This term we are focusing on settling in to the classroom (The Nest within the Den) The children are getting used to the routines and the team and making relationships with their peers and the adults.
We start to introduce early self-care skills and developing confidence and independence. Some older children who show interest in the toilet will be having a go at toilet training and learning to put coats on using the floor technique(ask for details).
We are self-choosing toys on a daily basis and are preparing to extend our learning by adding resources to the existing ones and starting to play imaginatively. We like to explore our senses by playing with a variety of resources such as water, sand, seeds and playdough. Each week we learn a new Nursery Rhyme/song and are already practising Autumn songs and learning new Makaton signs.
Daily use of the ‘Big Garden’ gives us more physical opportunities, as well as extending friendships with the older children, an opportunity to see and play with siblings and extending friendships with a wider group. Children are welcomed to play in the classrooms and take part in Yoga, circle times, etc.
Our CORE stories are based on participation, involvement and repetition, where we can touch and feel or lift flaps and we like:
-Walking through the jungle