Rabbits and Foxes News October 2017
Happy birthday to Isabella and Pearl who have both just turned 3!
A big hello to Karen who is starting at the beginning of October!
Wow, September was a very busy month for us in the Rabbits and Foxes group. We finished our Dinosaurs topic, and enjoyed measuring the Dinosaurs and learning how to compare their sizes using appropriate language (taller, smaller, etc). The children also really enjoyed doing “Rhymeasarus” – with Denisa’s help, they choose rhyming words from their Core Text and matched them together. We learned a little bit about the Triassic and Jurassic periods. The children seemed to really enjoy looking at the difference in the dinosaurs from these periods and chose some to draw themselves.
The Rabbits and Foxes talked a lot about their feelings over the last few weeks . The children were able to identify their core feelings (happy, sad, angry and frightened) and we discussed different ways we can deal with these feelings. The children have been practicing using their words to tell both adults and other children what they would like and how they feel.
Both Rabbits and Foxes have had their turns at Forest Schools. The Foxes enjoyed half day sessions at Sciennes Woods where they did lots of digging, searching for bugs and really enjoyed creating beautiful things from nature. The Rabbits have now started going to Blackford Pond for their block of Forest Schools. Everyone has been having a brilliant time exploring the area and watching the ducks, swans and geese.
We are now well in swing with our Tatty Bumpkin and Enjoy-A-Ball sessions. All the children in nursery on a Monday get to have great Adventures with Tatty B and do some Yoga all the way. All of our 3 year olds love going out to the Meadows on a Tuesday to practice their balls and other practical skills.
We are now starting a new topic called “Our Nursery”. We look forward to discussing with the children and parents their experience of not only our nursery, but other nurseries in order to further improve our service and care. How exciting!