Bluebell Group Activities
In the Bluebell group we aim to support children's early learning through exciting and stimulating new experiences and developing the children's learning through play; incorporating the 7 areas of learning in the Foundation Phase.
LANGUAGE & LITERACY
Practice writing and recognising own name & other familiar words. Explore sounds of letters through Jolly
PERSONAL & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Children develop social skills through turn taking, sharing their feelings, role play, shared meal times and circle
KNOWLEDGE & UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORLD
Continuous provision available for the children to experiment and explore
Supporting children to name & recognise numbers, measures, shapes & colours – incorporated into all adult-led activities
Educational games and resources available to support learning
Children are given more opportunities to play outdoors, developing their large motor skills
Children are taught and encouraged to speak Welsh, learning colours, shapes, numbers, songs etc & simple phrases.
Continuous opportunities for children to express themselves through arts, crafts and music
We try to incorporate Maths into all our activities and come up with fun, yet simple, interactive games to encourage the children to count and recognise numbers.
We focus on one letter per fortnight and practice the sounds of letters using Jolly Phonics. We ask the children if they would like to practice tracing the letters and colour in activity sheets. We talk about what we can think of that begins with the letter and hunt for things around the room.
During our daily circle time we discuss what day of the week it is, how many children we have in the Bluebell Room today, what the weather is like and also plan what activities the children would like to do that day. It is a great time for the children to share their news and talk about significant events.