Over the last two weeks, following on from the children's interest in babies we have set up a role play Baby Health clinic. The children have been learning about how to care for a baby. Today Charlie's mum (Amy) brought her seven month old daughter Ruby into nursery. All the children gathered round to watch Amy bathing Ruby, they watched and listened to Amy explaining how to bath a baby and the equipment needed to do this safely. They also had the opportunity to ask any questions about babies.
This week, following on from the children's interests in babies, we set up a 'Baby Clinic' role play area. The children have been introduced to this theme by watching educational video clips of parents bringing their babies to a clinic to have a check up and to be weighed. The children have been learning new language relating to this such as, stethoscope, thermometer, weighing scales, examine and injection. The children have used the props provided to re-enact baby clinic scenarios in their role play.
This week at THNS, we have been working with our families to raise awareness of the importance of staying safe whilst online. If you have any questions or would like some 'top tips' on ensuring your family uses the internet safely, make sure you pick up a useful parents' guide (in multiple languages); speak to our Computing Lead, Karen M, or have a chat with your child's keyworker.
This week the children have been learning about prepositions (positional language) e.g. over/under, in/out, across/beneath, up/down etc. They have had the story 'Rosie's Walk' read to them to help them understand what prepositions are all about. Then they have been using the nursery's indoor and outdoor equipment to demonstrate the prepositions they have learnt. We took photos of the children doing this and have made several books for the children to look through to embed their knowledge.
As the weather this week has been so bitterly cold, the children have had the opportunity to participate in a soup making activity. They took turns to cut up a range of vegetables put them into the saucepan then observed as the adult cooked it. The finished soup was given out at snack time and lots of the children really enjoyed it! Cooking with your child is valuable activity as it helps your child to develop fine motor skills, eye hand coordination, an awareness of good food hygiene practices and even early concepts of maths and science.
Ho ho ho! We've had a fabulous Christmas week at THNS including performances to our families, a visit from Santa and a great party today. Please have a look at the photos on our gallery. We'd like to wish everyone at THNS a very merry Christmas and a safe, healthy and happy New Year. We look forward to welcoming our children back on Tuesday 8th January 2019.
A big thanks to all our parents/carers who spent time with their child in nursery today for 'Sharing Success Day'. It was lovely seeing so many of you sharing your children's Learning Journeys with them. This event is a marvellous way to strengthen our parent/nursery partnerships and celebrate the successes of your children.
We had a great turn out for our Messy Play workshop this week. Parents and their children loved making different types of slime and learnt about the importance of messy play both at home and at nursery. Messy play helps to develop children's fine motor skills, promotes exploratory play and fosters their curiosity in the world.
This week the children really enjoyed the experience of having their photos taken by a professional photographer. We then built our own 'Photo Booth' with clothes to dress up in and accessories to hold. The children took turns to take on the role of the photographer, while others dressed up and used accessories and props to pose with.