Mini Moos

Tuesday 13th – Thursday 15th June 2017

Marsh farms Mini Moo’s is for pint-sized summer fun-seekers! Created for parents and toddlers, it’s packed full of fun things to do and learn, all in line with The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.

You’ll discover plenty of fun things to do; from singing, dancing and meeting cute animals, to enchanting story telling and lots of creative activities!

Facilities

Play barn and Restaurant
Tillie’s Tea Rooms
The snack shack
Mr piggy Shop
Ice cream outlets
Picnic areas
Baby changing area
Disabled toilet

Mini Moo’s – Linked to EYFS

Messy Play –

  • Beginning to be interested in and describe the texture of things
  • Explores what happens when they mix colours
  • Experiments to create different textures
  • Manipulates materials to achieve a planned effect
  • Constructs with a purpose in mind, using a variety of resources
  • Chooses particular colours to use for a purpose
  • Enjoys sensory experience of making marks in damp sand, paste or paint
  • Holds pen or crayon using a whole hand (palmer) grasp and makes random marks with different strokes
  • Beginning to use three fingers (tripod grip) to hold writing tools
  • Imitates drawing simple shapes such as circles and lines
  • May be beginning to show preference for dominant hand
  • Draws lines and circles using gross motor skills
  • Uses one-handed tools and equipment, e.g. makes snips in paper with child scissors
  • Holds pencil between thumb and two fingers, no longer using whole-handed grasp
  • Hold pencil near point between first two fingers and thumb and uses it with good control
  • Handles tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely with increase control
  • Gives meaning to marks as they draw and paint
  • Captures experiences and responses with a range of media, such as music, dance and paint and other materials and words

Mini Den Building –

  • Beginning to make-believe by pretend
  • Engages in imaginative role-play based on own first hand experiences
  • Builds stories around toys, e.g. farm animals needing rescue from an armchair ‘cliff’
  • Uses available resources to create props to support role play
  • Play alongside other children who are engaged in the same theme
  • Uses various construction materials
  • Beginning to construct, stacking blocks vertically and horizontally, making enclosures and creating spaces
  • Joins construction pieces together to build and balance
  • Manipulates materials to achieve a planned effect
  • Constructs with a purpose in mind, using a variety of resources
  • Uses simple tools and techniques competently and appropriately
  • Selects appropriate resources and adapts work where necessary
  • Selects tools and techniques needed to shape, assemble and join materials they are using
  • In pretend play, imitates everyday actions and events from own family and cultural background

Storytelling –

  • Listens to and enjoys rhythmic patterns in rhymes and stories
  • Listens with interest to the noises adults make when they read stories
  • Listens to stories with increased interest and recall
  • Joins in with repeated refrains and anticipates key events and phrases in rhymes and stories
  • Able to follow a story without pictures or props
  • Enjoys looking at books and other printed material with familiar people
  • Handles books and printed material with interest
  • Interested in books and rhymes and mat have favourites
  • Repeats words or phrases from familiar stories
  • Listens to and joins in stories and poems, one to one and also in small groups
  • Beginning to be aware of the way stories are structured
  • Suggest how a story might end
  • Describes main story settings, events and principal characters
  • Shows interest in illustrations and print in books and print in the environment
  • Looks at books independently
  • Handles books carefully
  • Knows information can be relayed in the form of print
  • Begins to read words and simple sentences
  • Enjoys and increase range of books

Mini Inflatables –

  • Runs safely on one foot
  • Climbs confidently and is beginning to pull themselves up on nursery play climbing equipment
  • Moves freely and with pleasure and confidence in a range of ways, such as slithering, shuffling, rolling, crawling, walking, running, jumping, skipping, sliding and hopping
  • Experiments with different ways of moving
  • Jumps off an object and lands appropriately

Singing/music and movement –

  • Interacts with others and explores new situations when supported by a familiar adult
  • Enjoys finding own nose, eyes or tummy as part of naming games
  • Listens to familiar sounds, words or finger plays
  • Moves whole body to sounds they enjoy, such as music or a regular beat
  • Listens to and enjoys rhythmic patterns in rhymes and stories
  • Enjoys rhymes and demonstrates listening by trying to join in with actions or vocalisations
  • Shows interest in play with sounds, songs and rhymes
  • Joins in with repeated refrains and anticipates key events and phrases in rhymes and stories
  • Understands humour, e.g. nonsense rhymes, jokes
  • Has some favourite stories, rhymes and may have favourite stories
  • Fills in the missing word or phrase in a known rhyme, story or game e.g. Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall….
  • Enjoys rhyming and rhythmic activities
  • Shows awareness of rhyme and alliteration
  • Recognises rhythm in the spoken word
  • Continues a rhyming string
  • Uses movement to express feelings
  • Creates movement in response to music
  • Sings to self and makes up simple songs
  • Makes up rhymes