Indoors the children had lots of opportunities to be creative and explore. These activities help to promote language development as staff and children talk about what they are doing. They also help develop numeracy skills such as counting, recognising colour and shapes and also the important turn taking and share skills children need as the grow and develop. As you can see it takes a lot of concentration to create a masterpiece to take home.
The children have shown a keen interest in all things bug related. They have been discovering different kinds of bugs including ones that crawl and ones that fly. The children have found out lots of information from looking at books and going on bug hunts. They have also created their own bug pictures by using paints, crayons etc. The children have also been asking about People Who Help Us and can now describe the roles of the Doctor, the Nurse, the Firefighter, the Police Officer and the Paramedic. Have a look at our photos to see the fabulous ambulance they designed and created.
We have been doing lots of crafts in the room for Autumn and Halloween. We have been exploring pumpkins looking inside them feeling the textures of the seeds. We have been carving them and painting them for our displays. We have been looking at all the different Autumn colours in the trees and using them in our playdough, water play and paintings, we even painted our outdoor walls. Using our hands and feet we have made some spooky pictures of pumpkins, ghosts and bats. We had some surprise spiders in our water and gloop and created our own witches. Its been a very busy and messy time.
The children have been showing interest in animals, talking about the zoo and animals at home. They have participating in various arts and crafts such as making animal footprints and talking about size, paper plate sheep and have discovered new materials and shapes. They have also used animal sounds games to help develop listening skills. The children have also been learning about their senses using sensory jungle playdough. All of these experiences have provided lots of opportunities for the children to develop their communication skills.
The nursery rhyme of the month has been - There’s a spider on my knee.
The children have also been focussing on some golden rules which this moth were kind hands and walking feet.
We have had lots of fun indoors trying out new techniques for painting and mark making. We have produced lots of lovely work when practising these skills. We have also been getting familiar with nursery routines and we are making some progress with our tidy up skills !!