Children put their named water bottles and healthy snack (if they require one) in the black and cream trolleys. Lunch boxes are placed in the blue containers. They put their book-bag in their labelled drawer and coat and PE bag on their labelled peg in the cloakroom.
Children join their friends on the carpet and practise writing their name using a whiteboard and pen.
The register is taken and children tell us what their lunch choices are.
We love snack time!
This is a chance to eat a wide range of fruit that is provided free by the government. Apples are our favourite, but we also have tomatoes, bananas, satsumas, peas, carrots and sometimes even strawberries and mini cucumbers! As you can see, we have lots of choice. However, if you want to bring your own snack please make sure it is named and left in the drink/fruit trolley. Please make sure if you bring a snack from home it is a piece of fresh fruit or vegetable.
We are also very lucky to have the choice of milk but children may choose to just drink from their water bottles.
Choosing time is when children select their own learning or are encouraged to try something new.
There are adult initiated tasks which children will undertake throughout the week.
fine motor challenges
small world play
water / sand play
There are also child initiated play activities that can change hourly or daily depending on the ideas of the children. See below for some examples.
Adult Focus Activities
All children will take part in small group, paired or one to one adult focus groups.
These activities are linked to the early years curriculum.
An adult focus group supports children to try a slightly challenging task that they may not choose, or be able to do independently, but develops their skills, knowledge and understanding.
For example, an activity could be portrait painting.
Children love to paint, particularly turning themselves into monsters or painting make believe. However, with adult questioning, encouragement and peer discussion children are able to make closer observation of their features, make comparisons and select appropriate colours for the task at hand. For example, purple might be your favourite colour, but is your hair purple? What colour do you need to choose? Is it the correct shade? How can we make it darker? lighter?
Please take turns approaching the open class door and tell the member of staff your child's name upon collection.
Don't forget to collect any water bottles, snack containers and lunch boxes that are placed outside.