The children have all settled into nursery well. They are enjoying a wide variety of activities. Songs and rhymes are part of the daily routine both during group time and free play. We use number rhymes to encourage the children to recite number names, look at numerals and using their fingers to represent different numbers. Free play provides children with time to talk to other children and adults as well as using talk within their play as a running commentary and helping them to talk and think through ideas. We are encouraging the children to become more independent by proving encouragement, support and praise. We are introducing the children to different areas of the school by going on walks around the grounds. We have done a lot on our talk for writing story ‘What ever next’. We provide opportunities for children to explore and experience a wide range of creative media e.g. painting, messy play, dough, clay, dancing, singing and musical instruments.
They play inside and out daily, with water and sand in both areas. We have new sand and water trays for them to use. We have just had a new bike and a scooter delivered, which the children are enjoying.