I apologise if your children have been coming home mimicking all of our animal sounds this week, we have had a few cows, horses and dogs in our class, acting out farm scenes and naming the animals during play.
The children are all speaking so much more English in class recently, telling stories from home and even when playing together, and we are delighted!
As always, we have begun making various animals for our farm scene coming up shortly.
We had very colourful chickens
Stripy farm cats
And we used shapes to make our dogs
We went out to the garden to collect and count the twigs, but then we got a bit distracted and decided to use the outdoor kitchen to make some pies
Then made some beautiful structures with the junk modelling
Next week we will be continuing with our farm animals with lots of activities for counting and recognising our letters. We now have three Read Write Inc groups. A few of the children are now blend the letters sounds and beginning to read. Group 2 are also blending the letters to make words and the third group are doing well recognising the letters and just beginning to blend. The children who need more support are also receiving this on an individual basis.
We continue with our maths activities on a daily basis but of course in nursery this is cross curricular and can also be maintained through creative, patio and group activities as well as specific structured lessons.
A very big part of Nursery education is learning social and self help skills, We encourage the children to do as much as possible independently e.g. putting on and taking off their babi's and shoes. Being able to clean themselves adequately when using the bathroom, we encourage the children to try but are always on hand to assist when required. We also encourage the children to call us if using the bathroom in order for us to help.