April 2022

During April the babies have enjoyed a wide range of activities,  read lots of books and sang lots of diffrent songs. We enjoyed Farmyard Hullabaloo story and sang Old Mac Donnald Had a Farm. We loved sensory fun by washing the farm animals, painting pigs and making muddy pigs in the shaving foam. We read Hop Little Bunnies and joined in with lots of jumping around. We took part in an Easter egg hunt whilst learning our numbers and practiced our colour sort by putting the correct coloured pompoms on the bunnies. Next we read We’re Going on Bear Hunt and enjoyed a sensory tray with all the diffrent textures of the grass, water and mud. We created bear faces whilst talking about all the diffrent shapes and features. The next book, our favourite, was The Gruffalo we pegged spikes on The Gruffalo, matched the facial features and made Gruffalo’s out of play dough.

March 2022

March has been a busy month for the babies and we have enjoyed the topic Growth and change. We have read The Teeny Weeny Tadpole, The Hungry Caterpillar, Jaspers Beanstalk, Farmyard Hullabaloo and Hop Little Bunnies. The babies have enjoyed a wide range of sensory activities from water trays, jelly, edible mud, shaving foam and rice and pasta. We have also painted lots of paper plates to make The Hungry caterpillar and pigs. We practiced out colour sorting by posting balls through the Hungry Caterpillar, planted flowers for Mothers Day , learnt the names of shapes as worked on our communication and language skills.

February 2022

The babies have been very busy during February and have enjoyed lots of different activities. This month we have read The Three Billy Goats Gruff, I Love You and Matisse Magical Trail. We made Valentines cards for our families, counted hearts during water play, worked on our gross motor skills and painted hearts on cling film, we created magic butterflies with paint and folded paper, potato printing to make bugs and best of all we got messy in the gloop searching for all different bugs.

January 2022

This month the babies have been busy reading traditional tales Goldilocks and The Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs, Three Billly Goats Gruff and The Gingerbread Man. We have enjoyed a wide range of activities from sensory trays for each book, Chickpea mud where we searched for the pigs and counted them, jigsaw houses. We baked Gingerbread people and decorated biscuits to look like The Three Bears, we made marks with a fork to create bear faces, practiced our fine motor skills and threaded pictures, made Gingerbread people out of scented playdough and, counted buttons as we placed them on out painted Gingerbread Man. We made goats out of paper plates and talked about the different features of their face and made scary trolls out of playdough and other resources.

December 2021

During December, the babies enjoyed lots of Christmas crafts. We worked on our fine motor skills by making hats using collage material, painted a wreath using a dish brush and we painted paint brushes to make gonks to hang on the tree, to name a few. We enjoyed a sensory tray with baubles and tinsel, learning all the different colours and decorating the tree. We did lots of rehearsals for our nativity and dressed up as cute sheep to sing a beautiful song. We enjoyed our Christmas dinner and pulled Christmas crackers to find a hat. Father Christmas paid us a visit to give us all a gift on party day, and we had lots of fun dancing and popping bubbles.

November 2021

During November in the Baby Room, we have enjoyed lots of different activities and books, to list some of our favourites. We celebrated Diwali by making Rangoli patterns using chalk, we made Diva lamps out of salt dough and we also made paper lanterns. We did lots of mark making in a sensory tray with flour and glitter to make firework patterns.

We celebrated Remembrance Day with a sensory tray of coloured spaghetti, pots and pans.

We read a book about dark and light and enjoyed playing in the dark den with lots of different sensory lights and projectors. We got creative, made stain glass windows, and painted cling film to see if the colours shone through.

‘Aliens Love Underpants’ was the next book we read, and we did lot of different activities: we made UFO’s out of paper plates, searched for aliens in jelly, we painted tinfoil to represent what the surface of the moon looked like and we even tried to paint aliens.

For Children in Need, we decorated a Pudsey Bear with paint and spots and we baked some delicious cake that we decorated.

‘Whatever Next’ was the final book of the month and we flew to the moon in different sized boxes, sung song with the parachute and painted different planets.

October 2021

During October, the babies have had lots of fun participating in a wide range of activities. We have enjoyed doing lots of mark making using felt pens on vehicles. We made digger biscuits using different size biscuits cutters and then decorated them with icing. We also had lots of fun playing in the sand looking for silver nuggets. We loved to splash in the water tray with the boats, whilst learning the different colours. We giggled in the shaving foam whilst getting messy and singing songs. We painted pictures using water and paint brushes and counted all the brushes. During spooky Halloween Week, we played with a pumpkin and felt the slimy texture on our hands as we scooped out the guts, we painted spiders using kitchen rolls, we made pumpkin cakes out of Rice Krispies and marshmallows and we also got very messy searching for spiders in lots of jelly.

September 2021

During September, the babies have enjoyed a wide range of different activities. During the first 2 weeks, we learned all about ourselves and our families. We washed dolls in water play and  identified their eyes, nose and mouths. We then moved on to counting our fingers and toes by singing number nursery rhymes and painting.

Next, our topic was about all different vehicles and had lots of fun developing our communicating and language skills. We have enjoyed a cereal sensory tray with tractors, shaving foam fun with the boats and lots of splashing in the water tray to mention a few. We read a different story each week, sing songs, learn our colours and do lots of counting. Its always great fun in the Baby Room and the babies have settled in so well.