when they see them and will point at them and try to pop them. Daisies even have some of the older babies who are able to say 'bubble'!

The cars have been popular too, with the children pushing them up and down the room, or even rolling them back and forth with us in the garden.

Daisies have also managed to have a play in the big garden, and even went to see preschool too, where some of the children got to see their big brothers and sisters! The babies love to watch the older children running around, and they love all the attention that they get too!

Hope you had a great weekend!

DRAGONFLIES

Dragonflies ended the rainy week visiting the library again which the boys loved! They were all running wild and exploring the books.

The beginning of the week the children all enjoyed the super wet garden and of course getting super wet in all the puddles! They have also been practising their pouring skills using the pots and pans, scooping up the water and then pouring it out.

Dragonflies have also been doing so much dancing! Once little girl began clapping and swinging her hips from side to side, and another little girl was bouncing up and down!

Dragonflies have also been doing lots of artwork from roller painting to making their Daddies a card for last weekend! The children loved getting wild and crazy with paint. Some of the Dragonflies didn't even want the painting objects just wanted to use their hands instead!

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend!

INCY WINCY SPIDERS

Another fun packed week in Incy Wincy Spiders.

The children started off the week with some sticking and gluing. Some of the children did well at using the glue spreaders to move the glue around their paper. One child had very good hand-eye coordination and picked up each little piece of paper to stick on their picture.

The children have really loved the puzzles too. They did very well at matching up the pictures on the board too. Some of the children were even working together to fit the pieces into the correct hole.

Incy Wincys spent lots of time in the garden last week too. The children have really liked the sand in the sand pit, and we have been focusing on scooping the sand using spoons.

Incy Wincys ended the week in the sensory room. All the children loved exploring the different textures and watching the coloured lights in the room. They also loved having the sensory mirrors out and liked looking at their reflection.

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend!

BUSY BIRDS

Another fun week of learning for the Busy Birds last week!

The children’s week began with a new type of painting. Using some old spray bottles and very watery paint the children did some spray painting. This was a great opportunity for the children to look a bit more at different marks and how they could create them. As we only had two spray bottles it also gave the children a chance to practice sharing and turn taking.

The children have also been doing self-portraits during the week. When children explore facial expressions in self-portraits, they are introduced to the vocabulary of emotions such as happy, sad, and angry, and they begin to develop emotional literacy, so this was a great chance to talk about how we feel and why we feel different emotions.

The children have also explored shaving foam this week in a fun sensory experience. Sensory play supports language development, cognitive growth, motor skills, problem solving skills, and social interaction. You can do this at home with any activity that encourages learning through the sense.

Finally, the children have really got involve mathematical development by doing our counting caterpillar game.

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

PRESCHOOL

Preschool would like to thank all the parents who have brought in lots of different materials for the children to use when junk modelling! They have been very busy creating and building lots of new and different things. Preschool have constructed space rockets, castles and even some robots too! This is a great opportunity for the children to let their imagination go and get creative. Junk modelling is a great activity to support them in developing their expressive arts and design techniques and is something you could continue with at home.

Preschool have also been having a go and practising their phonics. There is now a new phonics area within the messy room which has been helping and supporting the school leavers in learning their letter sounds. The children have been using this to break down the sounds in their names and other familiar words. They have even been practising writing them too!

Hope you had a great weekend.

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