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.

A Planned Environment: Professional Questions        From 3rd May 2018

  • Which areas and resources are children accessing independently?
  • Where will children take the play in the Workshop role-play area?
  • If key workers move into different areas of Nursery will the children move around more freely?
  • How can we support children in recognising what they ‘can do’?
  • If we change the furniture to add different levels to the play-dough area, how will the children’s play develop?
  • How can we encourage children to play ‘together’ in the outdoor area and encourage the children to use their ‘imagination’?

 

 

 

 

What’s New in Main Nursery from 26th April 2018?

  • A range of different music will be introduced in the sensory studio for the children to respond to.
  • In the graphic classroom children are revisiting portrait drawing and will be making comparisons with the work they completed in the Autumn Term.
  • The children will be supported to use various construction materials to build vertically and make enclosures.
  • We will be introducing more mathematical language, for example comparing heights, in different areas of the Nursery environment.