Christmas Workshop at Oakwood House

Christmas Workshop at Oakwood

The baby room enjoyed a fabulous festive workshop this morning. It was a huge success with over 27 Mum’s, Dad’s, Grandma’s and Granddad’s attending. They had a wonderful time exploring the cold snow, mixing it together creating a winter wonderland. They also enjoyed a host of creative Christmas crafts including paint, glue and Christmas songs. The highlight was the painted tiles and baubles created with help from a ceramic artist from Holmfirth. The children used their hands and feet for this activity and for most babies this will be their first Christmas, what a lovely memento!

Links to EYFS Expressive arts and design Exploring and using media and materials

8 – 20months& 16 – 26 months

Babies explore media and materials as part of their exploration of the world around them. Explores and experiments with a range of media through sensory exploration, and using whole body. Explores and experiments with a range of media through sensory exploration, and using whole body.

Personal, social and emotional development Making relationships 8 – 20months Builds relationships with special people. Is wary of unfamiliar people. Interacts with others and explores new situations when supported by familiar person. Shows interest in the activities of others and responds differently to children and adults.

Communication and language Speaking 8 – 20months Uses single words. Uses pointing with eye gaze to make requests, and to share an interest.

Listening and Attention 8 – 20months Has a strong exploratory impulse. Concentrates intently on an object or activity of own choosing for short periods.

Characteristics of Effective Learning Playing and exploring – engagement Finding out and exploring, Playing with what they know, Being willing to ‘have a go’ Active learning – motivation Being involved and concentrating, Keeping trying, Enjoying achieving what they set out to do.

Samantha Richmond

Nursery Manager

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