Nursery is the first step in your child’s school life. One of the most important things to work on at this age is their fine motor skills. The reason why we work on fine motor skills at this age is because this is what helps them to hold a pencil, therefore getting ready to write. We prepare and carry out lots of activities to help children with this in the classroom. The most loved activity by all the children is making and playing with play dough. The children use skills such as squeezing, rolling, mixing, patting and pushing. All these skills are used by hands or fingers. You can make this fun by using music.
This is a link for something called Dough Disco. The children love the following two songs to do this too at school:
Dough dance/finger gym routine | Down in the Jungle | Nursery rhyme with playdough - YouTube
'I like to' playdough action song - YouTube
You can have lots of fun making your own playdough at home. Here is how to do it:
No Cook Playdough Recipe
4 cups of flour
1 1/2 cups salt
2 tbsp oil
1 cup water
1. Put all the ingredients into a bowl then mix together with spoon.
2. Knead the dough with hands to form a firm dough.
To celebrate Easter, the Nursery children made Easter bonnet/basket at home. I think we can all agree that they did a wonderful job and they all look amazing in their creations! Thank you to the adults who helped to make these.
The children have been learning that Easter means new life. In class, we have looked at the life cycle of a chick and a frog and we enjoyed learning how they grow and change.
As part of our Easter Bonnet celebrations we sang and performed the actions to ‘Chick, Chick, Chick, Chick, Chicken.’ The children were amazing and loved singing this. We hope you enjoy watching! Happy Easter from Nursery.
Maths – Matching number and quantity
In Maths, the children have been working very hard on recognising numbers 0-10. Two of our Nursery non-negotiables are, to be able to recognise numerals 0-10 and to also count a regular array of objects with 1:1 correspondence to 10.
The children have been given a number to read and then they had to count out the correct amount of objects match the number. The children worked very hard on this and gave their best efforts. Well done Nursery!