This week we have all been enjoying the sunshine outside in our playground it has been so lovely and warm and we have taken our learning outside as much as we could. Water play has been most enjoyed outside in the sun with the children playing with the Bob the builder toys or just simply emptying and filling containers this helped us cool down too! We even had a bit of messy play out for the children to explore at the start of the week with shaving foam and toothpaste. The children could take their socks off to feel this sensory experience with their feet as well as their hands. We love messy play in Seedlings!!
We have also all enjoyed dressing up as builders with our hard hats on in our construction area. The children made fantastic towers with the soft bricks. They also enjoyed exploring all the different tool’s in the tool box which was so exciting. Then after all that building the children could explore the builders brew station! This area had lots of play food, drinks and an area where we could have a rest and sit down after we had all worked so hard. This encouraged lots of lovely conversation about what we all wanted to eat and drink at our break time.
In Numeracy the children have been learning all about clocks and what time it is. Barry the bus driver goes on a busy day out at work in our sensory story. The children all have a little clock which they can help to set the time on which Barry has events throughout the day. We all enjoyed exploring the props to go alongside the story too whilst discussing with the children times of the day when we, brush our teeth, have lunch. bath time and bedtime. The children have all been trying so hard with this and are picking up which events are next by repetition of this story.
Our Music lesson is still enjoyed by our children learning the sounds of the instruments. The children love to create sound and music whilst enjoying the independence of being able to choose themselves which instrument they would like. We also get to blow bubbles in this lesson which has proved a big hit with our children. We have a cool down session after Music where we stretch our bodies and enjoy some lovely relaxing music to finish the session, after all that playing the children are nice and relaxed after their cool down.
After a busy week of learning we have all enjoyed an afternoon in the sensory room where we can explore all the lights and calming music, with areas for the children to play and explore. This is a lovely end to a super fun busy week.
We look forward to next weeks adventures with you all.
Lots of love from Seedlings. xxx