STEAM learning for Nursery and Pre-School
Our Nursery and Pre-School children have had the opportunity to take part in many play-based STEAM (Science,Technology, Engineering, Art & Maths) activities this term.
All of the activities were developed around the children’s individual and collective interests and they had a lot of fun investigating and learning.
Our outdoor space has provided lots of scientific investigation; worms, snails, mud, water, ice, sand, shadows, plants and falling leaves have thrilled everyone.
The children have been very keen to learn how to use the playroom computer and iPads, developing their mouse skills every day.
During Book Week we introduced a QR code scanner. Independently scanning the codes with the iPads to listen to audio books has been very exciting.
Our new construction zone, kitted out with a wealth of large and small building kits, has been very popular. We’ve seen amazing constructions and watched new friends work cooperatively.
Indoors, exploring new colours has been a constant theme in our water area and in in the creative area with paint.
Outdoors, the children have enjoyed large scale collaborative painting and pattern making and have proved that you can have lots of fun turning chalk into paint on rainy days.
In addition to the many early maths skills developed during free play, we have used numbers and counting in our cooking, baking and playdough making.
We have dabbled a little with ‘real tools’ this term and look forward to introducing woodwork to both classes next term.
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