National Poetry Day
For national Poetry day the babies explored their favourite nursery rhymes. We enjoyed finding and catching stars in our “Twinkle, twinkle little star” tuft tray. We used our fine motor skills to use tongs to pick up the rice and stars and enjoyed moving our hands and fingers to create our own stars. The toddler room enjoyed signing different nursery rhymes to celebrate ‘national poetry day’.
The toddlers enjoyed their tuff tray with different and familiar nursery rhymes such as ‘5 currant buns, 5 little speckled frogs and 5 little men in a flying saucer’. The toddlers enjoyed making their own currant buns out of play dough and pom-poms. The toddlers also enjoyed holding the different character sticks and taking part in the different songs.
For National Poetry Day in preschool we took a look at some popular nursery rhymes and had a go at making our own poems. We spoke about what a poem is and how sometimes the words in the poems can rhyme. We learnt that a person who writes a poem is called a poet and we had a go at becoming poets ourselves!
Preschool looked at the nursery rhymes and used their listening skills and identified all the words that rhymed. Kurtys helped us by giving us some starting words such as ‘mat’ and ‘frog’ and we used teamwork to help each other think of a word that rhymed with the word. The children used their fine motor skills to connect the dots on the paper with the words they chose to rhyme. We enjoyed mark making on the papers and drawing our beautiful pictures of the words we chose to rhyme.