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Morning tea- pancakes with fruits

Morning group –
We started with our morning routine:
• Good morning song
• Days of the week
• Counting and number recognition
• ABC and letter recognition
We then said good morning to Miss Fernanda and thanked her for stepping into our room today and sang the ‘happy birthday’ song to Elijah and made him the most beautiful wishes. We also thanked Elijah for bringing gifts for his friends. During group time Miss Sana focused on encouraging children to put their hand up before sharing their thoughts. We then revised our classroom rules as we had an indoor day and children showed an effective awareness by mentioning each rule. The group time was finished by reading a book called ‘the lamb who came for dinner’.

Before lunch, we danced to some Halloween songs and read ‘the little mermaid’ book from Fynlee. Thanks, Fynlee for sharing your book with us.

Lunch – pasta with salad
The children were able to continue exploring their sensory, social and fine motor development.
They were able to choose from:
– Train and train tracks- (fine motor, social, communication, creative, hand eye- co-ordination)
– Home corner- (dramatic play, memory, social, fine motor, imaginative)
– Bark trough with bugs, sieves and large spoons. (sensory, creativity, fine motor, coordination, imagination, social)
– Variety of different puzzles including career, dress up and normal puzzles supervised by Miss Fernanda – (problem solving, hand-eye coordination, fine motor, communication)
– Hallowing colouring in (cognitive, fine motor, pencil grasp skill, creativity, social)
– Velcro balls and target – (gross motor, coordination, memory, social)
– Straw connectors (colour recognition, fie motor, coordination, social)
– Barnyard animals counting (colour recognition, animal recognition, numeracy, fine motor)
– Book corner (language, communication, imagination, literacy)
– Hair dressing kit (role play, cognitive, fine motor, social)
– Finger puppets (role play, storytelling, fine motor, communication)

Gymnastics: Ashton, Harvey, Audrey, Milana, Elaina, Sammy, Mila
Outside children had the opportunity to explore their fine motor, social skills and sensory play. They we encouraged to explore:
– Cubby houses (dramatic play, social, communication)
– Sandpit with buckets, shovels, pots, trucks- (construction, imagination, creativity, social)
– Free play outside (decision making, extending upon the child’s own interests)
– Bikes (co-ordination, gross motor)
– Music (language, dance, memory)
– Balancing beam and climbing bars (coordination, physical, balancing, fine and gross motor)
– Stepping blocks (Balance, gross motor, muscle and solo play)
Information for parents:
HALLOWEEN DRESS UP DAY ON THURSDAY 29TH OCTOBER. Don’t forget to come dress up!

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