We have enjoyed a fabulous first term in the School House Nest, welcoming lots of new children and their families. Existing friendships have been strengthened, new friendships have been blossoming and strong bonds are forming between the children and their key workers.
We have been observing lots of lovely collaborative working and heart-warming co-operative play recently. Here are a few examples….
Autumn has brought lots of wonderful learning opportunities for our little ones including looking at the changes in the weather, learning new songs and rhymes and meeting Hetty the hedgehog.
The leaves are falling down The Hedgehog song
The leaves are falling down I’m a little hedgehog, spikey & small
The leaves are falling down watch me curl into a ball
Red, yellow, green & brown Rustling in the leaves when it’s dark
The leaves are falling down In the garden or at the park
(Understanding the world)
We have experienced lots of sensory play including exploring sand, water, gloop and jelly and had lots of opportunities to experiment with paint. The children have been painting with their hands and feet as well as using a range of tools for mark-making, digging, pouring and filling/emptying containers. International Muddy Puddle Day allowed us to play and explore with wet and dry mud.
(Expressive Art & Design)
In the Nest we believe it is important to encourage independence and there is no better time to do this than at meal times. Our babies are all becoming confident at feeding themselves (even if it can be very messy at times) and we also use mealtimes to promote social interaction, manners and self-help skills such as handwashing.
We love exploring our physical space and have practiced lots of new skills including climbing, riding, kicking, rolling and throwing balls.
We are now very excited to be getting ready for some Christmas fun !!!!