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Little Wandle Love of Reading : Monster Clothes

Little Wandle Foundations for a Love of Reading provides an opportunity to engage in the text of a book. It gives children language development opportunities, enjoyment and a chance to learn key verbs and nouns. Sunflowers had fun bringing the language alive by building in actions as the story was read, learning a new rhyme […]

Amazing Art

We based our wax resistant artwork on our topic book, The Three Little Fish and the Big, Bad Shark.

Chinese New Year

To celebrate Chinese New Year there have been lots of activities to explore in continuous provision:- Gung Hay Fat Choy! (Happy New Year!)

What can we make with a sheet of wrapping paper?

In continuous provision this week both Cranford and Sunflowers used their imagination and decided to be creative and make a book. They used their favourite wrapping paper to wrap cardboard as a cover and then added paper for pages. A lot of time has been spent writing and drawing illustrations. They have been very proud […]

The Three Little Fish and the Big, Bad Shark

Below are some of the fun activities in continuous provision this week:-

Geography in Sunflowers

In geography we looked at Woolsery Primary School on Google Maps and then Sunflowers decided to create their own map of their outside area. They were able to take part in a conversation as to how we could create a map and able to express their ideas. Sunflowers took it in turns to use the […]

More Three Little Pigs Fun!

In continuous provision this week we have been cutting and sticking to create our own puppets. It has been a challenge to use our imagination to think of a different ending for the story.

The Three Little Pigs

Sunflowers and Cranford have enjoyed listening to this story, they can remember what happened and answer questions about the storyline or characters. In our outside construction area they had great fun working together and communicating with each other to build houses for the pigs using straw, sticks and bricks. They were able to act out […]

Christmas Party

Sunflowers and Cranford Class enjoyed a fun, Christmas party with games, dancing, balloons and party food. Happy Christmas everyone!🎈 ,

Christmas Countdown

The Elf loved admiring the artwork Sunflowers had completed on our classroom display board. This is the art they undertook when they studied circles in the style of Kandinsky.

PE With Apparatus

Sunflowers had an enjoyable PE session using the apparatus. After listening carefully to instructions, they took it in turns to develop their movement by balancing, jumping, crawling and climbing. Sunflowers had the challenge of thinking of different ways to move over and under the benches. All these activities help develop their gross motor skills.

Magnificent Mud Kitchen

Sunflowers and Cranford Class are loving the new mud kitchen. This kitchen provides a messy, sensory experience allowing the children to explore different textures and materials whilst having fun. The mud kitchen supports communication and language development as the children talk to each other and discuss what they are doing. It also encourages imaginative role […]

Kipper’s Birthday

We have enjoyed listening to this story book and answering questions about the storyline and characters. We then discussed what we needed for a birthday party and had fun helping to plan our own party for Kipper.

Children In Need

For Children in Need we have enjoyed some SPOTacular activities in continuous provision which all help us develop our fine and gross motor skills.

Size, Mass and Capacity

Sunflowers have been learning that objects can be compared and ordered according to size. We have encouraged the use of the language of size such as big and little, small and large to describe a range of objects. We have also used more specific language such as tall, long and short.

Remembrance

We have talked about and watched a short, animated film to help us apppreciate the significance of wearing a poppy. This has helped us to understand the world and make links to our history. We have practised being silent for two minutes ready for 11 o’clock on the 11th November to show respect for those […]

Colourful Continuous Provision

Bonfire night and Diwali has produced colourful and sparkly expressive art activities to enjoy. These activities have also meant we can use our imagination and develop our fine motor skills.

Play to Learn

A lot of imagination has been used at our loose parts table enabling the children to arrange and rearrange small parts to create their own designs. Fine motor skills are developed and strengthened when children grasp and pick up small objects. In our construction area we have been very creative. We have used our imagination […]

Room on the Broom

We enjoy listening to Room on the Broom, making comments and answering questions about the story and characters. We can repeat words and phrases and thereby learn new vocabulary.

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