The children have had a week of following their interests and exploring the nursery resources with lots of new friends.
We have had a busy and exciting week welcoming back some of our children and meeting lots of new children and their families. The children have enjoyed lots of free play indoors and outdoors, getting to know the routines and all the other children.
We have had two days of fun to celebrate the end of our wonderful year together. Look at these happy smiles and confident faces. The children have come so far and we are very proud of them. We wish all our families and children a safe and happy summer.
Here are some of the ways the children play outdoors over just a couple of days. The nursery children spend a large proportion of the day outdoors. In this environment the children are free to notice, explore and investigate all sorts of natural and open ended resources and they become engaged in learning that is driven by their own observations and interests. They share, collaborate and talk to each other to solve problems and use their imagination. They learn so much!
All year the children have been playing, practising using their hands to hold tools and objects and strengthening the muscles in their bodies, arms and fingers. Look at all the different ways we have played and improved our fine motor control! Finally after all this play this week some of the older children have begun to learn to write their names with correct letter formation.
We spent the two weeks before the half term break finding out about The Queen and making flags and crowns, to celebrate the platinum jubilee. The children also decorated cakes to take home and played Jubilee Bingo. When we gathered with the whole school the children waved their flags as the bigger children sang "God Save Our Queen" and then the nursery children sang the song we had learnt with sign language called "Happy Royal Jubilee"