Children’s Learning .
This week we have set provocation areas up for the children to investigate and they have led their own learning with this. One of the areas we set up was with lots of different vegetables and cocktails stick to see just what the children would do with them. There has been so many models made this week!.Very interesting aliens, faces people and animals. Using this the children have been able to use numeracy – counting out what they need, language – describing their interesting models and social awareness- sharing and being helpful to each other, thinking and planning and communication with each other. There has also been lots of talk about healthy choices and snacks we should eat. They have also had to be careful of the “Jaggy sticks” Communication and learning from each other has been really amazing and they have gained a great deal while enjoying this experience.
Other play has been in the sensory area- Leaving corn flour in dishes and water in jugs they have been able to mix their own versions of Gluck and have managed this really well, though there has been some very messy play!
We have also started our Recognition wall with the children. This has been very successful and we already have some children on the wall. This is a good way to help the children to understand what is expected of them. To be kind to one another, to be thoughtful to others to be helpful and above all take care of our nursery and each other. Once they are on the wall though, we have explained that it is important to maintain this and to stay on the wall! We have put the children’s photos on stars and had a chat about where we would see stars. This has prompted lots of talk about stars, rockets and planets so we have taken down the tree and replaced this with planets that the children have made using paints and colour mixing. Please take a look at the display when in nursery. I’m sure if your little one is on the board they will lead you to it!
We have also been learning a new song
I know the planets how about you.
I know the planets how about you
I know the planets how about you
Let’s say their names together
Mercury, Venus, Earth ,and Mars.
Jupiter, Saturn among the stars
Uranus, Neptune and Pluto too all spin around in space that’s true.
Ours is earth its number three its atmosphere is just right for me.
We have explained that Pluto is no longer classed as a planet and is called a dwarf planet but we liked Tiny Pluto so kept it in the song!
The children have enjoyed spending time in the garden and enjoyed the rain this week! There has been lots of it!.One of the children said to me “We won’t need to water the plants this week!”. It has been really lovely to see how the children have responded to the garden and how much they want to be part of it and take care of the areas created. This week we managed to get our sand pit finished and the children have really enjoyed exploring this area. At one point there were so many children in the sand it was like Blackpool beach! The children were all involved in transporting the sand to make the pit and were great at organizing themselves.
King’s Park Primary School – Transition Information – ELC setting to P1
Information about the Transition for ELC pupils to P1 this year.
Midlothian Council Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) to P1 Transition Statement
Please see the updated statement from Midlothian Council regarding ELC - P1 Transition
This Week in Early Years.
Please see the update from King's Park Early Years Team regarding this week's Learning Grid.
This Week in King’s Park Early Years
Activities for our Early Years chidlren linked to the story The Tiger Who Came for Tea