Latest Play Room News
Over the Spring Term we have been focusing on supporting children’s wellbeing. Some of our pre-school rooms have been introducing Yoga to the children, focusing on being in the present with calm, deep breathing exercises.
We encourage sensory play and mark making activities to allow children the freedom to express themselves and their feelings and emotions. We regularly “check in” with children and encourage them to talk about their feelings and help them to understand why they feel different emotions.
Our babies have been exploring their five senses this term through painting, gloop, sand, water, ICT toys, food and music. They have enjoyed exploring sensory bottles filled with water and glitter, water and food colouring, and rice/pasta. The babies enjoy watching the wildlife in the nature garden and observing the season changes. They really enjoy helping to water the spider plants and watching as they grow and change.
Our children have loved watching daffodils bloom and have created still life drawings/paintings of them. The children have really enjoyed planting their own flower seeds and cress seeds, watering them to help them to grow.
Some of our children have enjoyed exploring colours and investigating what happens when multiple colours are mixed together.
The children have been looking after their nursery fish, Bruce, by cleaning out his tank and feeding him his special fish food. We have been talking about what pets we have at home and how we care for them.
Our pre-schoolers have been getting crafty this term, creating a pirate ship, Paper Mache octopus, foam and sea creatures, and fish and seaweed. They have enjoyed developing their scissor skills through cutting activities. We have been conducting fun science experiments to test ideas and encourage questioning. We have created bubbling volcanoes, zooming rockets and explored floating and sinking, as well as coloured water mixing.
Some of our pre-schoolers are preparing for school. They have enjoyed making their very own school display using painted foam bricks and crepe paper for doors and windows. They are enjoying dressing up in school uniform and reading stories about starting school.