Week commencing 24th of May 2021 – Lindfield. Our focus this week has been Expressive Arts and Design – Exploring using Media and Materials. Within our continuous play provision this week we offered many opportunities for the children to be creative. We have observed … · Do the children join in singing favourite songs? · Do they show an interest in experimenting with musical instruments? · Do they use various construction materials? · Can they describe textures? · Do they und
This week our focus was maths - shape, space and measure. The children explored the measuring tapes and the numbers on them. They also created shapes with the wooden blocks and twigs from the garden. The children were highly engaged investing the different shapes they could make using the large building blocks. They were able to create all sorts of 3D shapes and we discussed the mathematical names such as cube, pyramid and even triangular prism! We got busy planting some sun
Wow! What a wonderful and busy week. This week our focus has been on Maths – Space, Shape and Measure. Within our continuous play provisions we provided many opportunities for the children to explore these areas. We observed … * Do the children use language of size? *Do they anticipate time based events? *Do they show an interest in shapes? *Can they name shapes? *Do they enjoy filling and emptying containers? This week we also have been busy taking care of our Acorns pets. W
Welcome to the Westmeston blog. This week our focus has been on Physical Development – health and self-care. We have been thinking about how to keep ourselves healthy and have used our giant teeth and toothbrush set to role play being at the dentist. We have also been discussing what we eat and how it provides us with the energy and nutrients we need for a full day of activity at the Acorns! The children stuck pictures of food onto paper plates, thinking about which foods we
Welcome to our blog. We hope you have had a wonderful week. This week our focus was on Physical Development – Health and Self Care. We carefully observed … *Can the children observe the effects of activity on their own bodies? *Can they attend to their own toileting needs? *Do they manage hand washing? *Can they self dress? Are they co-operative at dressing time? *Do they eat a variety of foodstuffs? *Do they understand the need for safety, managing some risks? To support our
This week our focus was on Communication and Language, specifically understanding. The children had a go at following some pictorial instructions to build Duplo towers. They did a great job and also enjoyed building their own creations, including a very tall tower! The building continued outside as the children used tools and hard hats to role play being builders. There was lots of wonderful communication and understanding going on between the children as they worked togethe
Welcome to our Week 2 blog. This week we have been focusing on Personal, Social and Emotional Development, specifically managing feelings and behaviours. Throughout the week, we read a selection of wonderful books that address all sorts of feelings. We discussed what we could do if we're feeling angry and cross and practised some calming breaths. The children made paper windmills to help them focus on breathing deeply. We practised some other calming activities, such as yoga.
This week our focus was Personal, Social and Emotional Development – Managing feelings and behaviours. This is the what we observed ... *Can the children express their feelings? *Do they respond to the feelings of others? *Do they try to help or comfort a friend in distress? *Do they cooperate with boundaries and routines? *Can they tolerate delay when their needs are not immediately met? *Do they understand that their own actions affect others? *Can they negotiate? The teach