Stars of the week Sami and Charlotte
Sami and Charlotte are regular visitors to the reading corner and can be found absorbed in a book by themselves or sharing stories with others. Both children handle books with care, turning pages lightly. They demonstrate super pre-reading habits such as recognising the direction of the text and allowing themselves time to silently explore illustrations.
Making space for enjoying stories together at home, regularly, is the best way to develop a child’s interest and love of books. Just reading a book for the pleasure of being close and being lost together, in that story, for maybe ten minutes each day, is powerful stuff.
Stars of the week Joshua and Ruby
Both Ruby and Joshua have made lots of effort to improve the quality of their colouring this week. They carefully filled each segment of their drawing, decided to make their work as colourful as possible, whilst making a great effort not to go out of the lines.
Although these may seem quite basic skills, colouring nurtures the essential development of the muscles of the hand, wrist and fingers. As well as increased dexterity, it encourages better hand eye co-ordination, aids concentration and demands that the child behave creatively. Ruby and Joshua were justifiably proud of the results of their labour.
Very well done!
Stars of the week Maxwell and Lennon
Some excellent collaborative work happening in nursery of late. Amazing construction projects, involving whole groups of children, tower building, game creating, rule making and finding out ‘what if?’
We have seen both Maxwell and Lennon cooperate and work as part of a team this week. The boys have thoughtfully worked on their ability to share and compromise with others, with great results. New friendships are blossoming and they are enjoying more successful interactions with larger groups of children.
Well done you two
Stars of the week- Maxwell and Anusha
Sustaining concentration on a task, for a period of time, is a characteristic of learning that we hope to identify in our all children during the early years. Children absorbed in their play are continually thinking and developing their ideas. They may be problem solving, investigating how things work or using their creativity to build imaginary worlds; developing the skills that build successful learners.
Anusha and Maxwell have been chosen, as this week’s stars, for their ability to stay focused on classroom activities. Both children will give their full concentration to a task, they resist distraction and realise their goals.
Stars of the week Zoe and Samuel
Feeling comfortable and confident in our abilities and ourselves makes for great autonomy in the classroom and consequent learning. In nursery, this week, we noticed how Zoe and Samuel have grown in their capacity to explore the classroom in a more meaningful and productive way; becoming involved in new activities and trying new skills. Both showed an independent interest in different tasks without being led by a friend or an adult and seemed genuinely proud of their efforts .
This week, as part of our ‘People Who Help Us’ topic, we launched our new role play area, The Doctors’ Surgery. The children have enjoyed dressing up and playing various roles. We have had some very serious and extremely entertaining consultations; Samuel and Maxwell wrote up notes for Miss Polly and her dolly; Jacob bought his baby in with a temperature; we’ve had many crying babies, or ones off their food, not to mention the emergencies and bandaging!
Stars of the week Ava and Cruz
Nursery class are all getting better at writing their names. As the weeks go by, we have noticed improvements in the children’s ability to hold a pen and have a go at each of the letters in their name. The children are forming letters with greater control and thinking carefully about the order of each one.
Our stars of the week are now able to write their names, independently, without a name card! Each letter has been formed correctly and with super control. Amazing.
Well done you superstars!
Stars of the week Rory and Lola
Crawling, climbing, balancing and hanging are all amazing activities for promoting upper body and core strength; necessary for a child’s ability to sit still, sustain focus and keep steady for writing.
Climbing onto and walking across a high plank also takes quite a lot of courage and self-belief.
This week, our stars of the week found out, to their delight, that they were able to walk across the plank. It was an, ‘I just did it!’ moment for them both. A wonderful achievement!