What we've been up to...
Under the sea
Earlier this month Ducklings and Lambs have been focusing on learning opportunities that will help to support children acquire object permanence by providing them with the opportunity to search for items that are hidden, but still partially visible.
For this opportunity they chose an under the sea theme at the sensory station. Filling it with a mixture of shredded, tissue, and crepe paper, offering a mix of textures for exploration. Each sea animal was hidden in the paper for the children to find and this was celebrated with lots of praise.
Did you know that modelling with malleable materials helps to build your child’s fine motor skills?
Children need to develop their finger muscles and have proper finger control before they can learn to write at school. During early years, we provide provision that helps to develop these muscles through a variety of play activities.
Malleable materials are materials that you can easily manipulate. If a material is malleable, it can be easily transformed with hands or tools. Children can lead their own exploration with these materials, or you can theme tasks with an adult-led input. When it snowed the children created snowmen. They each created a snowman and discussed the features he would need including eyes, a nose and a smile.
Mark making in the snow
Making Valentine's Day cards
The children had fun taking part in a variety of learning opportunities to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Some of our children made cards for their loved ones, we looked at the importance of friendship and we also set out a wide range of exploratory messy play in the tuff trays too.
Kittens home corner transformation
Our team have worked hard to transform the home corner in our Kittens room to create a wonderfully cosy and inviting area for the children to enjoy.
New reviews page
Thank you to all of those families who have left us a review on Daynurseries.co.uk. We have showcased a few of the reviews on our website.