gemma and kids

    • Vegetable growing.
    • Observing and watching the wildlife – and providing food and habitats for them.
    • Designing and constructing obstacle courses.
    • Climbing trees.
    • Using the tree house and tents and making dens.
    • Exploring the digging patch through making mud pies, planting and digging.
    • Playing with trollies, wheelbarrows, balls, balance bikes and hoops.

    • Reading books – in groups and one to one.
    • Mark making – drawing and early writing.
    • Cooking
    • Dance daily with staff – once weekly a dance session led by a professional dancer.
    • Music daily – and weekly a Da Capo Music teacher visits the big room.
    • Water play – discovering volume, capacity, pouring, sinking and floating, bubbles, temperature, etc.
    • Sand play – wet and dry, weights, moulding.
    • Playdough: making objects, pretend cooking, exploring differing textures, making the dough.
    • Sorting toys, jigsaws, board games – introducing numbers and sets, classifying.
    • Role play – home corner, dens, dolls house, animals and small world toys.
    • Art activities – painting, modelling, junk modelling, drawing, chalking – all on tables, the floor or outdoors.