The children’s interest in climbing has continued and now they are interested in jumping and landing. Over time they’re confidence has increased and they are able to manage a greater degree of risk.
Lots of excitement in the garden this morning as children extend their climbing and balancing skills in the trees.
This week we have been finding out about Diwali. We know that Hindus people all over the world will be decorating their homes with flowers and Rangoli patterns and that Hindu people will also be visiting their temple.
We have decorated our playground with Rangoli patterns and we have made our own model of a Hindu temple. Outside we have been making clay diya pots.
The children are well able to take a turn when playing at the marble run and remarkably, when it breaks they work together to attempt to fix it.
Here is the display in our cloakroom for parents and carers to see. The children have been creating responses to the rainbow using collage, drawing and powder paint.
Yesterday we saw a rainbow in the sky above the nursery garden and the children decided that they’d like to draw and paint rainbow…
This morning we have been drawing rainbows in the classroom …
And recreating rainbows on the playground using powder paint and rain water
We were making reminders so that we show racism the red card tomorrow by wearing something red to nursery
There’s so much that happens every day at nursery, especially outside in the garden. Children’s involvement in their play is an indicator that they are using the whole learning environment well and that our planning is responsive to this children’s interests. It also helps us see that children are developing good learning dispositions such as autonomy and high self esteem.
This panorama demonstrates the children’s high level of involvement in their play.
The afternoon children and some of the full timers joined in the afternoon baking activity. And here is their ginger man ready to go in the oven. At group time we ate the gingerbread man and the children gave it a resounding thumbs up.
Today we are making a gingerbread man. Lots of children volunteered to help. We explored all the ingredients before mixing them together and then we assembled the gingerbread man. When he’s ready we will all share the gingerbread man, a bit each.