Story and Goodbye Attendance The Rowan Tree policy suggests that children start with 4 mornings attendance in Kindergarten and our advice is to increase to 5 mornings and 1 afternoon by the spring term preceding entry to class one. We respect parents may require 5 mornings and some afternoons to fit in with work commitments. All our mornings are rich and busy and the children need plenty of stamina. Children under 6 years may require a quiet morning at home or less stimulation in the afternoons.
Pound a long stick in the ground in an open spot. Measure the length of its shadow at different times of the day. Discuss why this happens with the children.
Indoors, have the children look for their shadows. Use a flashlight as the sun and a stand up doll as a person. Let each child discover how to make long and short shadows on all sides of the doll.
How do you make the shadow disappear? Use a bright light on a movie screen, sheet or a light colored wall and let the children make shadow pictures. Heat of the Sun: Discuss how the sun burns us. This can be a good time to introduce the use of sunblock and sunglasses to protect our eyes and skin.
The children can stand in the sun and then in the shade to feel the difference in temperature. A teacher can demonstrate how the sun can burn by using a magnifying glass to burn a hole in a piece of paper. On a globe, place a small paper figure on the location of where you live.
Stick a paper figure on the opposite side too. Darken the room and use a flashlight to represent the sun. Turn the globe slowly. The children can observe what causes day and night. If possible darken an area of the room with drapes, sheets over a card table, turning off a light.
You can set up the room in daytime areas and nighttime areas with appropriate dress-up clothing.
Plan a slumber party day, when the children can wear their pajamas, slippers, etc to school and bring a favorite blanket, sleeping bag or stuffed animal to cuddle.
I see something round like the moon; black like the night; yellow light the sun; pointed like a star. If you cut them out of wallpaper samples, you can match by patterns or colors.
Find out what each child does before going to bed. Ask questions like who takes a bath? Who listens to a story? Talk about the different ways everyone gets ready for bed. Have on hand some of the things children might use when getting ready for bed.
Some suggestions are a toothbrush, toothpaste, washcloth, soap, book, glass of water and blanket. Ask the children to recall and share their bedtime routines.
Use the props to act them out. This is a good activity for sequencing. Goodnight Moon Read story, flannel board re-telling and then set up Goodnight Moon Room with all the objects set up like the book. Have children bring flashlights to school and as you re-tell the story have them shine flashlights on the objects.
Day and Night on the Globe One good way to show why we have night and day is to take a globe that spins on its base and a flashlight to be the Sun into a dark room or hallway. Hold the flashlight far enough away that it will light up half the globe at once, and then have a helper spin the globe slowly.
Everywhere that is lit up is having day, and everywhere that is dark is having night. This is a nice visual way to explain the concept. Place on a greased cookie sheet. To make the rays of the sun, press a plastic knife into the dough, not cutting through. Bake at degrees for minutes.Farm animals are a perennial favourite with young children, and feature prominently in games, learning activities and early literature.
We have our own selection of Farm Animal activities here at Activity Village! Gruffalo Activities Steam activities Science Activities Autumn eyfs activities Animal Activities for Kids Nursery activities Forest school Activities Days of the week activities The Gruffalo Forwards An engaging activity to encourage problem solving, perseverance and team or partner work.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) sets out the learning and development stages for children as they grow from birth to five years. For those working in the early years - whether in a nursery, pre-school, a childminder or in a reception class in.
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Schools and early years’ providers have to follow a structure of learning, development and care for children from birth to five years old. This is called the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and it enables all children to learn through a range of activities.
Do you enjoy teaching lessons with new craft ideas, different printables, new activities and games each year? I currently offer 2 separate curriculum programs so that you do not have to teach the same material, the same way, year after year.