Palm Room Blog....
We introduced the children to our rhyme time this week it is Row, row, row your boat, at grouptime the children joined in with holding a sparkly blue fabric using movement to move the boat as we sang the rhyme together.
Lynnette has been reading the story of the Duck in the Red Truck the children used props to illustrate their understanding and used key words from the story.
The children have enjoyed using paint to explore Mark-making on big sheets of paper. On the creative table the children have been developing their scissor skills and using sticky tape and straws to make connections and joining with adult support.
Christmas has arrived in Palm room this week.
The children have been making salt dough tree decorations we have extended the light theme into Palm room lightopia!
The children have shown a lot of interest in the fibre optic lights and the Christmas lights.
They have helped to hang baubles on the small Christmas tree in the room.
As it snowed last week the children had another opportunity to investigate ice and learn new words as they noticed it melting, feeling cold, frozen, transparent ice slippy.
We have shared festive books Dear Santa and, That”s not my present.
This week children were exploring the new malleable material clay. The children used natural resources such as sticks, leaves, little pipe cleaner and shredded tissue. This children were exploring the big boxes play. A big empty box is a great starting point for creative and imaginative play. Children can decide how to change the box into something they can use for pretend play, like a castle, shop, cave and so on. Then they can use their imagination and problem-solving skills to turn ideas into reality. The children also had fun exploring the corn flour using their hand to mix the mixture to develop their fine motor skill involve the use of the smaller muscle of the hand, lots of language. We extended our children learning noticing change using coloured changing tea lights.
This week the children enjoyed attending our Puddle Safari with their parents and the staff. This idea was helped and designed by one of our parents from Willow room, the puddle safari map was designed in and around Hulme where puddles could be found.
This week in Palm room we have been busy creating tea light holders as part of our Diwali celebrations. The children enjoyed the process of mixing the ingredients together, baking their holders and then painting them in some lovely bright colours.
This week Blossom room and Palm room have joined together to take part in the 30 days of June nature activities. The children collected twigs and sticks for the jungle garden. The children also enjoyed collecting leaves, mud and sticks for the bug hotel. We did a community litter pick and cleaned the area. We had fun watering the plants. The weather has been so good, we had lunch outside. It has been a great and busy week.
Welcome back to our Summer Term in Palm room!!!
Hope you all had nice week off, going out and about in sunny weather. Please do share the activities you did with your children and family with us on Tapestry, we would love to see it.
We have been very busy this week. This week was our ‘Reading week.’ We carried on children’s choice book from last term “Goldilocks and Three bears.” We added different resources to enhance the story in different areas e.g. we had big, medium and small sized bears in the home corner. Why don’t you have look at different sized bowls, chairs or beds in your house. Children chose their favourite books to look at with adults or independently.
Outdoor we challenged with different physical activities like climbing on the tree and obstacle course. As the weather has been really good, we opened our outdoor sandpit and children enjoyed and had experience of going to the beach.
We spent lots of time outside looking at the bugs and went for bug hunting. While you are out and about walking, see whether you can spot any bugs.
After sharing the story ‘Slow snail’ we have been hunting for snails all week outside. We have been looking high and low, under things, on top of things and we even used magnifying glasses to help. Sadly we couldn’t find any, but we did find spiders, ladybirds and worms. Luckily for us today Cathy found 2 snails in her garden and brought them in to nursery for us to look at. We collected leaves, mud and twigs for the snails and made them a new home. We spent time observing how they move around and watched as they left trails of slime behind them. We then looked on the iPad at different kinds of snails and we also found out what snails like to eat. Here are lots of pictures of the fun we had, maybe you could go on a snail hunt in your garden, the park or on your journey to nursery, we would love to see some photographs on tapestry if you do.
Welcome to our last week of the Summer1 term!!!
Following our rhyme of the week “I Can Sing a Rainbow,” we had different activities around the room. We used different textured creative materials like pompoms, tissue paper, feathers and coloured pipe-cleaners to create our collage pictures. Why don’t you have a go at home? We used different coloured stickle blocks to create structures in the construction area.
Here is the rhyme to practise with your family.
Red and yellow and pink and green
Listen with your ears,
We enjoyed listening to the story of “Three bears and Goldilocks..” We looked at Big and small things in our environment. Try to find big and small things in your house.
When we were outdoor we had “no bike week” and explored other activities. We created some difficult obstacle course and tried hard to balance on them, we splashed in puddles and played different games by using hula-hoops.
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Welcome to our Summer term!!!
Children who started this term have settled very well in Palm room.
Our rhyme of the week is “I can sing a Rainbow.” We have been singing the rhyme with signs. We have been busy mixing different colours in creative area and during outdoor play.
We enjoyed rainy days. During outdoor we splashed in the muddy puddles and explored them by adding leaves, sticks, flowers in them.
Children made Eid cards for Eid celebrations. We wish our families Happy Eid!!! Eid Mubarak!!!
Hello, take a look at the attached pictures of our children taking part in activities.
This week Blossom room and Palm room have joined together to take part in a range of fun activities such as Yoga, ECO schools gardening and ball skills with city in the community. We will continue with these activities plus we’ll be adding more exciting activities in the next half term.
Hi everyone, take a look at the children shows on at Z-Arts.
They are so excited to be running some brilliant shows during the Easter break to keep your little ones entertained. With the tickets from just £3 per screen, they have everything from creative learning, poetry and we're even going to blast off in to outer space!
Check out the shows below to find out what to expect!
April 6th: Play-Along Plink and Boo
April 7th: Robot Boy
April 9th: AlgoRHYTHM From Home
April 10th: Dragons and Goblins and Magic and YOU!
Click on the link to learn more: https://www.z-arts.org/see-whats-on/?category=childrens-shows&dm_i=4V00,HAGU,10IYRT,21KVC,1#whats-on
Hello everyone, especially parents of children who have SEND.
More information on our local offer;
We are having a visit from Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission to look at how Manchester has supported children and young people with Special Educational Needs and their families during the Covid-19 pandemic. Ofsted and CQC would really like to hear your views.
We hope you enjoy the following activities...
Hi, here are some ideas for you to do at home. It's Five Little Ducks week!
join in with Courtney!
Happy New Year to everyone.
Here's Jamie reading Owl Babies by Martin Waddell. We hope you enjoy it!
Hello, wishing you all a very Happy Christmas!
It's time for some Christmas dancing this week! Enjoy!
This week, we have been dressing the tree and admiring the lights in school.
Welcome to our festive countdown - we have been busy making wrapping paper and cards for the elderly. Try out these activities at home and have fun!
Hello, here is our first Rhyme Time challenge. Learn and sing the rhyme with your child. Have fun!
Hi everyone, hope you are keeping well and enjoying our stories and activities!
hello, here is our final story...
Here is a story about Mud! let's hope for better weather soon...
Hello everyone, another story about pets to deepen your learning!
Hello everyone, Lynnette has a special surprise for you this week - her dog Nala has joined her for story time!
Hello everyone - we hope you enjoy this week's story and activities.
Hello everyone, here is Courtney reading Just Like Jasper.
Here is the BAM weekly challenge!
Hi everyone, here are some ideas on how to keep your child safe
Wishing everyone Eid Mubarak! We hope you enjoy your special festival
For everyone who is missing Archana, here she is reading a story about growing plants. We hope you are all managing some time outside in this lovely weather!
hello, Al is talking about lots of different colours this week. We hope you enjoy it, Donna and Al
Here is Al singing one of your favourite rhymes, "Little Rabbit Foo Foo" by Michael Rosen. Enjoy!
Here are some activities to wind down to...
New activities for you and your child to enjoy for
Palm - Mud Walk story
Hello everybody, we hope you enjoy these fun activities:
Please look at this information on how to talk to your children about coronavirus.
We have added some useful links to help with home learning - please take a look!
Here are some tips for taking care of yourself during these difficult times
Here are some ideas for teaching children how to be independent - enjoy the cooking!
Hello everyone, hope you are keeping safe and well. I hope you enjoy our story "Dear Zoo" by Rod Campbell. There are lots of activities you can do at home. Hope to see you all soon! Donna, Julia, Michelle and Courtney.
Here are some ideas of things to look after ourselves during isolation
This is an important poster showing you how to manage your child if ill or injured during the current covid 19 outbreak
Hello everyone, hope you are keeping safe and well. This week our story "Shark in the Park" by Nick Sharratt is read by Courtney. Enjoy and let us know how you are doing, Donna and Courtney!