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Just wondering if others would share any activities that you always (or mostly!) do/provide on a daily or weekly basis, other than continuous provision of course! e.g. rhymes, number rhymes, stories, extra writing activity etc

As usual, reflecting on what we do and provide!!

Thanks

Green Hippo x

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Besides continuous provision we have a separate adult focus for children leaving for reception in Summer

 

All children altogether then have

Registration, weather, day of week etc

Snack time (whole group)

Song time

Story time

 

We also used to do a large group activity eg musical instruments, beat baby, feely bag games etc but we have had to stop this now as the numbers are quite high we just can't get the children to focus, mainly because they have to wait such a long time for their turn.

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Thanks for your replies. We've been discussing what we do in light of all the current advise and suggestions e.g. reading 5 books a day as advised in 'Foundations of Literacy'. For those of you who do storytime and songtime - do you have set stories and songs for the week? Also, are there other experiences that you ensure you provide on a weekly basis that it would not be practical to do on a daily basis e.g. messy play? Or do you go with the flow, offering experiences as and when you feel they will best benefit the children?

Thanks,

Green Hippo xx

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When I did my literacy training they said to remember the 5 books a day is to include the full day not only while at your setting or in our care, so we should be encouraging parents to read to the children as well, which is why many have a book lending service or similar to encourage the children to take one home, and get parents reading to them as well.. 1 or 2 max is what they felt we should be doing .. felt I needed to put that in as it really is too much to try to read 5 in a session...

 

so story was often one they chose from the books, or one we had that fitted with their interests, a favourite one we knew they liked , one from our library borrowing,occasionally planned but often not. We also had an adult in the book corner for a period each day to do some more reading there.. (we had a couple of volunteers come in each week and also had students take turns there to get them used to reading to the children)

 

songs we had a song sack with items for the songs, they took turns to pull one out and let us know which song went with it etc.. we changed the items daily, and had a big box of them to rotate the songs, a favourite song of the time was always in there..also had props for a lot of seasonal songs.. and we had a song book, made over time where the children could choose as well, but we also had one in the book corner so would often find them using it and singing away there too. ,

 

Our others we went with the flow... if it needed a lot to set up we planned a few days to do it, having part time children meant we felt it fair to offer something a few days... or if we planned a particular day one week ensure the following one it was a different day.. etc.. so over 5 weeks it covered all children..

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We do cookery every Wednesday; the children cook fortnightly as we do not have time/space/resources/inclination(!) to cook with 24+ children in one session!

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