The Halifax Pre-school children have been doing lots of physical play outdoors using different equipment for balancing and climbing. They were helping and supporting each other too which was great to see using all the values we promote at Children's Place.
The Dewsbury babies have been exploring water and sensory play. This is such an important play experience, encouraging sensory stimulation, this being a vital way that babies first get to know the world around them. As sensory play progresses to hands-on activities, it also plays an important role in helping children build their cognitive skills being [...]
The children have been celebrating the Queen's Jubilee. They have had a great time learning about her and what role the Queen plays. The children came dressed in red, white and blue for the days celebrations which included making crowns, money games and making buns ready for the tea party.
The children attending our Barkerend nursery have enjoyed exploring plants and flowers. Some of the children enjoyed making their very own potions and other children enjoyed drawing pictures of the flowers.
The Dewsbury pre-school children were very excited to receive their caterpillars which they are now nurturing until they grow into beautiful butterflies and will release them into our wonderful natural garden. They have been learning about how the caterpillars grow and taking part in lots of activities relating to the life cycle of a caterpillar and [...]
The Pre-School children recently took part in a sports day. They had the opportunity to take part in lots of fun activities including running, sack, bean bag and egg and spoon races. The children were especially excited and proud to receive a medal and certificate at the end of the day to share with their family.
The children found lots of ladybirds on a bamboo tree in our sensory part of the garden. They were fascinated and it led to lots of amazing questions from the children and they all learnt some wonderful ladybird facts … who knew there are 5000 different species of lady birds and can live between 1-2 years!
We have already started celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, the children enjoyed painting using traditional Union Jack flag colours, we used kitchen foil which made a noise every time the children made a mark! This was so much fun.
The Barkerend pre-school children have shown an interest in building and construction. The staff set up the builders' tray and the children absolutely loved it, we then extended this activity out into the garden on a larger scale.
The children attending our Barkerend nursery have been showing an interest in mark making and cars, so we put the two together to make car painting marks. This became a very popular activity, the children explored the different marks making big and small car marks and also hand and finger prints.