This Week at Springtime

 

This Week at Springtime                   

                               8th February 2021

 

This is a selection of Activities the children have enjoyed:

  • Play-dough with tools.
  • Peg boards.
  • Tap, Tap art.
  • Tea set.
  • Puzzles
  • Investigation trolly
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Sensory tray

Due to the snow this week we revisited winter, collected snow from outside and brought it into the classroom, mixing it with shaving foam and glitter, artic animals. We also did freeze the artic animals in water leaving them outside overnight, the children enjoyed smashing the ice to help release the animals.

 

Book area we now have a small selection of books for the children to access in the book area these books are changed over every day (due to our COVID-19 requirements).

On the decking

Where our children have access to sand, water, and painting tables. Mark making using our white board with pens or chalks on the black board. The children are also making hot drinks and snacks in the home corner for their friends and staff.

In the hall the children have enjoyed the different activities set up in the hall. Number Search, Large Motor Skills, bikes, Scooters, Throwing Bean Bags, Balancing.

The sound of the week: this week’s sound is ‘f’ for fish…

Cutting skills: its great to see how the children’s cutting skills are improving week on week.

Stories we have shared this week children’s choice

  • Paddington bear the artist.
  • The very hungry caterpillar.
  • The soggy Saturday.
  • The gingerbread boy.

From all the team have a great half term and see you all Monday 22nd February.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week at Springtime  

                                        1st February 2021

 

We are continuing this week with Maths. Learning through fun games , puzzles and nursery rhymes … Number recognition in and out of sequence, positional language, and matching numbers to quantity correctly.

 

This is a selection of Activities the children have enjoyed:

  • Using the old fashion scales estimating how many bean bags it takes to lift the weighted side using 3 different weights (2oz, 4oz and 16oz) and recording it.
  • On and under collage
  • Spider biscuits
  • Nursery rhyme bingo
  • Learning how to use measuring tools (rulers, tape measures sand and egg timers.
  • Sizing Russian dolls.
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In the hall the children have enjoyed the different activities we have set up in the hall. Obstacle Races, Number Search, Large Motor Skills, Scooters, Throwing Bean Bags, Balancing, Jumping.

 

The sound of the week: this week’s sound is ‘L’ lick a lolly pop

 

Cutting skills: cutting out 5 fat sausages sizzling in a pan.

 

Decking

5 Little ducks

Number printing

Home Corner

 

We have been sharing these Autumn stories

  • Ten out of Bed
  • Goldilocks and the three bears
  • The Enormous Turnip
  • A chair for baby bear
  • Ten in the bed
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Golden Tickets

This week we have introduced the children to golden tickets, the children will get a golden ticket for any positive behaviour and good choices they make.

We are talking about the rules how to earn a golden ticket with the children at carpet time.

 

 

 

This Week at Springtime    

 

                               25th January 2021

 

Our topic this week is Maths. Learning through fun games , puzzles and nursery rhymes… Number recognition in and out of sequence, positional language, and matching numbers to quantity correctly.

 

 

This is a selection of Activities the children have enjoyed:

  • Hickory dickory CLOCK
  • Baa baa BLACK SHEEP.
  • JACK & JILL…went up the hill.
  • 5 little ducks paint collage.

 

In the hall  the children have enjoyed the different activities set up in the hall. Obstacle Races, Number Search, Large Motor Skills, Scooters, Throwing Bean Bags, Balancing, Jumping.

The sound of the week: this week’s sound is ‘u’ for up goes umbrella…

 

cutting skills: cutting out numbers and making number lines.

 

We have been sharing these Autumn stories

  • Tick tock.
  • Noddy and the scarf.
  • The 3 billy goats gruff.
  • A squash and a squeeze.
  • Don’t count your chickens.

 

 

 

 

This Week at Springtime    18th January 2021

We have continued with our winter. (changes in the environment)

 

This is small selection of Activities the children have enjoyed:

  • Winter tree using paints.
  • Penguin collage. On our winter display.
  • Winter lotto.
  • Winter colour collage. Using different materials and textures in winter colours.
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This week the children have enjoyed the different activities set up in the hall. Large motor skills, scooters, throwing bean bags, balancing, jumping.

 

The sound of the week: this week’s sound is ‘o’ for orange…

 

Investigation tray: ice, water, pieces of polystyrene for ice-burgs investigating floating and sinking activity. We also had our happy land figures frozen in ice.

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Our stories this week

  • Jack Frost.
  • Betty and the yeti.
  • Foxes in snow.
  • Blue penguin.
  • Snowflake in my pocket.

 

 

 

 

Week commencing Monday 23rd November 2020

 

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 

 

The Springtime elves have been very busy, getting all our Christmas fun activities ready for the children.

 

The tree is up and on Tuesday we opened our new role play Santa’s Workshop on the decking.  The children have enjoyed being elves designing, making, and wrapping presents. There are also jobs to do like decorate the workshop Christmas tree and painting at the easel. Our Christmas writing table is set up the children can access a selection of paper, Christmas cards and colouring in sheets.

 

This a small list of activities the children have enjoyed in the classroom.

  • Tap tap art.
  • Marble maze.
  • Shape stencils.
  • Magnetic letters and numbers.

Sensory play

Lentils and chickpeas making silly soup using measuring spoons and wooden spoons to mix all the ingredients together in their bowls introduce a colander ahh…great fun!

 

Small world – train and track, castle and knights and cars with garage still popular.

 

Our main story this week is the nativity “The First Christmas”.

And we have all been learning new songs.

Knock, knock, knock at the door.

Over in the stable.

And an old favourite twinkle, twinkle little star… All great action songs.

 

In the garden the children are beginning to make up their own games, 3 little pigs…wow

We have managed this week to get the mud kitchen open and set up the small area.

 

Areas of development covered through play

Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development Investigation, Maths, Literacy, Understanding the World and Expressive Art and Design.

 

Hope your all enjoying your weekly updates.

                           

                         

 

                         w/c Monday 16th November 2020

 

Our Topic is Colours  

This is a small selection of Activities the children have enjoyed:

  • Spinney pictures
  • Printing using shapes and toys
  • String painting
  • Car markings using paints
  • Marble painting 

Investigation

Using different techniques and media. The children have enjoyed box modelling in the craft area.

 

Sensory play was great fun, shaving foam play making marks. Experimenting with  mixing sand, shaving foam, paint and water in cups.

Fine motor skills Threading using spaghetti and beads. Tweezers and pom poms.

 

On the decking

We have water and sand play, painting easel exploring colours.

 

 In the garden

The children have enjoyed the mud kitchen, dinosaurs, happyland and trucks in the construction area. We have played a selection of ring games like ring, a ring, a roses and farmers in the den.

 

We have been sharing these stories

  • Rainbow Joe and Me
  • Lucys Picture
  • Handas Hen
  • Brown Bear what do you see?
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We have been learning some new songs about colours as well as singing some of the songs we know.

  • I can sing a Rainbow
  • The colour song
  • Baa baa black sheep
  • Little boy blue

 

     

w/c monday 9th November 2020

 

Our Topic is Autumn (changes in the environment)

This is a small selection of Activities the children have enjoyed:

  • Hedgehog collage
  • Spiders
  • Autumn wreath
  • Leaf threading
  • Owl collage

Investigation

The children have been looking inside the pumpkins using one handed tools and also using magnifiers to look at the conkers, acorns, twigs and the different leaves that the children have collected.

Sensory play was great fun, cornflour using coloured water with spreaders to make patterns. Shaving foam and paints on the tuff trays

On the decking

We have now got a carpenter’s workshop for the children’s role play using tools and designing furniture.

 In the garden

The children have enjoyed the mud kitchen, train track, farm and trucks in the construction area. We have played a selection of ring games like ring, a ring, a roses and farmers in the den.

We have been sharing these Autumn stories

  • Winnies amazing pumpkin
  • Max and the rainbow rain hat
  • Guess how much I love you – Autumn
  • Owl Babies

 “What’s the time Mr Wolf” has been enjoyed and is still a favourite with all the children, helping with counting and numbers.

 

 

 

     

 

               w/c 5th November  2020

 

Welcome back, thank you for all the leaves, conkers etc you have collected during your walks over half term.

Our Topic is Autumn (changes in the environment)

This is small selection of Activities the children have enjoyed:

  • Tree hand printing
  • Hedgehog counting
  • Autumn sensory marbling
  • Sunflower heads
  • Firework pictures

On Monday the children loved making different sized bubbles in the garden – It was a windy day! Also using ribbons on sticks and running around the garden.

The children have had fun using golf tees, hammering into pumpkins. This is great for their fine motor skills, hand/eye co-ordination and Physical development using one handled tools.

Messy play was great fun, shaving foam with paint to make fireworks. We talked about fireworks, the colours the children had seen in the sky.

We have been sharing these Autumn stories

  • Room on a Broom
  • Winnie the Witch
  • Guess how much I love you – Autumn
  • Rufus and the Blackberry monster

In the garden “What’s the time Mr Wolf” has been enjoyed by all the children, helping with counting and numbers.

 

 

            

                 w/c 23rd October 2020

 

Dear Parents/Carers

 

This week at Springtime, we have had a busy week.

 

The children have enjoyed playing and exploring Pirate Island on the Decking.

Our role play Supermarket has been popular.

Activities the children have enjoyed:

  •  Painting Ice Cubes 
  •  Shaving Foam.
  •  Peg Boards, Colanders with Pipe Cleaners.
  •  Tweezers with Pompoms or Buttons.

These activities help to develop your child’s fine motor skills.

 

We have a Playdough Area, where the children have their own individual pots of playdough that they helped to make.

 

Stories we have shared:

  • Winnie the Witch
  • Room on a Broom

Songs the children have enjoyed:

  • The Day I went to Sea
  • Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
  • If You’re Happy and You Know It
  • One Finger, One Thumb Keep moving

These are all action songs to get us all moving!!

 

We have enjoyed the outside area (when not raining!) using the mud kitchen, construction area, climbing frames and sitting in our bus shelter/train stop.

 

Its Half Term next week, so if go on any walks please can you collect leaves, twigs, conkers etc as we will need these for our upcoming activities after Half Term.

 

Enjoy your Half Term Break, Stay Safe and see you week beginning the 2nd November