December

This month Shirley’s key children will be taking part in the following activities

Area Covered Activities Extending   activity at home Anything to bring into nursery
Prime Area Inside Outside
Personal, social and emotional   development
Aim to encourage making own choices, self awareness and self   confidence Making music shakers for the Carol ConcertLooking at emotions booksExploring through rolling, crawling and stretchingMirror play

Following instructions

Oatmeal sensory play Singing Christmas songs; Rudolph the red nose reindeerTwinkle, twinkle little star
Physical development
Developing co-ordination and balance Filling and emptying containersSalt doughCrawling over pillows, blocks and through tunnelsTummy time Playing with the balls; rolling and throwing Wear party clothes for the Christmas party on 13th
Communication and language
Understanding words Playing peek-a-booUsing actions to support words e.g. waving

Red and green rice play

Talking about different sounds e.g. the tractor goes chug, chug

Snow doughTalking about the weather

This month Mollie’s key children will be taking part in the following activities

Area Covered Activities Extending   activity at home Anything to bring into nursery
Prime Area Inside Outside
Personal, social and emotional   development
Making relationships Practising Carol Concert songsLooking at family books

Matching games

Mirror play

Tummy time

Oatmeal sensory play Singing Christmas songs;Rudolph the red nose reindeerTwinkle, twinkle little star
Physical development
Health and self care Encouraging helping to put coat onHand washing

Sitting at the table

Encouraging eating finger food and using a cup and spoon

Playing with the balls; rolling and throwingClimbing in the garden on the balancing beams Wear party clothes for the Christmas party on 13th
Communication and language
Understanding the world Playing peek-a-booEncouraging the children to imitate sounds

Talking about different sounds e.g. the tractor goes chug, chug

Talking about the weather



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