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June
2013

ToddlersComments Off on Toddlers

We have changed the toddlers routine to allow the children to split into 2 groups each morning. This is allowing the children to take part in a variety of focused group activities.  We have been practising sharing and working together as part of a team.  We have enjoyed using the music room regularly to make a variety of sounds. The children have enjoyed learning about dinosaurs, we spoke about where they live and created a dinosaur island.  We also went a walk to the pet shop to buy bones, along with collecting soil and leaves for our dinosaurs to eat.

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May
2013

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The toddlers have enjoyed focusing on ‘book week’ dressing up as characters from their favourite books. The children have also been bringing their favourite books in from home for us to read which has been great fun. We took a trip to the library to look at books about feelings and emotions to extend our learning in this area and have brought out our feeling puppets for role play.  Feeelings and All About Me will be our main focus for the coming weeks. We also picked up several english to Polish books to support individuals around the nursery. Recently we have been discussing opposites using puzzles to extend our learning of opposites such as big and small, open and closed.

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February
2013

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The toddlers have been learning about ‘People Who Help Us’. We have enjoyed dressing up as doctors, nurses, firefighters and police officers. We have been talking about all the people who help us. We talked about lollipop people and how important it is to cross the road safely. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Priyanka and Lily into the toddler room!

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February
2013

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The toddlers have been very busy over the last few weeks! We have been learning about Chinese New Year and have enjoyed making Chinese Lanterns and a dragon. We have also learnt a song about Chinese New Year entitled ‘ Kung Hei Fat Choi’. We have been talking about dinosaurs and have had great fun learning all their names. We had the dinosaur island in the construction area and made pictures using paint and the dinosaurs feet. Our new favourite CD is sticky kids we have enjoyed showing off our dance moves to all the songs! We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Priyanka into the toddlers.

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January
2013

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The Toddlers have been focusing on colours and numbers since coming back from our holidays. We have allowed the children to choose colours of paint and to decide which colour of playdough they would like to make on a daily basis. We spent some time talking about the colours of the rainbow, making a fantastic rainbow display using paint, glitter and gluing materials. The children enjoyed learning the rainbow song too! We have also enjoyed having ‘Five Little Ducks’ as our song and story of the week.  Finally we have been extending our problem solving skills using coloured bears sorting them by colour as well as counting out the correct number of bears. We would like to take this opportunity to say goodbye to Eilidh, we will miss her lots but know that she will continue to make us proud in her future adventures!

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August
2012

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Some toddlers have been welcoming new arrivals into their families so we have been learning about babies. Helen’s daughter Louise came in to bath her baby Charlotte which the toddlers really enjoyed! All the toddlers had a turn bathing the dolls in the water tray. Toddlers have also been picking the radishes that we planted in spring.

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July
2012

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In the toddler room we have enjoyed talking about all the animals that we see at the zoo. We have had geat fun making gluings and paintings of these animals. We also had a visit from Kyran’s pet ‘Tito’ the bearded dragon which was fantastic! Then we went on a trip to the park with preschool.

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April
2012

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The toddlers have had a busy few weeks. They have been talking about healthy eating at snack time and made healthy rabbit crackers for Easter. They have also been learning about different forms of transport painting with the wheels of a range of vehicles to make some fantastic designs. The toddlers are also very excited as they have set up their butterfly enclosure ready for their new caterpillars to live in and have been learning about the life cycles of a butterfly so that they are ready to care for the caterpillars.

 

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March
2012

SpringComments Off on Spring

We have been talking about spring and how vegetables grow in the toddler room this week. We planted cress and watched it grow. We have also introduced a welcome in the morning where the children say good morning, tell us what they would like to do that day and find their group names. The children are very proud when they manage to recognise their own name.

 

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March
2012

Baby Animals and FarmsComments Off on Baby Animals and Farms

This week one of our toddlers went to east links family park and visited the new baby lambs. They were very excited and we have been talking lots about baby animals and farms. We also went to visit pre-school and watched a DVD about animals and their babies and played an interactive game.