Key Topics/Themes, what has gone well? (Child led focus)
Making dens – using material to create enclosed spaces, problem solving, working together, measuring and estimating.
Sun safety – understanding the effects of sun on our bodies, learning how to independent apply sun cream and becoming aware of our bodies and how to cool ourselves down.
Cray fish! – Thank you to Fred and his family who brought some locally caught cray fish into nursery. These cray fish are invading our waterways and killing our indigenous species, children have looked closely at them noticing features and used descriptive language.
Indoor water play – using containers to fill and empty, exploring cause and effect and maths concepts.
Cars and ramps – exploring cause and effect, speed and ordinal numbers.
Climbing frame – moving in different ways and exploring risk. (blog)
Magnetic mathematical shapes – exploring cause and effect while building 3d models.
Books/songs/group work/forest school (Adult led activities)
‘Moving On’ – Supporting school leavers and those that stay at Free Rangers.
Mark Making – using felt tip pens to make marks, give meaning to the marks made.
Scissor work – learning about safety when using tools to effect changes to materials.
Upcoming Events/Themes for following month
Burrow movers stay and play in the Den Thursday 13thJuly 2017 – Join Tam (room leader) who will introduce you to the Den and what to expect. You can bring your children and after an introduction to Den life you can explore the Den room and the paddock.
School Leavers ceremony 14th July 2017 – Entering the paddock around the barns, (not through the nursery as it is running with non-school leavers and Burrow children) head to the cabin where drinks and nibbles are served before the giving of certificates and medals to the school leavers. Key people take turns to graduate their key children with photo opportunities at the cabin.
Bristol’s Graffiti festival 29, 30, 31st July 2017 – providing inspiration in the Den.