Pre-School

Where young learners can build their confidence, skills, problem solve and gain an increasing understanding of the world around them.

As your 3 to 4 years old child grows and develops, Juniors Nursery introduce a variety of activities to encourage creativity and independence.

Our Pre-school programme for learning builds on the children’s knowledge, skill base, learning style and interests. Through a rich variety of projects, children investigate the fascinating world they live in, which enhances the development of emerging knowledge and skills. A balance of child-initiated and adult-planned guided learning across key areas of learning are provided throughout the day.

Activities

This area contains a selection of age-appropriate activities for children of all ages. Each activity has been developed with the child in mind - providing them with invaluable learning experiences and opportunities, whilst making fun memories! The activities specifically help to develop children’s gross and fine motor skills, confidence and allows them to explore their imagination and creativity.

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Description of activity

Gloop is an interesting mixture with a unique texture to explore and play with.

Playing with Gloop is a fabulous sensory and science activity to learn about the concepts of what a solid and liquid is.

This can be quite messy but a great experience for you and your child. It would be a great outdoor activity and it can be in a small bowl or on a larger scale.

Learning opportunities for the children

Key words can be used to explain the unusual texture with your child such as Wet, slimy, cold, colourful , runny and hard. What does it feel like?

Extensions for the activity

A mixture of colours can be used for different exploration and your children’s interesting toys can be added (Make sure that they can be washed.) Examples of this are cars in the gloop and plastic animals.

You can make a farm yard in the gloop for your child to explore.

Activity for you and your preschooler

Resources needed

  • 2 cups of cornflour
  • 1 cup of water
  • Food Colouring
  • A large container or bowl

Pour the cornflour into the bowl and add a few drops of food colouring and then slowly add the cup of water. You will be able to make a range of different textures as you begin to add more water.

Gloop will seem solid when it is touched but then it can be moulded and becomes wet.