This term we are focusing on self-care skills and becoming more confident and independent as we are all settled now into Ladybird class. Some older children who show interest in the toilet will be having a go at toilet training and learning to put coats on using floor technique. For younger children who started in January we offer visual support for their transitions and we are involving older peers in helping them.
The children have been taking part in celebrating festivals and traditions, such as Chinese New Year and Pancake Day and showed their confidence handling and touching animals when ‘Zoolab’ came to nursery.
We are self-choosing toys on 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 Easter songs for ‘sing and sign’.
As the weather is getting warmer that gives us more outing opportunities. We have already visited the local park, library and Sainsbury’s and children showed good walking and hand holding skills.
Daily use of the ‘Big Garden’ give us more physical opportunities, preparing older children for transition to the nursery classes, 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 key stories are based on participation, involvement and repetition, where we can touch and feel or lift flaps and we like:
-Walking through the jungle