Over the past couple weeks our setting at the Waterfront have had some changes which have been welcome by both staff and children. Different resources have been brought in to enhance our children’s learning, enriching their awe and wonder. Take a look at some of the fun the children have been having. ❤️
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✨C O L O U R C H A N G I N G L E A V E S✨ Intent: For the children to explore using different materials and equipment to make colour changing leaves. To build relationships with peers. To take it in turns to share equipment. To learn about colours. Implement: practitioners provided cotton wool, paint, pipettes and paper for the children to make their own colour changing leaves. Practitioners talked about the different colours. Impact: children shared the resources and equipment with their peers. Children learn about colours and the children enjoyed making colour changing leaves.
✨P U M P K I N D O U G H✨ Intent: to use the rolling pins to roll out the play dough to make their very own pumpkins. To build relationships. Implement: practitioners provided children with resources such as rolling pins and cutters so the children could take it in turns to make pumpkins. Impact: children have shared resources to roll out their play dough to make pumpkins. The children have build relationships with peers.
✨P U M P K I N S O U P✨ Intent: To build relationships with other peers. To learn about pumpkins and feel different textures. To make pumpkin soup using spoons. To develop their fine motor skills. Implement: Practitioner helped to calve pumpkin so the children could use the spoons to scoop the inside out to make soup. Impact: Children build relationships with other peers, the children developed their fine motor skills by using the spoons to scoop the inside of the pumpkin out. The children felt different textures.
✨W O R L D P A I N T I N G✨ INTENT: Develop fine motor skills, language skills, develop creativity by creating and recognising marks and giving meaning to marks made. Learn about 'space' and 'Earth' following our 'Space' theme. IMPLEMENT: Green and blue paints to create Earth and World like marks. Space men props for children to use imagination to create. Paint brushes for children to make marks and develop fine motor skills. Encourage children to describe the marks they have made. IMPACT: Children created there own version of Earth and the World using the paints and brushes developing fine motor skills. Children described the marks they had made using language for example "I've painted Earth for the space man" Children joined in with singing "Five little men in a flying saucer"..
✨W A T E R W A S H P A I N T I N G✨ Intent:to encourage the children to talk about autumn.get the children to feel the textures of the leaves and explore colours and gain fine motor skills through holding the brushes and rubbing the wax candles over the page also early science seeing how the magic leaf appeared on their page where they rubbed the wax as they paint over it. Implement:give children paper ask them to pick a leaf and rub over their page with wax candle with leaf under then ask them to paint over page and watch magic leaf appear encourage talk about autumn such as leaves crunchy soft big small what colour are leaves when they fall off trees? why do they fall ? What colour leaves can we see? Impact:the children loved going to find their own leaf off the floor and then choosing what colour to paint over it with and was excitted when a leaf appeared on their page.children also gain knowledge of autumn.
✨A L I E N D O U G H✨ Intent- To use fine motor skills, squeezing, rolling & marking. To design your own Alien using Playdough, pipe cleaners and googly eyes. Implementation- To provide materials so imagination can be developed and to use different tools, sense different textures. Impact- To encourage the children to share equipment and to work alongside each other.
✨B A K I N G✨ Intent: For children to enhance gross motor skills. For children to turn take and understand the process of making our hedgehog rice crispy cakes. Implement:Give children rice crispies, chocolate, bowl and spoon for them to make their hedgehog cakes, a list of ingredients they need to find. Impact: Children will gain patience and share with peers. They understand the order of the ingredients and enhance gross motor skills.
This year we have decided to help our local food bank and collect donations in honour of this years harvest festival! The harvest festival starts on the 1st of October and is a celebration of food which is grown on the land in the United Kingdom! If you have anything to help donate towards this could you please bring it into the nursery and we will gather everything and drop it off at the end of October! Thank you very much!
✨D O U G H A N I M A L S✨ Intent: For children to enhance their fine motor skills. For children to learn about the animals we see in autumn. Implement: Provide children with playdough and spaghetti to make their hedgehog spikes. Impact: Children have a better knowledge about the animals we see during autumn. They shared the spaghetti to make the hedgehog spikes and enhanced fine motor skills
✨P R O B L E M S O L V I N G✨ Intent: For children to recognise numbers and count the amount needed. For children to work together to problem solve. To explore natural resources. Implement: Provide children with leaves with numbers on and pinecones for the number needed. Impact: Children learn new numbers and help develop their memory by recognising numbers.
✨E X P L O R I N G N A T U R A L T E X T U R E S✨ Intent: To enhance fine and gross motor skills. To use tools for their purpose. To explore different textures and use describing words. Implement: Provide children with flowers, petals, sticks and leaves to create their own picture. Impact: Children used the glue sticks to stick their petals, flowers, stick and leaves down. Children were able to describe how each item felt.
✨A U T U M N P A I N T I N G✨ Intent: For children to explore natural resources to create an autumn painting. Implement: Children collected their own natural resources to create their paintings. Impact: For children to explore natural resources and have an understanding of where they come from. For children to have an understanding of what happens during autumn.
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✨A U T U M N F I N D I N G S✨ INTENT: To develop fine motor skills, social and sharing skills. Develop creativity using coloured textured paper in autumn colours. IMPLEMENT: Provide children with glue sticks, glue and textured autumn coloured paper to create there own autumn leaf. Encourage children to share resources alongside peers. IMPACT: Children shared available resources with each other during the activity. Children developed fine motor skills spreading the glue and picking up coloured paper. Children developed creativity by creating there own leaf picture.
✨A U T U M N P L A Y D O U G H✨ INTENT: To develop fine motor skills, and creativity using natural autumn objects. IMPLEMENT: Provide children with natural autumn objects such as twigs, leaves and pine cones. IMPACT: Children moulded dough using hands and fingers developing fine motor skills. Children enjoyed exploring natural autumn objects poking into the dough to create there own autumn creations. Children noticed and commented on the different patterns the twigs, leaves and pine cones made in the dough.
✨A U T U M N E X P L O R A T I O N✨ INTENT: To continue to explore the season Autumn. Recognise the changes autumn brings gaining knowledge and understanding of the world we live in. Look at and compare shape and size of the different leaves. Develop communication and language and social skills exploring alongside peers. Engage in listening and attention listening and responding to themed stories during play. IMPLEMENT: Children explored outdoor environment collecting different leaves. Children help set up tufftray with leaves and themed stories. Practitioners encourage children to talk about what they see during the autumn season. Practitioners read autumn themed stories to children during play. IMPACT: Children develop a love for the great outdoors, are able to describe what happens during the autumn season using there senses. Children develop early mathematical skills comparing shape and size. Children enjoy being together developing social skills exploring alongside each other and talking about past experiences. Children engage in story time listening and responding to what is happening in the story.
✨A U T U M N P R I N T I N G✨ Intent - for children to explore new sensory experiences and follow simple instructions Implement - give the children simple instincts to follow, allow children to paint their own hands or have support off practitioner, encourage them to splat their hand on the paper Impact - children have enjoyed feeling the paint and exploring the texture, they have enjoyed the tickle on their hand from the paint brush which made them giggle! They have created lots of autumn leaves
✨M O O N W A L K / J U N K M O D E L L I N G✨ Intent- To use imagination, enhances roleplay skills, language and working with others. Implementation- To provide exciting experiences to allow children to make choices and allow imagination to be developed and expressed Intent- To develop relationships, ability to role play and create items through imagination
✨L E A F P R I N T I N G✨ INTENT: To explore the natural changes the season Autumn brings, develop communication and conversations. Develop creativity using nature. IMPLEMENT: Take the children outdoors to explore the physical changes to the outdoor area during Autumn involve children in collecting Autumn leaves. Encourage conversations about whats happening to the trees and why the leaves are falling from the trees. Provide children with Autumnal colours to create leaf prints. IMPACT: Children enjoyed exploring the outdoors communicating with each other about the 'leaves falling from the trees' children observed the changes to the outdoors during the season Autumn. Children developed creativity using autumnal coloured paints and creating leaf shapes and patterns.
✨A L I E N I N V A S I O N X2✨ intent- to use fine motor skills, pinching, rolling, squeezing. And to enhance imagination by designing own aliens out of playdough. Implementation- Provide a selection of materials so their own imaginations can be developed and skills to use different tools and materials. Impact- to enhance fine motor, ability to work alongside others and share equipment
✨ A L I E N I N V A S I O N✨ Intent : to explore a range of textures in order to further develop our touch senses Implement: provide a wide range of materials with different textures through an alien space tuff tray. Impact: The children were able to identify what different things felt like in the hands eg. “This is slimey”.
✨F O R K P A I N T I N G✨ Intent: Develop communication around expressing our emotions and feelings. Develop fine motor skills and colour recognition by creating marks with tools. Implementation: Provide children with colourful monster props and story encourage children to label emotions and feelings describing how they also feel matching to the colours. Provide children with forks and coloured paints to represent emotions and create there own colour monster. Intent: Children developed fine motor skills and mark making. Developed colour recognition. Children spoke about how they feel and described each emotion using the colour monster props and story.
✨A U T U M N T R E E S✨ Intent: to develop fine motor skills such as pincer grip and hand eye coordination, using sounds and single words in adult led activities Implement: allowing the children to use different tools to make marks such as cotton buds to dab on paint to the trees to give them autumn leaves Impact: all the children enjoyed using a different tool to make marks, also using their fingers to finger paint leaves on to the tree. Some of them used ‘dab dab’ sound.