We plan a wide variety of enrichment experiences for our children. Sometimes these are based on their current interests (to extend learning), sometimes they are based on igniting new interests (introducing new learning), and sometimes they are based on developing the nursery as being part of the wider community.
Here are a few examples:
- Supporting some early French (and other languages) – greetings, songs, counting
- Mini- First Aid sessions
- Visits from Jet and Ben the Police Dogs, learning about keeping safe (and developing interest in dogs and the role of the police)
- Visits from the fire service with the fire engine and their Fire Dog, learning about fire safety (supporting interest in vehicles and dogs)
- Cooking activities; making fruit salad, porridge, pancakes; developing sense of family/group and learning about different foods
- Visits to Wharton park; learning about nature – Autumn- continued through our Woodland Area
- Visits to Hall Hill Farm; learning about animals and farming.
- Hatching out of chicks
- Links with local church; puppet shows at Christmas and Easter
- Christmas party, decorating of the tree, nativity for parents, magician- celebration and community involvement
- Shopping at Tesco – making lists, mathematics, involvement in the community
- Links with “Friends of Langley Moor” – opening of local park – attended, also new paved area outside shops- one of pupils officially opened it
- Special days – obstacle courses, dressing up day , Easter hunt day; involving parents in learning, Leavers Ceremony.
These activities provided a different dimension to children’ s usual experiences, whilst also providing a vehicle to strengthen links with parents.