Home Task Heroes at Children 1st @ Newark Town
Here at Newark Town we’ve been amazed by the number of children who have been joining in with our home tasks. We’re so impressed by their efforts, and the support given by their families, that we’ve made a special area to display everyone’s work.
The home tasks link to our nursery themes. This means that we are able to share what we are learning at nursery with parents and carers and extend this to the home environment. Our shared EYlogs are great for recording achievements at home and at nursery.
Our focus of interest over the past few weeks has been lifecycles, so we’ve been talking about the process of change that caterpillars undergo to become butterflies. This is all part of helping the children to develop an understanding of the world through learning about growth and changes over time. We’ve linked literacy skills with this by sharing books such as the Hungry Caterpillar and by writing labels on our lifecycle drawings. We’ve been developing our numeracy skills by seizing every opportunity to count. whether this be the sticks for one of the little pigs houses or the spots on the ladybirds!
Feedback from our families tells us that the children have been keen to look for mini beasts in their own gardens. They’ve also been inspired to make their own hungry caterpillars, creating some great pictures and working on their letter formation. The concept of lifecycles has been further explored at home with children drawing and labelling their own diagrams to show the lifecycle of a butterfly. It’s easy to see why the staff are delighted with the children’s enthusiasm!
Thank-you to all our families for supporting the children with their home tasks. We hope you enjoy looking at the photographs showing the work of some of our home task heroes.