Superb Sensory Play

The children at Ravensthorpe have been having a great time taking part in lots of sensory play activities. The children enjoyed experiencing different materials in their exciting beach tray, alongside exploring the texture of foam, flour, rice, lentils and ice. These activities enable children to use their senses to investigate and helps them to understand the world [...]

2018-08-22T16:47:12+01:00January 31st, 2018|Ravensthorpe|

Creative Play

The children at Ravensthorpe have recently enjoyed getting creative. By using rollers, brushes and sponges the children investigated and explored the different patterns and marks they could make with paint. Alongside painting the children had fun moulding playdough into recognisable characters and playing with small world objects. These activities enable children to use their imagination and [...]

2018-08-22T16:39:37+01:00January 31st, 2018|Ravensthorpe|

Outdoor Play And Baking Fun

Outdoor play and baking are two activities that the children at Ravensthorpe thoroughly enjoy. Weighing, adding and mixing ingredients enhances the children’s mathematical skills, alongside their communication skills as there are often lots of discussions about what they are doing. Outdoor play and encouraging the children to dress appropriately is a great way to prepare children [...]

2018-08-22T16:16:38+01:00January 31st, 2018|Ravensthorpe|

Singing, Dancing And Acting Fun

The toddlers at Barkerend have been having fun taking part in lots of singing, dancing and acting with their friends, with ‘ring a ring o’roses’ being the children’s favourite. Taking part in activities like this helps to build children’s personal, social, emotional development, as they learn how to interact and play together, whilst having a great [...]

2018-08-23T09:22:05+01:00January 30th, 2018|Barkerend|

Great Group Work

The children at Barkerend have been exploring how to work together and focus on teamwork. The children have indulged in lots of activities including making playdough shapes, moving objects around, building houses from bricks and hosting group music and play sessions. These activities help children to build their self-confidence, alongside enhancing their group communication skills. How [...]

2018-08-23T09:18:21+01:00January 30th, 2018|Barkerend|

Eureka! Fun For Daisy Hill

Some of the pre-school children from Daisy Hill recently visited the ‘Eureka!’ Museum. The children engaged in much different fun-filled activities, which help to build their PSED (personal, social, emotional development) skills. As the museum focuses on learning through play, it provides a fantastic opportunity for the children to explore a new environment. All of the [...]

2018-08-23T09:14:16+01:00January 30th, 2018|Daisy Hill|

Summerfield’s Small World Play

The children at Summerfield have recently been exploring small world play. The children have been matching the animals with patterned sheets, which is a great way to recognise similarities and differences. Small world activities help to support many areas of children’s development, including helping to build their language skills, as they can expand their vocabulary, alongside [...]

2018-08-23T09:47:35+01:00January 29th, 2018|Summerfield|

Brilliant Building

The children at St James’ have recently had lots of fun building towers. One of the children Nikolass carefully built a big tower and used his balancing and concentration skills to make sure it didn’t fall down. Whilst building the tower, one of the other children Noah was watching and later decided to try and build [...]

2018-08-23T09:45:14+01:00January 29th, 2018|St James'|