On our return to ELC we have all been very busy. We began with focussing on the children's wellbeing, nurture, routines and revisiting our well being indictors. .
Story of the Week 7th March 2021
Our story of the week this week is the colour monster in this story the monster explores his feelings. Each feeling is linked to a colour, the children have started to use these in their conversations.
To extend the learning for the children, we will be putting out provocations in the Rainbow Room, linked to the feelings we have read about in the story e.g feeling spoons, sensory bottles linking to the colours/feelings. ---------------------------------------------------------------- Here are the monsters from the story and what feeling they represent - if you want to use these to talk with your child that would be fantastic to reinforce and link what they are learning at ELC to the Home.
Black- fear Blue- sad Green- calm Pink- loved Red - Angry Yellow- happiness
Story of the Week 22nd February 2021
Our story of the week over the first two weeks has been dear zoo focusing on this story started conversations about our own pets at home, children can send in photos of their pets to carry this interest forward. Some children have already done this and we are really enjoying the conversations these photos are bringing.
The children are very proud of their pets.
one of the children has been showing a interest in planets. We found a video on YouTube about planets and space. Following on from this video the children talked about the different planets and they asked to make telescopes.
Following their interest we and taking a next step in their learning we went to the gluing and sticking station. The children used paper, Sellotape, small cups, lids, sequins lids from jars and glue to make their telescopes. One child had a good idea! They attached the small cup to the end of the telescope and told us that it was the telescope lense, which he had recalled from the YouTube video he watched.
outside we tied lanterns onto the gazebo the children used paint and paint brushes to paint these some children thought these looked like planets.
All of Our Langlee ELC Team have been working on some learning ideas full of play and learning experiences you could do at home. We would like to here what you get up to this week. Any questions please just ask.
WELCOME this is the very first blog from the rainbow room, we are pleased to invite you into the rainbow room through this blog. Through this we will showcase and explain the learning that the children are accessing within the setting. Our environments are created for the children and the spaces are adapted and always changing with the needs and wants of our little ones. We provide provocations and experiences to enhance, provoke and inspire play. "To support cognitive development the learning environment should be rich in opportunities for children to engage with concepts and foster skills for learning, such as reasoning, creativity and problem solving. The choice of experiences on offer should reflect an environment of open-ended possibilities in which children can feel intrinsically motivated to explore and investigate through play - including taking calculated risks and learning from mistakes." (Realising the Ambition) Within ELC one of the tasks we have been focusing on making our own bread for snack, this has provided us with opportunity for sensory exploration (dry to wet mix), maths and language opportunity (weights and words), physical activities (big arm movements and strengthening fingers) science experiences (yeast and how this works). Learning that process builds understanding.
Over the end of term we have provided provocations to support the Christmas story and celebrating winter. The children have free choice to experiment with loose parts and art materials, they have used these to create Christmas cards, decorations and some fantastic seasonal art work. We have provided characters from the Christmas story and these have been well used and incorporated into other small world situations.