These photographs will give you a flavour of the activities the children have enjoyed over the last few weeks.
We have been working on various PLODs amongst all our other activities. PLOD stands for 'Possible Lines of Development'. Each week one or two PLODs will be running across the nursery where adults will work with children and support them to develop their learning skills. These PLODs may be triggered by the children's interests or a challenge provided by an adult. Returning to this PLOD throughout the week allows the children to get more from the experience, as well as providing opportunities for further planning and reflection.
The children have settled well after their two week break and have enjoyed getting back into the routines of nursery. The children have started to explore what it must be like to be an astronaut living on the International Space Station and are beginning to create their very own space station here in our roleplay area. Some of the children have also been working on a 'junk modelling' PLOD which in some cases have included making things we might need or see on the space station. Thanks again for all your old cardboard and plastic, it always comes in useful!
We also had a delivery of caterpillar eggs last week, all of the caterpillars have hatched and the children have had the chance to see how big they've already got! This confirms what they've been reading in literacy, caterpillars certainly do appear to be 'very hungry'. We will keep you updated on here regarding any significant changes.