Take a look at how much fun our pre-school children are having in their sessions at Learning Land...
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Today, Tuesday 19th July 2022, some of the children graduated from our Pre-School to start their new little journeys at big school in September. We are so proud of their behaviour, attitudes and amazing little singing voices at their ceremony today. We have loved being part of your learning journeys and we hope you have as much fun in your new schools as you have with us. Keep shining and do your best, we are so very proud of you all.
This week the pre-school children took a walk down to the river to feed the ducks.
This week the children in pre-school were making the most of the sunshine at the ABC park, which is located in close proximity to the nursery. The children had so much fun with their friends playing football, running in the grass, going on the park, eating ice lollies and even meeting a horse on the way!
It is important to us that children are provided with fun and meaningful experiences. The children have been able to support they physical development and understanding of the world by visiting a local park and having so much fun.
The pre-school children have had lots of fun visting the local library in Workington. They have been given the opportunity to access a wide variety of books and shared them with their peers to read to each other. In pre-school we value the importance of early reading so we strive to build a positive love and interest for reading books. The children also have had the opportunity to play on the interactive games in the library too to support their understanding of the world and technology.
The Pre-School children are encouraged and supported to be independent learners at meal times. The children enjoy having the responsibility to perform daily tasks such as pouring their own drinks, choosing side dishes and helping themselves, choosing their own cuttelry, washing their hands and face after they have eaten and brushing their teeth. The VIP of the day helps the health co-ordinator with small tasks such as handing their peers drinking cups. We understand that encouraging children to be independent is an important aspect of our progression curriculum, providing them with the skills and knowledge they need to access the next stage of their learning journeys at school. The children are provided with nutritious meal choices which are healthy, to promote children to lead healthy and happy lives.
This week the pre-school children have been learning all about people who help us. The children had so much fun meeting the fire fighters, sitting in the fire engine and having a go with the hose!
At Learning Land Nursery we value the importance of children understanding the world and community in which they live in (one of the specific areas of the EYFS). The children have learnt so much about what its like to be a fire fighter in which they can use to build knowledge about their community and people who help us keep safe in our lives.
Thank you to the fire fighters who came into nursery. They provided the children with some amazing experiences.
This week the pre-school children have been learning all about people who help us because one of their parents is a police officer. The children had so much fun meeting the police dog, sitting in the police car and trying on some of the police uniform.
At Learning Land Nursery we value the importance of children understanding the world and the community in which they live in (one of the specific areas of the EYFS). The children have learnt so much about what it is like to be a police officer in which they can use to build knowledge about their community and people who help us keep safe in our lives.
Thank you to the police officers who came into nursery. They were amazing with the children!
As part of our curriculum, we have introduced a weekly yoga session to help the pre-school children with their personal, social and emotional development. There has been a vast majority of research which suggests that taking part in frequent yoga sessions helps to become mindful, relaxed, regulate emotions better and helps with flexibility. We have found that the children have benefited well from this learning experience and we have noticed positive changes in their behaviours and attitudes to learning. The children are able to use techniques that they have learnt in yoga to adapt them to situations where they may become frustrated or upset. This is also beneficial to help take a moment for themselves, especially after the impact of the recent COVID-19 pandemic.
The yoga teacher Miss Jingles says that the children impress her week by week and she can't believe how well the children are able to undertake the yoga poses. We are so proud of them all.
This week the pre-school children have been having so much fun celebrating Easter. The children have taken part in an Easter bonnet competition, as well as an easter egg hunt. Well done everyone, we are so proud of your learning and achievements.
In Workington many children and adults are taking an approach to spread love and kindness in the community by painting kindess stones and hiding them around the town for others to find. We asked our pre-school children to pick some stones to bring into pre-school. We helped the children to design their own creative, unique kindness stones. When the children created their own masterpeices, the pre-school children and the practitioners took a walk around Workington town centre, hiding their stones in places of their choice. The aim is that other children, or adults, can find their stones and feel a sense of warmth and kindness when they discover them.
As well as supporting the children's creative and physical development, this learning opportunity enhances their personal, social and emotional development and their understanding of the world. It has taught the children to be kind always and care for people in their communities. We believe that this activity will help children to become kind members of our community.
In the month of November, the children have been learning all about the brave soldiers that helped protect us many years ago in the war. The children have been making craft poppy's with paint and other materials of their choice. The children walked to the nearby park, Vulcan's, to have a look at the new monument. It is important that children are aware of their communities and it was lovely to see all the pre-school children interested in looking at the monument. When the children arrived back to pre-school, the children had a minute silence to pay their respects to the brave soldiers that helped people keep safe.
The pre-school children have had so much fun celebrating Christmas.
A very well deserved christmas party took place at Monkey Madhouse, where the children had so much fun playing with their friends. Merry Christmas everyone! Have a well deserved break and we look forward to welcoming you back in the new year for another term of exciting experiences!