Tiptoes Waterside sees a safe creative start to 2021!

Children across all our nurseries have enjoyed a creative start to the year, with January full of artistic projects and creative cooking. Waterside is no exception and have also been busy learning through activities.

And naturally, along with that comes some very messy kids and some very messy nurseries. But we don’t mind that, it’s all part of the fun!

At Waterside in Hessle the Pre-school have had a very busy month learning lots of different things, they have been learning about Antarctic animals and writing their names, looking at where they live and their different habitats and building their own! We did an all about me week and the children drew their families, talked about their home lives and made their own family books!

We have been developing our hand-eye coordination skills using the tweezers to find different numbers and letters and trying to identify what they are!

Overall, January was a busy, fun and educational month which saw the children across our nurseries get involved in lots of fabulous activities. And with February just around the corner, you can bet it will be just as action-packed!

Some links to EYFS

PD – 30-50

  • Holds pencil near point between first two fingers and thumb and uses it with good control.
  • Can copy some letters, e.g. letters from their name.

Literacy – 40-60

  • Links sounds to letters, naming and sounding the letters of the alphabet.

Maths – 40-60

  • Recognises numerals 1 to 5.

UTW – 30-50 months 

  • Shows interest in the lives of people who are familiar to them.
  • Remembers and talks about significant events in their own experience.
  • Recognises and describes special times or events for family or friends.
  • Comments and asks questions about aspects of their familiar world such as the place where they live or the natural world.
  • Can talk about some of the things they have observed such as plants, animals, natural and found objects.

EAD – 30-50 months

  • Uses various construction materials.
  • Beginning to construct, stacking blocks vertically and horizontally, making enclosures and creating spaces.