Wisbech Nursery August 2020

The children have had a lovely time throughout August, exploring their projects within their bubble groups It has been lovely to see the children engaging in activities that they have been initiating themselves and seeing how they have extended their learning.

The under-Two’s bubble has had a fantastic time exploring their project of small world and they have enjoyed sensory trays with different textures stomping the zoo animals and making animal noises. The children have also enjoyed problem solving how to build the train track and how to make the trains go faster and slower. They have also enjoyed a Forest School session where they have searched for the animals and the insects within the woodland environment. They were very excited when they found the rabbit hidden within the forest.  

EYFS: Understanding the World – Notices detailed features of objects in their environment. (22-36m)

Fun fact: Forest Schools are a child-centred inspirational learning process that offers opportunities for holistic growth.

The Preschool and Toddler Bubble have been enjoying their project of sensory play and they have explored a range of textures to see which one they like the best. They have used the waterbeads to see how they grew in size and they have felt the texture of them. One child said that they were “squidgy, and another child said that they were “soft and fluffy”.  The children used paint and shaving foam and watched what happened to the colours as they mixed it all together. They have also explored the texture of cloud dough and enjoyed using their hands to sieve the mixture into the tray.

EAD – Exploring and using media and materials – Beginning to be interested in and describe the texture of things. (30-50m)

Fun fact – Sensory play supports language development, cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills, problem solving skills, and social interaction.

The preschool Bubble have been having lots of fun looking in great depth at their project of Dinosaurs. They have made fossils using salt dough and they were excited to discover their fossils in the sand using brushes just like the palaeontologists would all those years ago. They explored some ice eggs and problem solved how they could help the ice to melt so that they could free the baby dinosaurs. The children have also drawn and painted dinosaurs using a range of mark making resources and for their parents as partners activity they were helped by their mums and dads to create their own dinosaurs and they gave them some fun names. The children even looked at some books to see which was the biggest dinosaur and what they ate.

Communication and language – Listening and Attention – can listen to others one to one and in small groups when the conversation interests them (30-50)

Fun Fact – The heaviest and longest dinosaur ever discovered was the Argentinosaurus, which reached heights of up to 37 metres!

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