As we bid farewell to another half term of joyful exploration and discovery, it's time to reflect on the delightful activities that filled the days of our vibrant children. From the magical world of ice to the enchanting tales of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff," each moment has been a stepping stone in their educational journey.
1. Playing and Exploring Ice:
In the realm of sensory exploration, our little ones embraced the chill of ice. Their tiny fingers traced the frosty surfaces, fostering a sensory-rich experience that not only delighted but also laid the groundwork for cognitive development.
2. Literacy Reading - "Billy Goats Gruff" and Baby Chair Adventures:
Immersing our young minds in the classic tale of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" and other stories sparked a love for literacy. Through interactive reading sessions, they engaged with the story, expanding their vocabulary and comprehension skills.
3. Strengthening Physical Development with Pre-Writing Skills:
Our journey into physical development was not only about play but also about preparing those little hands for future writing endeavors. From painting, tweezers, fine motor skills and bean bag activities and hand exercises with Jacqui provided an entertaining yet purposeful approach to enhance fine motor skills, laying the foundation for a smooth transition to pre-writing skills.
4. Creative Ventures - Decorating Biscuits, Making Treasure Maps, and Creating Displays:
Expressing creativity knows no bounds for our budding artists. From adorning biscuits with colorful toppings to mapping out imaginary treasures, each endeavor nurtured their imagination. Collaboratively creating displays fostered teamwork and a sense of accomplishment, showcasing their achievements for all to see.
5. Understanding Emotions:
In the realm of emotional intelligence, our 3-year-olds embarked on a journey to understand and express their feelings. Through engaging activities, they learned to identify and communicate their emotions, building essential social and emotional skills.
6. Culinary Adventures - Colour Toast and Lunar New Year:
The nursery became a hub of excitement as our little chefs experimented with color toast, merging fun with learning about different hues. Additionally, the celebration of Lunar New Year brought a multicultural touch to their education, as they discovered traditions through stories, sampled noodles with chopsticks, and even danced to the beats of a cultural rhythm.
As we wrap up this term filled with laughter, curiosity, and growth, we look forward to the endless possibilities the next term holds. Our children have not only played and explored but have also laid the groundwork for a future filled with enthusiasm for learning. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) principles have guided us, ensuring that every activity is purposeful, enjoyable, and conducive to holistic development. Hope you're all having a lovely break. See you after half term break.