This week, the Children will have the opportunity to explore and investigate around the nursery environment but also understanding the routine and behaviour. Please look at your own environment and routine. Routine is key to their development.
Ask the questions like:
What time do we eat breakfast, lunch and dinner?
What time do we go to bed? For children of nursery age they should be going to bed around 7pm. So our evening routine should be dinner then a bath or shower then to share a book together then bed for 7pm.
In nursery the Children will be learning numbers through their play and being aware that numbers can be displayed within all areas of their environment such as school, the park or in our homes. One way that children will then begin to practice what they have learnt is to become masters of listening and memory. We can improve our ‘listening skills’ by taking note of different sounds that we hear in our environments and in memory games like Kim’s games.
Throughout this week we also want to encourage the children to develop their Personal Social Emotional Development and Physical Development, to help them to understand themselves and ‘what is good about themselves’.
Personal, social and emotional Focus/ CL/L
Looking at feelings and emotional at circle time and introducing our topic story for this week ‘Cuddle’ - looking at couples of pages and looking at vocabulary and comprehension.
Why not try some of these activities
Pass an object to each other taking it in turn to say your name. ( It helps when our grown ups are modelling looking and listening to us)
Play Simon Says - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkO8DaPIyXo
Modelling my turn your turn – actions / sounds
Singing songs – children choosing favourites
Give children the opportunity to explore with numbers within both the home and outdoors – this is to enhance their awareness of number and making those links where possible.
Counting opportunities with open ended play teaching children that you can count with your body clapping, patting, stamping etc
Giving children the opportunity to count during snack for example how many children need milk?
This week we are looking at beginning to be able or try to travel / move around in different ways around the home environment indoors and outdoors.
Set up an obstacle course either inside your home or in a safe outside area that the children are able to independently access this should be basic set up such as balancing, crawling, jumping.
Use this opportunity to model speaking in full sentences, modelling health and safety beforehand and risk and challenge play. All the children should now be able to independently jump on two legs and confidently climb over obstacles. They should all be able to throw a ball and catch it with two hands.
Help your children to master these techniques by trying some of these activities:
Knowledge and Understanding of the World/ Expressive Art and Design
By reading out topic book ‘Cuddle’ it demonstrates people look different but also animals look different too.
Talk to your child and help them to begin to understand and be aware that everyone is different and unique – talking about similarities and difference between us.
Some activities you can try this week when exploring this topic are:
Eyes, eyebrows, eyelashes, mouth, lips, forehead, nose etc
Song Of The Week
This weeks song of the week is - Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes