We would like to welcome all of our children to Little Millers Nursery, this term we are going to focus on settling the children in, creating bonds and relationships with peers and the adults in the setting. We look forward to creating lots of memories and having the most fun!
During our first two weeks our main focus was to settle all of our children back into nursery, they explored the toys, we got to know the children, what they liked and what they disliked. We discussed our families and loved ones, we got to see lots of cheeky personalities! From then on we couldn’t wait to watch our children grow.
Our focus on the story Maisie’s Birthday.
The children have had so much fun focusing on the story Maisie’s Birthday. We have spoke about when our birthdays are, how old we will be on our next birthday and what toys and cake the children would chose on their special day. During this topic we have taken part in lots of fun activities, the children have made birthday cakes out of play dough and real materials such as cake cases and candles, they got the chance to make a special birthday hat which our children got to wear during snack time where we had our very own nursery party! During our party the children got to try different party foods, they really enjoyed the jam bagels, fruit, party ring biscuits and a choice of strawberry or chocolate milkshake!
Learning through messy play
Messy play is extremely important for a child’s development. It provides children with an exciting tactile and sensory experience that inspires their curiosity, allows them to explore the world around them and enhances their learning, language and creativity. Children learn through experimentation and discovery and messy play encourages children to explore new textures and manipulate different materials through touch. Not only does messy play enhance a child’s cognitive development and learning, but it also improves a child’s physical development as well!
If your children come home messy you know they’ve had fun at nursery, we love to explore new textures!
Funky Fingers is a series of fun activities for children to build up their upper body strength (gross motor skills) and finger/hand strength and control (fine motor skills). There are lots of activities that we do with your children to improve these skills and this helps to get them ready to write during their pre-school experience.
Each day we have activities set up to help improve our children’s fine motor and gross motor movement. We teach them how to use one handed tools correctly and safely here at our nursery. We try to mix activities up to make them as fun and as exciting as we can to encourage the children to engage in their learning of all areas.