March Nursery February 2020

Throughout February, our youngest children have been focussing on Nursery Rhymes, learning some new ones as well as revisiting some old favourites through “What’s in the box”. The young toddlers await in anticipation for their turn, to choose a song card from the box. As the month has passed, the children get excited by song time and are joining in with key words and the actions. Their favourite song is “Roly Poly”.

The Toddler’s core story for this month has been Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell. The Toddler’s can tell which animal is hiding in the boxes or baskets.

The children have enjoyed retelling the story, through sensory trays and story sacks. They have enhanced their Mathematical learning by finding out what animal fits in each box. They have been “writing” letters and posting them and they have been talking about their own pets.

Fun fact: The Vienna Zoo is the oldest existing zoo, built for the Holy Roman Emperor in 1752 and opening to the public in 1779.

Our Preschool children have been discovering space and learning all about the planets. Their core story has been “Whatever Next” by Jill Murphy. The story tells of a little bear’s adventure to the moon.

The Preschool children have been practising their writing skills, in “moondust” making rock cakes, recognising their name to make their own name rockets, retelling their core story with role play props and pretending to be on the moon, with the small world toys.

The children celebrated Pancake Day by making their own batter mix and then choosing their own toppings for their pancakes for snack. The children made their own pancake pictures and pretended to flip them in the pans in the role play kitchen.

EYFS links:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development: Making relationships – 30-50mths – Can play in a group, extending and elaborating play ideas.

Communication and Language: Listening and Attention – 30-50mths Listens to stories with increasing attention and recall.

Expressive Arts and Design: Exploring and using media and materials – 8-26mths – begins to move to music, listen to or joins in with rhymes and songs.

Expressive Arts and Design: Being Imaginative – 22-36mths – Beginning to make believe by pretending

You can share our Core Stories through our Books for Bedtime scheme or you can access some of our activities through our “Have a go at home” scheme, encouraging the positive partnership in learning between nursery and home.

Have you checked out our Facebook page – Blackberries Childcare March?

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