A Planned Environment: Professional Questions 7th November 2018

* Will the children recreate their experiences of fireworks displays using paints and black paper on a larger scale collaborative piece of work in the creative classroom?* *Can the children recall their music and movement session based on fireworks and will they link movements they made with the movement when painting?

* How will the children respond to their first introductory Forest School session?* How will the children respond to their first Literacy session focusing on rhythm and rhyme?

* Now that we have introduced 2D shapes in our group time which children will notice these shapes in the Nursery environment?

* Using their photograph from home, can the children talk about their families at group time?

* What descriptive language will the children use when they are invited to complete a drawing of their family?

* If we introduce more tubes in the sand pit can we encourage more collaborative play?

* Following the children’s interests in musical instruments how will they use them if we place a selection in the outdoor classroom?

* Can the children retell the story of “the 3 Billy Goats Gruff” using the small world resources in the outdoor classroom?

A Planned Environment: Professional Questions 4th October 2018

* How will the children respond to being invited to their first adult focused activity; drawing their self-portrait?

* How can we continue to support children in building relationships with adults and peers?

* What are the children showing interest in as they explore the Nursery environment?

* Where in the environment are we noticing children counting and using number in their play?

* If we introduce tonal colours in the painting area can the children’s interest in colour mixing be explored further?

* In the outdoor classroom will the children continue to explore trajectory and movement?

A Planned Environment: Professional Questions From 2nd July 2018

  • Now that all children have explored the feeling fans will they be able to discuss how they feel about visiting their new schools?
  • Can we introduce more props to support the developing shop role-play in the outdoor classroom?
  • Can the children explore heavy and light and begin to use mathematical language when comparing different objects?
  • Can we introduce another sensory experience for the children to explore in the creative classroom?
  • How will the children respond if we investigate and experiment with bubbles and paint?

What’s new in Main Nursery from 14th June, 2018

  • Matt the Artist has installed a new water resource in the outdoor classroom. The children will be exploring moving and transporting water.
  • A tuff spot with soil will be placed in the creative classroom to allow the children to extend their interest in mixing soil and water.
  • A provocation will be placed on the mark-making table in the graphic classroom. This may be a telephone or clock. We hope to encourage more independent observational drawing and representation of number.
  • Additional mixed media will be provided for the children to revisit and embellish our large-scale collaborative work in the creative classroom.

 

A Planned Environment: Professional Questions        From 14th June 2018

  • How will the introduction of our new water resources in the outdoor classroom extend the children’s interest in moving and transporting water?
  • Can we extend the children’s interest in mixing water and soil by providing soil and water in the tuff spot in the creative classroom?
  • Using mixed media how will the children embellish our collaborative piece of work in the creative classroom?
  • Will a provocation placed on our drawing table encourage more independent observational drawing and representation of numbers?
  • How can we support children in identifying their feelings and help them to manage their feelings in a positive way?

 

 

 

 

What’s new in Main Nursery from 6th June, 2018

  • Rainbow groups will be introduced on Monday, Tuesday and Friday afternoon this week. Children will remain in a particular space in the Nursery to allow them to work with focus for an extended period of time.
  • Non-standard units of measurement will be introduced in the Nursery environment to support children’s mathematical understanding.
  • Chalks will be added to the outdoor classroom for the children to mark make with.
  • A large collaborative piece of work will be introduced in the creative classroom.
  • The children’s workbooks will be moved to the graphic classroom in a space that can be accessed independently by the children.

A Planned Environment: Professional Questions        From 7th June 2018

  • How will the children respond to the introduction of focused Rainbow groups in our afternoon sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays?
  • Can we introduce non-standard units of measurement in the Nursery environment to support children’s mathematical understanding?
  • If we move the dinosaurs to the outdoor classroom, can we extend the children’s interest in them?
  • How will the children use the large chalks to mark make in the outdoor classroom?
  • How will children respond to the introduction of a large-scale collaborative piece of work in the creative classroom?
  • How can we support children in identifying their feelings and help them to manage their feelings in a positive way?
  • Can we encourage children to take responsibility to use their workbooks independently in the graphic classroom?

 

 

What’s New – 10th May 2018

  • Wet clay will be revisited with Matt the Artist.
  • The adults will be noticing and commenting on children’s skill progression in all areas of the Nursery environment.
  • The children will be helping to prepare the snack for all the children in the Workshop space during Monday, Tuesday and Friday afternoons.
  • The children will be representing their whole selves using paints in the Creative classroom.

What’s new in Main Nursery from 3rd May 2018

  • Keyworkers will be moving into different areas of the Nursery during the afternoon sessions
  • Different table heights will be introduced in the play dough area to further develop the children’s play.
  • Practitioners will be encouraging the children to use their imaginations to create a narrative and play together in the outdoor classroom.
  • Self-portraits will continue this week. During the afternoon session children will be accessing this activity in the workshop.